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Jamaican Jerk Dry Rub (wanted) NOT MARINADE

31 August 2018 - 05:44 PM

Title says it all. Anyone have a "go to" recipe for a Jerk dry rub? For wings, ribs, whatever. Even just to sprinkle on a burger or something. It'd be nice to be able to grab a spice shaker out of the cabinet, instead of having to break out the blender for a marinade every time. Just something quick.

There's a million recipes online. Let's hear yours. Thanks in advance

Ready? Begin.....

(Pro tip: there ain't no cayenne pepper in an authentic Jerk recipe, no matter what the Internet says ;) )


MikeUSMC 2018 Grow

11 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

Well, I'm about 2 weeks behind when I usually start, but I've been too damn busy lately. Once again, 'scaling back' my grow to about a dozen plants just ain't gonna happen, no matter how many times I tell myself that ;)

My 5th Season is underway, and
Here's my list for 2018:

These will be in 5 Gallon Buckets (backyard). I also plan on isolating A LOT of these plants this year.
- 7 Pot Douglah x 2
- Chocolate Scotch Bonnet x 2
- OBEAH (Genetikx)
- 7 Pot Cinder (F2?) (Bhuter)
- CGN 21500 (Bhuter)
- TFM Scotch Bonnet
- MoA Scotch Bonnet (MWCH)
- Bahamian Goat (MWCH)
- D3 Goat, Giant pheno (F4) (D3monic)
- D3 Goat, #4 (F3) (D3monic)
- D3 Goat, Peach Mild #2.5 (F3) (D3monic)
- Scotchbrains (G.I.P.)
- P. Dreadie "Select" Scotch Bonnet (Trident)
- P. Dreadie Scotch Bonnet (TGCM)
- Carolina Reaper, big tail pheno (TGCM)
- Ecuadorian Red Rocoto (TGCM)

10 Gallon Containers (backyard)
- Giant Yellow Rocoto (TGCM)
- Large Red Rocoto (TGCM)

Ornamentals (front yard)
- Numex Twilight
- Numex Twilight (Overwintered Bonchi)
- Chinese 5 Color x 3

Same as every other year, I'll be using 5:1:1 mix in 5 gallon buckets. I'm still undecided whether or not I'll use CSN17 or Dyna Gro ferts yet; I've had success w/ both.

I plan on presoaking the seeds tomorrow night in a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution, then letting them hit the dirt the following day. MG Seed Starting Mix w/ additional perlite into a 72 cell tray. Same mix into Solo cups. Then, 5:1:1 in 1 gallon containers. Then, 5:1:1 into (final) 5 gallon buckets

Special thanks to everyone who contributed seeds to my grow this year!
Thanks for following, and best of luck to everyone's grow this year! :party:

Here's the link to my 2017 Grow, if anyone's interested:

Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers

14 October 2017 - 12:46 PM

Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers
1046 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450


You've probably seen this place on the Travel Channel. Birthplace of the Steamed Cheeseburger. Yes, steamed (don't knock it til you try it! ;) ). About 15 minutes from my house, and known by us locals as "Ptomaine Ted's" :rofl: They've come a long way, and they actually wear gloves when they prep your food now :) https://www.merriam-...ionary/ptomaine

Honestly, I've never actually heard of anyone getting sick there, and the grub is amazing. Just came back from Ted's and it's the best hangover food I've ever had. I wish they were still open 24hrs (they used to be, back in the day)

Ok, enough yappin'.....
Tiny little shack on the side of the road
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They put the meat and cheese in these little rectangular trays and pop them into the steamer. I couldn't get a good pic of the steamer door open because the guys that work there are so damn fast
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Best damn cheese pull you've ever seen.....
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No French fries here. Home fries, homie!
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Hit up Ted's if you ever get a chance! You won't be disappointed ;)

Cape Cod Restaurants/"Baahs"

11 July 2017 - 07:46 PM

"Land Ho!"
38 Main Street (Route 6A) in Orleans, MA (Cape Cod)
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Great food and drink!

"The Cape Cod Reuben." I guess they're pretty well known for this sandwich, and I can see why! It was absolutely fantastic!
Fried fish, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, coleslaw on pumpernickel. Served with a bag of chips and a pickle
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Washed down with (local) Hog Island IPA
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Haven't been here in almost 15 years, but the food and atmosphere are still great. Really laid back. Tank top and board shorts to slacks and a Polo shirt, they don't care. License plates and signs and stuff all over the walls and ceiling. A little pricey though. Me, my wife and 3 kids: 4 beers, 2 glasses of wine, 6 glasses of milk (for the kiddos ;) ), 3 entrees, 2 kid's meals, and a "Land Ho!" T shirt ($20) = $175


MikeUSMC 2017 Grow

29 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

A little late in the season to start a glog probably, but I figure if I want to trade seeds with some of you guys at the end of the year, at least you'll know I'm not full of shit when I say I have stuff to trade ;)

Anyway, I had a pretty rough start this year. Started my seeds mid-February, then proceeded to fry half of them when they dried out from being in the living room with my pellet stove (Doh!). After that, my two overwintered plants (a Manzano and a Rocoto) turned into aphid magnets. Those promptly got chucked outside in March (I think?) to freeze and die a cold, miserable death. Of course, the aphids found their way to (what was left of) my seedling tray, but I got those under control.

Ok, enough whining. I'll try to get you guys caught up.....
Last year, I grew about 30 different Scotch Bonnet plants, which caught the attention of Superhot Sim and Trident, who are also huge Bonnet fans. We ended up doing a seed trade last year, so a lot of my seeds this year came from my chilehead brothers from across the pond (in the U.K.) :cheers: Thanks guys!

Here's my 2017 list (this will be my 4th year growing), which is a little smaller than last year due to a lower back surgery I had about a month ago. All is well, I'm on the mend, and back out in the garden :)

-Numex Twilight x3
-7 Pot Douglah x2
-Chocolate SB x2
-Scotchbrain (F4) x2
-Cappuccino Scotch Bonnet
-"Yellow" Scotch Bonnet
-TFM Scotch Bonnet
-Tobago Scotch Bonnet
-M.A. Peach Scotch Bonnet
-M.A. Daisy Cutter x2
-Bahamian Goat
-Aji Mango
-Aji Jobito
-Orange Blob
-Chocolate Bhutlah (DM)
-Mammoth Jalapeño x2

Here's some pics from earlier in the year:
March 30, 2017
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April 16, 2017- First look at the sun
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I always grow in 5:1:1 mix (and add in CRF granules) in 5 gallon buckets. Here's a couple shots of my 5:1:1 "Graveyard" in the woods behind my house, and the new stuff ready to be mixed.
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May 21, 2017- All potted up
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What a difference a few weeks makes ;) (Pics taken this morning)
I'm also trying CNS17 (3-1-2) instead of DynaGro this year. It's just so much cheaper.
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Chocolate Scotch Bonnets on the right, Douglahs on the left
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Numex Twilight (biggest plant in the middle). I had 2 Belingrath Gardens plants in that pot last year, and now there's a TON of volunteers popping up. Almost looks like ground cover, haha. Gonna leave 'em just cuz ;)
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Another Numex Twilight out front. Getting some volunteer Twilights in that pot too, but I'll probably pull those
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Besides the Twilights, the only pods I have so far are a couple of 'peños...
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...and a couple of small Poblanos
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5 Tomato plants for Mrs. USMC
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Thanks for looking, everybody :cheers: