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by Andrew Kotowski
May 13th, 2021, 9:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Too much for one crotch shot, so here’s two for you! Is Peerless unobtainium? There’s one one store local here that has like a dozen bottles, but not another store anywhere. It peaked my interest because we don’t see it but I think it was ~$75? What’s the story behind it? Have heard a lot about it,...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 13th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Weller Cashed Your Paycheck Bourbon is a bit more like it.
by Andrew Kotowski
May 11th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 362
Views: 39426

Re: Rye

Elijah Craig has released a rye that's available at K&L (saw in a FB wine group) Never tried it but decided to order some I’ve grabbed a couple at my local big box. On special for $32. Supposedly going to be more available. Enjoyed a few old fashioneds with it so far. Not bad. Not bad is an ade...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 9th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Brian, those look great!!!

I got sucked into a grill takeover at a friend’s house, cooking... ribeyes. Going to need to eat salad for a month to make up for the last couple of weeks, I swear.
by Andrew Kotowski
May 7th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 362
Views: 39426

Re: Rye

Anyone try the New Riff? It's been getting good reviews. Full disclosure: Grapes The Wine Co., whom I work for, carries both the Ryes & Bourbons. May take one home tonight. I have it in my regular rotation, both the BIB bourbon and BIB rye.I’m in on a private barrel that we are picking out next...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 7th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 362
Views: 39426

Re: Rye

Gerry Morrisey wrote: May 7th, 2021, 8:41 am I apologize if I've asked this before but does anyone know if they still make Wild Turkey 101 rye? I found it made a good Manhattan and haven't seen it anywhere in a couple of years.
They definitely make the Rare Breed Rye.
by Andrew Kotowski
May 7th, 2021, 5:25 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Robert M yers wrote: May 7th, 2021, 5:17 am Nice score, is Elmer still on the shelf in WA?
Technically, it never hit the shelf. I spent a couple of hours driving around, calling dif places and dropping in to a few random spots.
by Andrew Kotowski
May 6th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Too much for one crotch shot, so here’s two for you!
by Andrew Kotowski
May 6th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Really love using coffee as a dry rub for grilled beef. I usually flesh it out with ground ancho chile, smoked paprika, or garlic/onion powder. Agreed - this is the recipe I usually use, which I think you’ll find close to your specs above. I don’t think Chris would have a problem with me posting, b...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 5th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Can finally post these now, as the contest is over. I didn’t win, but we sure ate well... As noted above, I jumped on the Morgan Ranch wagyu train for this, as the marbling is bright and I was looking for as much color contrast as I could get. Rub was B’s Garlic rub, which looks pretty and tastes gr...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 4th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone got thoughts on the Rabbit Hole Founder’s Collection Mizunara 15 Year? Looks intriguing until I saw the price (RRP $1500!). They must have a very high opinion of their own stuff. Check out this for a little more info on Mizunara oak and why its price point is astronomically high. https://win...
by Andrew Kotowski
May 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had a choice to make - Fort George Fanzine or Fremont Head Full of Dynamite Hazy.

I doubled up on the HFoD, as I've had a bunch of the Fanzine lately.

I chose... poorly.
by Andrew Kotowski
May 1st, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Seeing double. Quick reminder - you don’t have to wait for Berserker Days to pick up Morgan Ranch beef :) Custom cuts? That’s what I Was thinking [cheers.gif] I got selected for an Instagram cooking competition and the first place I thought of was Morgan Ranch. Aside from the fact that the meat tas...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 30th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Final shot of one of the big boys.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 30th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Seeing double. Quick reminder - you don’t have to wait for Berserker Days to pick up Morgan Ranch beef :)
by Andrew Kotowski
April 30th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: April 30th, 2021, 4:33 pm Morgan ranch ribeye
That crust looks spectacular.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 29th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Amsterdam restaurants?
Replies: 132
Views: 8857

Re: Amsterdam restaurants?

