This recipe was inspired by an awful freeze dried backpacking meal. It was instant gravy mix, dried ground beef, and instant mashed potatoes, all thrown together in the same bag. You just had to add boiling water, and wait 10 min. It sucked! I was able to add enough spices to it to make… Read More Back Packing Roast Beef, and Gravy Over Mashed Potatoes.
Backpacking Biscuits, and Böner Gravy! Gravy Recipe: Measure out at home, and place in a zip lock bag to take with you on your adventure! 1/2 cup (42g) Valley Food Storage freeze dried sausage crumbles 1/4 (28g) cup of Nestle Nido milk powder 2 tsp Wondera flour 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder… Read More Backpacking Biscuits, and Gravy
Spam Ramen Pad Thai: (2) blocks Ramen noodles 6oz (170g), or 4.25oz (120g) pad Thai rice noodles 1 pouch 2 tbls (32g) Jason’s peanut butter 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp turbinado sugar 1.5 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbls oil 2 tsp red pepper flakes Procedure; boil noodles, and… Read More Pad Thai Spam Ramen for Backpacking
This is a basic recipe for stove top Mac, and Cheese. Ingredients: 5oz (142g) Campanella, Penne, or Elbow Macaroni. (My favorite is Campanella.) 1/4 cup or 2.4oz (68g) Milk. (I use 6g of Nestle Nido dried milk powder with 62g water) 1 tbsp Wondera Flour (AP is fine) 1 tbsp Butter 2.5oz (71g) Grated Sharp… Read More Epic Homemade Stove Top Macaroni, and Cheese!
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?