How to Brew Vacuum Pot Coffee

Vacuum Pots are an old and established method of preparing great coffee.  It brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and vacuum produce coffee. This type of coffee maker is also known as vac pot, siphon or syphon coffee maker, and was invented by Loeff of Berlin in the 1830s. These devices have since been used for more than a century in many parts of the world and more recently have been given a new use by molecular mixologists and chefs to make hot cocktails and broths
Vacuum Pots are not entirely simple to use and tend to be fragile, but if you’re careful and enjoy tinkering, the results can be stunning.


Video by Stumptown Coffee Roasters

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

Dave Asprey, “The Bulletproof Exec“, is a biohack who discovered the power of an ingredient that goes into bulletproof coffee during a trip to Tibet in 2004. Bulletproof coffee is a low-toxin cup of joe that he recommends as a replacement for breakfast. He says it promotes weight loss, and has a massive impact on cognitive function.

 

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Donavon Frankenreiter performs “It Don’t Matter” on Sonny’s Porch

Sonny’s Porch is an event for traveling bands looking to get off the road and have a little fun.  The event is put together by SunBum in Cocoa Beach, FL,  a local company that takes a lot of pride in their craft.  They don’t just have a passion for their company’s products, they have a passion for the entire culture of their audience.  Here’s a great song by Donavon Frankenreiter who stopped by for a performance.

You can check out other music by Donavon by clicking here

 

How to Make 3 Types of German Beer Sausages

Jonny celebrates Germany’s World Cup victory with some beery German sausages — cooked up three ways. First a beer mustard, second beer onions, and third a currywurst! Proper hotdogs, perfect for the barbecue, and ABSOLUTELY BANGING!

Beers included are:
St Austell Korev Lager
Augustiner Brau Bock
Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Heretic Evil Twin

Recipes:
For the beer mustard
100g mixed mustard seeds
120ml amazing lager
Pinch of chilli flakes
2 tbsp honey
Splash of white wine vinegar

Soak the seeds in the lager overnight, then add the rest if the ingredients, season with salt and blend until well mixed but still lumpy.

For the beer onions
red onion, sliced
1 heaped tbsp muscovado sugar
50ml balsamic vinegar
100ml bock or dark lager

Fry the onions on a medium heat until soft. Add the other ingredients, stirring between each, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, until dark and sticky.

For the currywurst
Yellow onion, finely sliced
400ml passata
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp curry powder
Hoppy, sweet IPA
Splash of red wine vinegar

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F. Remove a few slices of onion and put aside. Fry the remaining onions over a medium heat until soft, add the passata, sugar, paprika and curry powder and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, until thickened.

Fry the other onions over a high heat. One soft, add a splash of IPA and let it boil off. Tip onto some paper town and pat dry. Lay in a baking try and bake until crispy (about 7 minutes).

Season the sauce to taste and add some red wine vinegar if it’s lacking a tang. Blend and smear over the hotdog, top with the crispy onions.

Story of a Beer

Students for the Colorado State University newspaper, Collegian, decided to share the journey of a beer starting at the hop field.  Watch this video and follow the path up to Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO where the beer was eventually brewed.

Videography and editing by Hunter Thompson
Music: Dull Days by The Finks

 

Sturgill Simpson Live at Sun King Brewery – “Water in a Well”

With a sound that will take you away from today’s pop country artists and back to pure country, Sturgill Simpson is an artist that is definitely worth every true country fan’s ear.

Filmed at the Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis, Indiana for the MOKB (My Old Kentucky Blog - which I have no idea about their connection between Indy and Kentucky), Sturgill puts together two things I do enjoy – Beer and Music.  If you like country music, grab yourself a brew and enjoy this.

Filmed by Derik Savage, Christina Reid, Adam Newell, and Joe Skibinski
Edited by Derik Savage, Christina Reid
Recorded and Mixed by Spencer Hooks