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By admin, 11 years and 11 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 11 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 11 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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By admin, 11 years and 11 months ago

The Beer Culture

Culture? What culture?

Beer is probably the most devalued of all intoxicants, next to the bottle of Shady Pete or Wild Irish Rose. It's viewed as a drink of the working class, or the undereducated. We've never seen James Bond order a Bud Light, have we? Peer pressure has somehow pushed beer ever downward and we forget where beer came from, it's place in history, and it's cultural status it really should have.

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By admin, 12 years ago

Turkey Legs and Eye of Round

dmp47I'm cooking Turkey Legs and Eye of Round - cheap meat! Eye of Round is very lean meat that is quite chewy unless cooked low and slow. I've also got some Turkey Legs that the wife and kids wanted.

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