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Grogalizer 2.0 is LIVE!
AceExplorer
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Posted: 2012-12-12 12:26 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-12-12 10:59, Hale Tiki wrote:
It needs to be an app, or even a web app. Surely someone around the tiki parts knows how to code for iOS. I would buy it in a minute.



I use and really appreciate the features of the Tiki+ app and The Grogalizer. I would love to see the features of these products combined into a single app that offers at least these three options:
1) What I can make from what I have on-hand ["Grogalizer view"]
2) What I cannot make and what's missing from my bar
3) All cocktails and ingredients without regard to what I have on-hand ["Tiki+ view"]

Just some thoughts and suggestions.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-12 12:38 pm   Permalink

Registered, and added a few things.
Man I miss that site.

Thanks again. Happy to have it as an invaluable resource.


 
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Posted: 2013-05-21 9:00 pm   Permalink

Just signed up, way cool!

Thanks Swanky!



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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-08-15 06:43 am   Permalink

Added recipes from Potions of the Caribbean to the Grogalizer.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-08-15 07:40 am   Permalink

Swanky, that's great news! I went in to "my resources" and added "Potions" to my profile. But then I saw "Friend's Recipes" listed, but a search here on Tiki Central came up with nothing. (I looked three times, and I did different searches each time. I'm sober, I promise!) Can you help shed some light on what exactly "Friends's Recipes" is? Sober minds want to know! Thanks.

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-08-15 10:40 am   Permalink

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On 2014-08-15 07:40, AceExplorer wrote:
Swanky, that's great news! I went in to "my resources" and added "Potions" to my profile. But then I saw "Friend's Recipes" listed, but a search here on Tiki Central came up with nothing. (I looked three times, and I did different searches each time. I'm sober, I promise!) Can you help shed some light on what exactly "Friends's Recipes" is? Sober minds want to know! Thanks.


That would be the "uncategorized" drinks. Basement Kahuna, my own recipes, etc. You also should have seen "Atomic Grog Recipes" which is in the works. Just have to get the time together to put them all in and add links to the posts on Jim's site. Time. It always comes down to time and priorities...
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-08-15 12:22 pm   Permalink

Thanks, that helps. My main reason for asking is that I want to ensure I have access to those recipes and I'm not sure where to look and find them. Sounds like you'll post more information later when you've had more time to work on this.

I did not see "Atomic Grog Recipes" in the list, but that is great to hear that it's coming. This ability to cross-reference the stuff we have in our home bars with published recipes from Jeff Berry and others is very important to folks just starting out to explore the world of tiki cocktails and to "experts" alike. I remember when I first started buying Jeff's books and also using the Grogalizer - it was quite an eye-opener. It helped me decide to buy stuff I otherwise would not have come across, and that helped me expand my understanding and repertoire of cocktails.

Cheers to you, sir!

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2014-08-19 12:41 am   Permalink

Swanky,

I may finally have some time real soon to help out with the Atomic Grog recipes. I just added the Rum Julep, which brings me up to 29 tribute recipes for drinks on the current Mai-Kai menu:

151 Swizzle
Black Magic
Bora Bora
Chocolate Snowflake
Cobra’s Kiss
Deep Sea Diver
Hidden Pearl
Hot Buttered Rum
The Hukilau
Jet Pilot
Mai-Kai Blizzard
Mai-Kai Special
Mai-Kai Swizzle
Mai Tai
Mutiny
Oh So Deadly
Piña Colada
Rum Julep
Samoan Grog
Shark Bite
Shrunken Skull
S.O.S.
Special Planters Punch
Special Reserve Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Tahitian Breeze
Yeoman’s Grog
Zombie
Zula

I think most of them will fit nicely into the Grogalizer. We might want to leave a couple of the dessert drinks out.

Is there any interest in the tribute recipes for the retired drinks?

Demerara Cocktail*
Demerara Float*
Dr. Fong
Hanalei Bay
Impatient Virgin*
Island Queen*
Last Rites*
Liquid Gold*
Suffering Bastard*

I'm confident the seven noted with an asterisk are accurate since I've tasted them during recent special return appearances. For the other two, I'm just making an educated guess.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-08-19 06:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-19 00:41, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
Swanky,

I may finally have some time real soon to help out with the Atomic Grog recipes. I just added the Rum Julep, which brings me up to 29 tribute recipes for drinks on the current Mai-Kai menu:

151 Swizzle
Black Magic
Bora Bora
Chocolate Snowflake
Cobra’s Kiss
Deep Sea Diver
Hidden Pearl
Hot Buttered Rum
The Hukilau
Jet Pilot
Mai-Kai Blizzard
Mai-Kai Special
Mai-Kai Swizzle
Mai Tai
Mutiny
Oh So Deadly
Piña Colada
Rum Julep
Samoan Grog
Shark Bite
Shrunken Skull
S.O.S.
Special Planters Punch
Special Reserve Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Tahitian Breeze
Yeoman’s Grog
Zombie
Zula

I think most of them will fit nicely into the Grogalizer. We might want to leave a couple of the dessert drinks out.

