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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    Vaccine or vodka? Russians told to choose their shot “The intake of alcohol needs to stop at least two weeks prior to immunization,” Popova said in an interview with Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda. Recipients should then abstain from alcohol for “42 days after the first injection,” Popova added...
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    SOME PEOPLE

    Sorry to hear that. I know food establishments have been hit hard financially. Probably people getting desperate.. Still no excuse.
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    Post a photo, any photo

    Since there are some beautiful photos, I thought you might be interested that MPIX has 25% off TODAY on everything (including metal prints) https://www.mpix.com
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    Thanksgiving

    What time is dinner. That looks like a really good brine
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    The Bread Thread

    I lived in the south for many years and got to appreciate a good biscuit. This is a very good recipe and uses up the discard starter https://damndelicious.net/2020/07/24/sourdough-biscuits/ Since I am too lazy to "shred cold butter". I use the cold cubed mixed in with the flour before adding...
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    Women winemakers

    Completely agree wine making is much more fun to make and drink.
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    The Bread Thread

    I agree that dutch oven works well for bread making. Just hoping someone had experience with this so I could ask a few more questions
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    The Bread Thread

    Has anyone have experience with cooking bread in a steam oven? Does it live up to the hype? It sounds intriguing, use steam for sous vide, proof bread and then cook with steam/bake and even can use it like an air fryer with convection. Almost sounds too good to be true. and concerned it...
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    Post a Meme, any Meme! (no politics)

    That is already taken by the hoarders at the grocery stores
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    to rack or not to rack after MLF is complete

    I miss quoted since I racked 24 hrs after press so it is fine lees and not gross lees. I will follow CotieRotie lead by let it sit Unsired on the fine lees for 1 year. I did have some left over, so I have one bottle that I pored the original fine lees from the bottom of the carboy to...
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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    WHOO HOOO ....How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study — the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough...
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    to rack or not to rack after MLF is complete

    Sounds like a good plan. Pinots have a rep for being less is more. I will rack off the MLF carboy into another carboy with some French oak (I don't have a barrel) then leave it be for next year (except for some SO2 management). I plan to buy more grapes from the same family next year. The...
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    to rack or not to rack after MLF is complete

    This is my first year fermenting from grapes so a lot to learn. My pinot noir just completed MLF and it tastes much better than when it was pressed. It was weak and now has more depth of flavor. So I am wondering if there is any flavor that the wine gets from the fine lees for red wines? I...
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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    The logistics of distribution this vaccine to the community at large will take a while. I would imagine that distribution will take place first and locations where they can treat a lot of people in one location (like large corporations, manufacturing plants, schools, etc ). So it likely will...
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    The Bread Thread

    On the bread lab's community college course suggested to make double the sourdough bread recipe. Then after the first rise put 1/2 in a proofing basket in the refrigerator to bake the next day and the other 1/2 make 2 pizza for that nights dinner. I was very skeptical that a bread recipe would...
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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    an old friend from high school brother died from Covid. The son was a bartender in CA and did not wear a mask. It did not really hit the kid much. Sis is really mad at the son. Family feud. really sad. It did not have to be this way. Especially when you look at the asian countries who...
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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    On the lighter side..... SNL last Saturday had a skit on the social aspect of Covid. It is funny and is not political
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    The Bread Thread

    A local restaurant has teamed up with a community college for 6 weeks on line classes. It is a cool concept to get money to local restaurants, museum, ballet (aerobic classes) and donations for charity that gives restaurants money to make food for the needy. Last night we watched the bread...
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