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The Brewers Pub - Sit and raise your glass with friends!

If you are a brewer, a lover of home brew beer, or just interested in making beer or wine at home, this is your place. I do not support anyone provider of brewing items, but the community. I brew what tastes good to me and so should you. PROST!

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Beef Ribs dinner to accompany your beer.

We all know beer goes very well with beef. So, here is a recipe I made recently using local grass fed/finished beef ribs with tomatoes, sweet potato and coleslaw made from items from our local Farmers Market to go with my homebrewed India Pale Ale.  Of course, the beverage of choice was my IPA!! Enjoy.

Braised Beef Ribs

1. 3#s beef short ribs trimmed of extra fat*

2. 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

3. 1/4 cup Brags Organic Cider Vinegar (unfiltered)

4. 4 tbs Olive Oil - 2 tbs for marinade, 2 tbs for browning

5. 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

6. 1/2 tsp Onion powder

7. 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

8. Salt & Pepper to taste

9. 12 oz India Pale Ale (6%ABV min)


Marinade: Mix ingredients #2-8 in a closable bag Add short ribs covering the meat with the sauce. Be careful not to puncture the bag with the rib bones. Marinate in the icebox for at least 2 hours.

Cooking: Preheat oven to 300 degrees Using a deep sauté pan or Dutch oven, coat pan with olive oil Remove ribs from marinade Brown the ribs Remove pan from heat Remove the ribs Drain excess oil leaving cracklings on the bottom of the pan Replace in heat Pour beer into pan bring to a boil, scrape cracklings into the mixture. Replace ribs into pan, cover.

Placed in preheated 300 deg oven and simmer for 2-3 hours, until meat is ~140 degrees.

* Freeze those fat trimmings!!!! I cut mine into cubes (lardons) and render them in a slow oven. I strain the cracklings from the fat, jar the fat, refrigerate it, use it in lieu of butter or oil, especially when sautéing onions for my french onion soup.

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Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on October 27, 2008 at 5:53pm
Welcome everyone.
We have a lady who wants to run her own winery, ye ha! We get free samples right Jenny? I'll have my wife help out with some of their North Dakota wheat and sunflowers. Her brother own's a trucking company and heads north to Canada as well as centeral and west coast. We will have a chance to get some good New Branuferls sausage William? Right??? I was very lucky indeed to spend 2 years of my military life at Ft Sam Houston in San Anton. Man, I sure miss that Republic.

Just ordered my Organic 7 Bridges Red Ale Mash-Extract kit from 7 Bridges Cooperative today. "This West coast style red ale has a deep reddish amber hue, a full bodied, well balanced malt flavor, and a strong, aromatic hop character. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic bottling sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale." Sounds impressive, doesn't it??? Just remember - , THEY SEND INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!! Without them, I'm dead in the water. It feels great sitting here with a local brew in hand - West Coast Pale Ale from the Aiken Brewing Company, Aiken SC talking with friends. Seems like everyone is here and enjoying the evening. Hay Wes, where's the wine expert - Gavin????? Get that dang Jordy on line will you?! Ok, who is making what out there? Jenny - what is your latest wine? William - what are you brewing? And Wes - that might be a loaded question. Folks, before I sign of and let ya'll talk, I do need to tell everyone one thing. Wes and I are old friends and brother firefighters. The issue that he almost got me killed in a flashover doesn't bother me a bit LOL! Seriously, Wes is the brains of this site. He has a great and vaired background in brewing, wine making, coffee roasting (and friend roasting - bad hand, bad hand) and is a great all round guy!!! I hope some day all of us will be able to meet each other at a common location and enjoy the fruits of our labor, and see just how great people REALLY are! PROST and for your Brits - CHEERS!!!! Papi
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on October 28, 2008 at 5:27pm
Hi Jenny. The wine sounds outstanding. I'm not a real fan of the super sweet wines myself, but, I do enjoy a good Mosel Rauer wine from Germany. Have you thought about blending a dry grape variety with your local sweet types? Maybe a good Texas grape - something tart and tawny.

