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Classifieds / Re: Mega Hop Sale
« on: July 06, 2012, 07:18:31 PM »
I haven't had a problem getting any of the hops that I need.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: could be my last post...
« on: July 04, 2012, 06:24:13 AM »
Just don't get too absorbed in the project that you forget what you're standing on. It's easy to do after a while.

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: July 04, 2012, 04:40:14 AM »
I think it says a lot about how far our species has progressed that we are so bored with what we eat that we must do this to make something tasty.


This ^^^^

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All Things Food / Re: Hot ‘n Bothered Beer Mustard
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »
Do you guys generally use mustard powder along with the crushed seeds or are the seeds enough by themselves. I've seen recipes both ways.

Thanks for the heads up on Penzey's. They have some good prices and the shipping is fair as well.

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: July 01, 2012, 02:17:19 PM »
We never did things to animals "just 'cuz" and I don't think that is what farmers who raise geese for Foie Gras do either.  We did what was needed to keep our (and your) food healthy and did our best to make as non-painful as we could. 

I think the problem people have with Foie Gras is they see force-feeding the geese as unnecessarily cruel, and so the farmers are doing it "just because" people like extra fatty livers.

Morti brings up a good point about what is an "acceptable" level of cruelty. For better or worse cultures have the freedom to define those thresholds. Many Americans have no compunction with executing criminals, but think eating horses is barbaric. The French have the opposite opinion.

The criminals did something to deserve their punishment, the geese didn't.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Go Down
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:43:47 PM »
Well, I don't think my browser placed that "unread" button at the absolute worst place on the page. How hard is it to move a button a few mm?

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:41:01 PM »
I won't eat it, nor will I eat veal. Got no problem eating meat and I eat a lot of it, but the animals should be treated well while they're living.

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Equipment and Software / Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:32:06 AM »
Me too.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:33:04 PM »
Get yourself a black, 55 gallon plastic barrel and make a door in the side of it. I shoved a piece of 2" PVC through the ends and supported it by those so I can spin it. I reattached the plastic door with hinges and a latch. Be sure and leave the bungs out for air and you might want to drill some more holes around the sides for additional ventilation.

The only problem I have is that I get golf ball sized clumps of compost sometimes. Maybe I'm not turning it enough.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 26, 2012, 06:10:16 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Shoot all the crows and coons that eat them.

Last year was my first time planting corn and I didn't get to pick a single ear. I don't know if it was crows or coons, but it is my intention to go postal this year. (I plan to keep the postage organic, of course...)

Organic shotgun shells? ;)

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All Things Food / Re: Black bean soup with taro
« on: May 26, 2012, 05:40:54 AM »
Pound it into poi and serve with lomi lomi salmon.

Must you repeat everything. ;)

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 26, 2012, 05:40:18 AM »
That is some awesome looking corn. Any tips on how to get the ears that big?

Shoot all the crows and coons that eat them.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 25, 2012, 02:31:52 PM »
I forgot that there are 2 things I try to stay away from, stinging nettle and bull nettle. I have the later.

ahh, I hadn't heard of bull nettle but according to this random guy on the internet the seeds and roots are edible
http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/07/bull-nettle.html

(and if you can't trust some random guy on the internet what can you trust? Disclaimer: before consuming any wild plant, check with a knowlegable person to ensure the edibility of said plant or plant part)

I think I'll be saving this stuff for Roundup.

Thanks for all the input. Sorry for the mixup.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 25, 2012, 01:12:49 PM »
I forgot that there are 2 things I try to stay away from, stinging nettle and bull nettle. I have the later.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 25, 2012, 10:59:29 AM »
I hit about an acre of those with Roundup a few years ago. Are you sure these are the same things? What I have will sprout white flowers and has prickly thrones on the leaves and the stalks. How could you even eat them? You'd never be able to scrape all of that off and what about the poison?

Yep, stinging nettles. They have tiny little hairs that make it miserable to grab the things. Hence, use gloves to pick. Cooking them makes them harmless. Not only are they delicious, they're super-crazy-good for you.

Is there any part of it that you can't eat or need to be careful with. Stalks or just the leaves. Sorry, but this seems really strange to me. If I touch one of them I get a really bad rash, but I'm willing to try anything once.

How would you suggest cooking them for the first time?

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