Thursday, December 30, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
My wife has this box of recipes, and one of the cards in this box is labeled "Sopa & Mole".
It is an old family recipe from a grandmother or great-grandmother or something. One of those that my wife had to write down by interrogating her mom, because it actually was never written down.
It's sort of been a tradition to have this on Christmas Eve when my in-laws are in town for the holidays.
I love it. One of my favorite meals. I usually refer to it as "Soapy Sheep" or "Soapy Mole". Weird, I know.
This year, for reasons I won't go into, I cooked for Christmas Eve and decided to try it out ... sort of.
You know me and the trouble I have following recipes ... luckily, it isn't a real precise recipe anyway, so I feel like it is sort of expected that you take liberties with it.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
- Dissolve 1 cup of sugar into water.
- Steep tea in the water.
- Add to a gallon jar, cooled with ice / water.
- Put in the SCOBY with a little "starter" to keep the pH down.
- Let the kombucha ferment for a few weeks.
- Bottle with whatever flavoring you would like.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
I brewed it on Halloween (see Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout (Batch 300)). I kegged it around 3 weeks later.
Since then, I've carbonated and been drinking it.
The design (see Designing Caliente Fuerte Mexican Stout) was intended to be chocolatey with a bit of heat from cinnamon and Ancho and Cayenne Chile powder.
I purposely took it easy on the spices.
As it turns out, I was too easy on the spices. It is nice, rich and chocolatey, but the cinnamon barely comes through and the peppers not at all.
Thursday, December 09, 2021
Back in February of 2015, I was embarrassed by the huge number of Denver Breweries that I had never visited.
It struck me that if I went down the list, the starting letters of the brewery names represented almost every letter of the alphabet. That was when I started my A to Z Denver Breweries Project on this blog.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Sunday, December 05, 2021
- Apply rub.
- Smoke for a couple or three hours.
- Wrap for a couple more hours.
- Remove from wrap and finish off with BBQ Sauce.
- Serve and Enjoy.