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bio website manskirtbrewing.com
location New Jersey
age 39
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Dec 18 at 20:14

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


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
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.
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
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!
Feb
6
comment What's the least messy way to prepare grapefruit?
This is the only way I eat grapefruit now. Can be done with any citrus and is also known as supreme.
Feb
4
comment Baking naan without an oven?
@SunishthaSingh, most of the recipes I've seen use yogurt. I don't know if it will be exactly the same as your recipe with egg, but you should try it and find out.
Feb
4
comment Baking naan without an oven?
@Sobachatina, I cranked the griddle up as high as it would go, and I was very pleased with the result. It's obviously not the same as proper naan cooked in a tandoor, but they were soft, chewy and delicious.
Jan
29
comment Navigating the different types of cookware - new kitchen advice
That's a heck of an answer. I would add two things: a mention of forged iron pans (like this DeBuyer Mineral Element B). I have two now, and they have become my go-to pans for pretty much everything. Eggs don't stick, meat sears beautifully. And second, I love my little butter melter :) I don't have a microwave, so it comes in handy for melting butter (who knew?!), and heating up small amounts of sauces, leftovers, whatnot.
Jan
28
comment What features should I look for when buying an espresso maker?
The differences can be many, especially once you get away from department store machines (Breville, etc.). They generally use inexpensive pumps and heating systems, and a pressurized portafilter to simulate crema. I don't have time for a full answer at the moment, but check out CoffeeGeek's forums for more information than you can shake a coffee bean at.
Jan
14
comment Wood for a cutting board, will sanding make it food safe?
SBF is a great product, but not in this application. The problem here is that SBF (and any film finish--polyurethane, etc) only sits on the surface. It will be worn away and cut through by use as a cutting board, which will expose the treated wood underneath.
Jan
3
comment How is Kiwifruit used to tenderize Meat?
@Informaficker no, it's a very well-formed question. Better than many from native English speakers that I've read. Chris was just being a little silly.
Jan
3
comment How to pop a tiny champagne cork?
I was totally expecting to see a tiny bottle of champagne. If it were me (based on some Google searching), I would go with a corkscrew and some care.