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Johnny Rockets

Member Since 25 Nov 2008
Last Active Yesterday, 08:04 AM

#3334634 Do you tip furniture delivery people?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on Yesterday, 08:04 AM

Absolutely tip them, I think you should tip anyone that provides a service especially a delivery.

I had Lowes deliver a pallet of mulch and a pallet of rock the other day. Gave the guy $20.

Later that day Lowes delivered a Weber grill and hauled off my old one. It was 2 guys so Ive them 2 tens.

My GF said she would never tip them for that, I couldn't believe someone actually wouldn't.

#3332997 Work conversation

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

Let's be honest though, it's no coincidence that Greg Hardy is returning from suspension for that game.



Not saying it's wrong but I don't quite get this theory. What does the NFL have to gain by doing that?


Thanksgiving games are watched by everyone including the most casual fans. The ratings increase wouldn't even register because the majority of people watching that day (or most days) don't even know who Greg Hardy is. 


Since so many casual fans and eyes will be on the games that day why would they want to make domestic violence, which is the biggest black eye (no pun intended) to the league maybe ever, the main story line of the day?


The negatives just seem to far outweigh the positives for the league (if there even are any). 

#3332984 Funny comment on Cam by a Browns fan

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 12:04 PM

Whens the last time the Brown's had a good QB?

I mean, not a *decent* QB like Brian Sipe or Bernie Kosar, but a really GOOD QB that gives a team hope?



Otto Graham - back in 1789.



Mr. Scott saw him play live. True story. 

#3332977 Want to see the most annoying poo on Twitter?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 12:00 PM

we prefer to call him Super Bowl Champ Robert Wilson III



and you?  first pick overall, hides under a towel and pouts ain't won poo QB?



Oh lawd.....here we go. 

#3332848 Overdue Huddle debate: Gas or charcoal?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

The words "Sous Vide" and "Steak" just don't seem to go together. Maybe if I was baking pastries. 


I feel like I may grow a vagina if I cook a steak Sous Vide while drinking a Mich Ultra.  

#3332728 Overdue Huddle debate: Gas or charcoal?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 08:30 AM

Here is what I do.  I put the meat in a ziploc bag and get all of the air out.  One day I will get a vacuum packer which will help a bunch.


I make a pot of water and turn on the stove.  I put a thermometer in the water and get the water temperature up to 135 degrees.  I put the steak baggie in the water and put the lid on the pot.  I keep an eye on the thermometer to see if I need to add any heat to keep it at 135.  I keep the steak there for an hour, but ideally with tougher cuts of steak, you can keep it there for 2-4 hours.  The bag doesn't melt. (it takes temps in excess of 250 degrees to melt ziploc bags) In that time, the steak reaches the proper temperature, and all of the gristle and marbling dissolves without drying the meat.


Most people use a cooler with 135 degree temperature water in it, but I've found with my coolers that the water doesn't stay at the temperature long enough.


Or if you don't want to deal with thermometer watching you can just buy one of these: http://www.amazon.co...words=sous vide



Damn....Are we cooking steaks or building Rome? 

#3332709 CLT food help

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 08:12 AM

I work for a dentist from Queens, NY and he misses NY Style pizza. He's been here a year, live in the University area and eats out a lot as he's single and can't cook.

I took him to Rosario's in Concord and he really liked it and asked for suggestions in CLT, but I don't have any.

Any suggestions?

Also, he's Korean and wants to find some good Korean food, any suggestions on that front?

Thanks in advance.



As far as Pizza - tell him to go to Davinci's in University. It's located in the strip mall next to the Wal Mart. I know Rosario's pizza and love it but honestly Davanici's is as good if not better (if that is possible).  


I got nothing on the Korean food. 

#3332692 Overdue Huddle debate: Gas or charcoal?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 24 April 2015 - 07:53 AM

lately for steaks I have been cooking them sous vide.  Put the steak in a plastic baggie and make a bath for them on the stove at medium rare temperature.  Keep it that way for an hour or two. Some people use a cooler which I've never had much success with.  There are also $400 contraptions you can buy that do the same thing.


