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by Mike.Young
February 12th, 2016, 1:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

Thanks for all the input. I decided against the unit for the time being. I have a few other things that need to take priority money wise. I think what I will do is pick up a temperature controller and rig it up to my crock pot. I can try out the technique first. Then if several months down the road ...
by Mike.Young
February 11th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

Just be aware that's the bluetooth version. Not sure what the exact differences are vs. their wifi model. My bad...it is the Blue Tooth model...my head said Wifi... I am leaning towards picking one up. I just have the feeling that someone like Hamilton Beach will come out with their own version of ...
by Mike.Young
February 11th, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

Amazon has a one day sale on the Anova Wifi Sous Vide Immersion Cooker for $139.99 http://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-Bluetooth-Precision-Cooker/dp/B00UKPBXM4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455216524&sr=8-1&keywords=sous-vide+supreme I am really on the fence about this. To the people who own one, or some...
by Mike.Young
October 28th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?
Replies: 45
Views: 1720

Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?

when i first saw this i thought it was a joke. like that great ad for artisinal fire wood (e.g., "fancy materials such as glass, specialty metals and wood.") i'm a coffee geek and this doesn't make sense to me. it's a pourover but doesn't automate any of the process other than just the pouring part...
by Mike.Young
October 22nd, 2015, 11:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 103
Views: 5560

Inexpensive coffee grinders?

I have this. It's cheap and gives you a workout! http://www.amazon.com/Hario-Coffee-Mill-Slim-Grinder/dp/B001804CLY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1444516255&sr=8-6&keywords=hario+coffee&refinements=p_76%3A2661625011%2Cp_89%3AHario%2Cp_n_condition-type%3A6461716011 I have one of those. It is about 200 cran...
by Mike.Young
September 11th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine in a can?
Replies: 34
Views: 1264

Wine in a can?

My question is: how many of you would drink it out of the can, and how many would pour it into a wine glass? I got a can of the Pino Noir a couple of weeks ago at a local Craft Beer/Wine/Growler shop that screams Hipster. I poured it into a glass. You cannot really get a sense of the nose on it fro...
by Mike.Young
September 10th, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Albuquerque Dining
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Albuquerque Dining

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by Mike.Young
September 4th, 2015, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now taking suggestions for the next wine challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Now taking suggestions for the next wine challenge

This is your Labor Day weekend mission, 10 different varietals of Mad Dog 20/20. Beginning with dinner tonight consume a full bottle of MD 20/20 with every meal this long weekend, including breakfast. I bet the Coco-Loco will be great in a bowl of Count Chocula. It will be like a Mounds Bar for brea...
by Mike.Young
September 1st, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2013 Cali cab under $20
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Best 2013 Cali cab under $20

Drew Goin wrote:
Joe S. wrote:Sorry, but for under $20, I would probably look to Washington instead.
Hear, hear!
I agree as well. You can get some good easy drinking cabs from Columbia Crest, Columbia Winery, Chateau St. Michelle and others in the $10-15 range and are easily available.
by Mike.Young
August 26th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Burgundy - where to really begin?
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Burgundy - where to really begin?

There is a pretty good documentary on Burgundy Reds on you tube produced by LCBO, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. It might be a good basic introduction to the region and the different levels. There is another one on white Burgundy too. https://youtu.be/E2RjIupQ7cw The whole LCBO Discover Series...
by Mike.Young
August 24th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Face-Palm: Total Wine sales associates
Replies: 71
Views: 4457

Face-Palm: Total Wine sales associates

I would not be too hard on the employees. I worked with three college grads, one of which was my supervisor, who did not believe me when I told them they spoke English in England. Keep in mind, this is big-box retail, and is a step up from a supermarket or Walmart. A retail clerk is probably only ma...
by Mike.Young
August 21st, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am so sick of cork
Replies: 132
Views: 5819

I am so sick of cork

DRC have screwcap trials. Now, if they started bottling DRC under screwcap, I'm pretty sure that would be Parker's "I'm coming for you, Elizabeth!" moment? http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/658/027669_27.jpg Fred Sanford may have been 40 years ahead of his time then: http://www...
by Mike.Young
August 18th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580287

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet 2012
Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux Red Blend 2011
Ridge Zinfandel Paso Robles 2012
Chte Haut Maurac-Medoc 2009
Chte Ferrand St. Emilion Grand Cru 2008
Chte Lannessan Haut-Medoc 2010
by Mike.Young
August 18th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cooking your own food: when was your "ah-ha" moment?
Replies: 71
Views: 2569

Cooking your own food: when was your "ah-ha" moment?

