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by stevetimko
September 13th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167348

Re: Steak Porn

Thanks, all. I'll have to check out the Grape Radio podcast.
I called the two best butcher shops in this area and neither carries beef from older cows. It may be the only way to get it here is to buy a quarter or half beef direct from a rancher.
by stevetimko
September 11th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167348

Re: Steak Porn

Interesting video comparing the taste of steaks from 28 month, 8 year and 15 year old animals: https://www.eater.com/2018/9/11/17842746/tasting-steak-15-year-old-cow-kinderhook-farm Thanks for posting. I'm a huge believer in this after plowing through quite a bit of Galician beef after watching Ste...
by stevetimko
June 22nd, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Speaking of Saveur
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Speaking of Saveur

Saveur was losing money. They had to cut staff just to stay afloat. It wasn't so much a change in editorial philosophy as a business struggling to not die.

I can't find anything to replace it.
by stevetimko
May 30th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 156
Views: 11097

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Pardon as I ask for some advice here. I want to try making no knead bread, although it's probably a couple of months away. I will be baking at 4,500 feet, if that makes a difference. In reading about bagel recipes, some people are Red Star yeast fanatics. Does the brand of yeast make a difference he...
by stevetimko
May 16th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68718

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Would using a Kitchenaid Mixer and its dough hook to mix the flour for pizza dough be allowed or is that too pedestrian for serious pizza makers?
by stevetimko
April 20th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone use a June Oven?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Anyone use a June Oven?

The June Oven is a high-tech intelligent oven that's supposed to recognize food you put in and know how to cook it. Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen give it positive reviews. https://www.cooksillustrated.com/articles/1247-testing-the-june-intelligent-oven The Wire Cutter and The Tasting...
by stevetimko
February 28th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 20646

Re: Restaurant Recommendations

I see Sichuan Impressions in Santa Monica and near Monterey Park. Is this one of those or is there one behind the Orange Curtain?
by stevetimko
January 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3771

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

And the Brooks recommendations above are spot on. I'm a particular fan of their delightfully fun Bois Joli. Their drier versions depend on how much of a trocken fan you are. I guess this is a good opportunity to post my photo of Pascal Brooks, son of the guy who started the winery. He's probably ol...
by stevetimko
January 19th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68718

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Have you guys seen the Uni 2? I'm quite the newbie at making pizza, but I got my wife this oven for Christmas. Uses wood pellets and claims 800 degrees. Lots of wood types to choose from. Makes a 12" pizza. Luckily my family and friends can cook. We got a pizza cooked in 3 minutes after 15 minutes ...
by stevetimko
January 9th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68718

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Red star yeast?
I though pizza dough had to have a lot of gluten.
by stevetimko
January 9th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68718

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I'd be interested as to what you found seemed to make a difference in flour, including how much gluten. Or any other ingredients.
by stevetimko
October 13th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California winery accused of deceptive labeling over Oregon Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: California winery accused of deceptive labeling over Oregon Wine

I did a search for the winery names before I posted. I didn't realize this had been covered before.
Of course, I thought California might seek an investigation of Domaine Serene or Ayoub for stealing California wine making. . . .
by stevetimko
October 13th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California winery accused of deceptive labeling over Oregon Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 598

California winery accused of deceptive labeling over Oregon Wine

The specific labels are Elouan and The Willametter Journal. The owner of a Napa Valley winery accused by Oregon winemakers of using deceptive labels says he is working with both state and federal investigators, while describing the controversy as a “charade.” Copper Cane LLC, of Rutherford, Calif., ...
by stevetimko
July 29th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Jason Hagen wrote:
stevetimko wrote:Is there anything like a Coravin for loose leaf tea?
Hmmm.... something that is super expensive and does not work ... hmmm not sure.

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If memory serves me correctly Weg Hagen has had good luck with Coravin. Plus I know someone in wine sales who preserves bottles with Coravin.
by stevetimko
July 25th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Is there anything like a Coravin for loose leaf tea?
by stevetimko
May 16th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Reno May 10 or 11?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Reno May 10 or 11?

Who brought what wine?
by stevetimko
May 2nd, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Anyone have an Assam tea they like a lot? I just had Assam tea at a local Indian restaurant. It was wonderful tea, bold and dark, but too bitter for spicy food. I needed to add sweetener. I could see why it is popular in chai. I've never had an Assam that convinced me to buy it in preference to a D...
by stevetimko
April 26th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Reno May 10 or 11?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Reno May 10 or 11?

