You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Turkey farmer's secret to tasty turkeys: Beer


People will do just about anything, from brines to seasonings to marinades, to make sure their Thanksgiving turkeys are as juicy and flavorful as possible.

But Boston turkey farmer Joe Morette takes it a step further. He starts preparing his birds for maximum deliciousness while they're still alive — by giving them beer. (Via WBZ-TV)

Morette insists the beer he serves his turkeys makes them fatter, jucier, and tastier than usual. (Via WCVB)

Morette has been raising tipsy turkeys since 1993 — but getting his birds on the sauce actually started as an accident.

"It started by accident when a turkey knocked over a can and started sipping. When Joe cooked him up for Thanksgiving, he noticed a fat and more flavorful bird." (Via KUSA)

When he made the discovery, Morette was so happy with the difference in taste, he went as far as to stop giving his flock water. He says, "It's not a strong, gamey flavor, it's a nice turkey flavor." (Via Los Angeles Times)

Sure the turkey's choice of beverage might sound a little questionable, but animal advocates say there's nothing wrong with Morette's method.

A poultry expert with the University of New Hampshire says it's unlikely the turkeys are suffering and that it would take a lot for the beer to have the same effect on them as it does on people. The hops could even be good for the birds' intenstinal tracts. (Via WFSB)

So what kind of brewskis do the turkeys prefer? Morette says he started with Coors, but later switched to lager and has stuck with it ever since. 

- See more at Newsy.com



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

Unseasonable warm weekend, rain chances increasing
Unseasonable warm weekend, rain chances increasing

Some patchy fog in spots early Saturday morning Highs near 60 degrees this weekend Rain chances increase Sunday into Monday The end to spring-like temperatures mid-week TODAY: Patchy fog early with temperatures falling into the 40s. Mostly cloudy skies with peaks of sunshine. Breezy and mild. Highs near 60 degrees. TONIGHT: Chance of passing showers...
4 more rescued from snowed-in Italian hotel
4 more rescued from snowed-in Italian hotel

The two men and two women were freed from the Hotel Rigopiano overnight after hours of digging by firemen, who were having to move cautiously for fear the buried air pockets might collapse. Cari said that rescue teams would continue to work night and day until everyone was accounted for.
George W. Bush struggles with poncho
George W. Bush struggles with poncho

However, the event at the U.S. Capitol on Friday did have some levity, as former President George W. Bush struggled with a poncho as rain began to fall during Trump’s inaugural speech.
Florida art exhibit features Trump punching bag
Florida art exhibit features Trump punching bag

If you’re frustrated by the ascension Friday of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, ArtPalmBeach has the answer for you: A Trump punching bag. The red bag, with a scowling Trump face, is part of the exhibit “Left To Right,” by Cuban-born multimedia artist Antuan Rodriguez. Trump’s face is one of...
Thousands descend on nation’s capital for Women’s March
Thousands descend on nation’s capital for Women’s March

 A day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, hundreds of thousands of people are descending upon Washington, D.C., to participate in Saturday’s Women’s March. The march — which will begin with a rally at 10 a.m. featuring speakers and musical acts — is based on a mission that the rhetoric...
More Stories