Beer & Brewing
Cinco de Mayo is one of those gratuitous holidays, and I use the term holiday very loosely. It is the celebration of the Mexican army’s defeat of the French over something. Here’s an article if you want the nitty gritty details… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo, the misconception is that it’s Mexican Independence day and misstating that gets some [...]
Today is a beautiful day in Sonoma County. I’ve been waiting to do my second brew and today is just perfect. I got my new propane burner and have been itching to give it a go. I had such a great brew from my first kit from The Beverage People but wanted a bigger hop [...]
I think I’m going to have to start keeping a log of my garden stuff too. I’m totally stoked, I am growing some hops this year that I will use in some home brews. I found a cool place that sells hop rhizomes online NorthwestHops.com I just planted this week, so I’ll have to keep [...]
BBQ Baby Back Ribs: Barbecuing baby back ribs is just about the best thing in the world. I have been trying to perfect my dry rub. Currently it consists of the following: Brown Sugar Garlic Powder Kosher Salt Fresh Cracked Black Pepper Chili Powder Smoked Paprika Allspice Cayenne Pepper Cumin and this time I added [...]
Major Wine Pairing FAIL: So I did exactly what I set out to do. I wanted Chicken Piccatta and that’s what I made. The Piccatta was legit, the wine choice of Riesling to go with it was not. Saturday afternoon (after laboring over some Organizational Behavior case study) I ventured out into sunny downtown Santa [...]
Apparently you want me to make some Pale Ale. Well, seeing how I’m down to 6 bottles of my first brew, I guess it’s just about that time. I’m off to research some recipes. I’m thinking hop-bomb.