Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
E is for Evergreen Brewery
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Reverse Sear Steak on Cast Iron Pan
Monday, May 17, 2021
D is for Dead Hippie Brewing
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Infusion Roaster on the Kettle
So ... I've had this "Turkey Cannon Infusion roaster" since right before I smoked my first turkey in 2018 (see Cherry Wood Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey).
I've used it a couple times for Turkey, and until this past weekend, I've used it once for chicken (see Smoked Chicken on Infusion Roaster).
You've probably noticed that I've been using my Weber Kettle for most of my grilling / smoking. It is easier to use than my off-set smoker, and I can shut down the vents so that the charcoal can be saved for the next cook.
Last time I cooked a whole chicken, I noticed that the beer can stand made the bird stand up so that the top of the kettle lid hit the bird. It was ok, but I not really ideal.
On one of my facebook forums, I noticed that someone placed their chicken in a pan on the charcoal grid rather than on the cooking grate.
This got me thinking ... my Infusion Roaster could rest on the charcoal grid and would allow plenty of room between the top of the bird and the kettle lid.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
4th Everest of 2021
Since 3rd Everest of 2021, I've climbed another 29,032 feet on my bikes. Another Everest.
According to Strava, I've cycled 1,896 miles so far in 2021 with 116,175 feet climbed. This puts me on track for 5,000 miles with 300,000 feet by the end of the year.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Shoddy Pale Ale (Batch 288)
I am a big fan of the Brülosophy's podcasts. I am endlessly fascinated by the experiments they perform.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Groovy Groomsmen Gifts: Personalized Growler
Do you remember Groovy Guy Gifts? Groovy Guy Gifts from Groovy Guy Gifts: Big Slug Mug / Groovy Guy Gifts: Louisville Chugger / Groovy Guy Gifts: Viking Beer Horn?
I got an email from their "brother site" ... Groovy Groomsmen Gifts, asking if I'd like to pick a gift to review on this blog.
Monday, May 03, 2021
Big Brew Day ... Lithuanian Lovin' Wheat
Saturday, May 1st was another Big Brew Day. First Saturday in May.
The Beer Model and I traveled up North to brew a with my buddy "Du". We decided to brew a Lithuanian Lovin' Wheat.
Friday, I made a yeast starter that had been harvested last time I brewed with the Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast ... about 6 months ago. That is a longer time than is generally suggested to re-use yeast (by a bunch), but I was pretty sure it would be ok with a starter.
I also packed up brewing equipment based on the list I made last time I traveled with my brewing equipment (see Traveling Brew Checklist). If I'm honest, it was nice to have the checklist. (Don't tell the Beer Model )