When you live with roommates you often have to deal with their illnesses. I remember the time when I was sick and couldn’t get out of bed. My roommate Sean drove to the store to get me soup and Ginger Ale. It was at that time I knew if I ever had a podcast about bacon he would have to be my co-host.
Since I enjoy bacon a lot, I thought it would be fun to make and sell bacon inspired crafts. I am currently selling my items on Etsy.com. At the moment I have a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a few bacon t-shirts for sale.
I am working on a few more products and I hope to have them added to the store soon. If you have any ideas or thoughts about crafts feel free to leave a comment.
The find folks at Chow dot com put together a nice video about how to cook a turkey wrapped bacon. It looks pretty testy. They say the bacon bastes the white meat with fat while infusing it with porky flavor. Not only does cooking with bacon make things taste better it also makes the whole process easier.
When I make a trip out to my local beer distributer I always notice a few German and Belgian beers come in 5L Mini-Kegs. The thing that sucks about them is you have to drink them in one sitting since a lot of them are gravity fed when you tap them. Air is your biggest enemy. I have seen tap systems that you can use, but there are hard to find.
Today on the blog Cooking Gadgets they featured a Mini-Keg system that can supposedly handle any type of 5L mini-keg you can throw in to it. Its called the Mini-Keg Beer Dispenser from Plow and Hearth.
Made for use with 5-liter mini-kegs, this is a great way to serve up a tall frosty glass of your favorite draft beer. Our Beer Tender keeps precooled kegs at the optimal serving temperature with double-layer insulation and a virtually noiseless thermal electric motor. Traditional pub keg tap for direct-to-glass serving. Dual system operation: CO2 for nonpressurized kegs, standard for pressurized kegs.
Includes on/off indicator light, removable drip tray for easy cleaning, chrome accent rail, nonslip rubberized feet and integrated cord storage.
The cost for this bad boy is $249.95, I have no idea if that is a good price since I have never seen anything else like this before. If you have anymore insight on this please feel free to share via comments.
I hope to someday be able to sell bacon pants, but at this time it would be expensive to do. In the mean time I am going to open a bacon store in this site. I will start off selling Bacon shirts and jewelry and then adding coasters and key chains in the future. I will be making most of the products by hand (I am crafty like that).
So, if you enjoy this site be sure to stop back and buy something from the store. Bacon is always a great gift idea.
After my trip to Seattle I had a lot to talk about. I found that Seattle was lacking a love for bacon. Also, Sean and I get in a big debate about beer drinking near the middle of the show. Will this put strain on our friendship? Listen to find out.
On the show we talked about:
We are Rockapella, bacon in Seattle, coffee weather, local Seattle beers, Kurt Cobain needed bacon, commenter dropped the ball, east coast IPAs are better, whereâ€™s the bacon, London bans IPA, Brew Dog, Should I Drink That, Dogfish Head 120, Sean talks about 40s, we debate beer drinking, lite beers suck, H2O, wine, PBR ICE, salt in beer, food fads, fast food service, stoners love bacon, Star Wars joke, beef bacon, make it biggerâ€¦
If you have suggestions or topics please share via a comment or join us live!
While I was in Seattle last week I got the chance to visit two of the breweries that were downtown, Elysian and Pike. I also was able to try another local brewer called Haleâ€™s. From each brewer I partook in IPA style of beer. This is my favorite style so I thought it would be easier to compare them with other IPAâ€™s I have tried.
From left to right: Hale’s Mongoose IPA, Pike India Pale Ale, The Immortal IPA
The first beer I had as soon as I got settle was a Haleâ€™s Mongoose IPA, this quickly became my beer of choice while I was in town. I found it to be a balance and easy to drink, since it was not as strong as the Dogfish IPAâ€™s I am used to. Itâ€™s what I call an session IPA since you can drink a lot of it. If I can find this in Pittsburgh I plan to drink this one again.
The next beer I tried was after stumbling in to its brewery while I was lost in the underground market. I sat down at the bar and simply asked for an IPA assuming that they would have one, they did. It was the Pike India Pale Ale. I felt this beer was a little weak in flavor; it didnâ€™t have the same flavor explosion that East Endâ€™s Big Hop does. It was a good beer but not something I would seek out when I am not in Seattle.
The last beer I had while I was in town was Elysianâ€™s Immortal IPA, sadly by the time I order this beer I already had a few others so I couldnâ€™t really taste it. From what I could tell it had a nice hoppy flavor and good color but thatâ€™s about it. I guess next time, I am going to have to give this beer a try sober.
I really enjoyed Seattleâ€™s beer and food and I canâ€™t wait to go back and try everything I missed the first time. If thereâ€™re any brews from Seattle that you think I should have sampled let me know. We have a few nice six pack shops in Pittsburgh, so I should be able to find it.