Blake - you're gonna LOVE this. Check the restaurants on the cover; it's a laundry lists of our places here :D I have a friend sending me a copy.

https://www.bol.com/nl/p/shortlist-amst ... oductTitle
by Andrew Kotowski
April 29th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Brian Tuite wrote: April 29th, 2021, 6:15 am
alan weinberg wrote: April 28th, 2021, 7:17 pm then finish in 400 degree oven at 450 degrees.

My oven doesn’t have that setting. [snort.gif]
Most blokes cook up to 400, but when Alan needs to get just a little bit more out of his oven? He turns it up to 11. I mean 450.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 27th, 2021, 9:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Small Batch will be very scarce for next few months. Sweet. I’m taking offers then :) I will take all you got, at near retail. Work for Amazon and make it to Seattle from time to time. We should get together some time when travel opens and I can make it up there PM me when you make it up here; I'm ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 27th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Willows Inn: August 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1532

Re: Willows Inn: August 2014

Beyond disappointed to read this. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/dining/blaine-wetzel-willows-inn-lummi-island-abuse.html Extremely disappointing indeed. Willows Inn has long been on my shortest list (perhaps a list of 1) of next-stop destination dining in the US. No longer. So sad, as I'd hear...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 27th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 215
Views: 13244

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Mark Y wrote: April 27th, 2021, 6:09 pm
JFPelletier wrote: January 28th, 2021, 11:04 am I am on Instagram under @jfpca.wine.
Added but requires approval. :)
Helps to keep the riffraff out.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 27th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 215
Views: 13244

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Finally set a wine Instagram up since most of my friends/colleagues couldn’t care less... Adn.wine for anyone interested Followed! I do post a lot of wine pics, but they’re usually in my story, rather than my feed. @Barry - will do. Right now I just stare at it a lot and say “yellllllllow wax” over...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 27th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2021
Views: 114560

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kid pleasers this weekend - Chris Lilly’s iron skillet Mac and Cheese, and ribs!
by Andrew Kotowski
April 26th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2021
Views: 114560

Re: What did you cook tonight?

@Brandon - that still looks like it was delicious :D
by Andrew Kotowski
April 25th, 2021, 11:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I remember when I first moved to Dallas 5 years ago, EH Taylor would sit on the shelf, now Small Batch is lucky to find and you might have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding Single Barrel or Barrel Proof. Small Batch is still pretty available in WA state if you know where to look, ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 25th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4231
Views: 251574

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I remember when I first moved to Dallas 5 years ago, EH Taylor would sit on the shelf, now Small Batch is lucky to find and you might have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding Single Barrel or Barrel Proof. Small Batch is still pretty available in WA state if you know where to look, ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 19th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2021
Views: 114560

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Bought some pork chops at a newer local butcher in Seattle that Andrew K. has talked up called Beast and Cleaver. Boy did everything in that case look awesome! I brined them in a basic brine for 3.5 hours (not enough) and then grilled over charcoal. They were very good and the cook was perfect. Get...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 19th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Jorge Henriquez wrote: April 19th, 2021, 11:09 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote: April 17th, 2021, 7:42 pm Donde esta Jorge? Mi Plato!
Aqui!!!!!! [bow.gif]
LOL!
by Andrew Kotowski
April 19th, 2021, 8:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 124
Views: 10938

Re: Old Beer - Results

Gerry Morrisey wrote: April 19th, 2021, 5:02 am Who could drink that much at one sitting of that beer, lol?
Is that a trick question?
[bow.gif]
by Andrew Kotowski
April 17th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Donde esta Jorge? Mi Plato!
by Andrew Kotowski
April 17th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

He got me sooooo excited. I’ll drive six hours to spend the weekend in Bend and schlep home a bunch of Monkish :) Monkless? Not so much :)
by Andrew Kotowski
April 17th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Monkish is in Bend, now?!? Boneyard is a must-hit for me when I’m there.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 16th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2021
Views: 114560

