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Woodwind repair by day, all sorts of shit by night.

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scissortail  ·  60 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Brave builds privacy-focused video chat right into its browser
scissortail  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 20, 2020

Man I feel that. My recent ex is the most low-maintenance person in the world 99.99% of the time, but whenever she got extremely emotional it could take hours to resolve. Worth it, for sure, but definitely taxing.

scissortail  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: breadcrazy

Hey there! Great to hear you've got a starter going. I am perhaps the laziest, least scientific baker on the continent, but here are my answers anyway:

1. I use glass, but am unsure if it matters or not. I cap it with a clean cloth, attached with a rubber band.

2. I am a discarder, though I haven't done much reading on the opposing perspective (in fact, hadn't heard of it before reading that post). I always use the discarded starter to help me make other things like pancakes, flatbreads, or quickbreads (adding some to a banana bread is my go-to). As I understanding, leaving the starter at room temperature and only feeding it once a week is not feasible. What I do is keep it in the fridge, then pull it out at room temp when I'm thinking about a loaf. I feed it two to three times before making a levain, and toss it back into the fridge after I replace the flour and water from the levain pull.

3. I deal with a fairly runny starter, and use a roughly 1:1 flour:water ratio (by volume). I'll usually do half wheat, half rye for the flour. It ends up the consistency of a thick milkshake--pourable, but still viscous. If you want a more solid starter, I would probably increase it to 1.5:1, then 2:1 if it's still too thin for you. The 1:1 starter has been cash money for me in a fairly warm climate.

Hope that's helpful. I did end up making a loaf last week by the way, but am waiting to post it with today's loaf, which I am coaching my SO through. It's her first time making bread!

scissortail  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google Trends Shows Spike in 'Bread' Searches

If you can still get flour easily, make a sourdough starter! With about a week's worth of regular attention you can have a vital yeast culture that makes delicious bread.

scissortail  ·  154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amy Klobuchar will end 2020 presidential campaign and endorse Joe Biden

If you liked Warren's policy positions at all, Bernie is probably your next best bet--some of his proposals go farther than Warren's, but the legislative process will likely scale them back a bit anyhow.

He's also way more likely than Biden to eviscerate Bloomberg on stage imo. Not only does he have a visceral dislike of the billionaire class, but he actually has the ability to string a coherent sentence together consistently (sorry, Joe).

scissortail  ·  237 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the best album of 2019

IGOR is absolutely a contender, Tyler really came out of left field with that one. He totally made that style his own and paired it with some personal, heartwrenching lyrics. Between IGOR and Flower Boy he's really proving himself to be one of the best MCs in the game.