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by Linda Baehr
January 22nd, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1826

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

New product labels are not being approved, bottling schedules are being shuffled around, products made not be bottled as needed..........
When you work for a large company, the impacts could be huge if this goes on much longer. Even if it gets resolved tomorrow, it will mean many many $$$$$$
by Linda Baehr
October 23rd, 2018, 12:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Offline Zazie
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: San Francisco Offline Zazie

I would be interested in something after harvest! champagne.gif
by Linda Baehr
June 25th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -
Replies: 23
Views: 1146

BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -

I was a bartender for many years, and I agree with Chris above. I did not want ANYONE behind my bar unless it was another bartender. If I am responsible for the till, I don't want everyone to have access. Also, as far as the food is concerned, I think it is a bad idea also to have everyone preparing...
by Linda Baehr
June 25th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33332

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I've got an 11 pound pork belly that I want to smoke. Some recipes look like they go low and slow. The one from Momofuku intrigues me. It cooks at 450 for an hour and then 250 for another 1:15. The Momofuku recipe isn't for a smoker but I figure it might translate well. Since my plan is to eat the ...
by Linda Baehr
June 25th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Harvest Initiated Aug 20, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1639

Harvest T-6 Weeks

Nola Palomar wrote:Never been the full in charge person at our winery before. I have to say, I’m still grieving and will be for quite sometime to come, but the grapes don’t wait so I need to get myself prepared. I have a good seasoned team so, let’s see how we can do this....

I'll come to Spain!!
by Linda Baehr
June 25th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Minerality Seminar
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Minerality Seminar

It seems like they are pushing for more acidic wines, which, viola! acidic wines seem more minerally!

Are far as I have ever heard, acid is the component most people think ascribe as minerality.
by Linda Baehr
March 15th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 2490

The piece of cookware that changed your life

Jay Miller wrote:This was a tough one, there are lots of good choices. But in the end I'm going with my Zojirushi rice cooker. It is such a basic perfect piece of equipment. Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

This.
by Linda Baehr
March 1st, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 97
Views: 5333

Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

I was just about to ask a rice question. I got mine about a week ago and tried rice. Japanese sticky rice. The instructions said 4 minutes. I did that and it was dry and toothy. Then I tried regular long grain rice the other day and did five minutes. A little better, but still too toothy and dry, a...
by Linda Baehr
February 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 97
Views: 5333

Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

If it’s even better than my Zojirushi (which I love) then it might be worth it just for that. 6 minutes sounds amazing. Hi Jay, As the owner of two Instant Pots, I would tell you to stick with your Zojirushi for making rice. NOTHING beats a Z for rice. However, I can make killer risotto in the IP. ...
by Linda Baehr
June 15th, 2017, 11:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are you smoking today?
Replies: 53
Views: 4006

What are you smoking today?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:Beef cheek pastrami

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by Linda Baehr
January 29th, 2017, 6:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Who likes congee (juk)?
Replies: 85
Views: 5676

Re: Who likes congee (juk)?

Victor Hong wrote:Post-surgery, I could use the warmth and calories of this dish.
Juk was the first solid food I ate after my liver surgery. I was grateful that UCSF had a wide ranging menu to choose from.
by Linda Baehr
December 23rd, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Explain the double standard for me please
Replies: 92
Views: 4246

Explain the double standard for me please

salad just tells my stomach that real food is coming. I couldn't survive one vegan meal. Have you ever had good South Indian food? There's great vegan food. The problem is vegan cooks. I was thinking the same thing. I LOVE meat, but I KNOW I could fix a vegan meal that even a carnivore would love. ...
by Linda Baehr
December 23rd, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Xmas Chicken
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Xmas Chicken

That looks beautiful Martin! I made it a couple of years ago and it was delicious!
by Linda Baehr
December 2nd, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Acid additions: tartaric vs citric
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Acid additions: tartaric vs citric

1.0g/L of tartaric is only going to lower the pH by about 0.1 pH, so not that big. It will be less so with the citric, and yes, citric seems to bring out the floral. I used to do it from time to time on Viognier, and people loved it.
by Linda Baehr
September 15th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 219
Views: 17840

Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

If you don't mind non-fancy, Mission Chinese is yummy.
by Linda Baehr
June 12th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Foot treading?
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Foot treading?

