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Posted in thread: The official foraging thread on 09-01-2014 at 09:45 PM
I've never forgotten the taste of green persimmons. It's like biting down on chalk and chasing
it with vinegar. The Texas Persimmons are similar. They're not ready until they're black and
Posted in thread: The official foraging thread on 09-01-2014 at 12:38 PM
I had never heard of Turk's Caps before, so I Googled...interesting plant! you can use leaves,
flowers and berries for various things. I've made Fuzzymittensbrewing's Hi-Nelson Saison with
Posted in thread: The official foraging thread on 09-01-2014 at 12:17 PM
Any ideas what this is and if it's edible? Spikes on the leaves are deadly, like it's
protecting gold!Looks like yucca to me.
Posted in thread: The official foraging thread on 08-27-2014 at 12:09 PM
During some recent hikes, I picked prickly pears and the fruit off of Texas Persimmons and
Turk's caps. I came across a few Mexican plum's that were ripe. Most of these I eat raw. The
prickly pears we...
Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-26-2014 at 11:11 AM
Have you tried the Shiner Black Lager? Not bad.It's good, but like Shiner Bock, I feel it's
sort of one dimensional. It's dark, mild aroma, with a chocolate note in the flavor. When I
want a dark lage...
Posted in thread: I'm trying my hand at a single malt oak aged IPA on 08-25-2014 at 01:36 AM
I did an all Vienna pale ale, but steeped and dry hopped it like it was an IPA. I also added
medium toast French oak chips, no whiskey. I can't remember the exact quantities. I added maybe
an ounce of...
Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-24-2014 at 10:25 PM
Some protest because Shiner Bock is listed in this crappy beer list, but I'll add Shiner to the
list of crappy beers I drink. So that makes it, Dos Equis Lager Especial (the green bottle),
Posted in thread: A Controversial Question: What is the best crappy beer? on 08-23-2014 at 08:40 PM
Dos Equis, and now cars look both ways for me before driving down the street. I also enjoy
Miller Lite. I guess I like the corn.
Posted in thread: fast fermenting yeasts on 08-15-2014 at 03:12 AM
S-04 will produce a very clean ale, just like US-05, when it ferments cooler (58-60F). However,
that will slow fermentation a bit. US-05 will ferment quickly and is much more tolerable to
Posted in thread: Cleaning Bottles on 08-09-2014 at 02:27 PM
All my new bottles get a few rinses with hot water then go into the dishwasher with no soap,
hottest setting, heated dry. I rinse every bottle after pouring a beer, spray with sanitizer
and set aside ...