||OHANA 2011 - Official Thread
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Feb 09, 2009
From: London Ontario Canada
|Posted: 2011-06-28 7:58 pm  Permalink|
Left out "Go Tsunami" which I loved!!
Picked up their first CD and have discovered it to be perfect ride tunes on the bike!
Nothing like rumbling along listening to "Monster surf hotrod rock", with fresh memories of the Ohana, pool side, at the Tiki!
That was tonight.
I cried when I went back to work,
I needed the Ohana,
Joined: Oct 10, 2007
From: Koala Kabana, New England
|Posted: 2011-06-28 8:47 pm  Permalink|
On 2011-06-28 18:58, xtine wrote:
Miss Pahupahu has a good question - did dcman do anything different in his painkiller recipe from what was in the first Ohana magazine?
My understanding is that it is the same recipe.
Joined: Apr 25, 2009
From: Upstate New York
|Posted: 2011-06-29 04:59 am  Permalink|
Two small changes to the Painkiller recipe -
I changed the proportions slightly, and I liked this version a little better. Overall, I used a ratio of 4-1-1-1. This is slightly different than the original recipe I put in Ohana magazine, with a little less coconut cream overall.
Each gallon container contained -
60 ounces orange juice
15 ounces coconut cream (I used Goya - 15 ounce cans, so no crazy measuring)
15 ounces pineapple juice
15 ounces guava nectar (Goya again)
15 ounces of amber rum
juice of 4 limes
fresh grated nutmeg over the top of each individual drink (can be bought in the spice section or Indian section of most grocery stores - do NOT use pre-grated nutmeg as it will ruin your drink -)
The second change is that I used a blender to mix the coconut cream with some of the juice, after measuring (the coconut cream comes in 15 ounce cans, so all I had to do was drop I can worth into a blender) but before mixing it all together. Because the coconut cream has a tendency to separate, blending it for 10-15 seconds with some juice whips it up and makes it less likely to get get chunky and separate. It also adds a bit of creaminess.
The cups at the room crawl were 9 oz cups, with ice I figure each person got about 4 ounces of Painkiller, with 1/2 ounce of that being rum. If you are making Painkillers at home you can leave the rum out of the mix and then add rum to taste depending on the size of your tiki mug, but I never put more than 1.5-2 ounces in any size of drink at home. I do this for 2 reasons, so the rum doesn't overwhelm the drink and so my guests don't get too drunk. People drink these very fast at parties and it isn't uncommon for people to have 3-4 over the course of a night (sometimes in addition to other drinks) at my parties. If my tiki mugs each have 2 ounces of rum, they've had a lot within a few hours and won't be up for driving (or walking).
My overall recipe was a happy mistake when instead of doing 4 parts pineapple juice to 1 part OJ (as in most recipe books, including Beachbum Berry's), I screwed up and used 4 parts OJ to 1 part pineapple juice. I like mine better.
[ This Message was edited by: dcman 2011-06-29 05:32 ]
Joined: Mar 18, 2004
From: Tolland, CT
|Posted: 2011-06-29 06:11 am  Permalink|
I forsee a LOT of painkillers being made by Ohana attendees in the near future.
They even started serving them in the bar on Saturday!!!
Joined: Apr 25, 2009
From: Upstate New York
|Posted: 2011-06-29 06:30 am  Permalink|
The bar shook me down for the recipe Saturday afternoon - then, they kept cosmogirl and me in free Painkillers all night. Damn fine folks if you ask me.
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Columbus, Ohiya
|Posted: 2011-06-29 07:05 am  Permalink|
we all agreed that those painkillers (tm) are way better than those served at the bar/restaurant that holds the (tm) on the drink.
Joined: Jul 23, 2003
|Posted: 2011-06-29 12:51 pm  Permalink|
How could I have left out Go Tsunami?
$1 Pabst - that's how.
They were fantastic, hard rocking and perfect for the sunny part of the afternoon.
I also got a great CD from the Kokoru chapter ( I think ) of the FOM. It's a Christmas CD that has something like 22 songs on it and it's a great listen. Even a cover of "Marooned on the Mainland" on it that the Mugs all loved.
And finally - the FOOD. That pig was incredible. All hail the chef.
Joined: Jul 07, 2005
|Posted: 2011-06-29 1:49 pm  Permalink|
Thanks to Pablus who brings aloha with him wherever he plays. You are the best!
Joined: Jun 14, 2002
|Posted: 2011-06-30 08:24 am  Permalink|
On 2011-06-27 18:04, Hinano_Paul wrote:
On 2011-06-27 15:13, Turbogod wrote:
Whew...just got home. What a blast. Nice group of people. Great bands. Loved seeing Pablus. Next year, you should try to get the Fisherman.
