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bio website manskirtbrewing.com
location New Jersey
age 39
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Sep 16 at 21:12

An avid, ambitious homebrewer, I'm currently brewing on an all-electric system capable of 20+ gallon batches.


Aug
16
awarded  Revival
Dec
30
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
comment Replacement for pasta that is natural and fairly low carb
I'd try some spaghetti squash. Here's a low-carb site with other pasta substitution suggestions.
Sep
12
comment Is there something better than mineral oil for cutting boards?
I added a comment to the answer below about linseed oil. Be careful to get pure linseed oil and not a boiled linseed oil meant for woodworking. The latter will almost definitely contain heavy metal drying agents.
Sep
12
comment Is there something better than mineral oil for cutting boards?
Generally BLO (boiled linseed oil) is the one used for woodworking purposes. Linseed oil will polymerize on its own, but it can take weeks. Boiling the oil thickens it and accelerates the polymerization process. That said, every commercial BLO I've researched DOES NOT boil the linseed oil any more, but adds heavy metal driers to it (cobalt for one). I might use it to finish a tabletop, but not for a cutting board that will see constant food contact.
Aug
21
comment Do lamb kidneys require their cores to be removed and what is the easiest way to remove them?
This Youtube video illustrates it. I'm sure there are others, too.
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed What is the appropriate lentil-to-water ratio for stovetop lentils?
Jun
10
comment Razor clams good or bad?
Interesting. I'm from the east coast of the US, and to me, this is a razor clam.
Apr
15
comment Using beet stock
Wow, I like this idea. Can't wait to try it.
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
1
awarded  Informed
Mar
25
answered Does beer in bread retard the yeast?
Mar
15
comment What is a good bread recipe for light bread, but able to be shaped?
I came here to suggest Challah. I've been making it for Easter for quite a few years. It's got a lovely, soft crumb.
Mar
11
comment Do sodastream PET bottles have normal 28mm threaded caps?
I'm not sure I believe the bit about the broken threads. Soda caps seal on a soft membrane under the cap--the threads have nothing to do with it. As long as the cap threads down securely, the seal is made between the top of the bottle and the inside of the cap, regardless of whether the threads are broken or not.
Mar
1
comment What is the optimal temperature for making coffee, specifically in an AeroPress?
If you like the flavor of the milk steamed a little hotter, go for it. It's personal preference. If you don't, I'm not sure what else you could do, except possibly heat the coffee separately to a higher temp.
Feb
28
comment What's different between canned beer and bottled beer?
As an upcoming craft brewer myself, I've been considering canning for all these reasons. +1
Feb
27
comment Is Beer Can Chicken safe?
I own the top one. It's a nice product, and works a treat. Just be aware you can't close some grills (like mine!) with the chicken standing up in it.
Feb
27
answered What is the optimal temperature for making coffee, specifically in an AeroPress?
Feb
14
answered Freezing Bouchon Bakery Macarons. Whole cookie or just the halves?
Feb
7
comment What causes the sugar to turn grainy after I have cooked it for a glaze or cooking it with butter for carmelizing?
No worries, @Mong134. It doesn't bother me, I was just curious. Thanks for coming by to comment!