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Tipsy Turkeys? NH Birds Fed Beer for Flavor

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,685) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

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  2. If he's serving them macro swill , I say charge him with cruelty to animals! Give those turkeys something like Ruination and see if the hop flaver and aroma comes through. (he started giving them Coors and later changed to lager?!! WTH?)
  3. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Savant (440) North Carolina Jan 7, 2010 Verified

    Is that legal?
  4. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,220) California Aug 27, 2009 Verified

    I can't help wondering if some kind of Ale brewed with Cranberries would be delish.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Utopias watered turkeys for the win.
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  6. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (460) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    Sounds great - wouldn't mind trying them myself. I do wonder how that works with gluten allergies - does that stuff come through in the meat?
    My sister-in-law is highly intolerant to gluten (not quite allergic, but she gets a big reaction to small amounts) so we have to be careful when cooking holiday meals to make sure at least the main dishes don't have any.
  7. andylipp

    andylipp Savant (495) Massachusetts Dec 8, 2006 Verified

    So the farmer says that he first fed them Coors but now feeds them "lager?" What the hell does that even mean?
  8. I heard SA Cranberry Lambic is wicked good.
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  9. Gordon Ramsey raised a pig on beer to try to enhance it's flavor. Turkey seems a bit easier.
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  10. Guessing drunk turkeys are easier to catch also:D.
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  11. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Jan 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Touchdown! The world now has a practical use for Coors!:D

    (Although I cant imagine beer so closely related to actual water could affect the flavor in any noticable way.)
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  12. TwoTrees

    TwoTrees Savant (420) Washington Oct 31, 2012

    I support this practice...
  13. Dude, I don't know why this is so confusing! Even the "expert" was skeptical.

    Just like with cows, feeding turkeys beer fattens them up. More fat = juicier bird. Conundrum solved!

    Edit: Also, no, the flavor of the beer would not come through to the bird's flesh. Just the added fat content.
  14. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Advocate (505) Indiana Oct 12, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's like marinating the turkey while it's still alive. Love it! And if the poor bastards are going to end up dinner on our plates, why shouldn't they get to put back a few beforehand?
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  15. How very humanitarian of you!;)
  16. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Aficionado (180) Maine Feb 18, 2010

    similar idea
  17. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Advocate (620) Michigan Sep 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    I think he used a cherry lambic, would have loved to try them chops.
  18. oldedog

    oldedog Savant (310) Connecticut Oct 23, 2012

    If it works that so cool not to mention funny
  19. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    Leave free or Die. I love my state!
  20. ThrashMaster

    ThrashMaster Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 1, 2012 Verified