I had some running around to do and I planned on hitting Parish Brewery to taste a few and bring some home. They open up at 11 so I planned on being there early to beat the crowd, 15 minutes early isn't enough. They're located in an industrial park so I turned down the road and started looking for the address and this is what I saw. All of this traffic is for the brewery. The brewery is next to the white tank at the arrow.
I finally make it to the front and just said Hell No, not today. The line goes on longer past the tank.
There's 2 separate lines, one on the right for the free tour and the other to drink.
I stopped by the local Albertsons and they carried most of their beer so I bought a :make yourself a 6-pak" to sample today.
Before that I was racking and tasting wine I made, this is 3/4 cranberry and 1/4 concord grape with a few ounces of Jim Beam to bring an oak flavor. This is 13% ABV says the hydrometer!!! It's semi sweet and has a port flavor. Beam and Coke on deck to clear out the taste buds., I don't think wine will go with those hop flavors.
I need to visit the Taproom, I grew up in Broussard and know most of the people, I'm there(4 miles away) every week. Most of my relatives live there and my cousin is the Mayor and other family members have been Mayor. Why didn't I hear about this on news or radio. WTF?
Big Props to THP, I might start drinking beer again!!
I haven't drank beer in years unless it's a few Coronas here and there, so when ya'll post about India Pale Ale I'm lost and really didn't give a shit to research but it all changed tonight.
This actually happened from the "Secret Satan" swap, I wanted to send a beer from here as a bonus. I went to the best liquor store I buy wine supplies from and asked the young guy stocking the cooler what's the best craft beer from around here. I thought he would say something from Baton Rouge or New Orleans but he pointed me to a pallet of beer made 4 miles from me and said "this is the best beer in the store".
Secret Satan was naughty because it didn't fit so I'm doing a taste test. And it's actually good, so different but good. I thought I was drinking juniper berries.
The bad news is it went down too fast, I don't have anything to compare it too and it's got that addictive taste that makes you want more. Here's the description from the website.
Welcome to the future. Our collective human consciousness, or Ghost in the Machine, has gained a tolerance for hops beyond what mankind has ever known before. This double India Pale Ale is the necessary outcome. Brewed with obscene quantities of hand-selected Citra hops from our favorite farm in Yakima Valley, WA.
I've been eating more ramen since the weather is cooler. Here's a bowl of Pho from this week with smoked beef shank and throw together veggies I had on hand. It turned out great considering this is the broth I made earlier this year and has been frozen.
I smoked a whole shank and ended up slicing it up to freeze for soups. It cooked long enough that the tendons are jelly, awesome tasting jelly!!!
What I'm really happy about is making Mie Goreng from scratch. I found these noodles for 3.99, this pack has 10 of these bricks and the noodles are good. One brick is more than a normal pack of ramen and a perfect serving size. I had to add more Asian stuff to the cabinet, this time it was mushroom soy sauce, sweet soy sauce and fried garlic.
This pic doesn't do the noodles justice or the serving size but it came out awesome for my taste.
"Pizza is made to be enjoyed as a savory food. It's supposed to be greasy, cheesy, and salty. That's why pineapple on pizza is always a point of contention for people—is it too sweet? Do those tastes belong together?
Lamanna's Bakery in Toronto, Canada, created a pizza that puts the whole pineapple debate to shame. Forget fruit—Lamanna's tops its Hot Cakes slice with a full-fledged breakfast."
This was the first cakes I baked. They were good but a little soggy/moist so I re-baked them and it came out much better.
Last night I played with the ingredients again land it came out perfect to my taste. It's not as sweet and more dense but has excellent flavor.
I used one box of yellow cake mix and added one cup of flour and one teaspoon of baking powder. The wet ingredients were two cups of the fruits, 1/2 cup of the starter liquid, one egg, one tbsp of vanilla extract, one tsp of cinnamon. Mixed and filled two disposable aluminum pans and baked at 250 for three hours then turned the oven off and let it cool till this morning.