The Irish Moss is used as a filter material that gathers the stray yeast and other percipitates in the beer and help clarify the product. There isn't any flavor imparted into the beer, so it's really a cool item. It's neat watching it work out the stuff into the bottom of the jug. Of course, like anything left over, you have to be careful to not get that into your bottling or kegging equipment. . . really closes up the filters!

Favorite beer? Good question. I drink just about anything, at least once. Not really into the Belgium brews or German fruit beers - too sweet. I like a good hopped ale, or a weisen beer. Nothing real strong either - stay around 8-10% ABV. Anything over that, like a douplebach gets a little INtense and you loose the pleasure of the grain and hops. Of course, all bets are off if the price is right . . . read that someone else is buying?! ;)
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on October 29, 2008 at 5:51pm
Welcome to the Pub Adam. I have to tell you and the rest of the group, your wild west trip to SD is OUTSTANDING!!!! The photogrphy is wonderful. With the Misses being from ND, I had that knawing of wanting to go back North. That trip you took to the bear park was something else. Now, how did that lope taste??? To say I'm jealous, is n understatement. Again welcome to the pub, and thanks for the Wild West tour and music! Great to watch and listen to while enjoying a home brew!!!! PROST!!!!!
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on October 29, 2008 at 5:53pm
OK, too much brew in mouth. When you get back on line, and you want to slow down and see what the world is really about, go to Adams web site and slide show his Wild West trip. I promise - you will not be disappointed - and life will take on whole new meaning. Papi
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on November 8, 2008 at 6:40pm
Sorry for not being on line the past couple of days. Seems the day job got the better of me. But, we do have some excitement here in the SC homestead - my new shop has finally been built! Nothing special or large, but for what I need it's like a palace. For those into "sheds and shops'' it's a TB600 tuff shed. Plenty of work space for brewing and canning as well as some storage. Wanted folks to know, that I'm still alive and well, and I didn't forget ya'll. Looks like I'll start that orgnic brew this coming weekend after things settle down a little. I'll post the process and a few in-progress photos of the "new brewery!" as this goes on. That way, folks new to brewing can see if I can do it, anyone can. And the equipment used is really not that different from that a serious chief would use. Prost, SCPAPI
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on November 10, 2008 at 9:49pm
Hay Wes, what's in the brew kettle and coffee roster??? Jenny, have you set up that wine yet? As you all know, I finally have SPACE to brew!!!! YE HAW!!! And trust me, with the weather geting cooler here in SC (down around 31 degrees tonight) I am going to try my hand at a lager and let her set in the shop and see what happens. First, the organic ale. Then an organic lager. All the holidays are going to be something else. Time to order a few more pigs.
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on November 13, 2008 at 6:38pm
Welcome Wildman. Love the photo you show of your brew. Looks inviting. Feel free to jump in anytime and just talk as you desire. Afterall, this is a pub. CHEERS, AYE! SCPAPI
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on November 13, 2008 at 6:54pm
Wes mentioned "e-brew" in Charlottee, NC Here is their web link. Check them out. I started out brewing with Wes using their kits. If you like a good "chewable" brew, try their scotch strong ale. I found a few bottles in the kitchen when cleaning out the old bottles. It sat around the house for about 3-4 years... need I say more?????? The last bottle was like losing my old dog. She was great and smooth with a slight bite. But all things come to an end. Enjoy! http://www.ebrew.com
Comment by John F. Houpt II, PhD on November 14, 2008 at 6:35pm
Folks, here is a very good web site and magizine about beer. It's across the board with knowledge and information, including a very good section for the home brewer like us. www.allaboutbeer.com. Also, there is a link to the World Beer Festivle being held in Columbia, SC 24 Jan 09. With this being only 60 miles from my home, you can bet I'm heading that way for a VIP pass. And yes, I'll take my darling wife with me. Someone has to drive this ole coot home?! ;)
Comment by Torry on November 14, 2008 at 7:11pm
I checked out ebrew. Looks like a good company, with pretty good prices. I'm finding though that shipping costs are outrageous right now! I've been looking for a cheap mailorder company, but have yet to find one. I guess for now I'll stick with my old reliable brewstore, Triad Homebrew Supply. The owner is real sharp and he offers a 10% discount to members of Battleground Brewer's Guild (if you're in the Greensboro area check them out)!


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