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Rajun Gardener

Member Since 02 May 2016
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#1598467 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Today, 03:30 PM

I might have to start buying small kegs, these beers go down too smooth.




#1598463 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Today, 02:46 PM

Looks like they must have a release today. Long lines are common in the craft world, when there is good beer to be had.


I might have to stand in that line then. I noticed people in line were drinking what they brought. 

#1598461 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Today, 02:43 PM

Now I have something to compare Parrish to or any IPA. It's not as strong a hops taste but very good from another local brewery. https://bayoutechebr....com/our-beers/




#1598454 Secret Satan 2018

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Today, 02:20 PM

Awesome job finding something you haven't had!!!

#1598439 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Today, 01:01 PM

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.


First up, very smooth!!


#1598355 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Yesterday, 08:56 PM

I'm pissed I'm out of those beers.


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.


#1598348 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Yesterday, 08:36 PM

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?

#1598344 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Yesterday, 08:27 PM

Here's the other one I'm drinking now. 



#1598338 Being Crafty

Posted by Rajun Gardener on Yesterday, 08:14 PM



Big Props to THP, I might start drinking beer again!! :cheers:


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. 







#1598175 The Ramen Lover's Thread

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 13 December 2018 - 10:01 PM

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.


#1598023 Secret Satan 2018

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 13 December 2018 - 10:15 AM

Thanks Mike!!!!


You didn't have to use more bottles of hot sauce to save on bubble wrap, you're a mad man.


Excellent packaging and nothing broke  in this jam packed box.


I'm really looking forward to try the WW sauce and the Shed rubs since I haven't used it before but in reality I'll enjoy them all since I bounce around from sauce to sauce.












Thanks again Mike!!    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Yours, cheers Brother  :cheers:

#1597585 The Last Great Pizza Thread

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 11 December 2018 - 08:26 AM

They forgot the eggs and sausage.


From the article.


"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."


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#1597512 Harvest

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 10 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

I've had 2 nights this season with temps at 34 and a light frost but tonight it's gonna drop to 30 so I picked the peppers that were still growing. I also dug up some plants to over winter.
I'm totally impressed that the Big Mustard Mamma plants survived the two frosts and continued to ripen peppers. They did lose some leaves but hung in there. 
The Ghost peppers are still hanging on too trying to ripen these peppers.
Over wintering these in the green house
I stuffed 12 BMM plants in this tub.
9 7 Pot Primo plants
4 Tobasco plants.
Big Mustard Momma
A few Fatali peppers
Another bag of BMM peppers.

#1597467 Friendship cake AKA 30 day fruitcake

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 10 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

The persimmon wine came out great for an early drinker.


#1597466 Friendship cake AKA 30 day fruitcake

Posted by Rajun Gardener on 10 December 2018 - 12:17 PM

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.
Perfect coffee cake for breakfast.