Brooklyn-Brine-Pickling-Kit

There’s a simple law that all guys know: Everything is slightly better if you made it. Okay, this might not hold true for the nightstand you built that rocks more than an 80’s hair band, but it is for anything that comes out the way you intended. That new deck, the perfect cocktail, a gourmet dinner—they’ll all be more enjoyable if you didn’t just shell out cash for the finished product. This law transcends all things regardless of price or importance. Like pickles. Yup, if you’ve never tried before, now’s the perfect time to make some homemade pickles with this kit from Brooklyn Brine. The pickling kit includes the jars, spices and directions needed to get you going. And besides, no great burger is really complete without that hit of acidity you get from a quality pickle (that’s what she said).

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.