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by Andrew Kotowski
July 13th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 426
Views: 27636

Re: Another Flannery PSA

If you enjoy nerding out on dry age vs. wet age, differences in breeds, fat type, etc., Bryan did a great podcast here:
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by Andrew Kotowski
July 11th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

My daughter knows better than to bring a vegetarian home :) In all seriousness though, I can’t even imagine what was going through your head at the time. Raising kids is hard damnit!
by Andrew Kotowski
July 10th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

First dinner with my daughter’s boyfriend’s family tonight. Special request for ribeyes. They’ve left, and I’m hitting the bourbon cabinet. I know there was a reason I had kids... but I don’t quite recall what it was. On the bright side, the steak was great.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 9th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 873

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

If you find GTS at $400, please ping. Good luck finding any Buffalo Trace Antique Collection on shelves at a non-crazy price. The bottles I’m seeing on shelves once in a blue moon around here are the Blantons ($60) and the Elijah Craig 18 ($150). In state-controlled markets, I’ve had friends either ...
by Andrew Kotowski
July 8th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Nicely done! Couldn’t agree more re: price point. Plus, we get another meal out of it by using leftovers for tacos or a salad.

Pork butt up tonight. Loving the sabbatical :)
by Andrew Kotowski
July 8th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 47571

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Have replaced the Paper Plane with the Oaxaca Old Fashioned as my drink for the summer. Using Don Julio Laphroaig for the tequila and Leyenda Guerrero for the mezcal. Probably over the top for this, but I like the smoke and it’s pretty much straight liquor. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101296...
by Andrew Kotowski
July 7th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Grilled/smoked chicken.

Pork butt thread inspired me to try a coffee rub on a spatchcocked chicken. I brushed on some rendered fat from a Benton’s smoked ham about 10 mins before I pulled. Tastes great.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 5th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: Making bacon at home

Mike Maguire wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 6:39 am
Smoking this morning, will report back
Get the bourbon out and do it! Just make sure you wash and wipe it before you put it on!
by Andrew Kotowski
July 5th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Help me rub my butt

Try coffee on pork chops; I think it’s fantastic and I like the color.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 4th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

Straight Painted Hills last night, as they had a hell of a sale locally.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 4th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 616

Re: Help me rub my butt

Pork butt loves paprika and brown sugar along with the salt and pepper. Yes. I like Meathead’s Memphis Dust rub, personally. Super easy to make, and the color from the paprika/brown sugar is fantastic. Remember to salt first, per the link. https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/spice-rubs-and-paste...
by Andrew Kotowski
July 4th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Two slabs of coffee-rubbed St Louis ribs.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
by Andrew Kotowski
July 3rd, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brandon R wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 8:48 am
Holy cow, Andrew, that all looks fantastic.
Technically, it would be a holy pig, but yes :D

Thanks again for the coffee!
by Andrew Kotowski
July 3rd, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Ugh, following Scott’s pics and my god, that meatloaf...

Back home, have the grill going like crazy. Last night was coffee-rubbed, double cut pork chops with Chris Lilly’s Mac and cheese. 2017 Rochioli Big Hill with dinner, George T Stagg for dessert :)
by Andrew Kotowski
July 2nd, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Speaking of Stagg...
by Andrew Kotowski
July 1st, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew K - I can report that the 2020 3-Way IPA is...fine. Like last year, a hazy/West Coast hybrid with a slight lean towards hazy with the hop bitterness kicking in on the finish. Not upset to own a 4 pack, but would rather just drink Fields of Green or Fuzz Drinking one as I type. I am enjoying ...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 30th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Fitz and BIBs were gone; I tried :)

Also told me they were out of the BT Antiques. I was surprised, as I have a bottle of George T Stagg sitting on the shelf...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 29th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

Home sweet home! Flannery dry-aged rib-eye and a Painted Hills “Flannery Defender” for the kids.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 29th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: Making bacon at home

Two points I’d echo from above - left out flipping the bags over, which is important and Christine’s point on temp when cutting is a great one as well. Exponentially easier than when it has warmed up.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 28th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

This thread dropped on my "Your Posts" lists and I forgot about it. Flying home out of Louisville, KY today, here are some additional thoughts in the event they help. * Restaurants are all over the place with how they deal with the impact of COVID. I went to a place in Louisville that took my temp a...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 28th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: Making bacon at home

I would appreciate any thoughts or favorite recipes . I just did this and it turned out well. Combined learnings from a few YouTube videos and then just went for it. 1) Ordered a pork belly from Tails and Trotters. Based in Portland and they'll ship to you (given WA state) for $25. Toss in some por...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Ah, missed that. Hope it met or exceeded expectations! Exceeded, but my bar was low. Today was a cocktail day, so nothing exciting to report. Did pick up some local stuff I wanted to try - OCD #5 Glenn Creek Distillery (using Old Crow yeast, if I understand this correctly) and a bottle of KC 10 bar...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 27th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Third line on second pic - $16
by Andrew Kotowski
June 27th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

It looks like some of the fat didn't render. What would you think about pulling it at 130 or 131? If I’m trading off between rendered fat and driving the steak up to a medium temp, I’ll take the former. We usually cook to rare, especially on a prime/dry-aged cut. Either way, was fun to try out the ...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 27th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Ended up hitting their barrel selects to close.

