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Re: BACON!!!

Postby bacon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:10 am

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Re: BACON!!!

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Trampledbygeese » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:53 pm

I know, old thread, shouldn't resurrect a dead thread like this, but I wanted to tell someone that I've learned to make my own bacon this year and it's easy and makes all regular bacon seem like an empty imitation of what bacon should be.

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I don't know what I would do if my religion banned bacon, it's such a vital part of my day.

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:51 pm

Yarrrgh; there be moss growin on yer bacon...
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Rev. Brian » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Rev. Frank (who is registered here now and will no doubt post some day) and I came up with something we call "Kevin's Law", which is relevant to this topic.

Kevin's law states:
Any food with bacon on it is automatically superior to the same food without bacon on it.

So far we've not encountered any known examples of a food that doesn't comply with Kevin's Law. Denny's even has Baconalia going on featuring ice cream sundaes with bacon in them (which is awesome) and other oddities, and the fair even had bacon dipped in chocolate which was awesome too.

Bacon pretty much rules.
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:47 pm

Rev. Brian wrote:Rev. Frank (who is registered here now and will no doubt post some day) and I came up with something we call "Kevin's Law", which is relevant to this topic.

Kevin's law states:
Any food with bacon on it is automatically superior to the same food without bacon on it.

So far we've not encountered any known examples of a food that doesn't comply with Kevin's Law. Denny's even has Baconalia going on featuring ice cream sundaes with bacon in them (which is awesome) and other oddities, and the fair even had bacon dipped in chocolate which was awesome too.

Bacon pretty much rules.

Hmm. Potential exceptions to Kevin's Law:
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Frosted Flakes cereal
coffee
whiskey
mudslide fudge

There may be other possibilities, but I can't think of them.

Now for the experimental phase. this may take a while.
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Rev. Brian » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:07 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Hmm. Potential exceptions to Kevin's Law:
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Frosted Flakes cereal
coffee
whiskey
mudslide fudge

Well, I think bacon would be awesome on pineapple upside down cake and mudslide fudge. Frosted flakes, that might require a test. Coffee is nasty anyway unless you put a bunch of flavors and sugar and cream and such in it, and at that point, bacon would probably be awesome too. I don't know about whiskey but I saw a bacon maple flavored beer in the store the other day so would be interested to see how well bacon goes with whiskey (imagine dipping strips in a shot glass of nice whiskey).

The only thing we could think of right off that bacon might not go with is Jello, but I haven't tried it for fear that I'd break the law.

I'm with you though - with any suspected exceptions to Kevin's Law, the fun will be in the validation experiments.
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Trampledbygeese » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:06 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Yarrrgh; there be moss growin on yer bacon...


lol moss. No, it's the smoke (as in from fire) interacting with the meat as opposed to liquid chemical smoke that is more common these days. Fire smoke be the way our Pirate forefathers use to do it.

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:57 pm

Rev. Brian wrote:I don't know about whiskey but I saw a bacon maple flavored beer in the store the other day so would be interested to see how well bacon goes with whiskey (imagine dipping strips in a shot glass of nice whiskey).

OK, then we can safely remove whiskey from the list. A friend of mine up the road is in the final stages of receiving a state license to produce and sell maple whiskey. If maple goes with bacon, and maple goes with whiskey (I've sampled the stuff - trust me, you want some) then bacon goes with whiskey. It's some kind of mathematical law or something.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Rev. Brian » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:33 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Rev. Brian wrote:I don't know about whiskey but I saw a bacon maple flavored beer in the store the other day so would be interested to see how well bacon goes with whiskey (imagine dipping strips in a shot glass of nice whiskey).

OK, then we can safely remove whiskey from the list. A friend of mine up the road is in the final stages of receiving a state license to produce and sell maple whiskey. If maple goes with bacon, and maple goes with whiskey (I've sampled the stuff - trust me, you want some) then bacon goes with whiskey. It's some kind of mathematical law or something.

Um, yeah, I definitely want some maple whiskey - nom nom. And I think you're right -- somehow I think the commutative property would prove that if maple goes with a food and bacon goes with maple then bacon goes with that food. This would be some sort of corollary to Kevin's Law I think.

Dammit, now I want some maple whiskey, pancakes and bacon.
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:03 pm

The version I sampled was around 160 proof, but the market version will only be 140. Some kind of legal issue. I expect it to hit the streets within the next few months - I'll keep you posted.
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-- Philip K Dick

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Rev. Brian » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:37 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:The version I sampled was around 160 proof, but the market version will only be 140. Some kind of legal issue. I expect it to hit the streets within the next few months - I'll keep you posted.
:drinking:

Sounds yummy - but stiff. I have had 195 proof (pretty much azeotrope) and that stuff will dry your mouth out so bad it feels like a burn (very hygroscopic obviously). 140 proof isn't too terribly far behind that. A maple whiskey just sounds awesome though...
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:56 pm

Rev. Brian wrote:Sounds yummy - but stiff. I have had 195 proof (pretty much azeotrope) and that stuff will dry your mouth out so bad it feels like a burn

Really? I quite like it. Amazing what you can do with a distillation setup :idiot:

It works well if you're going camping as you can condense two bottles of vodka down into one and, should you happen to give it to someone without telling them what it is, they get amusingly drunk very quickly :evilgrin:
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Re: BACON!!!

Postby Rev. Brian » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:54 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
Rev. Brian wrote:Sounds yummy - but stiff. I have had 195 proof (pretty much azeotrope) and that stuff will dry your mouth out so bad it feels like a burn

Really? I quite like it. Amazing what you can do with a distillation setup :idiot:

It works well if you're going camping as you can condense two bottles of vodka down into one and, should you happen to give it to someone without telling them what it is, they get amusingly drunk very quickly :evilgrin:

Yeah - 160 proof is around double the usual proof for regular whiskey, so you can cut it 1:1 ratio with water and then end up with "normal" hooch. I looked into all the licensing and whatnot at one point -- researched all the state of the art reflux distilling column designs, etc. My plan was to build all my own gear. Ultimately I decided not to pursue it -- too much legal red tape. Despite having tons of different wines, liqueurs, liquors, etc. in the house, I hardly ever drink and was mostly interested in the technological aspects of the apparatus.

Hope your friend gets up and running, selling product, and does well with it. I love entrepreneurship. When it hits the market, please let me know - I'd like to see if I could have a local store order it. Then I can dip some bacon in it and test Kevin's Law. :-)

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Re: BACON!!!

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:11 am

John has three or four stills, as well as an astonishing amount of gear for building beers and wines. I've been making my wine with his equipment for about three years or so now. every time I go over there he has something new for tasting. I've had lemon wine, maple whiskey, corn likker, homemade gin, you name it. Some of it is awesome (maple whiskey for one), and some of it is hazardous waste (that corn likker was worse than drinking diesel fuel). The beer and wine is unsurpassed, especially at the price I pay to make it. It costs around $4.50 per bottle, and I doubt you could buy the equivalent for less than ten times that at a retail outlet. Everyone should make their own beverages. :drinking:
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."


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