Is there any interest in the tribute recipes for the retired drinks?

Demerara Cocktail*
Demerara Float*
Dr. Fong
Hanalei Bay
Impatient Virgin*
Island Queen*
Last Rites*
Liquid Gold*
Suffering Bastard*

I'm confident the seven noted with an asterisk are accurate since I've tasted them during recent special return appearances. For the other two, I'm just making an educated guess.



More the merrier! Get them documented and linked in and people making them!
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kenbo-jitsu
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Posted: 2014-08-20 2:27 pm   Permalink

The Grogalizer is great fun! Thank you for the work that went into it.

FYI, a few of the dollar-sign links on the site are broken:

Passion Fruit Juice or Nectar
Coconut Snow Powder
Passion Fruit Syrup
Trader Vic's Grenadine

For the TV Grenadine, here is a replacement URL:
http://tradervics.com/product/trader-vics-premium-pomegranate-grenadine/

I think I remember reading in Beach Bum Berry Remixed though that Mr. Berry doesn't recommend this grenadine anymore -- something about it no longer containing any pomegranate. I don't know if it's true.


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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-08-21 07:41 am   Permalink

Thanks. I corrected the links and made them my own suggestions for Grenadine. I should merge the TV Grenadine with just Grenadine and make life easier.

BTW, if you get BG Reynold's cinnamon syrup, it is double strength. Mixing with it you should cut the amount in half.

My method:
Get these cinnamon sticks for your Swizzles and other drinks.
Do not toss them after use. I rinse and reuse multiple times. The flavor goes and goes and it would be an expensive waste to toss them after a single use.

When it comes time to make cinnamon syrup, grab a couple of these and use them and get even more use out of them. This is how I decide to break out new sticks for drinks. When I need more syrup, I also need new sticks. Use the Bum's method of making the syrup.

Take 2 of these long sticks, break them into a couple of pieces and put them in a couple of paper towels folded over. Take the flat side of a hammer on the ground and break up the sticks. You aren't totally crushing them, but just getting them to a flat layer instead of the "tubes" they are in naturally. In a pan mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and a few drops of citrus as a catalyst and the cinnamon. Stir it a lot and bring to a low boil. Cover for 15 minutes at a simmer. A high boil can burn it. You want to make sure all your sugar is dissolved and keep it on the heat for a bit. Take it off the heat and let steep for 2 hours and strain. I strain using a large funnel lined with a paper towel. This set has a piece that goes inside the funnel to allow more surface area to keep it from clogging up. I also make a double batch or so. I have a tall thin bottle that fits in the door of the bar fridge and I want to fill it to the top and have a bit left over as "back stock".

This is my "speed rail". Door of the mini fridge in the bar has honey syrup and cinnamon syrup in these tall bottles. Large bottle of Grapefruit juice is in the fridge to the left. Fresh lime juice is in the door next in an OXO pourer.

OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black

You can get these at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I use them for all my prepped juices in the fridge. Holds about 12-14 ounces. Seals tight and easy to pour and clean.

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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 30 days ago; 2:30 pm   Permalink

I just spent a productive hour updating my ratings & comments on the Grogalizer 2.0 (for the first time in about a year). You switch the rums, your tastes change, etc etc.

I think one welcome addition to Grogalizer 2.0 to would be an 'its on my home bar menu' button with a 'Home bar menu' tab

The 17 drinks I have rated 7 stars or above make up my home bar menu > I wouldnt be without them!

Congrats & thanks Swanky
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Swanky
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Posted: 27 days ago; 06:15 am   Permalink

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On 2014-08-22 14:30, AdOrAdam wrote:
I just spent a productive hour updating my ratings & comments on the Grogalizer 2.0 (for the first time in about a year). You switch the rums, your tastes change, etc etc.

I think one welcome addition to Grogalizer 2.0 to would be an 'its on my home bar menu' button with a 'Home bar menu' tab

The 17 drinks I have rated 7 stars or above make up my home bar menu > I wouldnt be without them!

Congrats & thanks Swanky



In a way, it is. You can sort the recipes by your rating and get your favorites. I do this on occasion just to see if there is an old favorite I have not made in a while. And the other option is sorting by average rating. I do it that way to see what others like that I may not have made before. I gave up on the notion of making every single recipe a while back. But this way I can see what I may be missing.

Thanks for updating! Every bit helps make it better, except when idiots give my favorite recipes a poor grade....
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 27 days ago; 06:58 am   Permalink

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On 2014-08-25 06:15, Swanky wrote:
...except when idiots give my favorite recipes a poor grade....



Yeah, sometimes folks don't understand the importance of carefully measuring exact amounts of ingredients, or the importance of using good rums and mixers, or how long and hard to shake a drink, and then the drink suffers and is given a lower rating. Grogalizer cannot tell the difference between a patient cocktail aficionado and a reckless bar hack.


 
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Posted: 27 days ago; 6:54 pm   Permalink

Thank you for updating the Grogalzier Swanky! I use it to sort by average rating.

 
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