I am trying my hand at growing hops this year. I have two vines going; Cascade and Centennial. Both the vines are growing steadily, however a few days ago I started noticing some holes in some of the leaves. I turned the leaves over to see if there were any bugs on their underside. Whaddya know, some little caterpillars, happily eating away:
Continue reading Growing Hops: Dealing with Pests
This weekend I added my 2nd and 3rd batches of beef jerky to the dryer. The first batch came out well; I used Alton Brown’s stock recipe/box-fan technique.
The new batches are inspired from this thread. I have a mango-jalepenos (my local store was out of habaneros) and a carde-asada batch drying out now. For both, I used my trusty food processor to make the marinades. Here are the recipes, for ~.5 lbs of beef respectively:
Continue reading Btw, it’s really easy to make beef jerky
This weekend I brewed a Rye beer and a Saison. I added a few ounces of Carafa III to the Saison. Oh what fun!
If you’ve ever purchased Candi Sugar from your local homebrew shop, it’s OK, we all make mistakes. Purchasing this stuff is a rip off, let’s make our own!
Continue reading Let’s Brew: Making your own Candi Sugar
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Tigers celebrate at Yankees Stadium after eliminating the Yankees. Next up, the pennant series against Texas.