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by Scott Sutherland
September 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 18777

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

El Dorado 12 is great. Not quite as sweet as the zacapa.

Ron abuelo 7 might be another good choice.

Not sure about coloring.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
September 24th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bo ssam
Replies: 142
Views: 11420

Re: Bo ssam

Sunday night dinner :)
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No oysters though

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
August 28th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Barebottle Brewing

Secret Path to Paradise IPA. Fabulously tropical with minimal pine and moderate bitterness.

A winner and I’d buy again which is a rarity for me with IPAs.

Local SF beer which the K&L buyer recommended.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
August 22nd, 2018, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Sous vide fried chicken?
Replies: 43
Views: 1570

Re: Sous vide fried chicken?

I have done it several times. I love it. I use the Ad Hoc brine and brine it overnight, I rinse the chicken and sous vide it, then I use the Ad Hoc dredging instruction and fry it for a couple minutes. It is the best way I have found to make fried chicken for a crowd (say more than 4 people). And, f...
by Scott Sutherland
August 15th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 307
Views: 25258

Re: Your Gin?

I admittedly don’t drink a ton of gin as I don’t love juniper. However, I’ve been using the four pillars London dry for cocktails and loving it. Very light on the juniper and heavy on the citrus. I’ll be on the lookout for more “juniper-light” Gina.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
August 5th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vancouver restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Vancouver restaurants

You all are the best. Hawksworth and Tavola were killer and absolutely perfect.

As an aside we ended up eating Ramen for lunch at Marutama Ramen on Bidwell. We thought it was amazing. Perhaps the best Ramen I’ve had. Nice little space too.

Thanks again to all

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
August 2nd, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BGE arrives today!
Replies: 45
Views: 2406

BGE arrives today!

The vast majority of otherwise solid home cooks never learn how to properly braise meat. So says Michael Ruhlman. I happen to believe him. Hey Mitch A little off topic but this really interested me. I assumed braising was super easy but maybe I’m doing it wrong. I like most of what Ruhlman has to s...
by Scott Sutherland
July 14th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vancouver restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Vancouver restaurants

That looks perfect! Exactly what we need.

Keep the suggestions coming please :)

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
July 13th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vancouver restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Vancouver restaurants

We will be in Vancouver for a week in August.

We’re staying near Stanley Park and my in laws like to walk to dinnner. Any thoughts about solid food options?

We will have kids between 8 and 12. All well behaved but still kids :)

Thanks!

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
June 2nd, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Version of the paper plane from the NCotW Reddit: Paradise Theatre Variation - 1oz Bourbon - 1oz aperol - .75oz Lemon Juice - .5oz Amaro - 2 shakes Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters A little richer version of the paper palace that was quite good. Scott Need a little more information here? Fixed! It’s ...
by Scott Sutherland
May 23rd, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

And the Aperol spritz! Not sure how I stopped drinking these. So delicious!

We just used the recipe off the back of the bottle but used all prosecco since we were out of sparkling water. And an orange twist.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
May 23rd, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Version of the paper plane from the NCotW Reddit:

Paradise Theatre Variation
- 1oz Bourbon
- 1oz Aperol
- .75oz Lemon Juice
- .5oz Amaro CioCiaro
- 2 shakes Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters

A little richer version of the paper plane that was quite good.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
April 30th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Session beer, aka drinking by the poolside

These are the beers I drink that fit that bill. I think most are widely available. - 21st Amendment El Sully Mexican Styled Lager (I just love this. Yak palate and all that) - Ex Novo Most Intersting Lager in the World (new find for me) - Full Sail Cascade Pilsner (Rick recommended this and I love i...
by Scott Sutherland
March 29th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Maui — Best Food and Cocktails
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Maui — Best Food and Cocktails

We’ll be in Maui in a couple weeks and I’d love to know where to get good food and better drinks. Mostly interested in tropical style cocktails. We will be in the Lahaina/Kaanapali area. Any thoughts about solid food and killer cocktails? Or even just killer drinks for before/after dinner? Thanks Sc...
by Scott Sutherland
January 12th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

I've been on a Belgian inspired kick for a while. If any of the beers below are on the taplist I'm drinking. Belgian Quad Westvleteren 12 La Trappe Oak Aged (easily sourced locally) St. Bernardus abt 12 (easily sourced, and close to the W as reportedly the same recipe but still not quite the same) ...
by Scott Sutherland
January 11th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

Mexican Styled Lagers
1. El Sully (21st Century)
2. El Oso (Bear Republic)
3. Pacifico

Heresy, I know.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
October 8th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Oh man don't let the bad unintentionally pun get you down. Unless your upset I did t use the right tool then good on you!

The drinks are killer.

