Beef Pho

Beef Pho

There is comfort in a steaming bowl of hot Pho. The effect of its cozy dopamine embrace is increased inversely to the falling mercury of a September Michigan thermometer. This spice filled dish is best enjoyed with an outdoor view where savory slurps are accompanied by scenes of colorful falling...Read more
Ribeye BBQ

Ribeye BBQ

As a BBQ enthusiast and all around food lover I find pleasure in exploring how to make great foods and also the methods in which to continuously improve on my cooking game. This week I stumble on news that the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) has a BBQ event near my...Read more
Beef Plate Short Ribs

Beef Plate Short Ribs

It is the first weekend of May here in central Michigan. This means we are cautiously optimistic that spring is upon us for 2019. Irregardless, poor weather would not deter a growing appetite for BBQ. So, season the meat and start the fire! Process and Preparation This recipe required a...Read more
Breakfast; Crispity Crunchity Flavortown

Breakfast; Crispity Crunchity Flavortown

Best Breakfast Ever. Sometimes it is the simple meals, when executed to perfection, that leave a lasting impression.  Start with 3 slices of thick cut bacon sprinkled with freshly ground pepper and fry till crispity in an All Clad pan.  Next, take advantage of that remaining bacon grease to baste...Read more
A Pint Story.

A Pint Story.

A Pint Story.  This is a fun experiment.   First, I get to exploit my Canon camera and flex my creative eye.  Then, break the cob webs off my video editing abilities.  Lastly, drink a fresh pint of beer. For direct link to youtube, click here.    Read more
Pork Ribs and Potato Salad

Pork Ribs and Potato Salad

Smoking Dinner It is a fine Saturday morning.  Chores are to be done and fun is waiting.  I decide to maximize efficiency. So the Kamado is fired up, and ribs put on.  Consequently freeing up a few hours to do some work while the upcoming meal bathes in savory hickory smoke. The Cook...Read more

Recipe: Steam K.I.S.S – California Common

      This August the Red Ledge Brewers Home Brew Club is participating in the 2017 Michigan Home Brew Festival.  I’ve decided to create a California Common beer recipe to bring to the event.  I chose this style because it is a light and refreshing beer that I think would be easily enjoyed...Read more
American Pale Ale 

American Pale Ale 

My American Pale Ale measured in at just over 6% ABV. Time to dry hop for 3 days then into the keg! Im looking forward to submitting this beer in the Red Ledge Brewers April 2017 Pale Ale competition.Read more
Keezer Teezer

Keezer Teezer

  Ive been picking away at my keezer build project this week.  Making progress! Here is a teaser pic. Perhaps one day Ill make a more thorough blog post detailing the complete project. Cheers!Read more

Imagine My Surprise – KBS

Founders is an established brewery recognized nation wide.  Michiganders consider it to be one of Grand Rapids’ many treasures.  Founders KBS Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout is a special beer only released once every spring.  It’s cult following makes it a rare find without registering on a waitlist at the brewery...Read more