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Thanks for sharing the technique. Will play around with that - I've tossed bigger chunks on to "insulate" in the past, but have had mixed results. The meat can pick up more acrid smoke as the wood lights, but if you wait too long, you're managing direct flame, which can be a pain as well. ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 15th, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Clearing out the freezer - T-bone steak I won from a PNW Beef Instagram contest. Used a coffee based rub, which gave it a darker brown color on the crust. Good stuff. @Brandon - those hangers :) Really love using coffee as a dry rub for grilled beef. I usually flesh it out with ground ancho chile, ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 14th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Nom nom nom!
by Andrew Kotowski
April 13th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 69
Views: 6675

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

Tom Lee wrote: April 13th, 2021, 4:28 pm Only someone on WineBerserkers can consider a free bottle of wine from Christophe as being “kind of crappy”.

😂

Tom
I spit wine on my keyboard. Terrible, as it's a 2019 Kobayashi Viognier and fantastic. Well played.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 12th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Double Lucky!
Replies: 69
Views: 6675

Re: Cayuse Double Lucky!

I don’t know why they even included people that aren’t on the NG list currently (like me). I appreciate the free bottle and enjoyed the wine but kind of crappy if you like it since you have a join a wait list for who knows how long and then maybe get allocated 3 bottles of it in some future year. T...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 12th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

@rick - all I can think of is "big grill with a litttttttle steak!" You grilled the hell out of it though, so nicely done, sir.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 10th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Hahahaha. Autocorrect AGAiN!
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4317

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

I’ve got both Grassl 1855s (drinking a 2017 Reynvaan In the Hills from one as a I type) and the Glasvin. Both have been fine in the dishwasher (high end Bosch), but I run them on the bottom with nothing else near them. I like the bigger bowl for the 1855, but my wife has broken two hand washing. In ...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2363
Views: 335250

Re: Official Costco Thread

Shoreline WA today - 2017 Reynvaan In the Hills Syrah - $66.99 Probably a case left in the bin, maybe more below. I was on the waitlist but didn’t bite a year or two ago when it was eventually my turn. I’m assuming the price increases must have turned others off as well? I picked up a couple at the...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2640
Views: 228159

Re: Steak Porn

Kids had pizza and the wine told me she wasn’t hungry so... I got a steak. Next thing I know, both older kids bring plates and sit down at the table, and my wife start picking at the rib cap. WTF?!?
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 60786

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Jorge Henriquez wrote: April 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm Also, no cherry in OF. You'll enjoy it more.
Agree w/no cherry in an OF. I also like simple syrup instead of the sugar cube, personally. Hitting the orange right makes a big difference with this drink, imho.
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 9:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 60786

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Ack. IPhone autocorrect on eats. Agree that maraschino cherry can make stuff super sweet; have blown up a few daiquiris that way :/
by Andrew Kotowski
April 9th, 2021, 5:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 60786

Re: The Cocktail Thread

That punch article keeps landing in my Facebook feed for some reason. Other article on the Martinez that I saw recently was in Serious East (really!)

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... ecipe.html
by Andrew Kotowski
April 7th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 624
Views: 40178

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Now that this is the Smoker Comedy thread, this article made me laugh for days. Click on the twitter feed for the original post, as the comments go on and on and on and on. https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2021/04/05/oklahoma-lincoln-riley-easter-brisket-photo?fbclid=IwAR1WYUlnZplUa3WkV_h1a39jAuywjE...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 6th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Been crushing FANZINE, new seasonal IPA from Ft George & Great Notion. It’s literally being served everywhere in Clatsop Co. This is at least the second, possibly third year they've released. It's a solid bear, but I'm more bullish on their Magnetic Fields release, which is just now winding dow...
by Andrew Kotowski
April 5th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17095
Views: 505420

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mark Y wrote: March 30th, 2021, 5:39 pm Last weekend. Went well with yakitori.

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That’s a lot of Floodland. I have some for trade now :)

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