Activity Stream

Filter
Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 24 Hours Last 24 Hours Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums Articles Articles Blog Blogs
  • DParker's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    It's not so much that I could taste the coffee as an individual flavor per se, but I could definitely detect the subtle nutty bitterness that worked along with the mild heat from the ancho powder to balance out the sugars' sweetness. Google "coffee" and "rub" and you'll find a lot of recipes that incorporate it. This is just the first time I've gotten around to doing it myself, and I regret having put it off for so long.
    2 replies | 11 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Nice, I've never heard of coffee before. Could you taste it in the ribs?
    2 replies | 11 view(s)
  • DParker's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    My local grocery store often has good sales on St. Louis cut pork ribs (usually being blown out for $1.49/lb vs the regular $3.49 price), so I've been grabbing several every time I can, and have been accumulating a pile of them in my freezer. I finally got an opportunity to pull one out (it was just for the wife and I...and our furry four-legged quality assurance team...so only 1 rack this time) and subject it to a sous vide bath followed by some time in the magic smoke box just to see how that works out. I also took the opportunity to experiment with a change to the usual pork rub I use (a simple mix of white and brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika), as well as adding a bourbon treatment during the smoke...because, bourbon. I was happy as could be with the results of all three, and the only mistake was trying to treat the ribs like a pork shoulder by leaving them in a 165F bath for a full 24 hours. They were still juicy and delicious, but overly tender to the point that it was all I could do to keep the rack from completely falling apart when I transferred it to the smoker. I think the temp is food, but I need to back the time down to 12 hours instead. Next time. That said, the real success was with the rub tweak and the addition of bourbon to the party. I modified the rub by adding some ancho chile powder, cumin and espresso-ground coffee to the mix, which is exactly what the sugar-based rub needed to balance out the sweetness, as well as adding a lot more depth of flavor. Here's what I ended up with: - 1/4 cup white sugar - 1/4 cup dark brown sugar - 3 Tbsp smoked paprika - 1 Tbsp finely ground Texas Pecan coffee (from Katz Coffee, a local company) - 1 Tbsp ancho powder - 2 tsp onion powder - 2 tsp garlic powder - 1 tsp cumin powder You'll note a total absence of salt in the recipe. This is because I always season the meat with salt before it goes into the sous vide bag as a dry brine, usually a day or two ahead of time to give the salt time to penetrate. The addition of cumin, ancho and coffee completely changed the character of this mixture for the better, and I think it's going to be my go-to rub going forward. In fact I think I'll also try adding the ancho and coffee to my brisket rub (which already contains cumin), I like them so much. As if that weren't enough, I put some bourbon (nothing fancy, just some Even Williams 1783) into a little spray bottle that I used to spritz the ribs every 30 minutes during a 3 hour smoke. This not only keeps the surface moist and ensure that the smoke adheres, but it also adds more depth of flavor in the bargain. I don't like spraying with fruit juice given that the rub is already sweet enough, and plain water doesn't add any flavor, so bourbon does the trick quite nicely. Here's a plate with some of the resulting pig-on-a-stick, plus a deviled avocado (avocado flesh mashed with a chopped hard-boiled egg, garlic salt, a squeeze of lime and chopped scallions, all stuffed back into half an empty avocado skin and dusted with a little paprika on top): Full size: https://i.imgur.com/wVndltP.jpg
    2 replies | 11 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/64JdzV4_rDI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> ....
    1138 replies | 109872 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    The rest of the clip ... <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mn60YWO218k" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    1138 replies | 109872 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    R.I.P., Levon. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jie9bYCyZDI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> BTW, Levon had his name picked by Elton and Bernie for their song, though the song is not about Levon Helm ... Put that in your pipe and smoke it...
    1138 replies | 109872 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Friday music vids in Podunk Corner
    I've been looking for a excuse to play this Levon Helm piece for a while. Now I have Woodstock (above) and a reminder of bad relationships, below, to frame it, though that particular affair would not be the one I would assign this song. That honor would go to another one, or two ... LOL But I am using up valuable planetary oxygen... Enjoy: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2I4wgJ_M7cA" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    1138 replies | 109872 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I dated a vegetarian once ... It wasn't pretty. The relationship, I mean. The girl was quite cute.
