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The Pub / Re: Got Wood?
« on: August 18, 2011, 11:34:06 AM »
man, that stack reminds me of when I was a little kid and my old man was still here - he'd split, I'd stack, during the afternoons in August. 

 :), me too.  I think that is the reason I like it so much.

Ya, that is one ugly stack job, and a bit of an embarrassment.

Mostly due to all the variety, and that juniper is not made to stack,
but is sure puts on a glorious aromatherapy burn.






Splitting is good work.  Although I just did this with that crappy axe I had:



Funny...see the only decipherable words on the handle?  Um Yea.

I have been dreaming of one of THESE BEAUTIES,
but man...$200 smackas for an axe?

Whoee Tom, I used to be able to burn madrone and a little manzanita...some cypress later on.  You guys have wood man.

I thought that was a pretty rude question, until I read your post.   :o

I almost posted got wood for wood?  Just for you. ;D


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The Pub / Got Wood?
« on: August 18, 2011, 10:20:16 AM »
I love to collect wood for winter burning.
Anyone else? 

Seems like a lot of work I suppose,
but man, stacking against the winter is good pastime!

I guess most of youns live in climates where it never gets cold... ::)

Here is what I have so far:

Some oak (hardwoods are a rarity in these parts), some ancient juniper, spruce (my mainstay) and a little fir.



Nothing like splitting wood to get a thirst on.
Cheers.

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So, I'm doing the Saison Saturday. I tweaked the recipe one more time after re-reading the section in Farmhouse Ales that was written by Yvan De Baets.  :-\ 

I wouldn't mind hearing your recipe if you feel like sharing. :)

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Ingredients / Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:00:38 AM »
Product.
Couple days in the "oast shed" and ready to package.

Centennial Harvest 2011

Before



After:



Couple pounds should tide me over. ;D  Cheers Growers!  Hella good time of the year.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« on: August 18, 2011, 07:56:53 AM »
mmm, I wonder how they ship them?  Sealed up in plastic? 
Mine start to dry up immediately after I have stripped them off the bine.

Seems like you would need to keep them cool and refrigerated.


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The Pub / Re: "Never Again" beers
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:45:04 PM »
I will second the Never Again at Rockslide in WColorado.  Garbage.  Shame, bc they have a cool location.
Come have one of the worst brews made in the US, "wash" it down with mediocre cafeteria style food served as if it were California cuisine.

 :D

The last time I went there (as in never again),
it was with my homebrewing brother.

The ultracool hipster California cuisine waiter says "whaddya have"
My brothers mulls a second and says "I'll try your Cream Ale"
Ultracool hipster California cuisine waiter says, "BMC drinker aye?" ::)

Yep, not only the attitude and service, but the beers all stink.
Never Again.

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All Things Food / Re: Jerky
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:33:06 PM »
That sounds really easy.
Thanks for the responses.

So it only takes about 24 hours in the dryer then?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« on: August 17, 2011, 12:23:07 PM »
Would I be better off brewing an A/IPA now and dry hopping with the fresh hops when they arrive? 

yes.

Dry hopping wet hops? ;D  Tom should be here in a minute.

Anyway, while I would not want to question your source,
I do think that there is a particular quality to be achieved by using some fresh hops in the boil, or really late in a hop stand. 
Personally, I might be inclined to honor that harvest tradition. ;)

A pound of fresh Simcoe?  Very cool.

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The Pub / Re: Sharing small joys
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:55:22 AM »
My yolks are so orange
folks accuse me of really liking mustard.

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All Things Food / Jerky
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:47:26 AM »
Anybody like to make their own meat jerky?
Maybe you could post up your technique and recipe? 8)


I have some elk in the freezer I am thinking of using.

Thanks.

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The Pub / Re: Sharing small joys
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:48:20 AM »
I just picked a garden tomato that was still warm from the sun, sliced it thick

mmm, another simple pleasure in my book is a really sharp knife in the kitchen. 8)

The tomatoes are hand-delivered from the wicker pannier of a rickety peugeot bicycle ridden by a young man in a flat cap.

 :D, Awesomeness.

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The Pub / Re: "Never Again" beers
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:41:13 AM »
Yesh, I feel sorry for celiac folks, but dang...never again...the New Planet Gluten Free Raspberry Ale.
Yuck.  I sure loves me some gluten. :-[

I will second the Never Again at Rockslide in WColorado.  Garbage.  Shame, bc they have a cool location.

Man, we really are spoiled with so many good, decent, not too bad, and exceptional beers in so many styles.

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The Pub / Re: Sharing small joys
« on: August 16, 2011, 12:53:30 PM »
I just picked a garden tomato that was still warm from the sun, sliced it thick and added fresh ground salt and pepper, fried up 3 pieces of bacon and grabbed some crisp romaine lettuce and piled them all lovingly on mayo'ed bread and I was very close to touching nirvana. :)

Dang mang.  Just having bacon on hand sounds divine.

What kind of bread you got there.  You don't seem like the Wonder type?  Something with some nuts perhaps?

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The Pub / Re: FIRE! FIRE!
« on: August 16, 2011, 12:49:54 PM »
Woha, matches AND toilet paper.  Dang kids :D

Fun to watch the planes I bet.  'lil western PJ fire.  no worries, yer hose is always handy right?

A little Potatoello lawn chair entertainment.  Hope your buds have not drank all your brew.  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Sharing small joys
« on: August 15, 2011, 11:16:11 AM »
A bit of a shame,
the Sharing small joys thread turning into the Boy Scout thread. :-\

Rejoicing in small joys is worthy.

I just spend a glorious week in the alpine wilderness,
away from electricity, people, and the persistent hum of engines.

On the way home, all burnt and leg weary,
we dropped off this hill
passed a fat bear munching in an avalanche chute,
and within 6 minutes were in town at the brewery enjoying a soured Berliner Weisse.



After only water for 5 days, that was a real treat. 
And to have a beer like that in such a remote location...even better.

Cheers to the proliferation of craft brewing.


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