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Jan
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comment Should I wash newly bought plastic tumblers?
Release agents aren't normally used for plastic injection molding? They are used for fiberglass etc.
Jan
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awarded  Famous Question
Jan
7
comment How do I adjust cooking time when temperature may be off by 5-10C?
You have it back to front. 180°C is the medium oven temperature as defined in a classic French (metric) cooking school. 350°F is the rough approximation of that :-)
Jan
7
comment Using fat as a preservative,
Key point "chilly European kitchens". Most of these old time preserving methods where for over the winter. My family used to keep food preserved in large earthenware tubs on the shaded side of the house over late autumn, winter, and early spring. Probably below 5°C most days!
Jan
7
revised Store avocados for say a month
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Jan
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revised Olive oil is extremely bitter - has it gone rancid?
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answered Store avocados for say a month
Jan
6
comment How to Debone Oxtail?
Sounds like a 1st of April recipe
Jan
6
revised Pressure canning stock
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Jan
6
comment How to protect roasted coffee powder from degrading during daily use?
Ground coffee doesn't degrade significantly in days if kept in a normal airtight container. Use a zip lock bag and the freeze if worried. Can you actually taste any difference?
Jan
6
comment Sous Vide and Plastic Melting?
Sous-vide is generally cooking underwater, and therefore below 100°. Most plastics melt at above 110°C, so normal food grade plastics will be safe. PVC and Polystyrene are notable exceptions, but these are generally not used for bags. PVC is used for some cling films, which are not suitable for the sous-vide process anyway
Jan
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awarded  Guru
Jan
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revised Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?
Correct speeling, add relevant history
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revised Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?
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Jan
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answered Olive oil is extremely bitter - has it gone rancid?
Jan
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revised Olive oil is extremely bitter - has it gone rancid?
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Jan
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revised Is it possible to oversoak wood chips for smoking?
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Jan
4
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
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revised White cloudy areas on bottom of new stainless steel skiillet…
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revised Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?
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