A blog about eating, drinking, and making things - one small batch at a time

Month: May 2013

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

BBQ Sweet Potato Chips, “Grippo” Style

Meet the new love of my life. (Sorry Mike). For those of you like, “errrrr Grippawhatta?” Let me fill you in. Grippo’s seasoning is a sweet, salty, spicy bbq mix best known for it’s use on Grippo chips, simply called by local Cincinnatians, “Grippos.” Grippos are […]

A Tale of Two RyePA’s

A Tale of Two RyePA’s

We’ve been very busy little homebrewers of late, and it feels so right. I’ve been talking a lot about these RyePA (Rye IPA) beers we brewed on our friend Sean’s Electric Brewery system, remember that gorgeous system I told you about? Well, they’re all carbonated and […]

Spent Grain Brown Butter Banana Bread

Spent Grain Brown Butter Banana Bread

So much alliteration and deliciousness. You’re going to die. In a good way.

Spent Grain Brown Butter Banana Bread

Ever since we brewed our RyePA a few weeks ago, my friend Sarah and I have been on kind of a spent grain recipe bender. This is a good thing, because as it turns out, when you brew a 15 gallon batch of beer you have a LOT of grain leftover. (more…)

Burgers and Beers: Smashburger Teams up with Moerlein

Burgers and Beers: Smashburger Teams up with Moerlein

Burgers and beers. Like peanut butter and jelly, or fig and prosciutto. It just makes sense. Last week I was honored to be invited to the media pre-view of Smashburger’s new burger and beer pairing menu. As soon as I heard the words burger and […]

Hot or Cold Barley Summer Salad

Hot or Cold Barley Summer Salad

I’m gonna be honest. I’m not really sure what this recipe is. I mean, other than fresh and delicious. Is it a cold salad? Is it a warm side dish? Hm. It could be either, I guess. You decide! Like one of those Choose Your […]