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by Mike Maguire
July 7th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Cottage bacon is also very tasty, cut from the shoulder.
by Mike Maguire
July 6th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back Get the bourbon out and do it! Just make sure you wash and wipe it before you put it on! Thanks AK, In the fridge chillin now, I cut a small piece off one of the ends, happy to say it wasn’t to salty. Breakfast with the grandkids tomorrow, the acid test!! Turn...
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 112
Views: 5065

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Victor Hong wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 5:33 pm
California reds, 1997.
Couldn’t disagree more, they have held up well in my experiences.
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back Get the bourbon out and do it! Just make sure you wash and wipe it before you put it on! Thanks AK, In the fridge chillin now, I cut a small piece off one of the ends, happy to say it wasn’t to salty. Breakfast with the grandkids tomorrow, the acid test!!
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Mattstolz wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 11:29 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Do you smoke fat side up or just flip half way thru?
the side that had the skin on it (I remove that) I normally keep up the whole time.
Thanks Matt, that’s the way I was leaning [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Do you smoke fat side up or just flip half way thru?
by Mike Maguire
July 5th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Smoking this morning, will report back
by Mike Maguire
July 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 760

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

A place I will visit when allowed
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443321

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Headed to the Oregon coast tomorrow, Astoria is a definite stop.As an aside, make Bowpicker a stop for some of the best fish&chips you’ll ever have.
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7447

Re: Gary V. Again.

I still admire him the most for his wine tasting videos, the blizzard one was epic, but my all time favorites were with his father Sasha, I hope they are both doing well. champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
July 1st, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Love Bobs, one of my sons lives by Sand Point, I left him a list and he checks in weekly for me.Have found a few gems from time to time.
by Mike Maguire
June 30th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Picked up a Doorlys 12 yr, distilled at Foursquare.Really nice for $30
by Mike Maguire
June 29th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:58 am
Two points I’d echo from above - left out flipping the bags over, which is important and Christine’s point on temp when cutting is a great one as well. Exponentially easier than when it has warmed up.
I went with your recipe, and added maple syrup and bourbon!
by Mike Maguire
June 29th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Bdklein wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 1:28 pm
I would appreciate any thoughts or favorite recipes .
Cooking bacon or turning pork into bacon?
Pork into bacon
by Mike Maguire
June 28th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Making bacon at home

Thanks everybody for your thoughts, Andrew , those look great and I like the idea of no pink salt.
by Mike Maguire
June 27th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190495

Re: Steak Porn

Salting a Jorge for our 5-year wedding anniversary dinner tomorrow 😋 D21428E8-3F9B-494B-BB03-8A46B9F62876.jpeg Brian happy anniversary, you’re only 45 behind us.Do you have an after of the Jorge. I’m cooking a Jorge, tri-tip and a couple of hangers tomorrow for my fishing buddies and wives, any hel...
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205917

Re: The Bourbon Thread

ERPark wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
Early Times BIB for $6 is dive bar pricing.
And the ancient age is a buck more! [crazy2.gif] Under 20 a handle up here.Don’t get me wrong I really like AA but can’t hold a candle to th ET, as always MHO.
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190495

Re: Steak Porn

Salting a Jorge for our 5-year wedding anniversary dinner tomorrow 😋 D21428E8-3F9B-494B-BB03-8A46B9F62876.jpeg Brian happy anniversary, you’re only 45 behind us.Do you have an after of the Jorge. I’m cooking a Jorge, tri-tip and a couple of hangers tomorrow for my fishing buddies and wives, any hel...
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Seattle: best place to buy good rum?

Federal way Total wine had a few foursquare rums, and an El dorado 15 yr Mon. when I was there.Fyi they had a case of Early Times BIB left after I bought a few.Total wine
is really good about updating their inventory so look online before trekking.If you haven’t tried the ET yet pick up a bottle.
by Mike Maguire
June 26th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Making bacon at home

I would appreciate any thoughts or favorite recipes .
by Mike Maguire
June 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: TN: 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Had this a couple years ago on a fishing trip, consensus wine of the week.John and Molly are great people, John might be the most underrated winemaker in Wa., especially with Cab and Merlot.Lucky to have a few 05&07 reserves left.
by Mike Maguire
June 23rd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #4 TN
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Andremily #4 TN

Steve L Gellman wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:14 pm
J. Rock wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 7:08 pm
Well, this sure is a brief note. What makes you think it won't get much better?
Hell if I know, that’s why I don’t post tasting notes
Love it!
by Mike Maguire
June 23rd, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205917

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
Sazerac is purchasing ET from Brown Forman, should close in Aug/Sept along with Collingwood and Canadian Mist.
That should be good for both.
by Mike Maguire
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205917

Re: The Bourbon Thread

For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
by Mike Maguire
June 19th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

The main reason I got into champagne was my daughters in laws .I bought the books for them, and they love them.Thanks for your work and dedication Yoko champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
June 18th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19169

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I have to admit I did boycott a local winery when they sold the family winery to
people outside the US.It was petty as the former owners were friends.It took me awhile but I got over it. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
June 17th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19169

