I would like to start this post with one of the coolest inventions I have seen in a while.
It’s like Capri Sun for Adults!! All it needs is a straw.
Yesterday, we went to the Bx Beer Depot for our second beer competition. The first one we attended, Huck won first place. This time, he was asked to judge the IPA competition. That left me to handout beer samples. We made a Tropical Fruit Punch Kool-Aid Wheat. Huck used a basic American Wheat Beer recipe, like the one I used for my Key Lime Mango Wheat, but added the Kool-Aid at the very end.
It is hard to tell in this picture, but the beer came out a dark red color. How cool is a beer with red foam? Real Cool!
Huck sat inside in the A/C while I was baking in the oven that is South Florida. Luckily most people that go to events like this do not even notice the person pouring their beer. All they want is the beer. Our friend, Greg, brought his friend with him to handout his beer while he judged, as well. I was really thankful to have someone to talk too. Deena was really cool. It made the 95 degree temp and 100% humidity more bearable. I also talked to a bunch of other home brewers there too. Huck seemed lost when he finished judging, and we had our own conversations going on. I was so dehydrated and stinky, I’m not even sure what we were talking about.
One guy spent way to much time telling me what I could do to make the Kool-Aid Beer better and what he would of done. Deena said “Dude, it’s Kool-Aid Beer. It’s not that serious.” I died laughing.
Most of the review for the beer were good. Most people said either
Drunk Person “Wow. That really does taste like Kool-Aid”
Me “Yes. That is why it is called Kool-Aid Wheat”
Drunk Person “Oh. I thought you were joking”
Drunk Person “So, what did you use to make it taste like Kool-Aid?”
Me “ Tropical Punch Kool-Aid”
Drunk Person “Like really Kool-Aid”
Me “Yes. Real Kool-Aid Packets”
Drunk Person “So you can add Kool-Aid to beer?”
Me “NO. You can’t. Only I can!”
There was a bunch of woman, that were probably dragged to the event by their husband, that liked our beer. We were the only woman really handing out beer, so I had a lot of them asking me about brewing and wanting information about how it is done and how much it cost. Most of their husbands wanted to start brewing. Most of them were like I use to be. “You want to make your own beer?” “Are you going to drink all this beer by yourself?” “How much did that cost?” “We need to talk!”
Now I just go with it. 99% of the time.
After arriving home and rehydrating myself, I decided to make a Low Country Boil for dinner. I wanted to change it up some, so I baked everything in the oven instead of boiling it.
Roasted Low Country Boil
- 1 lb Red Potatoes (I precooked my potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes before so they wouldn’t take so long)
- 2 Corn
- Cajun Seasoning
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 lb Spicy Sausage
- 1 lb Shrimp
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Combined potatoes, Cajun Seasoning, Garlic, Sausage, oil, and Salt and Pepper.
- Add to baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.
- While potatoes are cooking, add corn to boiling water and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove corn from water and sprinkle with Cajun Seasoning.
- Add corn to baking sheet and cook for 5 more minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and add shrimp. Toss with all ingredients and continue cooking until shrimp is cook through.
- We enjoyed Garlic Bread and Collard Greens with our dinner.
Try not to lick your computer
Here is a sneak peak at my Birthday Drink… I see some Pineapple Mojitos in my future!
Recipe will be posted in a few days. Followed by my post Birthday hangover. 4 more days as a 26 year old