Slap it on the grill for a couple of minutes to get a sear.  Best steak you will ever eat if you've never tried it that way.



I have never heard of such black magic. I need to look that up. 



Also, I would like to admit that after my rant on charcoal grill snobs, I went to cook some steak kabobs last night only to find  that I was out of propane. Well played charcoal Gods, well played. 


I usually have a spare tank on hand but that was empty as well. Had a Palermo's frozen pizza instead. 

#3331822 Overdue Huddle debate: Gas or charcoal?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 23 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

Cooking meat properly is all about temperature control. Enjoy your petroleum flavored burgers, briquette bitches.





I'm with Jase....I cook on a grill 4 times a week. No way I am dealing with charcoal that much, My Weber gas grill doesn't dry out meat one bit. 


My time is valuable and Johnny Rocket's ain't got time for no charcoal grill. 


While you charcoal snobs are still waiting for your coals to flame out, I have grilled my steak, ate it, drank 3 beers after, and am now naked floating around in my pool. 


Gas me. 

#3329837 does anyone else mix?

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 22 April 2015 - 09:15 AM

When i go out to the bar i like to enjoy all type of alcohol . ill start off with a beer , then get some mixed vodka drinks , then take shots , then get some jd on the rocks , some long island ice teas , tequila sunrises , some captain morgan and then ill go back to drinking beer it all depends.


Does anyone else mix like this? or do you prefer the liquor before beer saying, personally once i get hammered i dont care what i drink and everything goes down smoothly.



I don't go out much at all anymore but I'm with you on that. Depends on my mood but I will switch up all night long. I religiously start every evening off with a shot because that's just how all good nights / conversations should start.


Then drink a couple of beers. Switch over to a LIT or something similar and pretty much stay with liquor drinks, shots and water  once I get away from the beer. 


I'm not saying those nights end well, but that's how it usually goes. 

#3325002 Best Beer You've Ever Drank

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 17 April 2015 - 02:26 PM

A couple that I tried long ago and fell in love with and still like till this day are:


Highland Gaelic


Sweetwater 420


I really think this BP Grapefruit Sculpin is my new favorite even if I have never tried it though. 

#3324986 The argument for Michelob Ultra being a good manly beer.

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 17 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

It's delicious and gets me tipsy. It also isn't filling and doesn't give me a headache like some others. If you don't like it then you are a fuging pleb. Filthy casuls.



I am with you on this one. Although it would take 10 to get me tipsy, it helps keep my girlish errr... I mean, manly figure.  


I miss their Mich Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit beer. Used to bring it to the tailgates and get berated all day about it but it was delish!

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#3324975 Best Beer You've Ever Drank

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 17 April 2015 - 02:08 PM

I've got to go with Bells Hopslam or BP Grapefruit Sculpin...really a toss up.



I must try this!

#3324952 Welcome to the Beer Forum

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 17 April 2015 - 01:55 PM

Holy poo do I have an awful story about sambuca...

Here is a 5 story shot (5 glasses tall)of flaming death. Sambuca, Jäger, and absinthe. Did it on the streets of Mexico and was in a 2 day blackout after that. If it wasn't for my girlfriend I never would have made it back to the resort and surely would have joined a Mexican drug cartel that night. Went back there a few months ago and much to the delight of my GF, they are no longer allowed to make it.

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#3324913 Welcome to the Beer Forum

Posted by Johnny Rockets on 17 April 2015 - 01:35 PM

Holy poo do I have an awful story about sambuca...



LOL, I hear ya- I plan on writing a book one day about my bad experiences with Sambuca. It's going to be 666 pages long.


"Sambuca, Me, and our Journey to Hell" 

by Johnny Rockets



You'll have to fill me in and I'll include it in one of the chapters.