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The Pub / Re: I expect Spring Mushrooms any day
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:55:05 PM »

What I used to consider a safe mushroom to eat has been given alert status as one to


Be careful out there!

Ingredients / Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« on: September 07, 2010, 08:42:01 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D  rolf

All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:48:16 PM »
If anyone is looking for a round 10 gallon cooler I noticed the local Home Depot (Urbandale, IA) had some on the shelf for $39 this past weekend.

That's about what my wife said the one she gave me for Fathers Day had cost a few years back.  It worked great but cracked on the inside by the faucet port after 15 or so batches..


Are they This Color?

All Grain Brewing / Re: rice hull percentage
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:46:51 PM »
My $.02...........I use enough hulls to cover the bottom of the cooler to the depth of the braid.  I wash the hulls with
the mash tun preheat water in the cooler because they are DIRTY for sure.  Uh sometimes I have slow runoff
even with this.  Braid is most of the length of the cooler (2/3) and 1/2 inch diameter.  My bulkhead may be the culprit.

The Pub / Garden harvest pics....
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:49:35 AM »
Here is one....

All Things Food / Re: On the Grill (pic)
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:31:03 AM »
Saute or grill some peppers and onions and your in business. 

Looks good!

Ofest would fit this meal.
I got fresh peppers  from the garden to stuff with pimento cheese spread....that would be my choice.

The Pub / Late nite/ Early morning Visitors in the yard (pic)
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:28:20 AM »
A pair of em, the mom croaked in the neighbors yard. Guess I get to raise and feed them...lucky me.
(oh don't try to carry off my big jade boulder you see in the background) You will herniate.

All Things Food / On the Grill (pic)
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:16:27 AM »
Hot Ital. Sausages and in the foil, some new baby potatoes with a bit of evoo.....and a sprig of fresh sage,

Now I gotta get a beer.....

The Pub / Re: Homemade sodas/rootbeer
« on: September 05, 2010, 10:02:09 AM »
I also add a dash of mex vanilla to my softdrinks that kind of gets the aromatics going.
I like to mix and enjoy the Flavored beer syrups that we sweeten with stevia and then a tiny bit
of honey and or sugar as a last resort.  These things are good.

I use the carbonator nozzle that fits on a 2 liter plastic ginger ale bottle to carb up, that way my kegs stay free for BEER

The Pub / Re: Homemade sodas/rootbeer
« on: September 05, 2010, 09:59:26 AM »
I found an amazing flavor Keith.

Get some V8 Fusion Peach Mango....(not the Splash / mango peach) and carb that up....put it over some ice....

WOW  is all I can say

The Pub / Biggest stuff from my garden
« on: September 05, 2010, 09:57:06 AM »

Well I live in BFE whyomin after all & it never stays warm at nite

The Pub / Re: I expect Spring Mushrooms any day
« on: September 04, 2010, 02:49:48 PM »
Those are "pine mushrooms" technically "Tricholoma magnivelare "
otherwise known as matsutake.  only under old growth lodgepole with some open spaces/brush
mixed in....they are almost subterranial. Smell like spice...vaguely of cinnamon.
I put my finds on here for the world to see...

The flesh is more like a water chestnut/vegetable....firm. These are destined for the sautee skillet with a pinch
of sea salt cooked hot in butter till crispy golden.

The Pub / Re: I expect Spring Mushrooms any day
« on: September 04, 2010, 05:22:56 AM »
Pinnah, I stumbled upon these...

and alice would like these for a journey to wonderland...but I just wanted em for the photo op
Not for human consumption....

The Pub / Re: Whoops - Got the site blocked at work!!!!
« on: September 02, 2010, 10:01:02 PM »
I suppose a proxy server is out of the question?

Merlin BK....think new belgium

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