Went with the 2015 Four Roses and the WT Kentucky Spirit. Both were great.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
by Andrew Kotowski
June 26th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: heat and density
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: heat and density

Just make sure you don’t lay a bottle on its side for a prolonged period of time; I learned this lesson the hard way with a very nice bottle... The alcohol ate through the cork (which is supposedly different than a wine cork, as well) and then slowly leaked out the perforation in the foil cap.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 26th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Met Market is usually 20% - 25% more expensive than other places, which sucks :(
by Andrew Kotowski
June 25th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking through the rest of my Blind Pigs while on the road.

@Glenn (or Scott) - have you tried this year’s Three Way?
by Andrew Kotowski
June 25th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4386

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

If you’re on the west coast, try https://tailsandtrotters.com/ Good call. Their pork is fantastic, and luckily available at the butcher shop a half mile from my house. Oh yes fantastic. They’re recreating Iberian pata negra in the PNW. Fed hazelnuts! They sell whole, skin-on pork belly, which a bla...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 19th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

Cooked at 350 to 115 internal, cranked to 500 and pulled at 128. In hindsight, I should have pulled the steak when i turned up the heat so I could have driven a better crust. First time on a Traeger, so I’m ok with it :) Also would probably have cooked at 300 and taken longer on the front end of the...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 19th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

hmmm somebody was just telling me about the new Angel's Envy. I hadn't heard about it so was surprised. . Care to elaborate? I haven't heard of anything new. Read Kris’s post above regarding the partnership behind Heaven’s Door whiskey https://www.forbes.com/sites/felipeschrieberg/2018/04/30/bob-dy...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 19th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

Did my best with a 3” steak on a Traeger :0
by Andrew Kotowski
June 16th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Toasting Bud with some Dankster’s Paradise. I recognize that back yard all too well, which is pretty pathetic LOL ! Where's Fu when I need him? Stoked you got the source, or what's left of the source. What time did you guys roll through Monkish yesterday ? Have fun ! If time allows while in San Die...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 13th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

San Diego appears to have missed a couple of steps in the reopening process. Gaslamp was packed with people, with very few people wearing masks. I’ve noticed that the staff are pretty spot-on with PPE and following procedures (I.e. The Corner” on Laurel was awesome); it’s the guests that are potato ...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 13th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Toasting Bud with some Dankster’s Paradise.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 12th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks for the heads up - got the order in while driving down I5. Now to figure out where Torrance is :)
by Andrew Kotowski
June 12th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market? Pretty sure that’s overpriced by 20% or so. Appreciate the data points; will skip. I always like to hit local liquor shops when t...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 11th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Hah! I’ll pull over at a rest stop and try on my phone ;). Hopefully, I will have been in the road two hours at that point!

That said, I’m enjoying the hell out of this RRB Double Dry-hopped CFJ-90 Centennial Hazy. It’s pretty solid.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 11th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Thank you. Was my guess, but there are so many damn bottlings now that it’s hard to track the limited releases.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205891

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market?
by Andrew Kotowski
June 10th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Oooh! Would love to try that RRB NEIPA! Nice pull on that one! Happy to keep a can or two on hand if you’re in San Diego this weekend. I just had some stuff land in San Jose, so I’m now a traveling liquor store, considering the Pliny and Blind Pig I have in tow. Totally going to try the Monkish pic...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 9th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Continuing to make my way through the RRB line-up. CFJ-90 is their 100% double dry-hopped Centennial release, which tastes like IPA and... pears?
by Andrew Kotowski
June 8th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Pulled this out of the trunk and got the party started with family! I assume a collabo between Open Baladin and Stone? Style? Did you like it? Enjoyed it quite a bit for a Strong Ale. Was brewed in 2017, got it from a buddy I used to buy beer from. Incredibly smooth and, while the alcohol wasn’t ov...
by Andrew Kotowski
June 8th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Was not what I was expecting, based on experience with the rest of their IPA line-up, so i re-read the can and saw it was a Pale Ale :)
by Andrew Kotowski
June 8th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

@Milton - I kept trying to “like” that post :) I think I’m spending too much time on IG.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 7th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443266

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Pulled this out of the trunk and got the party started with family!
by Andrew Kotowski
June 7th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 190379

Re: Steak Porn

Couple of Jorge shots.
by Andrew Kotowski
June 7th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 426
Views: 27636

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Couple more of the Jorge pics, as I’m in love with this thing. If it goes on sale, I’m blowing the kids college fund :)

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