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The Pub / Re: Holy %*#@! It's Hot
« on: September 28, 2010, 06:01:32 AM »
It was barely 80 today and is 59F right now. I can't believe it. Should be another 5 weeks before we get weather anything like this. Don't worry guys I think its coming yer way...

The Pub / Re: Indian Turnip
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:53:58 AM »
And why...?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Glassware
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:50:54 AM »
Heard that no-one's producing them anymore. I had a couple carboys. Remember thinking "sure hope I don't drop this..." And I would... eventually. :-\ That was a 6 gallon. Can't imagine how one would handle a 12 gallon.

I have tile floors. Enemy of plates, bowls and especially beer glasses. But a snap to sweep and mop.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 28, 2010, 05:42:41 AM »
That looks great!  I'm definitely in the market for a smoker and have been eying the WSM.  Can't decide.  Are the BGEs everything they're supposed to be?  Has anyone here ever compared them to other kamados?   I'm going to have a hard time convincing my wife we should spend the money on one, but it's worth a try :)

Without the Nest and Plate Setter it costs less. To do it all again I'd skip the Nest. That was $120. Then you could spend the remainder on a control system. LOL

I think the popular Weber will hold more but the frugal Egg is versatile and can easily go over 1000F according to the info out there. It's very heavy and should last decades if not longer. I put mine together without help. Check out the ceramic if you can.

BUT, I'm actually glad all that went wrong b/c at least I learned from it
Definitely the right attitude :)

And you never know, the beer could still be drinkable.  Ish.

Sounds like an eventful and "interesting" brew session.

Just like an amalgam of some of my early efforts. Don't worry- one's own brew is almost always drinkable. You know you've reached some sort of new low when you end up with a dumper.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 28, 2010, 01:53:24 AM »
Beautiful! There you go making me hungry again.

Walked in for the WSM walked out with a BGE. I think you'll be able. To cook a lot in that one. Is it the 21.5"?

All Things Food / Re: Stuffed meat
« on: September 28, 2010, 01:45:56 AM »

Not so much the meat, all of that does look awesome though; but euge's fingernails. How do you keep them so nice. You must let us know your secret.

Instead of Palmolive I use pork-fat... ;)

Ingredients / Re: Hops for Deschutes
« on: September 27, 2010, 06:52:36 PM »
Is that the Deschutes brewery? I've been "checking" them out lately. The IPA, Porter and Pale ale. So far I like the Pale ale the best.

Blurry pic is almost psychedelic. But you can see the structure and seeds etc. That's what I keep finding floating in my fermenters...

All Things Food / Re: Stuffed meat
« on: September 27, 2010, 06:45:50 PM »
Stuffed Pork-loin! With Bratwurst! Inspired by Deepsouth (I think)...

Cook at 275-325 for 30-40 minutes per pound until interior temp of 155F. Remove and rest for 30 minutes. Slice and serve. Mine will end up on sandwiches for lunch or dinner.

In ma belly!

I've got four more roasts like this prepared and frozen.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 27, 2010, 06:25:33 PM »
I thought they looked marinated. Shrimp really benefit from a quickie marinade. A quick brine will do wonders as well.

Did 2 racks of babybacks last night along with some stuffed pork-loin (yup you guessed it: with bratwurst), potatoes and corn on the cob.

The loin was/is excellent! I got a good deal on a whole loin at 1.67/# and it was fresh- never frozen. So I cut and stuffed five roasts, vac-packed and froze 4- the other went in the smoker at 275 until 155F in the center.

The ribs are another story. For some reason I had a brain fart and modified Harry Soo's 6 hour 275F method (no spritzing) for my babybacks. Came out waaay overcooked. The bark was excellent, next time only 4 hours. I think either the spritzing or the size of the ribs makes a difference here. I'm just not prepared to "spritz" every 15 minutes for two hours.

Solution? Chopped pork with a sweet vinegar sauce on rolls...

Actually, the crunchy bits are great in the pork. Additional dimensions of texture and flavor. Expensive way to make pulled pork but goood... :D

Lautering 14 gallons of wort into the brand-new 80qt kettle sitting on the floor, then realizing I had no way/strength/ability to dead-lift it up to the kitchen stove- which wouldn't boil it anyway.

And leaving the spigot open in the fermenter when filling it. Yup pulled that one and various others a few times. Found out the hard way to leave off drinking until the brewday is done.

The Pub / Re: Pre Drink Rituals
« on: September 27, 2010, 05:22:57 PM »
I don't like to eat anything before I drink.  ;)

However, anything bread-based is good for slowing down absorption. I like real bread not Wonder Bread. So a good hearty sandwich to soak up all that alcohol.

Ingredients / Re: Jasmine and Green Tea
« on: September 27, 2010, 05:14:11 PM »
Secondary or at racking time would be my choice.

Primarily the hops are my concern. I'm presuming you'll want citrus types such as Amarillo or maybe even Sorachi Ace?

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 27, 2010, 04:41:52 PM »
Mmmm. Shrimp.

Were they marinated? Looks tasty.

All Grain Brewing / Re: what do you do with all that grain?
« on: September 27, 2010, 01:12:30 AM »
I dump it on my garden. It makes great black soil.

I compost mine. "Black Gold"

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