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by sosman
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: WHAT DID YOU COOK
Topic: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015
Replies: 980
Views: 131583

Re: What Did You Cook Part 11 - January 1 2015

Sometimes it is the simple things (kamado's are awesome - coming up to my 5th anniversary with the dragon) ... http://metrak.com/pics/BBQ/kamado/2015/2015-09-20_RoastSpud.jpg Throw on some butter and a bit of parmesan, just like Guy Fawkes days I remember as a kid except not burnt to a crisp. After ...
by sosman
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Pizza Porn pics only
Replies: 129
Views: 36273

Re: Pizza Porn pics only

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by sosman
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: BBQ TECHNIQUES & RECIPES
Topic: Cooking Fats 101:What's a Smoke Point and Why Does it Matter
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Cooking Fats 101:What's a Smoke Point and Why Does it Ma

and rice bran oil which I use a lot claims to have a smoke point of 490 F.
by sosman
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 37695

Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

My kamado is not perfectly sealed anymore but I can hold 110 C for hours no problem - even when I have a few temperature probe wires running between the lid and base. Overshooting a low target temperature is problematic, but even so generally not the end of the world.
by sosman
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Lazy bread how-to
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: Lazy bread how-to

Nico long do you keep your starter going for? Do they go off?
by sosman
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions
Replies: 74
Views: 80202

Re:

No, but I think i mean if you had the enzymes that were available in yeast you wouldn't need water at 68'C to convert starch into simple sugars. Like I said earlier, I'm not saying the enzyme theory is wrong, I am just looking for a simpler explanation. If someone digs out a reference to enzymes fo...
by sosman
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions
Replies: 74
Views: 80202

Re:

niko123456 wrote:Also, mashing grain is not done with yeast, so I don't think there is much of a comparison there.
The point wasn't that you mash with yeast, my point was that to prepare the wort for action by the yeast you mash it, ie the enzyme action is applied prior to introducing the yeast.
by sosman
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions
Replies: 74
Views: 80202

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niko123456 wrote:Not sure how you interpret less than 1g of sugar per 100g as "quite a bit".
Fair point - maybe enough.
by sosman
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions
Replies: 74
Views: 80202

Re: Authentic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe Instructions

Why no sugar, I thought you needed sugar to "feed" the yeast? You don't. Yeast will happily feed on flour. Yep, Enzymes break the starch into simple sugars that feed the yeast (and makes alcohol), it's a slower process, but slow fermentation means better tasting bread.....cold water works better th...
by sosman
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: grain mill
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: grain mill

that's a keeper
by sosman
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Looftlighter back in bunnings
Replies: 82
Views: 11207

Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

My Looftlighter packed it in after a few years. I bought a couple of replacements, but curiosity got the better of me and I took the faulty one apart. The symptoms were that the heating element would get hot, but the fan won't spin. It turns out that my dead Looftlighter is repairable. The circuitr...
by sosman
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: FORUM GENERAL
Topic: Looftlighter back in bunnings
Replies: 82
Views: 11207

Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

My looftlighter of many years carked it tonight. Anyone seen them lurking around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne?
by sosman
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: BAKERY
Topic: Pizza Porn pics only
Replies: 129
Views: 36273

Re: Pizza Porn pics only

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by sosman
Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Firebox repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

Re: Firebox repair

My ring survived its first hot cook (300 C) after gluing it together. Of course a chilli pizza can also damage your ring the following day but that's a different problem.
by sosman
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: CHARCOAL
Topic: Firebox repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

Firebox repair

Meh. That was still in one piece, merely a flesh wound. I had 4 separate bits. The $7 tub of "super 3000" gotta be a whole lot less work and I don't plan on playing basketball with mine. http://metrak.com/pics/BBQ/kamado/2015/KamadoCrackedRing.jpg To be fair, it will get its first high temperature c...