Colonel Pabst Six-Pack Turkey Brine


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This is a fabulous brine recipe that produces a moist and flavorful turkey.  Use your favorite beer or try a seasonal craft brew with hints of pumpkin or cranberry.  Whichever you choose, offer it to beer drinking guests with dinner.  It will complement the turkey perfectly.



  • 1 ½ gallons water (24 cups)
  • 1 six-pack of beer
  • 1 ½ cups KOSHER salt (table salt will make this brine too salty)
  • 3 T minced fresh garlic
  • 1 T fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cup Colonel Pabst Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar




In a container large enough to hold your turkey, mix all ingredients.  Add turkey and soak in the brine for two-three days before roasting or smoking.