Heating Pans If you want to sear meats properly, you need to make sure your pan is sufficiently heated. Don't just turn on the heat and toss the meat in and pray. Depending on the thickness of your pan and the type of meat, you might need to heat a pan for 5 to 10 minutes on medium-high heat to get a really good sear. Add oil after the pan is heated.
If you are just reading this review then you probably aren't going to get a Goose Island Bourbon County beer. There's always next year, right? While your wife is out shopping on Black Friday, line up with the rest of the hordes at your favorite craft beer store and get your one per customer. I went around to every BevMo in the area and was able to obtain a dozen of these beauties. Gave most of them away as Christmas presents, drank a couple and am saving the rest for next year. Beers over 10% alcohol generally age very well. Is it worth the lines? Hell yeah. This may be the first bourbon barrel aged stout but it's still the best sipping beer out there!