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by ClarkstonMark
April 6th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I like my electric Bradley puck smoker. I know it is not a "real" smoker. But it is pretty close to set it and forget it ... mine has ~9 hr max on oven so after a few hours I need to go out and add more time. Not sure if recent product is same.
by ClarkstonMark
April 5th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 75
Views: 2370

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Pierogi yesterday. First time and turned out better than I expected. Hit the spot. I am having that exact meal (plus ham) next weekend. My mom has a series of youtube videos showing how to make pierogi - I'll look for it and post it. She has been making them for 60+ years every Christmas Eve. Here ...
by ClarkstonMark
March 25th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20430

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Philip - that PM is mind boggling. Yikes. And it's particularly disturbing in the context of numerous others also being stiffed. When someone says they will pay you, then doesn't pay, it is almost always a cashflow issue. Jonathan should just own up to that and say he needs more time to get his cas...
by ClarkstonMark
March 24th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!
Replies: 75
Views: 20430

Re: COMMERCE CORNER NON-PAYERS/NON-SENDERS STICKY!!

Philip - that PM is mind boggling. Yikes. And it's particularly disturbing in the context of numerous others also being stiffed. When someone says they will pay you, then doesn't pay, it is almost always a cashflow issue. Jonathan should just own up to that and say he needs more time to get his cas...
by ClarkstonMark
March 23rd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 39
Views: 1330

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Set one up every day at 7-9PM Eastern and 7-9 PM pacific, and just let people show up when they can.
Set it up so anyone can launch/start/host the meeting (assuming zoom allows that, I know Teams does)
Will take any stress out of the decision process
by ClarkstonMark
March 14th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you live on wine alone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: How long can you live on wine alone?

If it came down to it, how long do you think you could live consuming only wine (and perhaps water)—things in great quantities at my home. This topic was prompted by my trip to supermarket and it’s empty shelves. don't know about wine, but there is the guy in Ohio (I think) who gave up everything b...
by ClarkstonMark
March 14th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advicer ?

Interested in this .... My gf loves the Chola trail at Camelback. We do this trail every morning when we visit Scottsadale Was just there last week where I struggled to keep up with her, and hopefully will be there again in 4 weeks. I plan to "train" on a treadmill every morning 30-60 minutes, 3-4 m...
by ClarkstonMark
March 5th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 217
Views: 8037

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Scheduled to leave for Hawaii two weeks from today for Spring Break with my kids, aged 11 and 14. SFO to Big Island. Booked a few months ago, still planning to go as of now. Scheduled to fly to Vancouver in June, holding off on booking flights. Scheduled to go to Caribbean in July, holding off on b...
by ClarkstonMark
March 1st, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 217
Views: 8037

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Scheduled to leave for Hawaii two weeks from today for Spring Break with my kids, aged 11 and 14. SFO to Big Island. Booked a few months ago, still planning to go as of now. Scheduled to fly to Vancouver in June, holding off on booking flights. Scheduled to go to Caribbean in July, holding off on b...
by ClarkstonMark
February 24th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Treehouse
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: WTB: Treehouse

Today’s allocations (more will be added throughout the week) ...
by ClarkstonMark
February 21st, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinotheque 700 QT Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Vinotheque 700 QT Issue

Mark, Even though the company no longer sells cabinets, it appears they still sell parts. Have you contacted them? I had my sensor replaced several years ago (they shipped the part and I did the swap out). Also had the unit practically "rebuilt" by a local company that specialized in wine fridges. ...
by ClarkstonMark
February 21st, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinotheque 700 QT Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Vinotheque 700 QT Issue

Adding 2 pictures
1 is the probe and the other is the analog temperature setting (maybe there is a controller in there)
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by ClarkstonMark
February 21st, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinotheque 700 QT Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Vinotheque 700 QT Issue

My 20+ year old Vinotheque 700 QT has started to have an issue. Instead of cooling to the correct temp, it is cooling constantly to ~35 deg F. When I realized this I shut my unit off (good time for this to happen btw, as the unit doesn't need to run much at all in the winter. I was thinking this mig...
by ClarkstonMark
February 13th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16540
Views: 436004

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I mostly drink "local" IPAs, but as I was picking up a few different 6-packs at my local Cheyenne retail, I spotted a pkg of this stuff, in cans, and really liked the label and otherwise knew zero about them (Michigan), so I thought, why not. It's pretty good. And, again, can rocks! Two Hearted mig...
by ClarkstonMark
February 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16540
Views: 436004

