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All Things Food / Re: A culinary abortion!
« on: January 11, 2011, 08:08:13 AM »
Culinary fail = raw green beans.

 Why is it when you go to a "fancy" restaurant they feel compelled to serve raw green beans? These so called professional chefs think that green beans should be "blanched" for a few minutes and then thrust into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. What demon taught them this? Who the hell thought that green beans should crunch like cucumbers? I've even seen this $&*t on TV cooking shows that attempt to promulgate this insane conspiracy to institutionalize the young tender minds that don't know any better.

And on top of that they only give you 3 or 4 to spit out. Properly cooked green beans should cover at least half the plate.


 Green beans should be simmered for SEVERAL HOURS with at least smoked ham hocks but preferably with  a 1/2 pound of bacon to a very tender state.

  This is just an observation. If anyone wants the Tubercle's opinion on the subject, just ask.

Green beans are to be cooked until gray. ;)  So says my mother-in-law from NC.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Frozen Lager
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:58:56 AM »
No worries. I froze a couple lagers before without detriment to the beer. Thaw and force carb. They will be fine.  8)

^^^^^^^^^^^^
This is my experience as well.  Good luck!

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: January 10, 2011, 10:23:12 AM »
Some things require no words...

+1

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Not brewing this weekend.  Did a mild on Monday past.  Will be finishing up the stonework on my fireplace (pointing).  Hopefully relax and watch some football and drink some beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 04, 2011, 10:49:01 AM »
Brewed a mild yesterday.  First time for that style for me.  Need a good lo-cal session beer.

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All Things Food / Re: Help me clone Hillshire Farms
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:41:35 AM »
No disrespect intended, because tastes vary...but honestly, Hillshire would be the farthest example I can think of to represent  Polish kielbasa.  It is really nothing at all like the real deal.


Good luck.  But you owe it to yourself to try and score some real kielbasa...there's no comparison.

This is where it can be had, some of the best. ;D
Joe's Meat Market, 437 Smith St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, 773 442 4660

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:22:30 AM »
To get my efficiency up to 109%. ;)  Seriously, still after the elusive German beer taste (you know the one, no other lagers have it.)  Getting closer, but not quite there.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: corn sugar v. force carb
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:34:04 AM »
Force carb gets my vote.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Xmas Weizen advice
« on: December 23, 2010, 08:08:49 AM »
Definitly a weizenbock. Won't be ready by Christmas though. ;)

+1  Or even a weizen eisbock!

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: December 23, 2010, 08:07:48 AM »
Simply awesome! ;D

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All Things Food / Re: Prime Rib help needed
« on: December 23, 2010, 08:04:46 AM »

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All Things Food / Re: Ethnic and Regional Cooking
« on: December 23, 2010, 08:03:06 AM »
Now that's good eatin' there Cap!

That looks fantastic. I love good Polish Food. Kapusta...pierogi and Kielbasa. It's that time of year again.

I want to make some Kapustnica. Serve it up with a Baltic Porter.  8)

+1  I will be having pierogi and fresh (or smoked, depending on the weather) Kielbasa over the weekend.  No sauerkraut though. Well, maybe a little. :)

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All Things Food / Re: Tamales
« on: December 23, 2010, 07:56:10 AM »
I love tamales  ;D.  I haven't seen the wet stuff here either Cap, and we have quite a large Mexican population here (mushroom farms).  My only problem with tamales is that they are not very healthy for me. :(

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All Things Food / Re: Prime Rib help needed
« on: December 23, 2010, 07:49:46 AM »
Oh and for GOD'S SAKE don't cook it past medium.medium rare ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: All Maris-Otter IPA input needed
« on: December 23, 2010, 07:44:00 AM »
I say go with the MO.  I use it it all my IPAs and must say I like it.  If you bitter up at the high end, the hops still come through very well IMHO.  It is a matter of individual taste and the ends do indeed justify the means.

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