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The Pub / Re: Choose your obsession
« on: July 05, 2015, 07:47:30 PM »
There is this really affordable cheese press on the bay...... :-\

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The Pub / Re: In the immortal words of Ken Kesey....
« on: June 29, 2015, 10:12:03 PM »
I've been thrown under the bus, does that count?
Only if there was a distinct "thump thump" afterward.....

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Commercial Saisons
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:22:07 AM »
Finally got to try FunkWerks.  It is for sure worth a visit if you get the chance.
The Saison was so nice flavorful and clean...if that is a word you can use with saision.
Had the bbl aged quad and it stood out as a great beer also.  I liked the strong belgian golden
and the apricot saison as well.   Had to drive so had to stop tasting.
 ;D

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Wood/Casks / Re: How to proceed with oak cubes?
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:16:56 AM »
I would suggest that you sanitize the oak with your distilled spirit, then ditch the spirit, and
put the cubes into secondary with your beer. Leave in secondary until you achieve the
flavor profile you desire.  For the method of insertion, I would suggest a weighted nylon mesh
bag to hold your cubes submerged in the beer.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Porter burbon oaked and dryhop
« on: June 17, 2015, 06:01:22 AM »
I just made Denny's BVIP and put about 2/3 cup of bourbon into 5 gallons of porter.  The bourbon
was kept in a vacuum bag with an 8" Oak med toast spiral for prolly 6-8 months.  The beer is
very good.  One oz of bourbon is not a lot in 5 gallons of beer. Add one ounce at a time and taste
until you get your desired result.

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The Pub / Re: If I could bother my friends here for a little help...
« on: June 14, 2015, 05:12:50 PM »
Ping!  one more

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All Things Food / Re: recommend some Pots and Pans
« on: June 13, 2015, 06:19:03 PM »
The fridge's name is Hal.....buy New c0okware Dave!

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All Things Food / Re: cooking with habaneros
« on: June 05, 2015, 09:57:18 PM »
I had good luck with a de-seeded habanero, tossed into a blender with some lime juice and
a dab of salt.....FRAPPE.....add that to your salsa, chili, etc....beer?

Also use the  de-seeded Habanero in the cooking oil....saute' the thing then pull out the chunks
using the oil to cook your pork for green chili....yowsir!

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: June 01, 2015, 11:37:38 AM »
Somebody threw the switch.  It's summer today......mid 80's.  I waited all winter for this.

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All Things Food / Re: Brown Ale and Ribs
« on: May 29, 2015, 09:45:23 PM »
Great sequence. Looks kinda strangely familiar........

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 29, 2015, 09:41:53 PM »
Pinnah,
you got bok choy?  I had mine sprouted under a black fabric, pulled the cover off
and here came the rain....next time I looked at em, they were gonzo.  :'( :'(

Anyhow, I just chunk up the bok choy stems and toss em in the stir fry.  The
green leafy part can go in your salad or the stir fry also think the meaty stalks
may make for a good fermented veggie as in lacto. YMMV

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 27, 2015, 07:24:23 AM »
but Bourbon is a better drinker IMO.

+1 ^^

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:12:33 PM »
I know that Elijah Craig goes very well in Denny's BVIP.

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The Pub / Re: Bio-engineering morphine from S.cerevisiae possible
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:57:17 PM »
Hope they don't restrict your ability to use that particular strain ..... :-X

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The Pub / Re: Beer near Lakewood, CO
« on: May 22, 2015, 03:37:18 PM »
reverseapachemaster

Thanks again for the tip!  Finally got down there again and went to RiNo Brewery.
Having the Farm House Saison as I type.
Good Beers Love the Belgian Flair.
The Rye Whiskey bbl J.Marie was interesting.  Had a big whiskey presence.
they made a mix n match 4 pack of cans for me to go....whats not to like?
 :)

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