[ This Message was edited by: Turbogod 2011-06-27 15:28 ]
You didn't love seeing me? I see how it is "Bronie"
How could I forget you, HP? It's always Bronies before Honies, but I just saw you a year ago though.
[ This Message was edited by: Turbogod 2011-06-30 08:27 ]
Joined: Jan 05, 2003
From: Texas Tikiland
|Posted: 2011-06-30 09:04 am  Permalink|
Some FUN views from the weekend for your viewing pleasure....
Joined: Dec 14, 2005
From: Champaign, IL
|Posted: 2011-06-30 11:23 am  Permalink|
Great shots Caroline! A big thanks to you, Bargoyle and everyone who organized and attended the event. I echo what all have said here - what a great weekend!
Jet Sterling, Cosmic Spy
Surfabilly Freakout Radio
|Boom Boom Room|
Joined: May 08, 2008
From: Northern VA, near DC
|Posted: 2011-06-30 8:35 pm  Permalink|
This was my second Ohana. I loved them both for different reasons. At the first one, the newness of it all made it exciting because I did not know what would happen next, and everything that did happen was even better than the last thing. At the second one, it was like coming to a high school or college reunion and seeing the old gang again. Although I just met these great people a year ago and only for three days, it was like being with friends I have known for a lifetime. Making new friends was special, too. It was a truly magical weekend.
I'm having some serious tiki withdrawal now. Can't wait for my third.
Joined: Jun 28, 2011
From: Ridgefield, CT
|Posted: 2011-07-01 05:05 am  Permalink|
Just joined the forum and wanted to say a special hey! to everyone at Ohana 2011.. in case no one checks the Introductions forum for new members anymore! haha
Our first Tiki convention was Tiki Oasis 2010 in San Diego, which was a total blast and a true spectacular. However I didn't feel the human interaction of the culture until my partner and I attended Ohana: Luau at the Lake 2011 last weekend. The people were perfectly friendly and fun, and the event was intimate, special and inspiring. I'll hop on the bandwagon by saying I'm already looking forward to next year's!
I won't waste space here explaining my torrid love affair with Tiki -- I already did that in Introductions if you're really interested -- but I will say that after six years of enlightenment from discovering Sven Kirstin's _Book of Tiki_ in 2005, plus the years of Tiki Magazine following that, it's about time I started participating in the very active Tiki culture happening in real life.. right now!
I'm fascinated by the surviving Tiki Temples from the original movement like the Tiki Resort in Lake George, and I want to contribute to their preservation as well as support the proliferation of new temples of the Tiki Revival Movement happening right now. And I want to meet the people who feel the same way I do.
And if there happen to be a bunch of cocktails mixed along the way, that's fine too.
Thanks for listening. Thanks for a great time at Ohana 2011. And thanks for making me realize I'm not completely insane. (Well at least not because of TIKI..)
-DJ (Voodoo Devil)
Joined: Mar 18, 2004
From: Tolland, CT
|Posted: 2011-07-01 05:50 am  Permalink|
Boom Boom Room & Voodoo Devil,
I can't tell you how much it warms me to hear your stories. There's a reason why the event is called "Ohana", and I'm floored at the way everyone has grasped that, and gone with it. It really is due to the fantastic crowd that we have such a warm, welcoming, intimate event.
We drink, laugh, sing, dance, relax, and break bread, all together, all weekend, all as equals, all as family.
It really is something unique and special, and its all about the attitude.... the ALOHA Spirit that everyone brings.
I see nothing but smiling faces year after year (and yes, even in the rain Friday night!), and thats all you folks!
I can set up the greatest bands, food, and distractions in the world, but without all of you bringing that positive fun Ohana vibe, it would be nothing. Mahalo, for making it so special.
Thanks for coming, thanks for sharing, and we'll see ya next year, at the Lake!
Joined: Sep 22, 2008
|Posted: 2011-07-01 06:22 am  Permalink|
Welcome, Boom Boom Room and Voodoo Devil! Glad you both had such a blast at Ohana - it's pretty special, isn't it? Bargoyle and his cadre of be-fezzed superheroes really knock it out of the park every year. And the attendees are always a lot of fun!
Voodoo Devil, I see you're in the New England area. Keep an eye out on the boards for other events, if you're interested, like the NETT (Northeast Tiki Tour) and other local meet-and-greets. They're way smaller than Ohana, of course, but a good way to really get to hang with other tikiphiles.
[ This Message was edited by: Hibiscus 2011-07-01 06:23 ]