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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 24, 2012, 05:11:13 PM »
We actually have enough cherries this year where we're not competing at a loss with the birds!  Too lazy to net this year, maybe next year. ;D

All Grain Brewing / Re: Phosphoric Acid amounts?
« on: May 24, 2012, 05:08:34 PM »
I must agree with Jeff et al.  We have used it and it does well at reducing pH, especially in sparge water, with no added effect on flavor.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Melanoidin Malt - I added too much?
« on: May 24, 2012, 05:05:43 PM »
I would go to 35-40 IBU for a pilsner.  The excess melanoidin will smooth out the flavor abit, but really doesn't do much to the color at 20SRM.  In ten gallons it might add around 1 SRM.

That's a bummer, for sure.  I started using rice hulls as insurance.  Don't always need them, but I haven't had a stuck runoff when using them.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 24, 2012, 12:29:41 PM »
  I wear eye protection when I work on my pineapple patch.

Better safe than never, I always say ;)

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 24, 2012, 12:27:16 PM »
Because the Night - Patti Smith

I built a fermentation chamber from 2X4s, 2" foam insulation, copper refrigeration tubing and a glycol chiller.  The chiller would be the most expensive part, unless you get it for free. ;)  As you have the $$ for Blichmann fermenters I suggest wrapping refrigeration coil around them and then using blanket insulation over that and using a glycol chiller and controller for temp control.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:25:41 AM »
Give My Love To Rose - Johnny Cash

Sorry I skipped it, it was early and I was still stupid ???

My Generation - The Who

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:03:32 AM »
Skin O' My Teeth - Megadeth

Skin it Back - Little Feat

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:51:31 AM »
Thank You - Led Zeppelin

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: May 22, 2012, 07:04:50 AM »
Great article Ron.  I have used the Texas Crutch technique before with very good results.  The meat was awesomely tender, but the bark suffered for it.  I guess I could have done the high heat before serving thing to improve the crust, but I must say this last one turned out pretty darn good!

All Things Food / BBQ Style
« on: May 21, 2012, 03:40:38 PM »
225F for 8 hours unwrapped.  One hour wrapped in foil at 225 and one hour wrapped with no heat.

I am here:

Beer Travel / Re: Buffalo NY beermergency
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:26:15 AM »
Southern Tier is probably available there.  They are only a couple ofhours away.  I have never had a beer of their's that wasn't great.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:22:12 AM »
Made a brisket on Saturday.  Turned out great.  Nice bark, could hold up to a knife, but was nice and tender.

Uncooked brisket with B's famous rub

Brisket after 8 hours in smoker and two wrapped in foil


Sammich w/slaw

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 17, 2012, 10:11:54 AM »
I finally got the garden in last weekend.  I have Napa grape hybrid, large cherry, early girl, big boy, better boy, Roma, and Tomatillo tomatoes, California Wonder, Cajun Bell, Sweet Cherry hybrid, jalapeno, Sweet Golden Cali Wonder Peppers, Yellow Crookneck Squash, Zucchini, Straight 8 and Bush Pickling Cucumbers, Rhubarb, Hybrid Eggplant, Kentucky Wonder pole beans, Dill, Italian Oregeno, Purple Sage, Thyme, an Parsley.  I'm sure I forgot something but this is to the best of my memory.

I started some asparagas root this year but won't get a harvest from that until next year.

Of course my hops but that's a different thread.

I'll post some pics soon.  :)

Don't forget Rosemary ;)  Sorry, couldn't resist.

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