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oh God, he's blogging about the damned bread again.... [Sep. 14th, 2007|04:39 pm]
Verminius Rex
I turned a batch of dough into three 8 oz loaves, they are a good size but I'm thinking that 12 oz loaves may be better for Monday's bread bowls. So what else could I do? Another batch of spelt preferment is at work. Today I upped the sugar by 50% and doubled the yeast to 1/2 teaspoon in the preferment, that combined with warm water makes it work much faster. Usually it's an overnight fermentation for preferment, but with time limits I like the same day method for experimenting.

Of course, now I'm about out of spelt. Must see if the Merc carries it.
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[User Picture]From: drpaisley
2007-09-15 12:29 am (UTC)

Damn that hurts

must . . . resist . . . straight . . . line . . .arrrrrrrgvgggggggghhhhhhhh!@!!!!!!!!one!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: drpaisley
2007-09-15 12:28 am (UTC)

Do they have a queen?

She'd be Miss Spelt, of course
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[User Picture]From: roseconnelly
2007-09-15 01:26 am (UTC)
I noticed that Hy-Vee (at least on 6th street, but I bet on Clinton as well) has spelt in the Health Market section.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-09-15 02:33 am (UTC)
I can get it prepackaged in just about any grocery store that carried Red Mill (I think it is) products, I'm just hoping to find it cheaper in bulk.

That way I can put it into one of my clear plastic jars. You know, like the 15 I use to hold my all purpose, bread and high gluten flour, about 5 lbs in each gallon jar.

I need professional help.
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[User Picture]From: anais2
2007-09-15 04:00 am (UTC)
"I need professional help." Ha! If you do, so do I. I even have a rotation; every grain that comes in gets frozen overnight, in case of larva. Then stored in polycarb sealed containers with graduated weight lines, for inventory.

We were probably Keebler Elves in our last lives.
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-09-15 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yay for off-topicness. Would you like a little job this weekend? I have a wonderful jacket that needs a zipper replaced - the slidey thing broke off, and I hate doing zippers. I could pay you in green, or cookies, your choice. Gimmie a call if you'd like to. :)
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-09-15 06:59 pm (UTC)
To be honest I have only done maybe two zippers since I started sewing and don't have any real experience doing them. Those two were on pants, and I was never quite happy with how they turned out.
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-09-15 07:00 pm (UTC)
Okie doke. I shall try finding someone else. :)
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2007-09-17 06:43 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the slidey thing (zipper pull) can be replaced itself.
Check here.
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[User Picture]From: queza7
2007-09-17 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, I actually had that done a couple years ago but it never worked properly. I screwed up my courage and did it myself in the end - it only took me 2 1/2 hours, is that bad? :)
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-09-17 08:30 pm (UTC)
It took me 8 hours to redo the plumbing under our kitchen sink, so 2 1/2 hours on a zipper doesn't seem too bad.

Which reminds me, must call a plumber this week to redo my half-assed job and some other work around here.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2007-09-18 01:20 am (UTC)
I'd say if you got it done, no matter how long it took, and it works, then SUCCESS!!
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