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had a short trip to Toronto last week, and needed up at Bar Hop (King St location) where I popped my Hill Farmstead cherry.
This Florence was bottled in 2017, and was a really tasty treat. No idea what retail is on this but I paid around C$50 for this 750 ml bottle.
The burger I ate was tasty too.
by ClarkstonMark
February 10th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Salt Lake City

Eva, Pallet, are both great, and Whiskey Street for beer selection
by ClarkstonMark
February 2nd, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2007 Lillian Winery Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

Thanks for the note! I literally had my hand on a 2007 Lillian Blue Label about an hour ago and decided to grab something else instead. I love Lillian and buy it every year. I agree that if you close your eyes, it's hard to tell a SQN from a Lillian. In fact, I opened a 2009 SQN Thrill of Stamp Col...
by ClarkstonMark
January 21st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop

ClarkstonMark wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 8:41 am
Cool I picked one up to compare to the $50 Lavatools Javelin Pro I got last year, and to have on at gf's house
Just noticed a refund for this. Guess they flakes out on this offer. Was planning on stuffing gf’s Christmas stocking with this oh well
by ClarkstonMark
January 3rd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Traditional buns."
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: "Traditional buns."

think that's called monkey bread in the midwest
by ClarkstonMark
December 23rd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: When to Book Airfare ???

A few weeks ago, Delta had a flash sale JFK / LHR for 20,000 miles roundtrip. I just checked March 29 - April 10, and see 22,000 mile roundtrip coach tickets. That's a good redemption. From LHR, you can find cheap (?) transportation to AMS. JFK/AMS runs about 30,000 miles on the same dates. April 5...
by ClarkstonMark
December 22nd, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: When to Book Airfare ???
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: When to Book Airfare ???

I don't know that there is an answer to your question. Delta does have sales, both for cash and for miles, but April is not far away. Early April could mean high demand for spring breakers, so I'd keep that in mind. I'll add that as soon as your wife is Platinum, you'll be able to self-upgrade for f...
by ClarkstonMark
December 10th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16540
Views: 436004

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Totally recognize there's a "Commerce" thread, but given aged beer ask... I'll throw out here with people I know. Anybody have Dogfish 120 stashed away that they're looking to trade? Interested in 10, 12, 13, 15, 18 if you have available. Could go definitely go older, but that's the sweet spot give...
by ClarkstonMark
December 6th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22538

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Thanks Andrew and Michel. I'll be there Feb 13.
by ClarkstonMark
December 6th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22538

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Thanks for tips. Cab in and Uber out are definitely feasible.
by ClarkstonMark
December 6th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22538

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I've always wanted to have a meal at L'ami Jean. In Feb on a Thursday I'll have a 6AM to 4:30PM layover at CDG. I think I can get a noon reservation, finish meal and get back to CDG using RER in time for 4:30 flight. Is this a stupid idea? It is doable but feels like it is cutting it close. It can ...
by ClarkstonMark
December 6th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 22538

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I've always wanted to have a meal at L'ami Jean.
In Feb on a Thursday I'll have a 6AM to 4:30PM layover at CDG.
I think I can get a noon reservation, finish meal and get back to CDG using RER in time for 4:30 flight.
Is this a stupid idea?
by ClarkstonMark
November 30th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2411
Views: 147644

Re: New York City Restaurants

I know the chef left Marea a little over a year ago (not sure if this is reason some think it has fallen off) ... excited for his Detroit restaurant to open next year ....
Oak and Reel
by ClarkstonMark
November 30th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: time to talk turkey

Here is my Honeysuckle white 18 lb turkey that cost $6.66, stuffed with Pepperidge Farms stuffing (recipe on the bag).
Just like mom used to (well, still does) make.
by ClarkstonMark
November 28th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16540
Views: 436004

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Also while cooking...
by ClarkstonMark
November 26th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop

Yes the Pro screen display rotates, but don’t think that’s a big deal. It is basically instant on the temp, not sure the specs, but 4s seems long for this model from Drop.
by ClarkstonMark
November 26th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: lavatools instant read thermometer on drop

Cool I picked one up to compare to the $50 Lavatools Javelin Pro I got last year, and to have on at gf's house
by ClarkstonMark
November 20th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to hit in the Tempe/Phoenix area?
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Breweries to hit in the Tempe/Phoenix area?

