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Ingredients / Re: Hops
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:32:53 PM »
I read somewhere- don't have anything to cite- that EKG's are rapidly vanishing due their acreage being diminished in England.

Used to mix Fuggs and EKG. What a  combination!

All Things Food / Re: Try the new non dairy Almond Milk!
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:15:47 PM »
I like the unfiltered sake the best. Maybe it's the homebrewer in me.

How about Toddy? Palm wine

The Pub / Re: Time to celebrate
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:08:30 PM »
Yup legal stuff is nasty. Especially when lots of money is involved. Here's a raise of the goblet to you and your friend. Hope you're enjoying the Chimay. I'm opening a "White" in honor of your departed boss. ;D

Oh my word... it's excellent! Cheers!

The Pub / Re: Back-scratchers?
« on: November 01, 2010, 10:55:21 PM »
...and the $100K+ price tag for multi-county search and rescue efforts...

When it was all unfolding- I sat riveted watching the tv- one of the experts said they don't charge for search and rescue because if they did it might discourage people from reporting real emergencies. True? I don't know but if they're being charged for it I guess it's warranted in this case!

Other Fermentables / Re: Milk?
« on: November 01, 2010, 10:21:12 PM »
My understanding is that you can create the ginger plant yourself by soaking shredded ginger in a bowl for several days and letting it ferment on it's own. Or something like that.

As far as Kefir goes I've had two small portions- about half a cup the last two mornings. The results today were "interesting" to say the least. Or I hope it is the Kefir...

Equipment and Software / Re: No weld fittings
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:36:03 AM »
I have one from Northern Brewer on my aluminum kettle. Two years so far and no issues.   I did purchase a replacement O-ring the last time I was in St Paul, however, just in case the O-ring eventually degrades with the heat.

I bought a step drill and made the hole myself, and I would do it again in a heart beat!

I can say putting the spigot on the kettle made transfering a ton easier!  I would not have a kettle without one now that I know how easy it was to install and how well it works.

My experience also.

Mine's not two years but works fantastic with out a drop leaked. I added a o-ring to the inside because I was getting bi-metallic corrosion. The step drill was expensive but worked like a charm.

Wish I hadn't waited so long. :)

Ingredients / Re: Hops
« on: October 31, 2010, 09:14:53 PM »
They will. But you'll find reason to use them. ;)

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic and Regional Cooking
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:56:03 PM »
Beef, chicken, greens then beans? Looks tasty!

All Things Food / Re: Best way to have quail
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:27:18 PM »
There's several ways. Spatchcock and cook quickly on the grill, Or you can wrap the carcass in bacon and do them on the grill, or- batter and deep fry the little suckers.

Some corn bread stuffing with dried apricots and cherries to stuff them if you go the bacon wrapped route. Salt and pepper and the wood smoke is about all you need with quail.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:22:24 PM »
Did large shrimp and another spatchcocked chicken yesterday. Delish.

Saved the lamb shank for today. Curry powder, salt and pepper and some applewood rub. Wrapped in bacon and in the smoker for 3 hours.

Spicy baked black beans done in the dutch-oven underneath the lamb shank to catch the dripping. Woowee! It all came out smoky, spicy and fantastic!

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Chimay
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:32:28 PM »
It's hard to say for sure from the photo, but the bottle on the left looks like it's made with darker glass.  Look at the glass in the space above the beer.


Thanks! I check and it is indeed different glass. I'm kicking myself since spotting that sort thing of is my actual job.  >:(

So "perception" may be a bit skewed here. I'm doubting myself. I know! More experimentation is in order...

Commercial Beer Reviews / Euphoria Pale Ale
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:28:13 PM »
Ska Brewing Co. Their Winter "Offering". No spices. Just a hoppy pale ale.

Finding that it's quite dry and hop-astringent but not in a bad way. I like it. Has a nice caramelly sweet back bone there.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Chimay
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:09:59 PM »
I would love to have the nectar at the source.

Bought 3 Red and 3 of the White. My sinuses are behaving today so I resumed the taste test this afternoon.

As far as quality issues check this out:

I still bought it so a photo could be made. And the lighter one tasted better but basically the same beer.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Winter Classics
« on: October 31, 2010, 11:51:27 AM »
Cinnamon? Really? :P
Cinnamon is antioxidant.
May be that was the reason.

Cinnamon is one of those spices that does well in sweet or savory, but in my beer? I shouldn't scoff though without trying one. Methinks it's for flavoring purposes only.

Other Fermentables / Re: Milk?
« on: October 31, 2010, 11:30:58 AM »
I just bought some when at the fancy-store yesterday. Actually, I think this brand is at my local too. I got the "strawberry-banana"... It tastes good. Like yogurt- maybe a little more acidic?

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