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by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jun 01, 2004 at 16:19 UTC ( [id://358179]=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Trappist Ale

Ingredients List
Qty UnitsIngredient
25 lbsBelgian Lager Malt
2 lbsBelgian Biscuit
2 lbsBelgian Candi Sugar
2 ozSaaz hops, 60 minutes
1 ozSaaz hops, 30 minutes
1 ozSaaz hops, 15 minutes
Trappist Yeast

Pre brew day

Start two batches of yeast starter from Trappist yeast, three days before brew session starts.

Pour 5 gallons boiling water in mash tun, add crushed grains to mash tun maintain 152F for 60 minutes, sparge at 170F collecting 12 gallons of wort.

Bring wort to a rolling boil. Add candi sugar and boil for 30 minutes before adding first infusion of hops.. boil for 30 minutes more and add second infusion of hops. Boil for 15 minutes more add last hop infusion along with Irish Moss.

Rapidly cool to 80F, aerate and put in two 5 gallon carboys. Pour yeast starter into each carboy. Primary fermentation should run for 10 days.

On bottling day prep two batches of 3/4 cup of corn sugar in 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and add each batch to the contents of both bottling buckets (assuming your bottling bucket is 5 gallons like mine) and stir very thoroughly.

Once bottled should be allowed to bottle condition for at least two weeks and preferably 30 days before sampling.

Howling Cowdawg Wing Sauce

This recipe is under development and is a work in progress. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to improve this will recieve polite attention. Not necessarily implemented, but will recieve polite attention.

Ingredient List
4Habenero Peppers or more to taste. 8 if I'm in an ornery mood
3Serrano Peppers
2Jalapeno Peppers
2Dried Anaheim Peppers
1 cupLee & Perrins for poultry worchestire sauce
1/2 cupTequila
2 TablespoonsChipotle Chile Powder
1/2 cupKetchup
1 stickunsalted butter
Optional Ingredients
1/4 cupBrown Sugar
1/4 cupMango Nectar

Place the first six ingredients in a blender and puree. Once they have blended smooth (add more tequila or some dry white wine if more liquid is needed) place the slurry in a saucepan. If you are using the optional ingredients, add them now. Add the chile powder, ketchup and butter, bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes or until reduced to the consistancy you want.

Take a bunch of chicken or turkey wings and seperate them at the joints. Reserve the tips for another use (makes great broth) and put away.

Dust the wing sections throughly with a spice rub of your choice. Let stand for at least 20 minutes and let the rub do its thing. Either grill the wing sections (easier on diets) or deep fry them. Place the cooked wing sections in a large bowl and toss them with the sauce. Enjoy with your favorite beer, iced tea or other beverage of your choice.

NOTE: One varient in this recipe is when I participated in a cook off (took 2nd place) where Jack Daniels was supposed to be a featured ingredient I substituted JD for the tequila.

Onion Tartlets

SOURCE: December 2004 Gourmet Magazine.

Ingredient List
2 cupsThinly sliced Onions
2 TablespoonsUnsalted butter
2 TablespoonsWater
1 packageReady made pie crust
1 bunchfresh chives
2 TablespoonsCreme' Fraische or sour cream

Preheat oven to 350.

Put sliced onions, butter and water in a heavy skillet over high heat

Cook stirring frequently until onions have caramelized (about 30 minutes)

While onions are cooking use a biscuit cutter and cut out 2 1/4" to 2 1/2" rounds. Place them in a mini-cupcake pan (12 cupcake cups), pressing the center of each one to make a depression. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Combine the creme' fraische and chives.

When the shells have cooled place a small amount of creme mixture in each shell. Place a small amount of the onions in each shell.

Kleenex Alert!

 Author: Unknown
 When tomorrow starts without me
 And I'm not there to see;
 The sun will rise and find your eyes,
 All filled with tears for me.
 I wish so much you wouldn't cry
 The way you did today
 Remembering how I'd lay my head
 In your lap that special way.
 I know how much you love me,
 As much as I love you,
 And each time that you think of me,
 I know you'll miss me too.
 But when tomorrow starts without me,
 Please try to understand,
 That an Angel came and called my name,
 And petted me with her hand.
 She said my place was ready,
 In Heaven far above.
 And that I'd have to leave behind,
 All those I dearly love.
 But, as I turned to heel away,
 A tear fell from my eye.
 For all my life I never thought,
 That I would have to die.
 I had so much to live for,
 So many sits and downs to do,
 That it seemed almost impossible,
 That I was leaving you.
 I thought about our lives together,
 I know you must be sad.
 I thought of all the love we shared,
 And all the fun we had.
 Remember how I'd nudge your hand,
 And poke you with my nose.
 The squirrel I would gladly chase,
 The bad guy "I'd bark and hold".
 If I could relive yesterday,
 Just even for a little while,
 I'd wag my tail and kiss you,
 Just so I could see you smile.
 But, then I fully realized,
 That this could never be;
 For emptiness and memories,
 Will take the place of me.
 And when I thought of treats and toys
 I might miss come tomorrow,
 I thought of you and when I did
 My dog-heart filled with sorrow.
 But then I walked through Heaven's Gate
 And felt so much at home;
 As God looked down and smiled at me
 >From His beautiful throne.
 He said, This is eternity,
 And now we welcome you.
 Today your life on earth is past,
 But here it starts anew.
 I promise no tomorrow
 But today will always last;
 For you see, each day's the same day
 There's no longing for the past.
 Now you have been so faithful,
 So trusting, loyal and true.
 Though there were times you did things,
 You knew you shouldn't do.
 But good dogs are forgiven,
 And now at last you're free.
 So won't you sit here by my side,
 And wait right here with me?
 So when tomorrow starts without me,
 Don't think we're far apart.
 For every time you think of me,
 I'm right there, in your heart.
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