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Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By dfess1
haha, nope. Under the ribs are two crisper...

haha, nope. Under the ribs are two crisper drawers full of labatt blue (did I mention the hockey teams??). The top shelf and the door have some high end stuff, stone vertical epics, hopslam, etc. The...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-25-2014, 01:38 PM
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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5KBd2FtK4Wo/U9A...

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These have all been rubbed down and re vacuum sealed (36 racks of baby backs)....
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-25-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By dfess1
I picked up the book "Chartruterie" or however...

I picked up the book "Chartruterie" or however you spell it. So far have only made the basic curing rub, but mixed one pork belly with a crapload of pepper and the curing rub. The other got a bottle...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By dfess1
yup, just like the one in my sig! Again, I'm a...

yup, just like the one in my sig! Again, I'm a little partial to that design though. :D

The easiest thing to do is to build the smoker, then take a weber kettle, and weld on a pivot mount to the...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By dfess1
personally, i think you build one or the other....

personally, i think you build one or the other. All smoker designs out there have their pros and cons. I would build a smoker, and then have an additional grill mounted to it though. To make a good...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 07-17-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 45,021
Posted By dfess1
So are any of you clowns going to be at Keystone...

So are any of you clowns going to be at Keystone this saturday? If so, whatcha brewin? Our club (based on popular vote) settled on a porter recipe.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-16-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By dfess1
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Hops Growing 07-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 46,698
Posted By dfess1
I posted back a bunch of pages ago, but the top...

I posted back a bunch of pages ago, but the top of each trellis has the name of the varietal routered into the header. Used a sign making setup and roundnose bit.

These hops are second year growth...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 46,698
Posted By dfess1
I believe the Cascade (Far box) and Centenniel...

I believe the Cascade (Far box) and Centenniel (near box) will be ready to pick by next week. Nugget is just starting to throw cones.
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Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By dfess1
those gloves look nice, but someone with rather...

those gloves look nice, but someone with rather large "paws" as my wife calls them, I'm skeptical about a "one size fits all" approach. Are these truely one size fits all?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-09-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By dfess1
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By dfess1
hey, with all the power outage and heavy rain...

hey, with all the power outage and heavy rain taking place last night, i forgot to give you some rub! PECO says no power until TOMORROW @6pm, probably because it's only a lowly 40 people affected. :(...
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By dfess1
If you ask nicely, I might give you some tonight...

If you ask nicely, I might give you some tonight when you grab my jockey box. ;)
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 07-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By dfess1
I own a stoker. Wish I would have gotten the new...

I own a stoker. Wish I would have gotten the new wifi version, but bought it before that was available. Other than that, this kid doesn't like to get cold. Screen won't work if left outside in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By dfess1
the last batch I used us-05 on, I was surprised I...

the last batch I used us-05 on, I was surprised I didn't have a blow out (1.080 wort). It was roughly 5.5 gal in a 6 gal bucket. Fermented out fine, but never any airlock activity (i know this is no...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By dfess1
I'm assuming with a 5 gal pot, you are topping up...

I'm assuming with a 5 gal pot, you are topping up with water after the boil? If so, get a larger pot to do full wort boils. Made the largest difference in our brews at that stage.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 06-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,401
Posted By dfess1
I dont' normally season my burgers for the grill....

I dont' normally season my burgers for the grill. Usually when I'm making burgers, I'm going for the quick/easy meal. Perhaps I will give some of these a go next time.

That said, when I'm making...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 06-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By dfess1
I fry up some potatoes, adding in onions or...

I fry up some potatoes, adding in onions or peppers the morning after making Pulled Pork. Then throw in some of the pork once everything else is cooked to warm it up, cover with a generous helping of...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-09-2014, 01:19 PM
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Views: 63,181
Posted By dfess1
In!

In!
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 06-06-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By dfess1
I get mine filled at my local welding supply...

I get mine filled at my local welding supply store. Might try there.
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 06-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 45,021
Posted By dfess1
never made it to Lucky's. :( Damn grass hockey...

never made it to Lucky's. :( Damn grass hockey game went longer than my wife promised it would! Looks like the only beer week event we might actually hit is something down at Bar Ly tomorrow night...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 06-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 45,021
Posted By dfess1
Headed to Lucky's Last Chance tonight for the...

Headed to Lucky's Last Chance tonight for the Stone event. Really, my wife wants to see the rep (our friend), and it gives me an excuse to get one of their burgers! :D
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By dfess1
I'd go bang on their bed and take pictures. Leave...

I'd go bang on their bed and take pictures. Leave them someplace that they'll find them after you leave...

I'm lucky. My MIL can get a bit crazy at times, but that comes with age (and genetics)....
Forum: Meat Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making 05-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,739
Posted By dfess1
sounds like you really had a picnic cut, which...

sounds like you really had a picnic cut, which suck. They take a lot longer to cook, as you found out. Next time, just make sure it's got the blade in it. As stated already, it heats up and helps...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 05-23-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 45,021
Posted By dfess1
I enjoy beer week, don't get me wrong. I've just...

I enjoy beer week, don't get me wrong. I've just never been one of those guys that will stand in line for hours on end just to be able to have a super rare beer. That's not to say I haven't had the...
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