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Old 09-27-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Heya Everyone

I just signed up after browsing for a while.... i've been looking for a food forum or chat for a long time so im glad to find one active and full of nice people.
About me- my name's Megan and im currently working in a kitchen and doing 'office work' at a microbrewery. The restaurant itself is only a few years old and im sure ill have a lot of questions for any of you that have been in the business!
Also, ive just started to get into baking and experiment cooking with different microbrews.
Anyways, just wanted to say hi and my email is open!

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Old 09-27-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC! What is your favorite thing to bake?
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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Hi vagriller
I'm a baby-baby when it comes to baking. Right now I'm experiementing with just a basic lean dough- (the recipe from the professional chef)
I'm using the wort from our pumpkin spice ale (some seasonal stuff we brew around this time) and the beer yeast to make a "beer" bread. lol


***edit, also im trying to incorporate the spent grain but its been a pain to break them down...
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:29 PM   #4
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Sounds great! Homemade bread is the best.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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Sounds awesome and welcome to DC.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Welcome, Megan. We have a lot of fun here. You will too. Anytime you want to send me some microbrews for critique, I'm ready to cooperate.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:53 PM   #7
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Haha thanks everyone---

Buck- I just might send a few your way sometime!!!
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:09 PM   #8
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:55 AM   #10
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***edit, also im trying to incorporate the spent grain but its been a pain to break them down...
Hi Megan!

Welcome to the site! I'm a homebrewer myself, and I can tell you two things about spent grains..

1) It makes great compost for gardens
2) It never really breaks down! (Even after composting)

It does add a ton of texture to bread though (talk about fiber!)...

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:57 PM   #11
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Hey Megan - welcome to DC - you have chosen the greatest cooking site and I know that you will be very happy
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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Heya right back, Megan

You've come to the right place - and, after reading your post, I knew ronjohn would chime in - he's our resident expert on all things beer.
As for the pumpkin ale - I can just imagine how wonderful that bread must be! YUM~
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:55 AM   #13
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Hi Megan! Welcome to dc! Glad you've joined us after lurking for so long.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:39 AM   #14
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Hi Megan! Welcome to DC! I hope you enjoy your stay here.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:02 PM   #15
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Hi, thanks everyone- sorry i havent gotten back sooner- i had a couple freak days at work. Thanks for the welcome!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:06 PM   #16
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Bienvenue, Megan. Anyone who spends time around beer is always welcome.
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