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Understand Jays post totally, You could use rocks and glass houses as an example instead of a bible reference , which I’m guessing most people have heard in a non religious setting.Bottom line is a board member called another board member a racist, if allowed we have hit rock bottom.
by Mike Maguire
June 17th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19169

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Nick T. wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Markus S wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 6:58 pm
You really want to go down this path? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Thank you for the most intelligent comment in this whole thread
+1
by Mike Maguire
June 16th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Easy, Tuscany.
by Mike Maguire
June 14th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205917

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anybody tried the Knob Creek 12yr yet? Saw it at Costco today. Tried this last night, a bit of wood on the nose that dissipated quickly, vanilla and Carmel show up on the palate, flavors carry on thru the finish.Had neat, very smooth and no heat.I would buy the single barrel all day for 15-20 dolla...
by Mike Maguire
June 12th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Thanks Martin for taking the time to post the recipes and videos for all the great dishes. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
June 11th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

Levi posted this on twitter. I’ll admit my first reaction was it’s kinda dumb. But the FM III seal of approval swayed me to buy two copies. Tom, I read the first 30 pages of Yoko's book last night. I suppose you could read the whole thing in 90 minutes to 2 hours, too. What I like about her book is...
by Mike Maguire
June 11th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Great looking dishes Fennel and Coriander is my favorite 2-spice combination. I add white peppercorns and Kosher salt to F&C to make my lamb rub, heaven! Yep I’ll throw in just a little Rosemary to mine as well, not enough to be really noticeable, just to add a pointy layer of flavor. Rosemary inde...
by Mike Maguire
June 11th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 1014

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:04 am
Great looking dishes
Fennel and Coriander is my favorite 2-spice combination.
I add white peppercorns and Kosher salt to F&C to make my lamb rub, heaven!
by Mike Maguire
June 9th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205917

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anybody tried the Knob Creek 12yr yet? Saw it at Costco today.
by Mike Maguire
June 6th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190495

Re: Steak Porn

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Dry-aging at it’s finest!!! @flannerybeef
Jealous! flirtysmile
by Mike Maguire
June 5th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard

Hard to go wrong with either of the Januiks lineup [cheers.gif]
by Mike Maguire
June 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Champagne Cristophe Baron (Cayuse)
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: 2015 Champagne Cristophe Baron (Cayuse)

Popping a 14 in a couple weeks, will report back champagne.gif
by Mike Maguire
June 3rd, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: TN: 2001 Château Rieussec (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

2001 Château Rieussec - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (6/3/2020) Succulent, mesmerizing and downright delicious. A perfect blend of spice, honey-laced butter, concentrated yellow fruit and a subtle finishing kick of licorice, makes this one of the most complex sweet wines I have had in a ...
by Mike Maguire
June 3rd, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?

Brings back memories of the 01 Montelena Cab that Laube scored 69.It certainly wasn’t a stellar rendition, but I had a 6pack over a decade that was good to very good.
by Mike Maguire
June 2nd, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

I have collected in excess of a 100 riedels of various shapes and sizes, so at my age I use whatever is handy. [truce.gif] [dance-clap.gif] [cheers.gif] They may be disposable/single-use to you, but broken glass by the pool or at the beach is no bueno. Even if it's fine hand-blown Austrian glass. I...
by Mike Maguire
May 31st, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

I have collected in excess of a 100 riedels of various shapes and sizes, so at my age
I use whatever is handy. [truce.gif] [dance-clap.gif]
by Mike Maguire
May 30th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27775

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Pork products on sale!
by Mike Maguire
May 30th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 266
Views: 13171

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Alaska is lifting the 14 quarantine June 5th.Testing 72 hr. before boarding mandatory.
I can live with that.
by Mike Maguire
May 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443321

Re: king sue

Brian Lynch wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 5:45 pm
from Iowa
Drinking one now, good beer but I prefer Pseudo Sue.We have getting most all of TG beers up here thru Tavour.
by Mike Maguire
May 29th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 219
Views: 18230

Re: Aged Cali Cab

I would include 95 to the 91-94, so really stellar ones that are still drinking great.
by Mike Maguire
May 29th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 63
Views: 2828

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

I use the whirly pop on a glass GE top. No scratches because you don't shake the whirlypop, you just turn the crank. Thanks Jim, much appreciated.Maiden voyage tonite. Yup no damage . Jiffypop causes damage . Good luck . Please let us know how it goes. I recommend heating up the oil/butter/whatever...
by Mike Maguire
May 29th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Copper River season

We have to throw those back in Washington, with the exception of one weekend in the summer when you can keep 1 native.
by Mike Maguire
May 28th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2790

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

I've been doing a series on celebrities who owns wineries and i recently found out President Trump owns one. https://thefinestitalianwine.com/celebrities-who-owns-wineries-donald-trump/ , well, technically, not anymore for its now owned and managed by his son, Eric Trump. I also found out his wines...
by Mike Maguire
May 28th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: Copper River season

Sockeye doesn't do it for me, even Copper River. Gotta be king. My local market said they aren't carrying it because of the price (they used to in prior years). Agreed. I like smoking Sockeye or especially making Indian candy with it, but the "Copper River" label carries exactly zero clout with me ...

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