We used to use Cabela's thick fishing waders to stomp in. Sanitized, of course.
by Linda Baehr
May 7th, 2016, 1:55 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Destemming Whites before Pressing
Replies: 13
Views: 2065

Destemming Whites before Pressing

When I was at Charles Krug we destemmed the Sauv blanc, but we used lots of rice hulls and tons of dry ice in the press pan. But it was also a super young bottling, so we never had any oxidation issues.
by Linda Baehr
May 3rd, 2016, 5:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas

No juicer. :-(
I hadn't thought of Jello though!
by Linda Baehr
May 2nd, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas

I would more likely do a weight lifting type protein powder. Ensure is pretty crappy nutritionally speaking. I need to rely more heavily on eggs. Again, beans not so much with my type of cancer. And yes, I am using appetite stimulants. :)
by Linda Baehr
May 1st, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 3108

Best Burger in Each State

We need to start a Best Bay Area Burger thread. I'm still looking.
by Linda Baehr
May 1st, 2016, 8:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas

Thanks also everyone else for the suggestions.
Muffins would work. Hadn't really thought of that. Thanks Poppy!
Beans can be a bit difficult with my primary cancer. I'll leave it at that. :-P Lol
by Linda Baehr
May 1st, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas

I was going to write about my experiences in a different thread but thought it was kind of a derailment so I'll write here. Just finished (well it seems like I just finished) Chemo and radiation for tonsil and tongue cancer. Very similar cancer to Grant Achatz except mine was Stage 1 (although init...
by Linda Baehr
May 1st, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Unusual Request- Bland Food Ideas

As many as you know, I am doing the chemo thing right now. Round 2 starts next Friday. Last time, all I could stomach was potato soup and crackers. The thought of meat and vegetables was kind of stomach-turning, but I know I need to get some protein in my diet next time. One other barrier to meat an...
by Linda Baehr
April 29th, 2016, 11:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CALAMARI STEW
Replies: 2
Views: 352

CALAMARI STEW

Looks great!
by Linda Baehr
April 23rd, 2016, 7:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PASTA Burro e Parmigiano
Replies: 2
Views: 390

PASTA Burro e Parmigiano

Thank you Martin!
by Linda Baehr
April 10th, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16419
Views: 426525

What BEER are you drinking?

Grunion is delicious. [drinkers.gif]
by Linda Baehr
April 9th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16419
Views: 426525

What BEER are you drinking?

I was at Russian River last week (out hotel was right around the corner) and is it heresy for me to say that I liked their regular IPA (I think it is blind pig?) better than Pliney? Admittedly, I am not a big IPA guy, so take my opinions with a grain of salt. blind pig is better than pliny in many ...
by Linda Baehr
April 5th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bretty beer
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Bretty beer

They did a Goose Island tasting at our Whole Foods last night. They have several.
by Linda Baehr
April 2nd, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16419
Views: 426525

What BEER are you drinking?

I've only caught up on this lat page since I've been away [wow.gif] , but if you can, run, do not walk, to Fieldwork in Berkeley. I haven't been to the brewery yet, but I had three of their beers SF in January, and they were all spectacular. The Mexican Export Stout (chocolate and chili) was one of ...
by Linda Baehr
January 1st, 2015, 7:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Napa - January 4th (Sunday)
Replies: 33
Views: 2170

Napa - January 4th (Sunday)

Randy just told me about this. I'm in of course. I have to be there to kick Benji's ass for not telling me he is here.
by Linda Baehr
August 23rd, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Pumpkin Ale's effect on Craft Brew's bottom line...
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Pumpkin Ale's effect on Craft Brew's bottom line...

This link made an interview with Jim Cramer pop up, and even after closing the link I can't find it to make it go away. [swearing.gif]
by Linda Baehr
August 23rd, 2014, 9:36 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Long essay on misogynistic craft beer labels...
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Long essay on misogynistic craft beer labels...

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:What is a Belgian style ipa?

It usually just means an American style IPA/DIPA that ferments with Belgian yeasts- give them a bit of the Belgian flavor profile/funkiness.
by Linda Baehr
August 18th, 2014, 6:59 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: I'm feeling significantly less romatic about head trained vineyards
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

I'm feeling significantly less romatic about head trained vineyards

I'm sure the pickers just LOVE them. :-P Nothing like kneeling down and getting a star thistle in the face In sure Linda has knelt down and taken far worse to the face. Probably not as bad as this guy, though. [shock.gif] http://pic.epicfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/epic-face-tattoo-fail-peni...
by Linda Baehr
August 17th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 #berserkerfest
Replies: 425
Views: 18185

BerserkerFest 8.0 - Santa Barbara/SRH Nov 21-23 - WILL YOU BE THERE?

Peter Cargasacchi wrote: Like, "Peter's Pinot Pals"?

