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All Things Food / Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
Ran Drew's chicken at 151F for an hour for four boneless skinless breasts in two packages. We'll see how the results are once my wife takes one to work tomorrow.

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:54:03 PM »
Shhh, don't let everyone in on that secret!

The Pub / Re: "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:18:18 AM »
Last time I checked there was no market share grab against wine and spirits. Makes it sounds like a finite market.

The Pub / Re: I gotta brag
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:17:26 AM »
Time to play the lottery!

I had a few days where nothing was going right. Figured Karma was biting me in the butt for something. Then a few days later the stars aligned. Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug. ;)

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:09:02 AM »

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 30, 2017, 02:35:27 PM »
You've not been able to find Elijah Craig? In NC and SC it is everywhere. A great value IMO.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 27, 2017, 02:38:29 PM »

We interview Bob Pease of the BA about this on the podcast coming out next Wed. 7/5

Awesome.  I was hoping that the BA would do a label ID like this.  Hopefully brewers will get on board with it.

I am probably in the minority, but I think it sucks. After reading it is understandable why the bottle is upside down, but how many people are going to take the time to read about it. It depicts a negative IMO with the bottle position. Kinda like the old Olympia label with the Good Luck horseshoe with all the luck spilling out.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 03:51:57 PM »
Most sixers of craft in my area run $8.99 to $12.99. Often I can get the Sierra Nevada standards at $11 per 12 pack with a coupon. I bought a 24 can case of Yuengling for $15 yesterday with a coupon. I'll probably not do that again as the beer almost bores my pants off. I'd much prefer to get PBR at essentially the same price.

All Things Food / Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:42:26 PM »
FWIW - the recipe is a little salty. I think if we make it again I will cut it by at least half.

The Pub / Re: My DBF
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:19:28 PM »
My wife had told me to stop purchasing beer a short while back and I had obliged. Tonight she told me I could release the hounds. OMG I am itching to head to the beer store!!!

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:56:51 PM »
Oakland was funny. We were instructed to not walk in a particular direction while there.

All Things Food / Re: Sous-Vide Circulator Recommendations
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:14:36 AM »
Trying out pulled pork in the Sous Vide and will finish in the oven. Put it in yesterday afternoon and will take it out, dry, reseason, and bake for serving tonight. Thus far the most difficult part was finding the right size pot for the pork. Using my 5 gallon pot I started extract brewing with.

PS: I noticed over the weekend the older model Anova was running $110 almost everywhere. It must have been a sale as now it appears to be $150.

The Pub / My DBF
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:08:36 AM »
When we moved into the house in 1998 I was just starting to homebrew and I had my dorm fridge, purchased in 1985, as my DBF. As the hobby progressed I either purchased or was given a fridge from a friend and I used it for beer and fermentation. It died not long after and I purchased a fridge and an upright chest freezer which was for fermentation, and beer. Eventually I got an 8' long bottle cooler. We purchased a side-by-side and I think I gave away the garage fridge moving the house fridge out there. It was much more energy efficient having been bought in 1994. Well over time things have died. The bottle cooler died and I was sad for days. Loved that thing although it was an energy hog. The upright freezer crapped out and it had to go. I was left with my single fridge from 1994 and my wife started taking over space to where I no longer had a DBF.

Fast forward to last year when my wife wanted to ferment some kraut so I setup the old dorm fridge on a temp controller. So now at least I had something which wasn't ambient temps to store beer. Recently my wife reminded me we had never purchased a fridge for the kitchen which we remodeled in 2011. I broke down and purchased a fridge which was delivered yesterday and we moved our side-by-side to the garage. The beauty of it all is I now have my DBF back and of course if I needed to I could load up the side-by-side. My wife had been mentioning how much beer I had in the garage fridge so I made it a point to move here beers, wines, and ciders to the side-by-side. As it turns out she had almost as many beverages as I did in the DBF.

Anyway, I am celebrating the return of a DBF to the house. Sure I have some water and Gatorade in there as well as sausage casings, dry yeast, etc. But just having the fridge back is a wonderful feeling! :)

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:55:36 AM »
What was the turnout this year?

The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:38:52 AM »
The main reason Asheville is out as a location is because there are not enough clustered hotel rooms to handle the conference.

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