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    There's still time for Hillary to pull a Mighty Mouse now that they see Uncle Joe tanking ... Just sayin' ... LOL
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Truth be known, though, Never-Been-Right-About-Anything Joe is a better choice than any of the other Dems that have the slimmest shots. Sad.
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    That's prolly one of my top favorites. Dems love the "larger truth" narrative when the facts aren't on their side: race crime hoaxes, police shootings, democratic socialism (LOL).... Don't make me go on... "If you're interested, join me! I could use the help!" --Joe Biden Awesome follow-up from the gas bag.
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Sorceress, then?
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrzyRXSxuAg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Gun control "You don't need an AR-15—it's harder to aim," he added, "it's harder to use, and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!" So after you render yourself defenseless standing alone on your porch, what then?
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/If2q-pO95k0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> C'mon Joe, how do you really feel?
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KsP_dhAMQZ4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Biden speaking out against Trump's statement by wanting to beat the hell out of him. He also proclaimed he was a pretty damn good athlete. I don't know which one is funnier so posted both.
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/truth-over-facts-biden-fumbles-during-iowa-speech <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/15RjcRJ3Z70" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> "We choose truth over facts."
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/joe-biden-gaffe-vice-president-parkland-shooting.html It seems Joe Biden can’t escape the gaffe curse. The frontrunner to become the Democratic presidential nominee told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they went to Capitol Hill, Biden said, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.” The problem with this tale? The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead took place in 2018, more than a year after Biden left the White House. It looks like Biden repeated the gaffe twice. There is video of Biden telling the same story but with slightly different words at a forum on gun violence. “I watched what happened when the kids from Parkland marched up to, and I met with them and they went off to up on the Hill and I was vice president they went to the Hill … all those congressmen were like, ‘No, I’m not here. I’m not here.’ “
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Joe Biden announcing that if he is elected he will cure cancer. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0Df0xnmxLuw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Dammit Joe, does this mean you aren't going to do it if you aren't elected. Crap.
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    This is where you can post the latest/favorite Joe Biden gaffe or claim. https://nypost.com/2019/08/10/joe-biden-claims-there-are-at-least-3-genders-during-iowa-campaign-stop-blows-up-at-college-student/ This one is where Joe claims there are at least 3 genders. When the young student asks a follow up question of "What are they", he goes all Joe Biden on her. "Dont mess with me kid". Note: Liberals hate follow up questions and rarely are presented with them as the media follows them around genuflecting.
    9 replies | 45 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I've never dated a sorcerer, but there was that one time that involved some crystals and a chicken.
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Jersey: (The N stands for "nuke it" ...) <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Daughters of Philly mayor, N.J. councilwoman brawl in late-night Jersey Shore street fight, cops say <a href="https://t.co/P31iQAcViL">https://t.co/P31iQAcViL</a> <a href="https://t.co/J4D7AkDR10">pic.twitter.com/J4D7AkDR10</a></p>&mdash; NJ.com (@njdotcom) <a href="https://twitter.com/njdotcom/status/1162150353137229825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    1161 replies | 84052 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    ^^^^ Xray of my brain....
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I'd seen pictures of the cast before but didn't realize it was so iconic. What does it mean when everything about a catastrophic volcano eruption in 79 A.D. doesn't stick with you? I'll tell you what: It means we have it pretty damn good these days. Plus plenty of people to pick the avocados.
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • bluecat's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks for looking that up. Great information.
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread New scope in Podunk Corner
    Top HuntingCountry tweet ...
    24 replies | 328 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I had trouble seeing the dog so I looked it up: Also: http://allanmccollum.net/amcnet2/album/pompeidog.html
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    You know he's lurking, right? He'll crush you like a grape. :fire:
    146 replies | 1850 view(s)
More Activity