Beer Pedantry #3: Beer Flavor Pairings (science based rant)

In the ever increasing trend to treat beer more like wine, there are now dozens of suggestions online for beer / food pairings. There are some serious and useful (don't get me wrong, I like the food pairing stuff) graphics from places like craftbeer.com to help with this. As far as I can tell, the way to … Continue reading Beer Pedantry #3: Beer Flavor Pairings (science based rant)

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Food Fermentation #1: Fermented Hot Sauces

I posted about a month ago that I was going to be doing some food fermentations and posting them to this blog, this is the first of those posts. I'm not sure how much food fermentation I will post on here, I suppose all the experiments I attempt, but this is something that I've wanted … Continue reading Food Fermentation #1: Fermented Hot Sauces

DIY: Spent Grain Flour

I love recycling. I try to reuse everything I can, keep re-purposing materials over and over again until they are gone. My conversion of a used bourbon barrel into a meat smoker is an example of this compulsion. This post is about where some (not all) of my spent grain goes from all the batches … Continue reading DIY: Spent Grain Flour

Introduction to Food Fermentation

I thought I would throw in a quick post about something I've been working on that I've decided to add to this blog. There are a few hundred people that seem to look at this blog and follow it, so before I made a change I thought I would warn people. This blog serves a … Continue reading Introduction to Food Fermentation

DIY: Building a Bourbon Barrel Meat Smoker

This isn't EXACTLY a post related directly to beer but I consider it beer-adjacent in my interests. I love beer, bourbon, bourbon barrel aged beers, I also love BBQ. For a long time I've had a fantasy of converting a used bourbon barrel into a meat smoker. An opportunity presented itself in the form of … Continue reading DIY: Building a Bourbon Barrel Meat Smoker