I recommend the cook book Everyone in Belgium Eats Well for recipes using beer. No one uses as much beer in cooking as the Belgiques.
I just tried some Sam Adams Black Lager. I guess Lager is diff from a Bock? Anyway, what a flavor! I can’t waite to cook something with it. Hmmm, what will it be? Anyone cooked w/ this?
Ohhhh, thanks Xannie! And I didn’t know to do that. I’m goint to try some shrimp just like you suggested. I thought you might have missed my question. Now I can put my lamp cord back together. :~)
I saw a thread about beer can chicken. Bock beer would work great there I think but haven’t tried it.
Sundancer, you musta missed Xannie’s 2nd post that told how do boil those shrimps. I am having probs figuring out how to shock em though. Very carefully I think?
I am sure that you can cook almost anything in beer but how do you cook your shrimp in it? Do you boil it or what?
Poverty, can you put ice in your saddlebags to cool your beer?
Paul E. Smith
Next time we meet I will compare forearms with you. I have to have skin cancers removed 3 or 4 times a year and riding in the Mojave in a teeshirt and shorts wasn’t the smartest thing I have done in my life. I just had 9 stitches put in behind my left ear for the same stuff. Wear the long sleeves, even if it makes you look like an old fart !!
Brentk, thanks for the info, and peace bro! Next time I make the trip to the big city ( Dallas ) I will try to find some of those Bock’s you mentioned. I am the Will Rogers of beer drinkin.
And Pete, try some long sleves.
Riding a new Harley isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. My arms are constantly sunburned. Don’t you feel even a LITTLE sympathy?
Sheeesch Brentk, Now that Poverty Pete has you to discuss Beer with, and a new Harley to ride, We’ll never get him back to a Glee Club Rehearsal again!! He has seen the good life and won’t be looking back at us Po’Folk again ![:I]
I will admit, even with my uncultured taste-buds (no pun), I notice the simiarity between Shiner’s and Michelob Amber Bock
PovertyPete, I’ve got your back, here.
I’ve taken the Beer Judge Certification Program test and, in studying for it, you learn that there are four Bock styles – Maibock, Traditional Bock, Doppelbock and Eisbock. So guess which style Shiner fits in? …..None of them.
Shiner is classified as a Dark American Lager. So is Michelob Amber Bock, for that matter. Both beers lack the strong malt character and appropriate alcohol content to fit in any of the Bock categories.
Having said all that, let me make a peace offering to PapaJoe and any other Texas partisans – Drink what you like, ultimately, but do explore the world of beer. I have sampled over 80 different styles of beer and there are still a number that I have not yet tried.
Here are some ideas if you want to explore other Bock styles – Weihenstephaner Korbinian (my favorite Doppelbock); Kulmbacher Eisbock (my favorite Eisbock); and Rogue Dead Guy (my favorite Maibock, even though technically it doesn’t fit in the category as they use ale rather than lager yeast). The traditional Bock style is very hard to find, and I don’t have any great recommendations as I have been disappointed by most of the ones I have tried.
There is a talk show host on raidio here in Boston that now I’m sure he gets his topic ideas off this site. Cooking with Bock beer was never mentioned before on this particular show untill this thread started and I have noticed this on some of his other topics as well. He is a so called food expert but it wasn’t too long ago that he couldn’t tell the difference between Gerber and Beachnut. Food expert my ass. Chow Jim
Al, I’m not saying you shouldn’t like Shiner. What I am saying is that, from a technical and quality perspective, there is nothing to recommend it. Lots of people like White Castles. That doesn’t mean they’re good hamburgers.
I didn’t know raspberries went do-do. Boy, the things you learn at Roadfood.
Pete , I will concede that your knowledge and tasting ability far outshines (pun intended) mine. You can detect the slightest varience in ingredients in the thousands of available brews that we have at least looked at in the past few years….But Shiner’s Tastes Good. It has more "beer body and flavor" than the multitude of mass-produced national brands…without going to the opposite exteme of waving raspberry do-do over the keg to add some mystery to the final product. I like it.[8)]
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