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The Pub / Re: new charcoal pit?
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:01:25 PM »
Any ideas on where to find something like that Thunderbelly?

That's exactly the sort of contraption that would make my Weber even more awesome.

Good question...their site is down right now. If you know of a local Sheet Metal shop, I'm sure they could fabricate one for nominal fee. I would recommend doing some searches on Thunderbelly.


The Pub / Re: So i have this "friend"...
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:25:42 PM »
I will not judge my friend, I will not judge my friend........

Dude, as long as it is not illegal porn I got your back!

I could care less to what you like, I'm glad you have found something you enjoy. I'm happy for you!

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:11:56 PM »
We got 22" of wet heavy snow, yeh! I got stuck 4 times plowing the drive way, got the blisters and the sore muscles to prove it. At least it doesn't happen every week.

All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:26:11 PM »
I rely on the thermometer on my roaster, gene cafe.

I think crack depends on the process rather than the temperature, but we are roasting in a differernt way. An apples to oranges roasting method.

Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:19:33 PM »
You could even look at it as an extension of homebrewing but with the chance to make a little money, which is more than I make homebrewing ;)

Just be aware that you will most likely need to brew on at least a 3 bbl scale to make any money to compensate your time. Also, as Thirsty has mentioned - it may not be legal to brew on your premises (but it might depending where you live.)

When I was homebrewing on my 12 gallon system I was downright greedy with my beer. I never gave away growlers and I would not have entertained selling either even if it was legal simply because no one would have wanted to pay what it was worth to my time. If you came over to my house I would gladly drink the beer with you, because that was part of the fun. But 12 gallons, let alone 5 gallons, of homebrew is some of the most expensive beer in the world if you look at the time involved.

That is why I never had your beer! I have to go to your house. Makes sense now. LOL!

Going Pro / Re: How hard is it to be a pro brewer?
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:45:03 PM »
Arguing about sematics? Why would you want to do that, when we all have plenty to learn.

The Pub / Re: new charcoal pit?
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:38:09 PM »
Menards, if you got one close, have a egg like grill for $299.

All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:30:35 PM »
I run my beans to 330f for a good five minutes and roast at 446 for 4 minutes, and then 3 minutes at 465, and finish at 482 to just second crack or just before, when the smoke just starts.

Oddly enough I use my popper to heat my roaster during the winter, seems it doesn't start until the internals are at 68.

We go through at least 1# a week, so most beans are gone in less than 5 months, but green beans kept in a cool dry plase should last more than a year. IMO.

The Pub / Manuka Honey
« on: February 26, 2012, 11:21:44 PM »
Hey what have you heard of this honey from New Zeland. What I know is it is great to heal what ails ya! The manuka is a beatiful plant,sort of a bushydogwood. Good one on you Kiwi's

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:59:38 PM »
On a egg! Thanks DS!

The Pub / Re:
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:48:49 PM »
Join us!

All Things Food / Re: Chicken pot pies :O
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:39:43 PM »
Hand ground flour and using America's test kitchen recipe for pie crust is what we use.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:33:35 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..

I agree, it seems weird to be pro meat and anti-hunting.  I don't hunt, mostly because it is not fun for me.  I was always too cold and bored, and I don't like getting up early.  But that's me, if you're into it go for it.

That is why I don't hunt anymore and the wolves have killed most deer. Don't want to hunt grouse cause we have quail, chickens and turkey.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:31:38 PM »
Good for ya! I worry about the frozen veggies we buy, hard to get things to grown in 2 ft of snow. We are on if you want to chat and can chat

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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