July 25th, 2005

The Epicure

For I have tasted the Kölsch, and it is good

... and since it's good, it's been racked a second time and will now go in "cold storage" (aka my air-conditioned room) for about a week before bottling.

I've just finished cleaning up after the latest round of the P Amigos Monday barbecue - a tradition that Pete claims is a big "fuck you" to the work week since we insist on extending the weekend for just that one extra day. For the interested, the menu was a quick and dirty North Carolina style 'cue: pork sirloin with a Carolina dry rub, hushpuppies with Carolina vinegar, and cole slaw from Whole Foods (ok, I know what you're thinking, but I can't do everything...) The downstairs neighbor offered the use of his spiffy gas greel, but I'm growing really fond of cooking on Sputnik despite the extra work involved. I jumped the gun a little on the sirloins, but when we finally got them cooked up, man was it good.

Pablo even shook my hand when he left. That's hard core. ^_^

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