Would love to join, but I have to work those nights. Rhones work great for reds. For the Mediterranean style appetizers you need a full bodied white, one that has seen wood and not just stainless steel. Glenn, maybe Shaji could join?
by stevetimko
April 21st, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Jay, I'm not saying it's the best tea out there, but it's different and it's tasty. Some times you want Muscadet and sometimes a Cour-Cheverny is nice. It's got the highest caffeine level I've had in tea, so that will limit my consumption of it. I think it would go best with sweeter Indian food, lik...
by stevetimko
April 20th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

Anyone have an Assam tea they like a lot? I just had Assam tea at a local Indian restaurant. It was wonderful tea, bold and dark, but too bitter for spicy food. I needed to add sweetener. I could see why it is popular in chai.
by stevetimko
October 19th, 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange Wine: What Say You?
Replies: 64
Views: 3613

Orange Wine: What Say You?

The Associated Press just moved a story on orange wines. http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Orange-is-the-new-white-Unique-amber-wine-12292620.php "The color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that mirrors the way red ...
by stevetimko
August 16th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 Ridge ATP Carignane showing well; 1997 Storybook Zin okay
Replies: 2
Views: 196

1992 Ridge ATP Carignane showing well; 1997 Storybook Zin okay

1992 Ridge Carignane Whitten Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (8/15/2017) This was showing well. Fred called it sharp, meaning it was still youthful. It’s still got five to 10 years to go. It needed air to open up. But it was also smooth as silk and elegant. I got dark red f...
by stevetimko
August 16th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best American Riesling
Replies: 122
Views: 5594

Best American Riesling

Not trying to get into a fight here, but I tried Kung Fu Girl about a decade ago and wasn't impressed. Has it improved or is there something I'm missing?
by stevetimko
August 6th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large Format Bottlings and Ageing
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Large Format Bottlings and Ageing

Larger formats also supposedly used hand-carved corks which are not as air tight as the machine-made corks used in 750s and magnums.
by stevetimko
August 3rd, 2017, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let´s talk VOLNAY
Replies: 92
Views: 7039

Let´s talk VOLNAY

Not a single mention of Ente? Just one wine, but I thought it was fabulous. Too rare?
by stevetimko
July 28th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best American Riesling
Replies: 122
Views: 5594

Best American Riesling

Belle Pente and Brooks. I was going to name these two plus Stony Hill. Both Belle Pente and Brooks are not super dry. Brooks makes a range of rieslings. Coincidentally, six years ago today I posted this photo to Facebook of the young Pascal Brooks, who inherited the winery when his father died. I t...
by stevetimko
July 12th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Pinots similar in style and quality to Rhys
Replies: 113
Views: 7804

US Pinots similar in style and quality to Rhys

Cronin, although the last vintage was 2000.
by stevetimko
January 26th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 1978

Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley

wow, welcome to a charter member of AFWE.
by stevetimko
January 26th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: NEWBIE INTROS
Topic: Limerick Lane Cellars
Replies: 25
Views: 2443

Limerick Lane Cellars

I tasted here in 2012. I liked the 1934 block the best. Good stuff.
http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... =1&t=71779&
by stevetimko
December 22nd, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422367

What BEER are you drinking?

Anyone knowledgeable about Russian and Slavic beers? A new store opened in Reno and they carry about 18 kinds of Russian and Slavic beers but I have no idea which are supposed to be the good ones.
by stevetimko
August 10th, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?
Replies: 30
Views: 1971

Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?

Arroyo Grande is south of Paso Robles. He must mean Arroyo Seco.
by stevetimko
August 5th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?
Replies: 30
Views: 1971

Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?

The guys they rescued from the fire were working on pot farms. We got smoke from the fire up here in Reno. Reggae music is suddenly popular.
by stevetimko
August 5th, 2016, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?
Replies: 30
Views: 1971

Any vineyards affected by the Soberanes Fire?

