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Tipsy Turkeys? NH Birds Fed Beer for Flavor

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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

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  2. NottinghamRon

    NottinghamRon Jun 5, 2005 New York

    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 Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Is that legal?
  4. brywhite

    brywhite Aug 27, 2009 California

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

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Utopias watered turkeys for the win.
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  6. kona14

    kona14 Aug 22, 2010 Pennsylvania

  7. JrGtr

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    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.
  8. andylipp

    andylipp Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts

    So the farmer says that he first fed them Coors but now feeds them "lager?" What the hell does that even mean?
  9. MLaVioletteJr

    MLaVioletteJr Jun 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    I heard SA Cranberry Lambic is wicked good.
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  10. sibhuskyx

    sibhuskyx Jun 2, 2008 New Jersey

    Gordon Ramsey raised a pig on beer to try to enhance it's flavor. Turkey seems a bit easier.
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  11. BeerAssassin

    BeerAssassin Aug 17, 2012 Antarctica

    Guessing drunk turkeys are easier to catch also:D.
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  12. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    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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  13. TwoTrees

    TwoTrees Oct 31, 2012 Washington

    I support this practice...
  14. TruePerception

    TruePerception Aug 30, 2013 California

    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.
  15. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
    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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  16. TruePerception

    TruePerception Aug 30, 2013 California

    How very humanitarian of you!;)
  17. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Feb 18, 2010 Maine

  18. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

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

    oldedog Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

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

    SawDog505 Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

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

    ThrashMaster Nov 1, 2012 Massachusetts

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