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General Discussion / Re: Hey wolfy! Time to Trade in the Hog?
« Last post by madmax on August 07, 2018, 04:20:08 PM »
That was a half hearted joke.  I just don't see Harley riders warming to an electric motor.  Apparently "mountainbikers" (and I use that term loosely here) are buying electric assisted mountainbikes though.  Who knows?  If I see Hushnel or Animal on an electric Harley, I'll be a believer.  He's gonna kill me for that blaspheme.

Not a fan of the electric assist mt bikes.

LOL.  Me neither.  I felt guilty riding a ski lift to ride a downhill course.  But DANG! 
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Custom Knives / Wick Ellerbe knife
« Last post by wsdstan on August 07, 2018, 04:08:17 PM »
Wick Ellerbe is a knifemaker who lives in Florida.  He isn't taking orders these days after first having too many to deal with and then having a house fire.  So the only place to get them is the secondary market.  Wick makes knives in a lot of different styles but all representing the Colonial time period in America.  Recently a collector put up a lot of edged items on Contemporary Long Rifle association's page.  I was able to get one of them.

It is a 4 1/2" blade, bone handle and a patina.  He used a lot of different steel when making knives such as files and blanks of 01.  I don't know what this one was but it is sharp and seems to hold a good edge.  The leather sheath is very well made and with the bead work and small tufts of red hair held by brass cones it is different.  Wick made a lot of smaller knives with that basic sheath design.  This one has a woven neck lanyard and feels good around ones neck.  It will make a good patch knife for my flintlock trade rifle. 






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Food and Cooking / Re: Sourdough starter
« Last post by Unknown on August 07, 2018, 03:56:33 PM »
I used some Bobs Redmill rye flour and filtered water in a jelly jar. I had to try more than once. I mixed it to be somewhere between pancake batter and biscuit dough and put the lid on loosely. Put it in a warm cupboard for a spell. Checking everyday for it to rise- iirc 3 days and it was good a bubbly looking. Then for a week or so I'd remove half and add back more flour and water and stir it up. As time passes you ought to get more and faster rise from the fermentation- also it goes from a slightly bad smell to a very nice smell
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General Discussion / Re: Hey wolfy! Time to Trade in the Hog?
« Last post by Orbean on August 07, 2018, 03:18:59 PM »
That was a half hearted joke.  I just don't see Harley riders warming to an electric motor.  Apparently "mountainbikers" (and I use that term loosely here) are buying electric assisted mountainbikes though.  Who knows?  If I see Hushnel or Animal on an electric Harley, I'll be a believer.  He's gonna kill me for that blaspheme.

Not a fan of the electric assist mt bikes.
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Custom Knives / Re: How about forks...
« Last post by madmax on August 07, 2018, 02:31:01 PM »
Hush's wife gifted me a period correct 2 prong fork at one rendezvous.  I don't think it was expensive, but it means a lot to me.
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General Discussion / Re: Hey wolfy! Time to Trade in the Hog?
« Last post by wsdstan on August 07, 2018, 01:04:43 PM »
Motorcycles get in your blood and it is very hard to let them go.  I went for sometime without a street bike but finally had to have one.  It is likely my last fling with two wheels and I am enjoying it.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: String trimmer cord
« Last post by wsdstan on August 07, 2018, 12:44:45 PM »
You're the man!  Those are great.  I just tossed a whole role of heavy duty string trimmer, maybe shouldn't have. 
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Food and Cooking / Re: Sourdough starter
« Last post by madmax on August 07, 2018, 12:38:23 PM »
I believe Hushnel has some about 300 years old (ok that's a little exaggeration) in his fridge.

Yellow Yak is our Kracaneuner baker master.

Sixfooter has a recipe for everything from moonshine to Moonpies. I'm sure he has sourdough starter down pat.


If you don't get any satisfactory hits in this thread send some pm's. They're all very friendly helpful guys.



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Food and Cooking / Sourdough starter
« Last post by Moe M. on August 07, 2018, 12:27:49 PM »
  It's been a while since I baked except for biscuits and the occasional Smoke Walker recipe Chocolate cake,  I've never been more than ok at bread baking, but do love good fresh baked bread, so every once in a while I run across a recipe on line and just have to give it another try,  usually with not any more success than the last time.
  This morning I woke up with the urge to Bake some bread,  full well knowing that I shouldn't get my expectations up I started to search for how to recipes hoping to come across something that might make a difference in either my methods, choice of ingredients, baking temps, anything that might help.
  As it turns out I did find a few helpful tips that made a big difference,  my biggest problem was getting my bread to rise while baking, the other was getting a good crumb, my bread usually comes out dense, the taste is usually good but the texture was lacking,  one of the reasons was the way I was measuring the flour,  I didn't know about aerating my flour,  I usually dug into the bag of flour, scooped up a measuring cup of flour and dumped it in my mixing bowl, sometimes I sifted it when called for.
  What I learned is that if you fill a measure with hard packed flour you're getting allot more than the recipe calls for, if you sift your flour you get less than the recipe calls for, either way it's going to affect the finished product, this morning I mixed up a No knead Turbo bread being sure to aerate my flour properly and was rewarded with a full loaf of great tasting bread with a good crust and great crumb texture.

  But this thread is not about this mornings bread, it's about getting a simple and easy recipe for a good Sourdough Starter,  again, turning to U-tube and the inter web,  about all I got was confused,  first off most of the recipes I ran into were from Canada, the EU, or Australia, all required a food scale and the amounts given were in grams and ML, or Liters,  I don't like conversing with anyone about food or business that has a heavy accent, call me a bigot if it makes you feel better, I really don't care,  about every time I or the wife calls customer service for just about anything we end up with someone in Pakistan or India,  they think they can talk English, but they can't.
  Many of the recipes were way too complicated or labor intensive to be worth the trouble,  Kent Rollins has simple recipe, but it makes enough to cook for a full crew of cowboys every day for a week and then he throws it out at the end of the week and starts a new batch,  If I knew anything about Sourdough Starter I wouldn't be asking for help,  but I'm pretty sure that there must be a simple recipe out there that only has a few ingredients that everyone has in their pantry and only need attention a few minutes a day until it's done, and then it can pretty much take care of itself after that,  or am I wrong ??? ?       

  Hey Wolfy !
 
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