Category Archives: Food

Brew Day – Porter Experiment

Last Saturday, I brewed the porter kit my parents bought me for my birthday. I decided once again to tweak it, this time by adding molasses (just shy of 1/4 cup) to the boil right from the start, then a … Continue reading

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It’s BBQ Season!

This weekend I finally re-seasoned* the grates on my grill, and so to celebrate, I made the following meal Sunday afternoon. First off, I thawed a tri-tip roast I had obtained for cheep at Trader Joe’s some months ago. The … Continue reading

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Amber Bottled

Just for the record: FG: 1.023 Total yield was about 4.25 gallons. Beyond the usual loss to the yeast cake and the stuff left in the bottling bucket, I managed to overfill a couple bottles, and accidentally open the bottling … Continue reading

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Honey Orange Amber Ale

So, this afternoon, I used the beer kit I received as a Christmas gift from my parents. Here are the original kit ingredients: – 3 pounds Muntons Pale Extract (hopped) – 2 pounds Muntons Amber Extract – 1 pound mixed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Food and Drink Plans

For Christmas, my parents bought me an Amber Ale kit from Blackstone Valley Brewing Supply. I think I will make it next week, but I think I will modify it somehow. The people from the Homebrewing LJ community recommended steeping … Continue reading

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Food trends in 2009

Today on MetaFilter someone posted a set of articles predicting food trends of the coming year. Barbecue, noodle joints, French bistros, and craft beer! Hooray! I may try this in summertime, but maybe not with the tenderloin.

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saison bottled

FG: 1.025 That's a little high. I probably should not have racked to secondary at all. Every smells saison-y. There was some stuff floating in the beer. I am wondering if that was just yeast or some other wild organism … Continue reading

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excellent pizza

Last night, m0xiee and I made a super awesome pizza. The dough was made with Mr. Hotel's recipe, using an Ipswich Winter Ale as the beer. First step was to put 3.5 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, … Continue reading

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saison racked to secondary

Tonight I racked the saison to secondary, as the recipe recommended. Those keeping score will notice that I only have a single fermenting vessel. What I did was rack it to the bottling bucket temporarily while I cleaned and sanitized … Continue reading

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godly burgers

add chili powder, lime juice, and chipotle sauce pan roast, don’t fry! heat pan to 500, sear both sides, then pop back in oven make pan sauce after cooking with red wine (used hacienda cab 2002 which is awesome and … Continue reading

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