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  • Winemaking, duh! Also cooking, running, yard stuff
  • Does not define me. :-)
  • DC suburbs
  • Virginia


  • Posted in thread: Buy New French Oak Barrel (10-15 gallon) on 01-19-2017 at 07:42 PM out of stock,
    but you'll pay a lot for French in that size.Yep, MoreWine has them in 30gal, for ~$90 less.

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 01-19-2017 at 07:18 PM
    Burger night. Started with some 80/20 ground chuck. Played 'clean out the spice cabinet' and
    added some Emeril's steak rub (basically Montreal Steak Seasoning), what was left of two small
    jars of BBQ ...

  • Posted in thread: I hate my thermometers on 01-19-2017 at 10:13 AM
    The importance of the 'smiley' cannot be understated!! :D

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 01-19-2017 at 10:09 AM
    It comes in a cryovac plastic container. Fully cooked and shredded. Just reheat in microwave
    and add BBQ sauce to your liking. We serve it as pulled pork sandwiches with the usual sides.
    What makes th...

  • Posted in thread: Wine coolers on 01-19-2017 at 07:03 AM
    Most of my wine is stored in boxes in my basement, which averages about 68 degrees - oddly
    enough, a little cooler in the summer when the AC runs. Then I have a 50 bottle wine fridge to
    keep 'ready to...

  • Posted in thread: Thinking outside the box on 01-19-2017 at 06:48 AM
    Another Best of Show - great job, Joe. Congrats!

  • Posted in thread: Slick, slick, slick on 01-19-2017 at 06:47 AM
    Well, looks like we survived the ice. No outages or injuries. Now 4-6 inches of snow tonight
    and then rain. Flood warnings for tomorrow. What's next? Frogs?Or locust...

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 01-18-2017 at 09:00 PM
    I wish I had Jim's camera, because this looked much better in real life than it does here.Most
    of the time, my pics are coming from my iPhone. Though I do break out the DSLR from time to
    time. I fried...

  • Posted in thread: 43rd Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition on 01-18-2017 at 01:05 PM
    Best of class :dbCongrats! Well done!!Was that a kit, bucket, grapes?

  • Posted in thread: Newbie question about juice on 01-18-2017 at 07:12 AM
    Not to be too much of a contrarian, but the Meglioli's are a full 6 gallons straight out of the
    box, no water to add.I was not aware of that. :?

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