Not that there's anything wrong with that. [snort.gif]
by Linda Baehr
August 17th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wild/Feral fermentation questions
Replies: 76
Views: 8969

Wild/Feral fermentation questions

Even though this thread is very old, we have found a fantastic trick to get fermentations warm when your don't have a jacketed tank. We usually use this method after pressing whole cluster when theres a bit o sugar left. Thrown a fish tank heater in the bin. Use a plastic one, not a glass one. $20 ...
by Linda Baehr
August 15th, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Stoner Food" or "Thinking Outside the Box"?
Replies: 22
Views: 842

"Stoner Food" or "Thinking Outside the Box"?

Rick.T wrote:That doesn't look delicious to you Linda?

Hurts my tummy just looking at it.
by Linda Baehr
August 14th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16419
Views: 426525

What BEER are you drinking?

Stillwater Gose Gone Wild- Westbrook Gose w/ additions of Citra & Amarillo, fermented with Brett. Stopped in my tracks by the nose alone. Funky apricots & pineapple. This is like drinking the fresh tropical fruit juice you get in Hawaii. Has all the funk/complexity of a tart Saison, but keeps the r...
by Linda Baehr
August 14th, 2014, 9:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Stoner Food" or "Thinking Outside the Box"?
Replies: 22
Views: 842

"Stoner Food" or "Thinking Outside the Box"?

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Image

Bacon Ramen Egg Roll

Carby much? [bleh.gif]
by Linda Baehr
August 14th, 2014, 7:57 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Which commercial yeast to use for Napa Cab?
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Which commercial yeast to use for Napa Cab?

Jim Heiser wrote:the yeast differences are minimal to un-noticeable - it's all about the fruit..


This............1+ year out.
by Linda Baehr
August 13th, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Cold Soak: Dry Ice vs. CO2
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Cold Soak: Dry Ice vs. CO2

As mentioned above just keep the head space void of o2. You need to start with cold fruit and keep in a very cool area to keep a t-bin cold enough for a proper cold soak. It will take a lot of dry ice to get the must cold and maintain it that way in an area much warmer than your target must temp. W...
by Linda Baehr
August 13th, 2014, 4:22 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Cold Soak: Dry Ice vs. CO2
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Cold Soak: Dry Ice vs. CO2

Well obviously, the dry ice will keep the fruit colder, whereas the gas will not. It depends on how long you are going to cold soak, and the kind of temps you want your fruit kept at. If you are going to do an extended soak, you might want your fruit extra cold, so you can layer dry ice in. If you j...
by Linda Baehr
August 10th, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steaks: Pan sear frozen or let them thaw?
Replies: 40
Views: 1867

Steaks: Pan sear frozen or let them thaw?

There are lots of meats (and their different usages) which do well out of the freezer. I cook Indian food quite a bit, and most of the time I cook Indian food with chicken or lamb/goat out of the freezer. Most of the time these preps include a lot of sauce, but the meat is fine that way. If you are ...
by Linda Baehr
August 10th, 2014, 2:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steaks: Pan sear frozen or let them thaw?
Replies: 40
Views: 1867

Steaks: Pan sear frozen or let them thaw?

Well, if you watch the video, they take fresh steaks and freeze them unwrapped, so that they are drier and do not form ice crystals. I think taking packaged frozen steaks out and plunging them into hot oil might be a bit, um..............sting-y? They even say NOT to do that in the video.
by Linda Baehr
August 8th, 2014, 8:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2014 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 48585

2014 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread

Sauv blanc starting Monday. It's on.
by Linda Baehr
August 7th, 2014, 8:52 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: What's the fastest you have ever seen brix increase?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

What's the fastest you have ever seen brix increase?

Two per week is pretty normal, One per day or nearly that can happen during a heat spike, but that can tend to go backwards depending on night time temps/other factors. So basically, it depends.
by Linda Baehr
August 6th, 2014, 9:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16419
Views: 426525

What BEER are you drinking?

A little rough on the back end but man is this a smooth delicious drink. Tons of apple and lychee. Really good. Tg makes some killer apas. Gonna go to a bar tmrw that has Russian river row 2 hill 56. Will bring a pseudo to try with it What is this? Tg? J yeah toppling goliath. Drank the PsuedoSue l...
by Linda Baehr
August 6th, 2014, 9:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2014 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 48585

2014 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread

Nolan E wrote:Got in just over 2 tons of Santa Cruz Pinot Noir today...starting early but easy.

Where are you working?
by Linda Baehr
August 3rd, 2014, 6:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recipe Ideas- Country Style Pork Ribs
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Recipe Ideas- Country Style Pork Ribs

I just bought some country style bone-in pork ribs, and I was originally just going to do them in the crock pot, Asian style, kind of like how I do my short ribs. I thought I would check in here, first, though. Any ideas for country style pork ribs? TIA

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