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05-11-2010, 04:05 PM
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Grilling outside is where it is at. I've been on a Jucy Lucy kick lately, but one of these days I want to find some exotic animal (lion?) and grill it. That would make for an interesting evening.

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I haven't tried a Yuengling. Are they readily available?

I forgot Stout, but I'd have to list Guinness there.

Has anyone tried the Grain Belt / Schell's Nordeast yet? I can't find it anywhere, heard good things on Soucheray a while back.

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No, it's an East Coast beer. I don't think it's available west of Pennsylvania.

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Anything by Yueling is great. Another beer you must have when you get out of Minnesota and likely to California, is most everything by Stone Brewery.

That Nordeast is alright. Nothing fantastic. Your best bet would be finding it in bars, I haven't seen it on too many shelves.

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Stone's available on the East Coast as well.

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Stone's available on the East Coast as well.
It's actually available in most every state but Minnesota. I've never understood why...

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Flyover country?

I don't know. Usually Minnesota is good with craft breweries so my guess would be not finding a great distributor.

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On the subject of Jucy Lucy's, which do you prefer? Matt's Bar or 5 8 Club?

Personally, I like Matt's better. However, I do like that I can have my choice of cheese at 5 8. When I make them at home, I tend to use pepperjack or muenster so I like the variety at 5 8.

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On the subject of Jucy Lucy's, which do you prefer? Matt's Bar or 5 8 Club?

Personally, I like Matt's better. However, I do like that I can have my choice of cheese at 5 8. When I make them at home, I tend to use pepperjack or muenster so I like the variety at 5 8.
Matt's makes a better Lucy than the 5-8. The 5-8 isn't a good burger and I'll take the Blue Door over them. I also like to experiment with making them by putting in other cheeses or finely chopped onions or bacon, but that's just trying to put my own stamp on a classic.

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Chop up some bacon and knead it into your hamburger meat. That's my method. I'm not really a fan of onions, but I would assume you could do the same if you wished.

I'm a big fan of using Buffalo/hot sauce on my burgers so I tend to play around with what I can do. Injecting it generally turns out well but it can create a mess. So I just usually top the burger off with it.

Then of coarse you've got to briefly grill the buns basted with some garlic butter.

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Chop up some bacon and knead it into your hamburger meat. That's my method. I'm not really a fan of onions, but I would assume you could do the same if you wished.

I'm a big fan of using Buffalo/hot sauce on my burgers so I tend to play around with what I can do. Injecting it generally turns out well but it can create a mess. So I just usually top the burger off with it.

Then of coarse you've got to briefly grill the buns basted with some garlic butter.
I usually just place the cheese on top of the small pieces bacon and let it melt into it although kneading onions into the beef is the only way to go. I once tried to just grill green pepper and onion before placing them between patties (making a "Philly" Lucy) but it failed miserably as there was just too much stuff in there.

And you have to grill the buns - there's just no way around it.

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I've done jalapenos stuffed in the burger, but that's as far asm I will go experimenting with vegies in my precious Lucy...

Have you ever tried the Nook? I've always seen advertisements but never felt there was a need to stray away from Matt's/my own.

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I've been there years ago (went out with a CDH girl) but didn't have their version of the Lucy.

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Oh man that's some great ideas on the stuffed burgers. I know what I'm making this Friday for dinner.

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Jarick, seeing as you are from Bloomington; were you as bummed as I when Andy's Tap closed?

I loved those burgers.

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I'm going to Twins Cities Bar & Grill this weekend I've decided. Love the walleye sammich there, and I need to "window shop" anyways.

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No actually I never heard of the place. I grew up in Minneapolis, then Edina, then went to Mankato for school, and just moved here a few years ago coming back.

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I'm going to Twins Cities Bar & Grill this weekend I've decided. Love the walleye sammich there, and I need to "window shop" anyways.
Props for using the word "sammich."

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IPA: Surly Furious or Town Hall Masala Mama
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I should note that I drink almost only IPA, so I'm not a great connoisseur of say wheat beer. Yep, I'm a hophead.

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Oh man, I almost forgot about Town Hall's Masala Mama. That's a beauty.

And I'm with you on being a hophead.

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Mich Golden please

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Now that's a beer which is not available on the East Coast.

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Now that's a beer which is not available on the East Coast.
Trust me I was throughly pissed off while living in SC and not having it. So much that I actually make frequent trips to St. Louis (Scott AFB is right by it) and would buy CASES of it to take home with me.....it was by far the most popular thing with my friends who were not from the MW.

PS, if any of you are vodka drinkers, I just picked up a thing of Stolichnaya Elit....considered the best vodka you can get in the United States and I can attest it is

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I do that with Surly. But yeah, I've never understood why Budweiser doesn't sell Mich Golden throughout the country instead of just the Midwest. It's a better cheap beer than Bud, Coors or Miller although I'll still take a Grain Belt or Leinie's over it.

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Mich Golden please
The great beer anomaly/mystery of Minnesota.

I read once that A-B wanted to kill it off, because they used to market it nationwide but it bombed everywhere, except this neck of the woods where it is insanely popular. So they keep making it because their distributors would be threatened with bodily harm by the masses if it stopped showing up.

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