I see the Pisoni farm a Soberanes Vineyard. Are there any vineyards burned in the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County? Or is smoke affecting any vineyards?
Of course, wine is not as important as the homes lost or firefighter killed when the bulldozer rolled.
by stevetimko
June 16th, 2016, 11:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Has anyone ever done the roll-your-own for cigars? There's a web site called Leaf Only that sells tobacco for people who want to roll their own. Some of it looks interesting. Like ligero cured to use as a wrapper. But it's expensive. It looks like stuff my local boutique cigar shop buys for $11 or ...
by stevetimko
May 31st, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Has anyone ever done the roll-your-own for cigars? There's a web site called Leaf Only that sells tobacco for people who want to roll their own. Some of it looks interesting. Like ligero cured to use as a wrapper. But it's expensive. It looks like stuff my local boutique cigar shop buys for $11 or $...
by stevetimko
May 25th, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

How much spoof will we accept in our cigars? The ACID cigars are all flavored. Too much for me. I don't want to smoke them. The George Rico American Puro that I've discussed on this board before has some Kentucky tobacco that has been fire-cured, giving some additional smokiness. I like that.
by stevetimko
April 30th, 2016, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10732

Any Tea Aficionados Out There?

I'm curious if tea needs to breath like wine. I bought a tin of Twining Lady Grey, a decaf Earl Grey. I opened it and my fist cup of tea was horrible. Just had my second cup this morning, about a week after I opened it, and it's pretty good. The only thing I can think of is that it took in air for a...
by stevetimko
April 26th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Great obsessive compulsive disorder anecdote to share. I'm at a cigar shop and a customer -- not a staff member -- begins walking around emptying the black ceramic ash trays on the table and cleaning them with a towel. He doesn't touch the stainless steel ashtrays. I guess he does this after he's ha...
by stevetimko
April 11th, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Nolan. Nice pic! I have finished off a Fuente 858 rosado tonight. I really like that cigar. I smoke two a month of those just hoping to get another box in the fall. Any opinion on the best cigar that comes in a tube. I need to order a box for a golfing tournament Travis: I'm not clear if you need t...
by stevetimko
February 28th, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Gotta give props to Reno boy Dion Giollotto for his Illusione brand. I've starting smoking cigars in a pipe. I bought a Churchwarden style pipe with a long shaft to cool the smoke. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J79GSPQ It changes the flavor of cigars. I think it detracts from a good cigar but ...
by stevetimko
November 5th, 2015, 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Illusione owner Dion Giolito is based here in Reno, where he has the Fumare cigar store. Excellent selection. I'm glad others have heard of them.
by stevetimko
August 5th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis

I found the Stony Hill to be enjoyable but not thrilling. I am grateful for the opportunity to try such an elder and the Chablis. The 2012 Michel Schumberger Pinot Blanc was pretty tasty. Did you try the South African Rose Steve? I did not but it is available for $4 at Grocery Outlet on Kietzke. No...
by stevetimko
August 4th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis

I like Stony Hill Chardonnay. But, a couple of years ago I had the opportunity to buy a few bottles of older wines and did not like them nearly as much. I know that some people like these wines with this much age, but for me, I prefer them at sort of middle age. Thanks for the notes. I think it wou...
by stevetimko
August 3rd, 2015, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Nice Stony Hill, Rioja and Catalan wines; I blew it with the Fourchaume Chablis

1991 Stony Hill Chardonnay - USA, California, Napa Valley (7/30/2015) Fred thought it was over the hill. Andy, Glenn and I liked it. It seems to be in decline, though. It is turning amber but it's not deeply colored yet. It has a nutty nose and a little bit of oxidation. On the palate I got some ci...
by stevetimko
July 11th, 2015, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can non-grape fruit predict how wine grapes turn out?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Can non-grape fruit predict how wine grapes turn out?

I went to a farmers market today and the apricots were huge. The growers said that's just how they're turning out this year. I'm wondering if there is a correlation between how certain fruits develop and how wine grapes turn out. Like if the Arkansas black apples aren't ripening then the mourvedre w...
by stevetimko
June 17th, 2015, 12:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 215
Views: 11694

What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Has anyone here made a Tuppedor? A humidor out of a Tupperware-style container?
http://www.puff.com/forums/vb/cigar-acc ... -stop.html
by stevetimko
June 14th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 752

How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?

Wine cellars always seem so humid I thought the humidity was higher. But that's probably because I walk into them from the desert.
by stevetimko
June 14th, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 752

How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?

Thanks, Dale.
I had heard 80 percent was optimal.
by stevetimko
June 14th, 2015, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 752

How low can wine cellar humidity drop before it is a problem?

I'm looking at storing cigars in my wine locker. I was concerned about the humidity being too high. So i put a hygrometer in a wine locker at 11 a.m. yesterday and went back at 4 p.m. to check it. http://timko.email/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/hygrometer.jpg It was actually 57 percent humidity when I...

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