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The Pub / Sam's Blue Light/Quik Shop in Durham
« on: July 03, 2018, 08:32:30 PM »
Looks like we may be losing one of the first, and best, bottle shops in the state.

The Pub / PBR Shortage Looming?
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:11:23 PM »
I know where there is a shuttered MillerCoors plant PBR could take over in Eden, NC.

Homebrew Con 2018 / BNA13
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:10:36 PM »

The Pub / Cutting the cord options
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:26:55 PM »
Thinking of eventually cutting the cord with our DSL TV provider. The pricing only escalates and at one time we were saving quite a bit when compared with our old cable bill, but now the pricing is as high or higher.

While I once was tech saavy, I'd prefer this be an easy install with as little headaches as possible. Currently leaning toward DirectTV Now since my wife would prefer to get the majority of her content from one place.

One of our TVs has some antiquated app capabilities so I would consider our TVs to be monitors for this discussion. To use DirectTV Now I would need a Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, or to use Chromecast. I've found Chromecast to be glitchy so I'm not considering that. I have an Amazon Fire TV Stick, but it's not been exactly stellar either.

What we may do is try cord cutting at another property and then eventually integrate it into our home.

Suggestions appreciated, but don't get too technical as I might not be able to follow the conversation. ;)

The Pub / Doesn't this seem wrong somehow?
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:51:17 PM »
Saw a bottle shop post they had just gotten in some St. Bernardus. Looked at the photo and it was their Witbier in a can. Somehow this just seems wrong...

Homebrew Con 2018 / Drinking With Mikey - Tuesday, June 26
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:27:32 AM »
The pre-conference event Drinking With Mikey is currently looking like the best thing available on Tuesday afternoon.

Looks like it could start at early as 2pm and we would need a stop every 60-90 minutes. As I have never been to Portland before suggestions for stops are appreciated. Perhaps the first stop could be further out and the last close enough to walk back to the conference hotel.

PS: If a great pre-conference event pops up it may supersede Drinking with Mikey! ;)

Homebrew Con 2018 / BJCP Reception and Members Meeting - Wed June 27
« on: March 29, 2018, 08:12:56 PM »

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

BJCP Judge Reception. 12pm to 4pm. Agenda and registration forthcoming.

BJCP Members’ Meeting. 4:30pm to 6pm. The BJCP Board and Staff will provide updates and answer questions from members. The Members’ Meeting and Judge Reception will be in the same room.

Beer Travel / Krakow
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:34:04 PM »
Don't think anyone has listed this one before. Spending a couple of nights there in May in the Kazimierez area. Looking for any suggestions in that area or the central part of Krakow. We will not have a car, but I believe Uber is plentiful. No desire to do brewery tours on this trip. TIA

Homebrew Con 2018 / Pre-Conference Events
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:32:06 PM »
Not much on the calendar yet. Any events of note in planning?

Homebrew Con 2018 / App
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »
The app doesn't appear to be ready yet. After downloading it still shows 2017 and would not allow me to log in.

Any word on the ETA?

Questions about the forum? / Homebrew Con
« on: March 07, 2018, 04:05:10 PM »
As much as I hate the name, how come there is no dedicated board in events for discussion of it?

All Things Food / Cornbread
« on: February 05, 2018, 02:04:20 PM »
My mother and grandmother made two types of cornbread. One was in a cast iron corn stick pan and the other in a cast iron skillet. The corn sticks seemed to have a finer texture than the one in the cast iron skillet. She would save the skin from pork and fry it into cracklins and add that to the cornbread. It was dry, but delicious and we seemed to have it every Saturday.

For the Superbowl we have made a tradition of chili and cornbread and the cornbread has little resemblance to that of my childhood. It is however easy, moist, and delicious. I thought someone might enjoy the recipe.

2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
3 eggs beaten
1 cup Sour Cream
1 Stick Butter Melted
1 can cream-style corn
1 teaspoon salt

Mix all together and place into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake at 375F for 35 minutes until golden brown.

All Things Food / Grilled BBQ Chicken
« on: October 23, 2017, 01:06:31 PM »
My standard for over 20 years has been to grill thighs with George's Hot and George's Mild mixed 50/50. I typically marinade the thighs in a little sauce and then grill turning frequently and saucing every time. They get beautifully coated in the sauce and it permeates.

Anyway, I had been wanting grilled barbecue chicken the way my mother grilled it. My dad did not cook nor grill and my mother used of of those shallow three legged charcoal grills which felt as if it was going to fall apart at any moment. The sauce was a Kraft and it was always leg quarters. So I snagged some quarters and a bottle of Kraft Original and set about making some yesterday. I made it the way I remembered. 15 min on the grill skin side up then sauce. Another 15 min then flip and sauce. Sauce again after 15 and again before flipping at the 1 hour mark. Sauce after turning back skin side up and allow to cook for another 15 or 20. Came out beautifully and reminded me of my childhood. When I told my wife I wanted to make BBQ chicken like my mom did she asked if it was Kraft sauce. I asked her how she knew and she reminded me it was all we had back then. ;)

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