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#1518922 Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Whiskey Chili Garlic Pepper Sauce Review.

Posted by WarrantMan on 17 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

Love your reviews Ed. No drama and nice detailed reviews.

Agreed. Good review.


As a hot sauce lover and collector many (uhm) years before trying my own crack at it, I have tried and collected many with cool labels and "local" connections that can usually only be found in tourist districts to that locale. The locals don't know it, they don't eat it. They certainly exist where I live and try and capitalize on whatever the attraction for the area. Go to wherever is the roadside attraction "the biggest ball of twine" and likely you will find "The Biggest Ball of Twine Hot Sauce."  Many (not saying this is one) are produced by profiteers and not real hot sauce folks. I am certain that most here reading will understand. 


Omitting names, but there is someone in my area who has marketed a "local" product with catchy name, who most certainly is not a "local" and the sauce leaves much to be desired (tastes like a mock up of Tabasco.) But, apparently it makes money and the tourists snatch it up, believing they've gotten something local and unique. It grates my cheese to no end.....


In edit - I mean no direct offense to those who take this route, I understand capitalism well. Just to an idealist, it seems disingenuous. 


2nd edit - I just looked it up and apparently there is actually a roadside attraction called "The Biggest Ball of Twine."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggest_ball_of_twine 


Was using this as a metaphor, I apologize. But, if you have hot sauce, my point stands for challenge.

#1518601 [Jan 15] What are you working on this week?

Posted by WarrantMan on 16 January 2018 - 08:43 PM

Hunting female fugitive wanted by two Texas counties for grand theft. Very slippery one. Went into seedy motel room today that had small roaches crawling on/in the bed, lathered up with alcohol gel afterwards. Was glad to get home and take a hot shower.... Some days are fun, some days suck.... Back at it again tomorrow...


Aside from that and to keep with the crux of what I should in fact be talking about here, waiting for small indoor grow system to arrive... Never tried it but will soon. The link if it appears correctly  http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/product/indoor-seed-starter-plus-with-jump-start-grow-light-system/s 

#1518359 Crawdads aka Crawfish, Crayfish

Posted by WarrantMan on 15 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

This is one we did a bit back.

Crawfish, crab legs, shrimp, andouille, red potatoes, corn and charred green onion compound butter.
I also baked some crusty French baguettes that worked well for cleaning up the melted butter and bug juice.



After giving it some thought, it brought to mind a dish that I eat a couple times a year, usually at a party of some sort. It is sometimes called "Frogmore Stew" or "Beaufort stew." I've never made it myself, but I think your version would kick this one out of the park. To my recollection, it contains only shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes and corn. I do remember a few "better" dishes that had spicy crab boil or maybe some shake or two of old bay. I am gonna try your recipe with a few buds and I know it will be great. Thanks for sharing! It will likely become an annual event for me..

#1518162 Tomato Wine

Posted by WarrantMan on 15 January 2018 - 12:37 AM



In your spiced pumpkin wine thread, I made reference to Tomato wine. It sounds bizarre, but it really finishes nicely, not like a V8 as most would assume - but like a curious fruit, sometimes almost like a citrus or kiwi. Here are a few pics of three different batches. I make notes (as can be seen) and I don't really know how others do it (it is a hobby for me and i have just been "winging it" for years.) But, I collect the notes afterwards and if it is particularly good, I try and replicate it later. The batches differ only slightly by the tomato, the yellowish looking ones are just standard run of the mill store type, the darker one has mixed color heirloom types. I have found that the different strains of yeast will produce wildly different finishes. The last pic is one that I will let finish very dry. As the notes indicate, the other two have had quite a bit of sugar added and will be somewhat sweet and high alcohol content when bottled. Never tried it? I suggest to give it a go - usually tomatoes are cheap and plentiful when in season and when done right,  produce a highly drinkable wine!











#1517531 Wifes Birthday Dinner Request.

Posted by WarrantMan on 11 January 2018 - 11:25 PM

Wow!!! That is culinary prowess if ever there was. Happy birthday indeed!!! :clap:

#1517450 Mexican night

Posted by WarrantMan on 11 January 2018 - 05:49 PM


It's okay.



I'm a musician.


A decent one I'd suppose (based on the apparent hard wiring with the word flow, such people stand out while others remain unknown.)  :think:

#1517302 Mexican night

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 11:21 PM

:drunk:  :dance:

#1517292 Mexican night

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 10:53 PM

As much as it pains me......




Can't believe it will be uttered.....


The irony and agony......


God forbid.....


I'll soon regret it.....




Is it a "wet burrito?"   :rolleyes:  :pray:

#1517289 Mexican night

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

No comment....

#1517271 Mexican night

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

Looks and sounds great. I too have often CUI and created some remarkable dishes. Sadly, it's usually a "one time" event because I play hell sober trying to remember and recreate.... :think:

#1517267 Snowbound experiment

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

Call it "Portabella Umami Bomb" 


Not bad sir, not bad at all... Henceforth, the Portabella Umami Bomb created during the Charleston "Snowmaggedon" of 2018.  :party:

#1517242 Crawdads aka Crawfish, Crayfish

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 07:36 PM



Now that looks like a dish done right! I believe I'd hurt myself on that one.... :P

#1517235 Crawdads aka Crawfish, Crayfish

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 07:13 PM



Man that's an image I never thought I'd see..  That is a cool story. I actually have never had a raw one, might have to add that to the list...

#1517233 Crawdads aka Crawfish, Crayfish

Posted by WarrantMan on 10 January 2018 - 06:56 PM

No wonder he thought he offended me lol... and why he was puzzled over the CT crack.


Haha! Kinda hurt my feelings there, was gonna take my ball and go home!  :violin:

#1517091 Crawdads aka Crawfish, Crayfish

Posted by WarrantMan on 09 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

Haha.  Guess I got caught up... Had a brief respite the last few days from a freak snowstorm. But, today we've thawed and the knuckleheads emerged to make up for the lost time. I'm wound tighter than Dick's hatband after this shift.. The best point was my brief lunch and now a cold brew with a little solace at my computer...