Category Archives: Food

Octoberfest Beer bottled!

For my birthday, my parents got me two beer kits as usual. One was an Octoberfest, albeit with an ale yeast, which is not according to style. I just bottled it today, and I have taken absolutely no hydrometer readings! … Continue reading

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Less QQ more BBQ

Last night I made the best Q in like a year. Raw data follows. THE MEAT: A three-pound slab of beef chuck sold as pot roast. THE HEAT: Oak logs and lump charcoal. I started off at 400 degrees until … Continue reading

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Beer Notes

With regards to my last entry, here are notes per beer: – Chateau Jiahu was really good the second time around. – Sahtea was OK. Too syrupy and cloyingly sweet in flavor. Didn’t notice much juniper. – Pangaea – wtf? … Continue reading

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Barleywine bottled

This weekend I bottled the barleywine that I brewed so long ago. Let me give a short review of all that has happened with this beer: 1.) First thing to do was to dry hop with the last of the … Continue reading

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Next Beer – Vanilla Bean Stout

Beer & Wine Hobby has a 70 dollar (!!!) bourbon cask vanilla bean stout kit. The most recent newsletter from Modern Homebrewing Emporium has instructions that I can put together on their website for $55. The vanilla beans are another … Continue reading

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Beer and “wine” and tracks

Today was a big beer day. Last Saturday, I had added the second specified spice packet to the pumpkin ale I had brewed. In doing so, I racked it all into the bottling bucket, then got rid of all the … Continue reading

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Ale and pie

Some production and consumption notes: Saturday I made a pumpkin ale. I have long wanted to make a clone of Souther Tier’s Pumking, but I’m not ready for all-grain brewing yet, so instead I picked up a kit of the … Continue reading

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A Memphis Rib Story

The words of C. B. Stubblefield adorn every bottle of Stubb’s barbecue products: “First of all, you have to have the taste and the time.” Well, I didn’t have the time today, so I had to buy a bottle of … Continue reading

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But who are they to judge us simply ‘cos our hair is long

Assorted small updates, since it’s been a while: – Picked up some stuff at the Salem Record Exchange: Mr. G, Nitzer Ebb, King Crimson, Stewart Copeland, CTR, David Sylvian and Holger Czukay, SAW, Baby Ford, and DAF. Going through all … Continue reading

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Park Ave Porter Plus bottled!

I bottled my porter project yesterday! FG was 1.019, which gives an absurdly low ABV of 2.944%? I don’t believe it. Anyway, I tasted the very last bit of gritty stuff at the bottom of the bucket and it was … Continue reading

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