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DayTime Turkey Recipe

Beef up your turkey game with this Thanksgiving-, Friendsgiving-, and otherwise Holidaze-friendly DayTime turkey recipe. Best paired with our new VarietI-PAcks, which has got you covered with sumpin’ for everyone at the dinner table. Check out the recipe from our very own Chef Trevor below:


  1. Combined all turkey brine ingredients except the turkey in a large stainless-steel (Make sure the pot is large enough to hold the brine and turkey)
  2. Bring the brine to a simmer then remove from heat allowing the brine to cool completely
  3. Remove neck and giblets from turkey, reserve for gravy if you’d like
  4. Submerge the turkey in the cooled brine (Be sure there is enough water to cover the bird – add more water/beer to cover if needed)
  5. Brine for 2 days turning the bird twice a day
  6. Remove the bird from the brine and pat dry
  7. Lightly brush bird with oil and set aside
  8. Preheat oven to 450
  9. Make compound
  10. Place turkey in a roasting pan, and then fill the cavity with mirepoix, citrus, beer and stock
  11. Slip compound butter under the turkey skin
  12. Cook turkey for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350
  13. Roast for 2.5-3 hours or until the internal temp reached 165 and the juices run clear
  14. Let rest for 10-15 minutes
  15. Slice and enjoy!


Turkey Brine
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 3 whole heads garlic
  • 6 large bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled ginger
  • 2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3 quarts water
  • 24 oz (2 cans) DayTime Session Beer
  • 1 12-14lb turkey


  • 5 celery stocks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 1 lemon, quartered)
  • 1 can day time session beer
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey stock


Compound Butter
  • 2lb butter, softened
  • 1 bn parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 clover garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper, ground

If you have a home mixer place butter in the bowl of the mixer. Using the whip attachment whip butter until it has doubled in size and lightened in color. Add the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly and set aside. If you don’t have a mixer combined all ingredients in medium bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

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