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General Homebrew Discussion / What do you think of this commercial
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:35:31 PM »

Buffalo wild Wings---Homebrew

All Things Food / New years eve menu and pairings
« on: December 09, 2009, 08:04:22 PM »
For NYE I'm doing a tasting menu paired with beer and wine for each course. My FIL is taking care of the wine, so I just wanted to get some feedback on my choices for the beers.

The menu is

First: Tuna sashimi with daikon radish, cucumber, fresh grated ginger and a soy dipping sauce. Beer---Wit

Second: Pan seared scallops with bacon puree and brussel spouts. Beer---best bitter ( probably London Pride)

Third: Grilled mango and prosciutto with herb ricotta and mango coulis Beer---German or Bohemian Pilsner ( probably PU)

Fourth: Pineapple polenta and shrimp with pineapple habanero sauce. Beer--- Beligian Blonde

Fifth: Grilled lamb (ground lamb with corriander, cumin, cayenne and cilantro) skewers with cucumber mint coucous and cucumber yogurt dipping sauce. Beer---Duchess de Bourgonne (sp)

Sixth: Roasted whole beef tenderloin and bearnaise sauce with mushroom risotto. Beer--- American Pale Ale or Brown Ale

Seventh:  2 year aged Stilton, 3 year aged Parmesan, 18 month aged Comte and 2 year aged Canadian Cheddar. Beer---Wee Heavy or Old Ale

Eight: Crème brulee with fruit. Beer---Chocolate , Mocha or Coffee stout

The Pub / 29 years
« on: December 08, 2009, 06:21:06 PM »
It's been 29 years since we lost the first Beatle

I still miss your music John

The Pub / What's for dinner?
« on: November 12, 2009, 01:51:53 AM »
There's enough former NBer's here. Let's start it
What are you cooking'? ;)

Tonight my wife wanted breakfast for dinner, so I did Ham/onion/mushrooms mixture ( hereafter listed as ham) 4 ways

I did ham with country gravy and biscuits,
then Cajun seasoned ham in hash browns with cheddar,
then fajita seasoned ham and eggs with Mexican blend cheese
and finally cinnamon spiced waffles with a cooked ham and maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove sauce

For a first attempt at something like this, it turned out great and there was very little left

Tomorrow is smoked chicken

The Pub / Beatles, Sounding great after all these years
« on: November 11, 2009, 01:38:33 AM »

The remastered Beatle albums sound freakin awesome

Beer Recipes / Drunk Owl Mango
« on: November 05, 2009, 08:24:06 PM »
Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 3864   
Yeast Starter: 3l   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.065   
Final Gravity: 1.004   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 4   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 62/64   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 6 months at 68   

20C. Lambic And Belgian Sour Ale, Fruit Lambic-Style Ale All-grain


OG 1.055
FG 1.004
IBU 14
ABV 6.69% ( do not know how much the mango added)

Boil Volume 6.25 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA

Style Comparison
Low High
OG 1.044 1.055 1.056
FG 1.006 1.004 1.012
IBU 10 14 15
SRM 4 3 15
ABV 4.7 6.7 5.8

% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
85.0 % 8.50 Belgian Pils 44.6 3.1
15.0 % 1.50 Cane sugar 10.4 0.3
10.00 55.0

% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
100.0 % 0.75 Tettnanger Pellet 4.5 3.4 60 0.268 13.5
0.75 13.5

Mash @ 152 for 60 minutes
After primary add 7lbs mangos and dregs from 3bottles Orval and let sit 6-8 months.
Add new yeast at bottling

Wonderfully dry and refreshingly tart

This gets really good at 6+ months in the bottle

Here's what Denny had to say about it

"Hi Jim,
Sorry to take so long getting back to's been weird here...

Let me just say...FREAKIN' FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!  A totally delicious beer, perfectly balanced. Sour up front, but the the mango kicks in mid palate. A throughly enjoyable experience.

Thanks so much for thinking of me when you sent them up. The mango strong was a real inspiration for me to try something crazy one of these days. When I do, you'll be sure you get some!


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