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  1. Who's a fan of dry apple cider? Good, farm pressed cider hits the spot, but what about alcoholic versions?  

     

    I like the dry apple ciders from Left Field, and if I want to cheap out I'll go with Lonetree Dry. Sea Cider makes some great dry ciders, and an honourable mention to Salt Spring Island, but at almost 20 bucks a bottle I'd almost rather buy a Zinfandel. Why is that? After all, they're both fruit...

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    2. Green Building

      Green Building

      Seems like you and I are in agreement @Chronic.Canucks.Fan, except for the hops and apple combo. I I love a strong IPA, but my palette hasn't found a way to bride hops and apple. I think the Sea Cider Wild English, Cyser, Pippins (just to name a few) have a great apple flavour, and you know they're using straight apples like many of the craft cideries (is that even a word?) are, but at $18-20 bucks it gets harder to shell out for one. On the flip side, the Lonetree I mentioned has quite a light apple profile, which of course is reflected in the cheaper price point. I'll have to check out Liberty next time I'm in the area.

       

      @Jimmy McGill interesting. Do go on... I've never brined with apple cider, I tend to lean toward pineapple (which, like kiwi, papaya seeds, and Asian pear has tenderizing qualities - do apples have the same enzymes?) or straight apple juice. Now you've got me daydreaming about applewood smoked cider brined wings with a light apple blue cheese sauce. I can make that work. Maybe dehydrate some nice tart apples, powder them in a spice mill, and use them in a dry rub with some chili. Hmmm...

       

      edit: disclaimer - I'm eating Hawkins Cheezies, not everything has to be crazy and extravagant, but I like where this chicken wing thing is headed.

    3. Green Building

      Green Building

      Oh, and if anyone from BC Tree Fruits Cider Co is reading this I tried your Broken Ladder last fall and it was awful. Tasted like apples at first, then straight to a weird dirt aftertaste. 

    4. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @Green Building what I like from it is the almost applewood flavour you get once you grill them on the bbq, its subtle but really nice. I find the brining does a great job keeping the wings tender so I never really considered a tenderizer, but thats an interesting idea. Asian pears might be nice for that too. 

       

      I do a multi-step process for home wings - 1) brining (eq.pts salt, sugar, 1/2 cup cider (or 2 tbsp apple vinegar), some garlic and the secret ingredient  - 2-3 tbsp tamari soy sauce; 2) coat in very light coating of baking powder (yes baking powder) a spray of oil and bake at 275F for about 3 hours; 3) finish them off on the bbq. You get nice crispy wings with loads of flavour. 

       

      Also Hawkins brand cheezies are the only real cheezie. Only in Canada :gocan:

  2. GDT; BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS FEB 17 7pm

    That was more or less what I was alluding to, that and the fact that everything we seem to see and hear out of Green points to him being a straight shooter.
  3. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    I've probably watched less than 8 complete matches in my life, but for the most part I have no problem getting into a good competition no matter what it is. Koe ended up with %82 or %84 if I remember correctly, and played the more conservative approach in a couple areas from what I saw (or heard the commentators say). Basically waited for a mistake that Edin never made, which is what got me wondering about the decision to leave points on the ice in the first place. Makes me want to join a curling league!
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2(Ps4/Xbox1) - Spring 2018

    Played the hell out of the original, but I haven't turned my PS4 on in over a year. Witcher 3 was the last game I played, and I liked it so much I played it twice with an unopened copy of Dark Souls 2 and Fallout 4 twiddling their thumbs on the sidelines. Red Dead 2 might be the one that gets me to fire it back up again.
  5. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    I suppose taking 1 and giving Sweden the hammer means they could just knock every Canadian rock out for the 8th, 9th, and 10th End's and maintain hammer until it's game over. Clearly I'm no curling expert either. Either way it was a pretty damn good game to watch. I hope to catch some more of them before the Olympics are over.
  6. GDT; BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS FEB 17 7pm

    2-0 Canucks, goals by Baer and Markstrom.
  7. GDT; BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS FEB 17 7pm

    I get the feeling many discussion with Green have the potential for liveliness and hard truths.
  8. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    Something doesn't sit right with me about that curling match last night. I get that when Canada had last rock in the 7th they were down 4-2 and were hoping to hold advantage in the 8th by blanking, which is a fairly common move in curling. You're a baseball fan, right? Obviously the sports aren't comparable, but let's do it anyways. In a tight scoring game like that where Sweden was killing it wouldn't it be more wise to take the single and try your luck down 4-3 where Sweden has the hammer in the 8th? They had another chance for a single in the 9th but blanked as well because they were already down 5-2 at that point and needed the unlikely 3 to tie, and yeah, the 8th and 9th would have turned out slightly different had they taken the single in the 7th and given advantage away, but... you lost anyways. I know I'm using hindsight, but 2 blanks to maintain advantage where you still score 0 seems like a waste. Turning point for me I guess was Edin's 7-10 split leaving Koe scoring 1 instead of 2.
  9. GDT; BOSTON BRUINS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS FEB 17 7pm

    Don't know about cheap pints before, but keep your ticket and go to Fanny Bay Oysters on Cambie afterwards and grab a beer and 6 fresh oysters for $15.
  10. 2018 Winter Olympic Games Thread

    At the end of the race while looking at the scoreboard, this is precisely how 22 year old and 24th ranked Ester Ledecka reacted to upsetting the hell out of everyone (including the reigning champ who was already in the winners circle) for Super G gold. What a time to have the ride of your life.
  11. Didn't see this posted from a few days ago. It's a formality more than something to celebrate, but it still needed to be done. Also mentioned in the article I posted is the uncertainty surrounding the aggressive remodel timeline of 2020 being met in time to play that season, but yeah, that's almost definitively the earliest they'd be able to join.
  12. Erik Gudbranson | #44 | D

    Who says we haven't been putting the feelers out in both areas? That's what I'd be doing. Actually, I'd have had the re-signing discussion with his agent way back in January when it was first legal for him to put pen to paper, and perhaps the fact there hasn't been an announcement in that area yet means the scales are tipped toward a trade instead.
  13. Not too late for anything, make a thread if you want it changed. People will migrate.