Mai Tai, Aku Aku, Tradewinds, Nui Nui, Dons own grog are winners for sure
by Scott Sutherland
September 26th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Also made the cubed old fashioned from canon which is 3/4 oz rye 3/4 oz aged run 3/4 oz cognac 1/4 oz "old fashioned syrup" 1 dash each orange, chocolate, angostura bitters The old fashioned syrup is a 2:1 sugar syrup made with rye and angostura as the liquid. Pretty cool but work to make. It came o...
by Scott Sutherland
September 26th, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

I've been making many of the tiki drinks from the smugglers cove book. Some early favorites have been the Aku aku Nui Nui (called the Pupule in the book) Tradewinds Hurricane His book calls for a drink mixer (basically a milkshake machine) and crushed ice. I have neither but have managed to muddle t...
by Scott Sutherland
September 22nd, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)
Replies: 34
Views: 1781

Anova Nano (pricing expires tomorrow June 8th)

I wonder what the discount is if you decide to wait. I've got a joule and was debating needing a second. I definitely don't need a 3rd :)

But I do like the idea of a smaller device. The joule is pretty small though. Not sure it can be smaller than that.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
September 12th, 2017, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to buy wedding wine in La Jolla/SD area
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Where to buy wedding wine in La Jolla/SD area

Kinda surprised no one offered up the most obvious place yet. The OP asked for solid sub $30 wines not high end or esoteric wines. SD Wine Co has a good selection, consistently the best prices and its just up the road from the UTC Mall in La Jolla area. Inventory changes often and they sell high vo...
by Scott Sutherland
July 23rd, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dripkit Portable Pour Over Coffee
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Dripkit Portable Pour Over Coffee

Agree that for me this would be to replace instant coffee, that terrible coffee in hotel rooms, kcups, nespresso (sort of), and maybe Starbucks when I'm out of town. It would be nice to be able to bring 6 cups of coffee on my next trip to wherever and not have it take up a ton of space. As a total a...
by Scott Sutherland
July 21st, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dripkit Portable Pour Over Coffee
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Dripkit Portable Pour Over Coffee

I'm not a huge coffee crank but I think the biggest improvement I've seen in my coffee was when I switched to grinding the coffee the morning of. I just can't see how pre ground coffee will ever give me a cup I'm super excited to drink. I'd love to taste it though. If it's better than nespresso or t...
by Scott Sutherland
July 14th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1215
Views: 63439

It's been too long! Pizza!

Larry, I'm sure you posted this somewhere, but I can't find it -- what dough recipe do you use? Do you think it would work for an oven pizza or a BGE pizza where the temps are lower and cooking times longer? I ask because I recently used a recipe in the forkish pizza book where he modified the hydra...
by Scott Sutherland
June 2nd, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9114

New Espresso Machine

Alright the machine is here. Quick Breville Infuser question -- which filter should I use? The single thick one with all the holes (unpressurized) or the dual thick one with a single hole (pressurized)? It says the dual thick one is for preground beans in the manual. But Seattle coffee gear says tha...
by Scott Sutherland
May 31st, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9114

New Espresso Machine

Oh man you all are my heros! Thanks for the help -- I'll report back on my initial results.

scott
by Scott Sutherland
May 30th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9114

New Espresso Machine

Well my Breville infuser sans the automatic grinder is on the way. What actually sealed the deal was the fact that I was able to buy a sonos speaker with the difference in miles :) I'm going to try and make do with my Virtuoso for now but I'll stay aware of it's limitations. I will say I brewed one ...
by Scott Sutherland
May 26th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9114

New Espresso Machine

Hi Scott - Happy to weigh in here. As an owner of a Breville espresso maker (Dual Boiler 920XL) I would recommend against an integrated machine. For espresso, I would argue, that the precision grind and dosing is more important than the machine. Using a stand alone grinder (I splurged for a Mini Ma...
by Scott Sutherland
May 26th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 159
Views: 9114

New Espresso Machine

I have some united miles that I have to use up and saw on their merchandise website that I can get either the breville infuser or breville barista express espresso machines. It sounds like the espresso part of the two machines is identical and the express just adds a grinder. I currently have a Bara...
by Scott Sutherland
April 28th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Had this over at Cavallo Point and loved it:

Paper Plane
3/4 ounce bourbon,
3/4 ounce Aperol
3/4 ounces Amaro Nonino
3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012 ... ecipe.html

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
April 5th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best BBQ near Durham and Duke University
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Best BBQ near Durham and Duke University

Robert that may be the most comprehensive response I've ever gotten to any post I've ever written :) Thanks to all! It sounds like within a 15 mile radius it would be bullocks for nostalgia and Allen & Son for the food (provided I can handle spending any amount of time in Chapel Hill). Not super exc...
by Scott Sutherland
April 4th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best BBQ near Durham and Duke University
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Best BBQ near Durham and Duke University

We are heading back for our reunion and wanted to grab lunch somewhere with great BBQ.

