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Post Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:57 pm
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I wanted to brine some pork sirloin chops but wanted to use something other than herbs. I finally decided on tomato juice so I used equal amounts of V8 juice and a hoppy Wisconsin microbrew, and added a tablespoon of table salt.
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I put the chops in the brine Sunday night and took them out Monday afternoon.
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Got some really nice cast iron grate marks!
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The flavors of the V8 and the beer were actually pretty noticeable and the chops were nice and moist. My understanding of a tomato-based chelada is that the usual beer is a lager and I think that might've been an even better choice.
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Brad

Post Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:19 am
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Well that's an attractive plate up, Brad! Wish I could get my chops to look like that. Interesting to hear the marinade took that well to the meat. :)
Got beer???

Post Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:47 am
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Thanks, BC. If you look at the beer label you'll see the words "piney" and "resinous" and believe it or not there was a slight flavor that could be interpreted that way. I like a hoppy beer but in this case something a little less bold might've been a little better.

Post Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:22 pm
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ScreamingChicken wrote:
Thanks, BC. If you look at the beer label you'll see the words "piney" and "resinous" and believe it or not there was a slight flavor that could be interpreted that way. I like a hoppy beer but in this case something a little less bold might've been a little better.


I like a hoppy beer too, but they don't work all that well in cooking. Heat and UV are enemies of good hop flavor and excessive heat can cause a whole bunch of off-tastes with beer. I tend to choose the milder beers for cooking and that seems to work out better.
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