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  1. haresfur


    Yeah, kind of. I must have jinxed my Aldi one because it stopped pulling enough vacuum. So I bought a new one from them (still way cheaper than a foodsaver). Decided to give the old one a last try. It worked fine. I don't shop at Cabela's anymore. I bought camo sheets and a camo nightie for my DB... She disappeared. (joke - we don't have Cabela's here).
  2. haresfur

    Tequila Cocktails

    Australians love their lemon-lime and bitters. A standard drink for designated drivers. They come in bottles but a good bar will mix lemonade (like Sprite, not american style) with lime and Angostura bitters. But grapefruit soda is hard to come by so I was excited to find soda grapefruit lime and bitters for a Paloma. I used 2 oz of a somewhat ordinary blanco, squeezed 2 wedges of lime and topped with the soda. A little sprinkle of pink salt as garnish. The bitters are a nice touch.
  3. It's infantile but the Ball Blue Book, still makes me giggle.
  4. I prefer wide mouth jars, too. But I usually find the regular mouth ones seal better. I thought it was because the smaller circumference made the lid edges pull down tighter. The lids on the regular jars seem harder to pry off to me. I guess you have a different problem.
  5. Probably just you. Do you care for chicken breast prepared other ways? What don't you like about SV?
  6. haresfur

    Cold Brew

    Probably the only water bottles he had when he first started selling it. They would crack open the screw top, pour a little out, add cold brew then re-cap. They also do cold brew with milk and vanilla syrup, but I'm not big on that.
  7. haresfur

    Cold Brew

    Yeah, I don't know where my coffee man came up with it. You use the mineral water to dilute the coffee concentrate.
  8. haresfur

    Cold Brew

    I don't know these brew packs. I use a French Press and brew for a half day in the fridge. I hacked together a cold drip system but it is more of a pain and doesn't seem significantly better, although I need to do a side-by-side test. Cold brew in fizzy water is surprisingly ok.
  9. Belted-Galloway Tri-tip at 59 degrees for 24 hours then smoked on the gas grill for about 15 minutes. Served with chimi-churi as suggested by a couple of online recipes which was a bit weird. Texture was good but should have dropped the temp was a couple of degrees high for this.
  10. An induction burner doesn't throw as much heat as radiant electric or gas.
  11. Christmas is usually too hot for cooking in Australia so most people forgo the turkey and eat cold food. Prawns are popular as is sliced ham. Here is my version from last year. Clockwise from top left: smoked salmon & capers, tomato & basil, ham, fresh snow peas, olives, nashi pear, bresaola.
  12. haresfur

    Drinks! 2018

    Not sure if it is what you are after but Libation Legacy recently posted Curley's Favorite to twitter:
  13. haresfur

    Blanco, Reposado or Anejo?

    I prefer reposado to blanco in a margarita, but have decided a 50:50 mix is "perfect".
  14. haresfur

    The Dishwasher-Loading Topic

    My mother always told me "Incompetence won't get you out of doing the job." She was wrong.