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re: OTA DVR - Grillades
I have used a Tablo for the last four years. The model I have is outdated but it works great. The features get better with every update. The one catch is that a monthly subscription fee is required for advanced features that many folks want. Overall, though, I think it is a very good product. ...
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re: Chicken or fish topping suggestions - Grillades
Pineapple Salsa. We use it on fish, chicken, pork, and in tacos. It's a little sweet and spicy. Delicious. INGREDIENTS 1 Red Bell Pepper diced finely 2 x 20oz. cans of pineapple chunks diced or half of a fresh pineapple diced 1/2 of a medium red onion diced finely Zest the skin and juice o...
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re: IBM - Grillades
I totally misinterpreted your response. I apologize....
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re: IBM - Grillades
Microsoft is a dinosaur? They are killing it in the cloud productivity and email space and their PowerApps/PowerAutomate are going to put smaller software houses out of business. Their stock has been on a tear since Jan of 2015. IMO, Microsoft's future looks better than it has in a long time. Wh...
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re: Formula 1 2021 Season Thread - Grillades
I started watching F1 as a kid in the 1970s. Max is clearly my favorite driver since Senna. That kid has guts, skill, desire, and a perspective far more mature than his years should allow. Thankfully, it appears that he may finally have a car that can compete with Mercedes. Red Bull better hope ...
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re: Help Choosing a Smoker - Grillades
The Bronco looks like a nice smoker. I may have to add one to the collection if I catch it on sale....
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re: Help Choosing a Smoker - Grillades
@The Spleen I hear you regarding the learning curve but every cooking device on the planet has a learning curve. I think the WSM is one of the easiest cooking device I have used. As someone else mentioned, the number of Youtube videos about use of the WSM is unmatched. You can cut the learning...
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re: Help Choosing a Smoker - Grillades
I have only used a few smokers over the years but the Weber Smokey Mountain is about as foolproof as a smoker can be. I bought mine in 2008 and have cooked on it hundreds of times. After 13 years, it sill looks and feels new. Once you get fuel burning, it is almost impossible to get the smoker to...
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re: Formula 1 in 2020, in 3 seconds - Grillades
Nice but it needs to be titled Formula 1 since 2014 (except the year it was rigged for Nico Rosberg). I love Formula 1. I hate Formula 1....
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re: PIC - This is why we don't trust tech companies or retailers - Grillades
If anyone thinks that AudioQuest Chocolate series cables are expensive, go check out the rest of their lineup. You can spend $1500 on a USB cable or $13,500 on speaker cables. Those were two I plucked out quickly. I am sure it gets far worse. [link=(https://www.audioquest.com/product/downloadp...
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re: Need advice on smoking ducks - Grillades
Good idea. Do you put anything in the terra cotta base (sand, water, etc.) or is it used simply as a foil-lined drip pan?...
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re: Need advice on smoking ducks - Grillades
I smoked two ducks this past weekend. I thawed them in the fridge for three days. On Friday evening, I trimmed them, poked the skin all over, salted them well, and put them back in the fridge uncovered so the dry brine could do its thing. Saturday, I brought the smoker up to 250 with only a littl...
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re: Homemade Pizza Dough Tips (and recipe) - Grillades
LordSaintly Give it a try. Self-rising flour has baking powder and salt in it. I am sure the baking powder won’t hurt you but it may kill the yeast. The worst that can happen is that you get a salty, metallic tasting pizza. Give it a shot and see what happens.. ...
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re: Homemade Pizza Dough Tips (and recipe) - Grillades
I use a Kitchenaid mixer sometime and by hand sometimes. Obviously, the KitchenAid mixer is easier but I think I get better gluten development when I use my hands. The difference is subtle, though, so I have no issues using the mixer when I am short on time. If I only ever used the mixer I would ...
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re: Homemade Pizza Dough Tips (and recipe) - Grillades
An official autolyse mixes only the water and flour then adds yeast and salt during kneading. I mix all ingredients, rest, then knead. I tried both ways many times and detect very little difference in the outcome so I mix everything together then let it rest. ...
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re: Need advice on smoking ducks - Grillades
Thanks for the tips. I will post back here afterward to let you know how it came out....
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Need advice on smoking ducks - Grillades
I am going to smoke a couple of farm-raised Peking ducks this weekend. I have a Weber bullet smoker which uses a water pan. It holds the temps around 250F very well but makes it hard to get it much hotter than that if the water pan is full. Any tips on cook time? Any tips on rendering the fat so...
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re: Homemade Pizza Dough Tips (and recipe) - Grillades
BigPapi I use SAF instant yeast and keep it in the freezer. I knead both ways, sometimes by hand and sometimes in a stand mixer. Either way, mix until it forms a single mass, cover with a dish towel or plastic wrap, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. I use the window pane test but I stop ...
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re: Homemade Pizza Dough Tips (and recipe) - Grillades
@Kosmo I have two scales, one for flour and one smaller, very precise one for yeast (to 100th of a gram). I do agree, though, that the bigger scale will not measure quantities less than a few grams very precisely. I have been on the fence about a steel but I will probably end up getting one...
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