The Randall Jr is a really neat little gadget. It’s a hand-held version of the Dogfish Head brewery’s Randall The Enamel Animal infuser. It works essentially like a tea bag and sells for about $20 or so bucks on the Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales website. And it’s probably still sold out so do some surfing around and you probably can find one, or follow Dogfish Head instructions and make one.
Once you have one, it’s simple. But neat. Add the ingredients you want the flavor from. Add your favorite beer. Stick it in the refrigerator. Wait 10 minutes. Pour into a chilled glass using a filter. Drink.
Thomas Conner, the ‘Beer Dude’ has known to taste and make some of the finest beers in Charm City. He figures he has made more beer than he drank or is that vice versa. He doesn’t remember. If you catch him at a nearby Baltimore establishment drinking a beer, he reminds us sternly, it’s solely for research purposes. He doesn’t jot down notes. In fact, he highly recommends not drinking and writing because it interferes with the tasting. As always, he brings along a designated note-taker who also multi-tasks by driving him home. Drink and write responsibly and never at the same time is his motto. If you would like him to test out your establishment’s home brew, just pretend you’re at the O’s game, and yell, “Beer man.” He’ll hear you.