Black Butte Porter Beer Brined Turkey

This is the season to experience a beer brined turkey. This beer brined Turkey is simply loaded with flavor, it's great for this Thanksgiving dinner. Dark beer and brown sugar create a nice mahogany-colored turkey skin. The bird is assured to be tender and juicy inside. Get your fork in there, it's sure to get gobbled up quick.

Ingredients 1/2 Gal Water 1 C salt 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C yellow onion, chopped 1/4 C brown sugar 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary 1/8 C Parsley 2 lemons, juiced, halves 1 growler (64 oz) Black Butte Porter

Directions -Heat all ingredients except beer in a medium pot until salt and sugar dissolve -Strain through a mesh cup into a large container -Add beer and whisk to combine -Chill completely

Brine Turkey

-Using an 8-10 lb Turkey, remove from packaging along with all of the plastic pieces and innards

-Place in a large container

-Add turkey brine and cover (large pot or cooler will work)

-Let rest for no less than 24 hours and up to 48 hours

-Roast Turkey at 325 degrees for 3 to 4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees

-Allow to rest before carving

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