I guess for me it was probably the one of the first times I cooked for a woman. I made this relatively easy recipe I had got from GQ. It was a fairly simple steak recipe. He sauce was just Madeira wine, dried cherries, generous pinches of cinnamon and Cayenne pepper. You just brought everything to a...
by Mike.Young
August 17th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SALE: $5 Zalto Red Burgundy Glass
Replies: 141
Views: 12986

SALE: $5 Zalto Red Burgundy Glass

Last week I bought a box of 4 Fitz and Floyd Gisselle series wine glasses. A set of 4 of them were $15 at a local Tuesday Morning. Steinmart has them for the same price on their website and I think you can find the brand on sale at Kohls too from time to time. The size I got was called the Goblet an...
by Mike.Young
August 14th, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12106
Views: 580287

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 bottles Yellow Tail 2013 Shiraz.

Hope I don't get banned for that.

It is a decent cheap daily drinker type for me and will pair nicely with the Pulled Pork I am may be making this weekend.
by Mike.Young
August 13th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 1st Trappist Brewery in US
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

1st Trappist Brewery in US

The abbey is very nice. They also make very tasty jams and preserves there. They have a little gift shop with all sorts of Trappist goodies. It is a little over and hour drive from Boston and worth the trip.

http://www.spencerabbey.org/
by Mike.Young
August 11th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mustard -- which one is the best?
Replies: 190
Views: 16517

Mustard -- which one is the best?

If I could only have one, it would be Gulden's Spicy Brown. http://www.gianteagle.com/ProductImages/PRODUCT_NODE_537/64144321605.jpg It may be in part due to nostalgia of going to Fenway Park as a kid and putting the mustard on Fenway Franks. But for hotdogs, brats or ham sandwiches, it is still my ...
by Mike.Young
August 10th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting: the Behmor 1600 (and 1600 Plus) thread
Replies: 175
Views: 9007

Coffee Roasting: the Behmor 1600 (and 1600 Plus) thread

I sold my Behmor last year. It always took two cycles before I could get to the start of second crack, but I think that was more due to the wiring in my house. And don't try to go any darker than City+ on it. I was working in a small office and used to roast enough for a couple pots of drip each wee...
by Mike.Young
August 7th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Electric smokers - what are your thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1904

Electric smokers - what are your thoughts?

I had a Brinkman Charcoal Smoker. You were always running out to check the temperature and add more charcoal. I wished I bought the electric version. you still need to check it from time to time. I did buy that Charbroil model, but ended up returning it. It was about $99 at a Fred's Store on sale a ...
by Mike.Young
August 3rd, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 84
Views: 21353

Wine Refrigerators

I just nabbed a EuroCave compact for $100 off of Craigslist. It is in good working order. It runs cool and quiet. I keep my house apartment in the low 70s more or less year long, so it should last a while,. THe price was right, even if It dies in a year or two, I can just move my cigar stock out of ...
by Mike.Young
July 15th, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's Bojangles Like?
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

What's Bojangles Like?

I am from Boston originally, and about all that was left up there when I moved was KFC. They had a couple of Church's that Popeye's that I liked, but they only lasted a few years. Church's was my favorite. The first time I was in the Carolinas, I though Bojangles was the bomb. I like the breakfasts ...
by Mike.Young
July 15th, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Recommendations for Rieseling wines
Replies: 28
Views: 4388

Recommendations for Rieseling wines

I got some Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling on sale at Walgreen's a couple of weeks ago. It came to about $7 a bottle since I bought 4 and saved 10%. Usually it is about $10. It is a good balance between dry and sweet, but I would say leans slightly to the sweet side. It is more sweet ...

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