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Offline jeffy

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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2011, 03:59:43 PM »
Anyway...you know you're a homebrewer when you add beer to your BBQ sauce.  8)

Things I've added beer to this year - chili (pale ale, brown ale, or anything), punkin pie (punkin ale), baked cod (wit), tacos (any wheat), brats (obvious), and I have homebrew stout beef stew cooking right now. I think I'll have to add some to my turkey brine this year.

I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.

There's a great recipe for blue cheese dressing in Schermerhorn's Great American Beer Cookbook that uses mead (or cider).  It may be the best salad dressing I have ever had.
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Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2011, 05:09:37 PM »
I tried adding beer to salad dressing too, but that didn't work out.
Try replacing the vinegar in a salad dressing with something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. ;)

Sort of like the salad dressing from NHC in San Diego by Sean Paxton, except I think he made an AA vinaigrette.

...or try this Orange and Ale Vinaigrette by Sean

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/orange-and-ale-vinaigrette

Good idea. I had tried using a saison, but it needed acidity. When I added any vinegar you couldn't taste the beer and it just tasted like watered down dressing.
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