White Trash, Beef Stroganoff I like to back pack. One of my big fundamental problems is with backpacking food. It is often low in protein, and high in price. We have other options. My father introduced me to a canned roast beef product from Costco. It is the Kirkland Signature brand of “Roast Beef in… Read More Backpacking Meal, White Trash Beef Stroganoff!
Optimization of Chitosan Finings How We Got Here: As a professional brewer, I have had a bitch of a time fining my lagers fermented with WLP833. This was never a problem as a home brewer. I used to fine with Jell-O, and it worked fine. Jell-O has not produced the same results at… Read More Optimization Test of Chitosan Finings
This one is for you Doc. This tale takes us back to the summer of 2005. Our hero was 25 years old, and brewing on a clapped out old 15 bbl, 2 vessel brew house. The hero, and his partner Diamond Dave were working 60-70 hours a week, all summer long. We were brewing 3… Read More In Search Of Altbier, Researching, and Brewing Düsseldorf Style Altbier
Breweries that don’t have filter their beer, and care about beer clarity will often use some sort of a fining agent to aid in clarification. Brewers that don’t filter their beer, but still care about beer clarity will often use some sort of fining agent to aid in clarification. Why optimize? Every yeast strain requires a different… Read More Optimization of BioFine Clear
So, back in the day I used to cook a lot. Since I was in the kitchen often I did a lot of things from memory, and feel. This worked great back in the day. As I got older I found less time to spend in the kitchen. In my head I was still the… Read More 1 Epic Lasagna Recipe
It was January. We were having a strategic planning meeting. We were planning the release and introduction of new specialty, and seasonal beers. Representing the production staff we had new team member Bad Brad. Also in the meeting was self proclaimed brewery superstar/head brewer Magnus Böner. On the sales side we had ScoHan, Burk, Kirk, Karen… Read More Lagerbier: What is a lager?
Back Story: I discovered biscuits, and gravy pretty late in life. It was in high school. I think my first memories of them were at my buddy Slim’s house. You see, this fellow we called slim was a plump southern kid. His mom would make a simple flour gravy out of the drippings of what-ever… Read More How to Bake Perfect Baking Powder Biscuits.
Böner Gravy (It is my family name you pervert!) Apparently, one of the things I am know for making well, is biscuits, and gravy. My dear friend Kelly tells me it is something she looks forward to, every time I come to visit. Part of having the Böner family name is pleasing the ladies, so… Read More Epic Sausage Gravy, Recipe for Böner Gravy.
So, back in the day Ma used to make this bad-ass bean dip. It was served hot. One day she was making it, and I asked her to teach me how. She showed me what she did. I took Mom’s epic good dish, and made it my own. The first few times I tried to… Read More Bean Dip!!!
My dear friend Star is known for her lovely cookies. Star’s pumpkin cookies were always my favorite. (Moving forward, I will spell this word phonetically. The way it is said in the dialect of English, from the rural area I am from.) They are small, not to sweet, a little spicy, with just a touch of… Read More Punkin’ Cookies