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By admin, 11 years and 7 months ago

Show #6 - The Brewpub Show

Pork LoinWe visit a local Memphis brewpub, Boscos (http://www.boscosbeer.com) and discuss the types of beer found therein. We also cook a pork loin, one of the easiest meats to cook, as long as you don't cook too long. Musical guests from music.download.com are Jimmy Lane and Double Trouble, Katie Webster, and the Danny Cowan Group.

Pictures and comments on cooking are up! Take a look at the Smoked Pork Loin with 5 Fingers Barbecue Sauce we've cooked up here.

Beers sampled this show...

  • Boscos River Rail Red
  • Boscos Kung Fu Ale
  • Boscos Bottle Conditioned IPA

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Show #5 - Good Luck, Bad Luck

Lots of luck on this show, some good, some bad. Beers featured are Standby Beers... in other words, beers that you drink when you can't find anything better. Featured dish today is Barbecue Salmon Tacos, an excellent flavorful and healthy dish. Offset those calories to make room for more beer! Musical guests from music.download.com are the Essex Blues Band, Skyla Burrell Blues Band and Bernie Clarke and the Rhythm Sharks. Good beer, good food and good music. Enjoy!

No beer sampling this show.

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Show#4 - Having Fun, Wish You Were Beer

I'm «trapped» in Florida (I've heard there are worse places) without a good beer or barbecue. If it wasn't for the ocean and the sun, things might be looking grim. I lament about the beers I find, and those I don't and discuss the Cuban style of cooking barbecue. It's a short one...

Beers sampled on this show...

  • Florida H2O - no beer this show!

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Show #3 - Smoked Steak and Rogues

Smoked SteakShow #3 is a little better put together. We're cooking Ancho Chili-Rubbed Smoked Sirloin Steak with Chipotle Salsa and Queso Fresco - man, is that a mouthful! And it tastes as good as it sounds. We're also drinking a few selections from Rogue Breweries and listening to some great tunes. Excellent beers and an excellent interview as well with Jack Joyce, one of the founders of Rogue Ale. Details, photos, recipes and credits are here.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
  • Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Sour Ale - a tart experience

I've recently had the pleasure of drinking a type of beer that I'd never had before. I had this beer in Wisconsin and again in San Diego, and have been unable to locate it anywhere regionally. The beer is a Flemish Old Brown, also known as a Sour Ale. Drinking this type of beer is like discovering beer all over again. (Before people start correcting me about what kind of beer it is, let me say that I arrived at this style definition after doing a LOT of research on what type it is - and I reserve the right to be wrong.) The best way to describe it is "pucker" beer. It has a tart taste, sour like a SweeTart sour. Excellent!

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Why Homebrew?

Why brew your own beer? You can buy zillions of varieties of beers, there's no hassle to doing it, and if you buy a bad beer, you're only out the cost of a six-pack.

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

The Big Cook

I've got the pictures posted with detailed comments on the 4th of July cook. This was 4 days of prep, test cooks, and final cook to feed a crowd of 20-30 people. It was a lot of work but well worth it as the pictures show. Enjoy, and be sure to listen to the 4th of July podcast as well.

Note: Friday and Saturday are featured on Show # 2 where I cook the Beer Can Smoked Chicken and Riblets. You can listen to the mp3 here. The recipe for the Basic Rub and the Beer Can Chicken is found here in the article «Feeding the Masses».

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Show #1 - Good Brews and Barbecues

Here's the first podcast! Okay, it's actually about the second or third, but they're in pieces. This is our first completed podcast where we cook some Hefeweizen, discuss barbecue grills and smokers (and what your wife will let you buy), provide some rib cooking tips, and take a trip to Belgium with the Chimay samplers. It's beer and barbecue on your iPod.

Beers we sampled on this show...

  • Chimay Rouge (Red), 7% ABV dubbel. In the 75 cl bottle, it is known as Première.
  • Chimay Blanc (White), or Chimay Triple, 8% ABV golden tripel.
  • Chimay Bleu (Blue), 9% ABV darker vintage ale. In the 75 cl bottle, it is known as Grande Réserve.

Download the mp3 here.

By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Show #2 - Smoked Riblets and Beer Can Chicken

Chicken and RibletsThis is a show that was actually recorded before the first two, but I've only just now gotten it put together. Smoked Riblets and Smoked Beer Can Chicken with a spicy rub! We do a test cook to try out the Basic Rub recipe and it turns out great. Plus we have a few excellent Belgian-style beers from Unibroue, a French-Canadian brewery. They make light flavorful beers that are full of alcohol. This may have had an effect on my sense of timing...

Beers sampled during this show...

  • Unibroue La Fin du Monde
  • Unibroue Don de Dieu

For info, recipes and pictures, read page 2 of «The Big Cook».

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By admin, 11 years and 8 months ago

Feeding The Masses

I'm the one who hosts the family gatherings. I don't know if it's because of the size of my house, the fact that I cook, or simply because I'm gullible, but now it's assumed that everyone comes to my house on the 4th of July. (I also blow up a lot of fireworks, so that may have a bit to do with it as well.)

Regardless, I went bigtime with the food this year. A test cook to try out my rub, and four days of preparation and planning resulted in some pretty spectacular barbecue, all thoroughly documented with photos and audio.

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