We used to go to Bullocks 20 years ago but I'm not sure how it's holding up.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
March 30th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Two variations of the Jungle Bird. Both basically based on this recipe: ½ ounce simple syrup 1 ½ ounces blackstrap rum, preferably Cruzan ¾ ounce Campari 1 ½ ounces pineapple juice, fresh or a high-quality brand ½ ounce fresh lime juice For the first I used the blackstrap rum. It was a little weird....
by Scott Sutherland
March 28th, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

p.s. I also find trumer not hoppy at all. But I'm fairly hop sensitive so what describe as hoppier than trumer may not taste very hoppy to the average bear.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
March 28th, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

It is an American Pilsner - brewed with some adjuncts and American hops. It was very well made and very well balanced but wouldn't be confused with a German or Czech Pilsner. It tastes like a more bitter and more robust Coors. Thanks Rick! That is interesting -- actually sounds pretty drinkable :) ...
by Scott Sutherland
March 3rd, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

It is an American Pilsner - brewed with some adjuncts and American hops. It was very well made and very well balanced but wouldn't be confused with a German or Czech Pilsner. It tastes like a more bitter and more robust Coors. Thanks Rick! That is interesting -- actually sounds pretty drinkable :) ...
by Scott Sutherland
March 2nd, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

http://www.wweek.com/promotions/2017/02/28/announcing-the-2017-oregon-beer-awards-medalists/ We specifically didn't enter any beers in this so we could judge the Pilsner and German Beer Style categories. The Pilsner category was very strong, with six deserving beers in the finals. The German Style ...
by Scott Sutherland
March 1st, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?


I had the pelican cream ale and liked it very much. not sure it was super kolsch-y to me though.



scott
by Scott Sutherland
February 3rd, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jambon Persillé
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Jambon Persillé

Mmmmmm ..... Ham sticks
by Scott Sutherland
February 2nd, 2017, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Moderate $ but great food in La Jolla?
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Moderate $ but great food in La Jolla?

Hmm. I was going to suggest Porkyland the Mexican place in downtown La Jolla, but the comments about healthy and restricted diet probably rule it out. It's sort of a hole in the wall (relative to La Jolla) but it used to have the best al pastor I've ever eaten. They had a 3.99 daily special which wa...
by Scott Sutherland
January 27th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value
Replies: 106
Views: 6336

Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley - a long history of quality and value

Bought a mystery pack and added in a bunch of whites to make a case. Even a sweet riesling!

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
January 27th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: tercero wines :Sampler Specials! Extended Thru 2/2 (My Bday!)
Replies: 32
Views: 2195

tercero wines :Sampler Specials!

In for the crazy aberration sampler pack (man i love me some aberration, so good) and some rose futures. fun stuff :)

scott
by Scott Sutherland
January 27th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay
Replies: 35
Views: 2462

Arcadian 2010 Clos Pepe Chardonnay

Ordered some of these too. Really enjoying this so far :)

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
January 27th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Arcadian Classics
Replies: 66
Views: 4993

Arcadian Classics

Boom. In. Super excited to try these with some age.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
November 21st, 2016, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Tried a Duchesse du Bourgogne the other night. Have to say I hated this. Couldn't finish it. Was slightly better once it got much warmer, but the sweetness was just overwhelming. First sour-style beer that I've really disliked. I would wonder if I got a bad bottle as it didn't even smell good? I li...
by Scott Sutherland
November 18th, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16162
Views: 382267

What BEER are you drinking?

Pranqster -- not necessarily the flashiest or the newest beer around, but man is it just good. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy drinking this. From one of the cork topped bomber things. Fort Point Kolsch (KSA) -- delicious and refreshing. Perhaps my favorite domestic kolsch. We had a blind domestic ko...
by Scott Sutherland
November 15th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: European Cheese
Replies: 90
Views: 5291

European Cheese

Pierre Robert (cow). My favorite triple cream. Just had this. It was delicious. It had a texture that was similar to some of the cowgirl cheeses - a little pasty rather than uber creamy. Is that just a factor of aging? If I throw it in the fridge to age will it get runnier? Thanks I'm taking this t...
by Scott Sutherland
November 12th, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks
Replies: 55
Views: 3434

Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks

What a great idea! Just picked up bar tartine and tartine bread. Also grabbed Ruhlman's Twenty -- this was a cookbook I was always intrigued by but never thought enough of to pay full price. https://www.amazon.com/Ruhlmans-Twenty-Techniques-Recipes-Manifesto-ebook/dp/B0064BXCEK/ref=lp_156154011_1_3?...
by Scott Sutherland
November 3rd, 2016, 10:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

I'm sure the book is terrific, but I just watched 5-6 of his YouTube videos and his cocktails use quite a few spirits that I don't have -- I'm a little worried I wouldn't be able to make anything in the book.

Scott
by Scott Sutherland
November 2nd, 2016, 3:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 37421

The Cocktail Thread

Gato Amargo from the Tippling Bros A Lime and a shaker 1 stawberry muddled 1oz blanco tequila 1oz Montenegro Amaro 1/2oz fresh lemon juice 3oz orange fanta (mexican) You basically muddle the strawberry, add everything else except the fanta to a shaker, shake it, strain into a glass of ice, the add t...

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