Making extracts! It’s super easy to make your own – just take your favorite flavoring ingredient, put it in a jar with some vodka, ignore it for a couple weeks, and then strain out the solids. Right now, I’ve got watermelon, peach, chocolate, and pineapple in jars, just steeping away. Yum!
What can you use extracts for? Well, baking, of course. But since we’re homebrewers, we use them to flavor beers. We’ve got a delicious hazelnut-vanilla English mild in the keg right now. And while I can call them “extracts” all I want, they’re really just flavored liquor, so they make one heckuva cocktail.
I just put together some new flavors (and I actually measured things this time!), so after a taste test in a couple weeks, I’ll put up some instructions.
What else? Well, I broke my favorite garlic press – right through the metal! You’re impressed, right?
I would love to get a new one just like this one, but I can’t figure out the brand. Anyone recognize it?
But what have I really been doing? Yeah, playing with my new phone. It’s so shiny! It’s so fast! It does so many things! I think I’m in love…
So, what have you been doing recently?