Saturday, December 22, 2018
Last time I got Pork Butt, they were on sale for 99 cents per pound. I got two and froze one of them for later.
I decided to cook it up last Sunday (12/16/2018).
As you may know, last Sunday was the big Bears vs. Packers game. The Bears won the game and the division.
I love to see the Packers lose. It is even better when the Bears do the beating. Of course, it has been a loooong time since that happened.
Hurray for the Bears!
Anyway ... I decided to smoke pork shoulder. Since it was frozen, I had to thaw it over the week before, so I was committed by the time Sunday got here.
Friday, December 14, 2018
However, late in the year, the "Camp Fire" devastated Northern California and it hit close to home for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. While the brewery was spared, many of Sierra Nevada’s employees, patrons and neighbors lost everything as the Camp Fire ravaged northern Californian.
To help raise much needed support for the recovery efforts, Sierra Nevada created a beer called Resilience IPA. Sierra Nevada, along with many of its professional brewing peers, brewed and sold Resilience IPA with all proceeds donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund through Golden Valley Community Bank Foundation.
On the AHA Website, they posted a clone recipe for Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA, and wrote:
"It is our hope that homebrewers will make a batch of Resilience IPA in solidarity with Sierra Nevada and pro breweries across the country. While we can’t sell our creations and donate the proceeds, please consider donating to the Golden Valley Community Bank Foundation if you are able."
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I was so close to finishing up my little A to Z Breweries project.
After V is for Vine Street Pub and Brewery, I cheated a little with "W is for Wits End Brewing Company" ... I only had X, Y, and Z left.
I even visited WestFaX Brewing Company back in the summer of 2017.
And then I just never finished up writing this post. After a few months, I thought that I should visit it again.
And then I forgot about the whole thing for awhile. I got lazy I guess.
Just in case you're new to this blog, and the concept of what I'm talking about ... check out Sheppy's Blog: A to Z ... I think you'll be able to figure out the concept. Pretty simple, I'm attempting to visit local breweries that I have not been to. I decided to go down the alphabet.
Sunday, December 09, 2018
My wife bought me a smoker as a gift last Christmas, and I've been using it pretty regularly.
One of the things I've really been looking forward to doing is smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey.
If you follow the SheppyBrew Instagram Feed or Facebook Page, you probably know that I did make our family's Thanksgiving Turkey this year on the Smoker.
If I'm honest, I was a bit nervous about doing it. I've never really smoked anything that big, and I certainly didn't want to screw it up.
I've done quite a few whole chickens, though, and a turkey is basically just a big chicken ... right?
As it turns out, it was great, so I was ok.