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Title: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: roguenationpatriot on November 22, 2011, 05:31:20 PM
I want to start doing more projects combining my beers with food.  I figure Thanksgiving is a perfect time to start playing around with new ideas.  Does anybody have any recipes or suggestions for holiday dishes using homebrew. 

P.S.  My current brews available are a Oatmeal Milk Stout, a Coffee Stout, and a English IPA.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: morticaixavier on November 22, 2011, 06:40:59 PM
you could make creamed onions with some of the oatmeal stout. it would be a strange color but I bet it would taste good.

I supose an IPA stuffing might be nice. the herbal hops playing with the other herbs in the stuffing and cutting a little bit of the richness.

someone just posted a homebrewed cider brine idea!
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: timberati on November 22, 2011, 07:52:26 PM
Craftbeer.com had some ideas:

http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/stories/craft-beer-muses/show?title=bill-sysaks-thanksgiving-pairings
http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/features/show?title=a-craft-brewers-thanksgiving
http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=two-beer-pumpkin-soup
http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/features/show?title=Garrett-olivers-simple-four-course-beer-dinner

Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: Jimmy K on November 22, 2011, 08:47:49 PM
Macaroni and IPA cheese sauce - though whether mac and cheese is thanksgiving fair depends on what part of the country you're from.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: Slowbrew on November 22, 2011, 09:05:11 PM
The closest thing to a Turkey day recipe with beer for me is:

1) Pour Beer
2) Fill pretzel bowl
3) Sit down to watch football game
4) Wake up 2 hours later
---Repeat as necessary---

 8)

Paul

*** Edited because I can't type.***
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2011, 09:42:17 PM
Macaroni and IPA cheese sauce - though whether mac and cheese is thanksgiving fair depends on what part of the country you're from.

We've had mac-n-cheese on the T-giving table in years past. I like the idea of an IPA cheese sauce.

I like beer battered mushrooms.

http://www.food.com/recipe/beer-batter-fried-mushrooms-98019
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: brewmichigan on November 22, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
Macaroni and IPA cheese sauce - though whether mac and cheese is thanksgiving fair depends on what part of the country you're from.

I'm not so sure about IPA sauce. I love IPAs but not for cooking. This does bring up an interesting idea though. Has anyone ever used a little beer in the sauce instead of milk just to add that flavor? I would think you'd want to add just a little at the very end to avoid any clumping. I have some porter in the basement that might go pretty well in the cheese sauce.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2011, 10:02:19 PM
Macaroni and IPA cheese sauce - though whether mac and cheese is thanksgiving fair depends on what part of the country you're from.

I'm not so sure about IPA sauce. I love IPAs but not for cooking. This does bring up an interesting idea though. Has anyone ever used a little beer in the sauce instead of milk just to add that flavor? I would think you'd want to add just a little at the very end to avoid any clumping. I have some porter in the basement that might go pretty well in the cheese sauce.

They use port wine in cheese so a Porter might do well here.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: morticaixavier on November 22, 2011, 11:19:47 PM
When you add beer to a sauce depends on the kind of sauce. If you are making a roux based sauce then you can really add it any time as long as you remember the cold liquid added to hot roux or cold roux added to hot liquid rule. otherwise the roux will get clumpy. If you are using heavy cream then I recomend sauteing the aromatics (onion, garlic etc.) then adding the beer and cooking it down to nearly nothing (au sec?) then adding the cream. This will concentrate the flavours without watering down the cream. so for mac-n-cheese you can add it anytime before or after the milk as long as you whisk it in quickly to avoid clumps. Beer and cheese sauce are amazing together. beer and cheddar soup rocks!
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: roguenationpatriot on November 23, 2011, 02:46:51 AM
The closest thing to a Turkey day recipe with beer for me is:

1) Pour Beer
2) Fill pretzel bowl
3) Sit down to watch football game
4) Wake up 2 hours later
---Repeat as necessary---

 8)

Paul

*** Edited because I can't type.***

Seems like a tough recipe, but I might have to give it a shot.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: Jimmy K on November 23, 2011, 01:40:09 PM
Macaroni and IPA cheese sauce - though whether mac and cheese is thanksgiving fair depends on what part of the country you're from.

I'm not so sure about IPA sauce. I love IPAs but not for cooking. This does bring up an interesting idea though. Has anyone ever used a little beer in the sauce instead of milk just to add that flavor? I would think you'd want to add just a little at the very end to avoid any clumping. I have some porter in the basement that might go pretty well in the cheese sauce.

Many brewpubs sell beer-cheese soup and there are cheese fondue recipes made with beer, so I imagined you just make a thick version and add macaroni - done. The beer-cheese soups are often made with IPA's, though perhaps just a bit so they can call it IPA soup. I usually don't like hop flavor in my food.
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: brewmichigan on November 23, 2011, 02:08:22 PM
When you add beer to a sauce depends on the kind of sauce. If you are making a roux based sauce then you can really add it any time as long as you remember the cold liquid added to hot roux or cold roux added to hot liquid rule. otherwise the roux will get clumpy. If you are using heavy cream then I recomend sauteing the aromatics (onion, garlic etc.) then adding the beer and cooking it down to nearly nothing (au sec?) then adding the cream. This will concentrate the flavours without watering down the cream. so for mac-n-cheese you can add it anytime before or after the milk as long as you whisk it in quickly to avoid clumps. Beer and cheese sauce are amazing together. beer and cheddar soup rocks!

That's what I was looking for. I should have known but I did not even think about the roux rule of adding cold to hot will clump. I will be making a roux based cheese sauce for the mac and cheese and I think it'll get a little shot of Porter this year. Thanks!
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: ryang on November 23, 2011, 03:41:06 PM
Craftbeer.com had some ideas:

http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=two-beer-pumpkin-soup


I made this recipe and it was pretty tasty.  I'd cut the sugar in half.  It was too sweet for my wife and I.

Good soup though.  Very creamy and nice on a cold fall night.

I didn't go out and buy any special beer for it, I just used some homebrew.  I think I added some bock(for richness) and some tripel (for spice)
Title: Re: Anyone have any brew based Thanksgiving recipes they would like to share?
Post by: morticaixavier on November 23, 2011, 04:17:19 PM
Craftbeer.com had some ideas:

http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=two-beer-pumpkin-soup


I made this recipe and it was pretty tasty.  I'd cut the sugar in half.  It was too sweet for my wife and I.

Good soup though.  Very creamy and nice on a cold fall night.

I didn't go out and buy any special beer for it, I just used some homebrew.  I think I added some bock(for richness) and some tripel (for spice)

I would leave out the sugar all together. squash or pumpkin with roasted in the oven first is so sweet all by itself I can't imagine wanting any more sugar that that! but to each his/her own