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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Sauces
« on: November 24, 2009, 10:16:07 AM »
Peachy Keen BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. ground mustard or 3 tbs. prepared mustard
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground allspice  
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup peach lambic
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbs. honey
1 small Vidalia sweet onion (finely chopped)
1 cup peach preserves (puréed)
1 tbs. peach schnapps (*optional)
 
Directions:

Add the butter to a saucepan until melted then add onion until carmelized. Mix the ingredients together in a medium saucepan excluding the preserves, lambic & schnapps*. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Add preserves, lambic & schnapps* last 5 min. Remove from heat & eat.  :-*

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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: November 24, 2009, 09:24:36 AM »
U guys are making me hungry with all of these pics & recipes. Yum!  :D

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All Things Food / Re: Thanksgiving recipes -- let's see 'em!
« on: November 24, 2009, 09:22:36 AM »
Gonna make apple dumplings. That one is simple. Just put a cored granny smith apple with a little cinnamon and sugar and a pat of butter on it, wrapped in your best homemade pie crust and bake till golden brown.

Wow, that looks great! Not to mentioned that it sounds easy too. Thanks for the idea, as my son's will love those.  :)

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All Things Food / Hair of the Dog Beer Cookies
« on: November 24, 2009, 09:15:49 AM »
I'm moving this one over from the B&V because people ask for it all the time and the recipe is no longer on the brewery's website. Here's Alan's original recipe for beer cookies from the 20th Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

*Warning: These cookies are only for the true fanatical hop lovers! Try em.

Hair of the Dog Beer Cookies

2 cups flour
2/3 cup light DME
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sea salt
3 tsp finely chopped whole hops

8 ozs unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 eggs

2 ozs British crystal malt (crushed)


Directions:
 
Whip butter in a mixer @ high speed until light in color, add sugar & cream together. Add eggs one at a time, making sure that they are well incorporated. Mix dry ingredients together and fold into butter/egg mixture. Pipe cookies onto parchment paper using a pastry bag with a medium straight tip. Sprinkle crushed crystal malt over cookies before baking. Bake @ 350F degrees for @ 15 minutes. Yield 50 cookies.

Recipe courtesy of Alan Sprints, Hair of the Dog Brewing Co., 4509 SE 76 Ave., Portland, OR 97202 503.232.6585  

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All Things Food / Re: Change of plans: Turkey SMOKING Tips
« on: November 24, 2009, 08:59:23 AM »
When I smoke small (10-14#) turkeys using my Masterbuilt electric smokehouse, I usually start hot (225F+) then go "low & slow" @ 165F. I typically use pecan or hickory wood mainly because it's abundant around here, but I used some apple wood mixed with persimmon last year that was awesome. Happy smoking!  :)   

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club legal status
« on: November 24, 2009, 08:47:51 AM »
Hey Steve!  You should check with the state of TN, but I'd recommend getting your club set-up as an non-profit organization (NPO) because you're bringing in revenue(s) e.g. comp fees, membership, etc... which could definitely lead to Q's from the IRS. Individual banking institutions are different, but you don't necessarily have to be incorporated to open a DBA account. There's usually a small fee attached with doing such which might be the reason your credit union is trying to "upsell" you one. Our club uses a simple/economy business checking account which requires the current &/or past president + treasurer's signature required for withdrawals over $100.00. We accept checks with the club's full or partial name and/or acronym, but cannnot accept checks made out to specific individuals within the organization. I'd check with your finacial institution, as you may be able to change the parameters of your current account to accept these checks. If not, opening a new DBA or small no-interest account after getting your club's status changed to an NPO would be the way to go. Hope this helps?  ???             

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All Things Food / Re: www.beerandfoodpairings.com
« on: November 23, 2009, 11:22:33 PM »
I think that would be excellent especially this time of the year. I'm always looking for suggested pairings and usually have to fumble through search engines & several books before I find what I'm looking for.  ;)

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Questions about the forum? / Re: How do I post a profile picture/avatar?
« on: November 23, 2009, 10:49:55 PM »
Cool! It took me a couple of tries, but all's good.  ;)

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Pics from TAF 2009
« on: November 23, 2009, 10:41:50 PM »
Cheap'n'Easy Coolers sounds like a great name for an exclusive homebrew line. Do they come in fall colors?  :D

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