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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:19:15 PM »
What were the beans like? real oily past 2nd crack, slight oil in between cracks, no oil just past first crack!

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:16:43 PM »
Able... well I suppose physically unable folks might get a pass as long as a true willingness exists. But it's hard to say 'I am willing to kill this animal' and really mean it if you are never presented with the opportunity. Doesn't have to be a pig, could be a chicken. even catching a fish is good. It's the awareness that this being is alive and vital and because of your choices and actions it will no longer be that. If you buy a piece of cow in a styrofoam container you have still caused it's death but you have not experienced that death in a real way.

If you are too squeamish to kill an animal then maybe you should reexamine your feelings about eating them. That is actually my point. I think that alot of folks who eat meat would not if they had to kill an animal themselves. The idea that it is moral to eat and animal but not to kill one is strange.
Like I said, I understand the sentiment.  I just think it is an unrealistic expectation. Plus I think you can have the awareness and appreciation that you are eating something that was once alive without actually having to kill it yourself.

I don't understand this, I quit eating meat because I could not accept killing for my food. Yet many calves are killed so I can have my milk. Yes this makes no sense. I do not buy people buying the celophane/styrofoam meat from Wal Mart and not wanting people to hunt. OK isolated incident but that is how my exboss's wife feels. I like her idea because that crap will kill you sooner than later. etc..

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:04:32 PM »
A hundred broilers will take 1 50# bag on week one and 2 week two and 3 week three, so 41 bags when they reach 8 weeks, so at 8 weeks you got $575 in feed and say $100 in the purchase of the chicks. so 675 for 100 birds that is like 6.75 per 5# bird.

Turkeys are similar, they have better feed conversion and they can fetch a better price if you sell them.

As a veg I'd be warry of any sobean product, the most GMO plant. Hello tofu.

I would say know what you are eating and how it was raised/grown. Be informed about your food, most people investigate thier next car than they do the food they feed thier kids. OK off soap box till later.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:27:46 AM »
Not knocking it, but you got to read labels, just as I refered in my last post. Know what goes in your mouth

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:19:44 AM »
an open bowl works well also. I can't wait to be discussing roasting profiles for my Kona, Just after the first crack, the half way between the first and second crack, just my opinion, Cool to roast your own

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:08:23 AM »
BBQ and smoking is so intriguing. however as a vegetarian I can't justify buyng a smoker or anything unless...

What are some non-meat things y'all bbq or smoke?

I've smoked tofu before. It was pretty tasty. I like to "brine" or soak the tofu in soy sauce or some other salty solution for 30 minutes or an hour then throw it in the weber to smoke at 250 for an hour or 2. Get's nice a firm and tastes great.

good call, I love smoked tofu coated with chopped pistachios and grilled briefly. sliced on salad with olives and egg salda nicouce.. nicoise... whatever, you get the idea. damn french (the language not the country).

I would try hard boiled eggs and cheese, If you are lacto ovo inclined. If you want to go to the darkside find some grass feed beef and pork,maybe open pastured poultry. The thing you got to ask yourself is the genetically modified soy better than grass feed animal?  I would follow my conscience.

That all said grow your own what ever that be, eat close to the ground, know what you eat and know your food provider.

After 12 years of being vegitarian(my wife was a veg for 25 years), and health concerns, we went with what we could grow. Alot of hard work but worth it, you are responsible for the life on your charge and take. I think it is your choice of what you can get or grow.

I would suggest everyone to investigate the pastured beef,pork,chicken and other polutry. 

Not saying to go to Walmart the worst you can do.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:42:09 PM »
Looks awesome phil!  8)

Did you use file powder?

Really! Not Okra?

File powder is like going extract, IMO.

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All Things Food / Re: Chicken pot pies :O
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:39:00 PM »
What you using for chicken? my favorite is old hen. She is most likely to be the best, not the fast grow big breasted monster. I like a old leghorn, she maybe 2 years old but plenty of flesh for pot pie or NOODLE (a nood to my wifes ex) soup. Can't find it grow you own and enjoy the eggs you get beforehand. I'll sell you real old hen chicken also.

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The Pub / Re: name that bar . . .
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:10:05 PM »
I can't but my brewery partner could, I would say two places Research Triangle or Ashville

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Going Pro / Re: Brewery internship?
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:05:38 PM »
If you are going into this as an intern or paid help. A word of caution is check your ego at the door. Do what you are told and keep your mouth shut. I've know some great brewers, only to be shut out because of the know it all attitude.  Do yourself a favor and hold your opinions until you have your own brewery. So long story short shut the mouth and open the ears. You are there to learn and earn (somtimes) to start your own brewery.

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All Things Food / Re: Chicken pot pies :O
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:06:34 PM »
make a chicken stew in a 9x12 and top with some pie pastry, or get some thing from the refrigerated isle at your grocery. Frozen pie dough works well. Pilsbury has the best except for sratch!

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All Things Food / Re: Chicken stock
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:58:51 PM »
Best stock is from America's Test Kitchen recipe fast and easy, all you need is chicken backs,legs, onions and some bay leaves done in 2 hours tops. Better than soaking a carcass for hours. Cut that carcass in pieces and use it to replace the backs , but don't forget to get the feet.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:43:03 PM »
Can't do that all on the egg? Just saying. Looks good!

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All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:36:20 PM »
Sounds like we got ya, I hope you enjoy the coffee that you roasted. Roasting consistantly with a popper takes alot of effort. good one ya!

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Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:01:04 PM »
Food trucks and serving local breweries best beers along with your beer is what you maybe banking on.  A tap room should not compete with the local bars, you are selling kegs to them (if a package brewery) . Close early and hand out drink chips. I never knew you could get NG Belgian Red on tap until I went to a friends brewery and tap room.

Ever try that?

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