No a brewery, but Wandering Tortoise is a good place to go. Fairly convenient to head straight from Sky Harbor. Not sure where you are coming from, but they have a bunch of Modern Times on tap right now (from a recent tap takeover), maybe they will still be there. Also, there is a bottle shop called...
by ClarkstonMark
November 19th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3923

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Met Jayson Pahlmeyer many years ago at a tasting for international importers for a variety of countries. It was a little slow and he told me the story of how his winery went from operating out of his bedroom to a big time operation in about 18 months time. I assume most, if not everyone here knows ...
by ClarkstonMark
November 12th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27430

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Remember, they're giving "tickets" based on points, not spend. They're running a promo right now on Riedel glassware (among others) that awards 10 points per dollar spent (in addition to standard GR bonuses) - while these types of promotions may not give the low GR spending member an edge over the ...
by ClarkstonMark
November 11th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2106
Views: 181672

Re: Steak Porn

Damn LMD you have had quite the steak and wine experience lately [worship.gif] Thanks for sharing. My pleasure. I spent 3 weeks in Madrid & the Castilla-León area last month (plus several days in la Rioja & Zaragoza, Aragón). Their regional specialties involve a lot of pork & beef. If there is a th...
by ClarkstonMark
November 6th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: time to talk turkey

Don’t know what you grew up with, but in BFE I grew up eating Butterballs.
They taste the same to me now as they did 40 years ago. YMMV
by ClarkstonMark
November 1st, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 233
Views: 14133

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

in the processing of upgrading my coffee gear- was using an old fresh roast roaster, kitchenaid grinder, and wife's old bunn drip brewer. ordered the gene cafe roaster which comes monday, baratza virtuoso plus which was delivered today, and the moccamaster CDT which I used today. CDT makes 60 ounce...
by ClarkstonMark
November 1st, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
Replies: 17
Views: 1769

Re: Food and wine in China (Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)

In Shanghai, you can go to Nanxiang, the famous XLB place adjacent to Yu Yuan, which is itself a nice place to visit. There are usually long lines both for the sit down restaurant and for the take-out windows on the street. The best bao I've had was at Din Tai Fung, in Xintiandi. Very nice restaura...
by ClarkstonMark
October 26th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 247
Views: 17041

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ron Slye wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Ugh. Our deep freezer died a few days ago -- everything has thawed, including a number of Flannery steaks. Not clear how long it has been thawed, so unfortunately it is being thrown out!
feel your pain .... I lost $100s of Flannery a few years ago
by ClarkstonMark
October 21st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 247
Views: 17041

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it would be difficult to F up a Flannery picanha.
Haven't had picanha except in Brazil. I am going to get some of this!
by ClarkstonMark
October 20th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer in Los Angeles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Beer in Los Angeles?

if you love hazy IPA's, Monkish is not too far. I went there 3/5 days from Anaheim last year.
by ClarkstonMark
October 8th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

BRhoades wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 9:33 am
They are killing it lately!

Good gawd [wow.gif]

Cheers,

Bud
Good gawd is right, limits have been at 20+ cases. And TH keeps expanding .... what a machine
by ClarkstonMark
October 8th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 53
Views: 3857

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

Check Winesearcher, You can save $0.01 at Winelibrary. This price is not all that special. I guess you didn’t read my third sentence. Now all that said, even if it is $50 all over the country, still seems like (1) a great price and (2) a surprisingly declining price on a stalwart in a solid vintage...
by ClarkstonMark
October 5th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 2197

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

They have a lot of stouts available to go now. I’d recommend trying one before buying, as they are not for everyone. Spend some time outside drinking your draft pours (limit of 2 but you can split up some do the beers available). Lastly, I’d recommend going later in the day if that is possible, espe...
by ClarkstonMark
September 27th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 58
Views: 5074

Re: Delta Skyclub

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 8:54 am
So you can get a bottle there and take it to go? I'm guessing you can't open it on the plane...
ymmv
some have had success getting to go bottles, some have been told only for on-site consumption
by ClarkstonMark
September 27th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 58
Views: 5074

Re: Delta Skyclub

Are you paying 10,000 points/glass or for a full bottle? From the "menu" it looks like that's for the bottle. BTW, how does one access this? Only if you go into Delta Sky Club (either as member or while flying and getting benefit)? I have some SkyPesos to burn and this is a better value than most a...
by ClarkstonMark
September 20th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16540
Views: 436004

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Question for Anyone (Bud)- How much do most Monkish cans cost at the brewery? Can't seem to find that info online.
Thanks.
$5-6 per can generally.
by ClarkstonMark
September 17th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.
Replies: 38
Views: 1582

Re: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.

I assume the $2-3k wine(s) are for a regular or 2 who actually buy them, otherwise why have them?
And you need more aged Bordeaux :)

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