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    My guess would be that you're not developing the...

    My guess would be that you're not developing the gluten enough. I don't know how much bread-making experience you have, so maybe I'm wayyy off, but did you try the "windowpane" test? I don't see...
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    I think I'd need more info on what you did to...

    I think I'd need more info on what you did to guess what you could do differently...

    What's the dough recipe/process? Long ferment? Long rest out of the fridge? Does it stretch well, or spring...
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    I mean, I get where you're coming from. I will...

    I mean, I get where you're coming from. I will say that the most defensible of the 3 is the brisket pizza, and the furthest afield is probably the banh mi.

    But they're built on a classic...
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    I decided to get a little outside of my pizza...

    I decided to get a little outside of my pizza comfort zone, and convert some sandwiches to pizza over the course of a week or so.

    First up was a brisket pizza, with Jack Stack BBQ sauce as the...
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    I didn't really follow his approach other than...

    I didn't really follow his approach other than the temp (no slather, no butcher paper, no wrapping at all until it came off). In the past, I've got with the approach outlined at Amazing Ribs, but was...
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    I did some isolation smoking. 15 lb brisket on my...

    I did some isolation smoking. 15 lb brisket on my Weber grill. I did it at 275 instead of 225 (per Aaron Franklin's book) and it was done in 9.5 hours, which was surprisingly fast. It doesn't seem to...
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    Although Stacy's Mom was an undeniable hit, my...

    Although Stacy's Mom was an undeniable hit, my favorite piece he ever wrote was probably this one, which is also the title track to what is probably my favorite movie ever:

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  8. "That Thing You Do!" is my favorite movie. I...

    "That Thing You Do!" is my favorite movie. I defend it by saying that while I know that it's not a great movie, it's a nearly perfect movie, in that it's written to exactly the right level of detail...
  9. https://media.giphy.com/media/QzKtmrdMw6Tra/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/QzKtmrdMw6Tra/giphy.gif

    I feel the same way.
  10. I bet I can change your mind! fw07CDid0JM

    I bet I can change your mind!

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  11. I'm out this year (again). I'll have just gotten...

    I'm out this year (again). I'll have just gotten back on Friday from a 2-week business trip, and will be leaving Monday for another trip, so I need time for laundry and stuff. Here's hoping I can...
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    I think I've posted this here before, but I've...

    I think I've posted this here before, but I've got one of these:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wjXT4sQCL._SL1152_.jpg

    We had one at home when I was a kid, and I got one...
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    Hotel TVs that reset to the "welcome to the...

    Hotel TVs that reset to the "welcome to the hotel" channel every time you turn them off.

    Bonus annoyance for the ones that have some cheesy background music that always starts at around a volume...
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    When I've made it with store-bought meat, I just...

    When I've made it with store-bought meat, I just quickly dunked the meat into a bot of boiling water (like, 10 seconds or so, then into a bowl of ice water - long enough to kill anything on the...
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    Rolling Stone just posted this story a little bit...

    Rolling Stone just posted this story a little bit ago: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/hal-blaine-songs-beach-boys-ronettes-807019/

    Here are the five tracks they chose to...
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    RIP Hal Blaine

    Dude was 90, which is somehow surprising. I hadn't realized he was so much older than the bands he was recording for.

    For anyone unfamiliar, this guy was *the* drummer for so much of the best pop...
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    It's been almost impressive how completely things...

    It's been almost impressive how completely things have fallen apart in the last couple of weeks. I really wish Holtby and Carlson were both skipping the All-Star game, as I think Holtby, in...
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    Icelandic Off-Road Racing

    I just saw that there's a channel on FiOS called MAVTV, and it has a program called Icelandic Offroad Racing, and it's kind of cool.

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    The landscape in some of those shots looks...
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    I've watched most of the tournament. Finland...

    I've watched most of the tournament. Finland really destroyed Switzerland, who I think had been punching above their weight for a while. I don't know that I expect the US to win, but I just hope it's...
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    When you're sitting in a car with the seatbelt...

    When you're sitting in a car with the seatbelt on, and somehow the reel lock gets engaged for no reason, and pins you against the seat and you have to unbuckle to reset it. That annoys me.
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    I had what may have been the worst bloody Mary of...

    I had what may have been the worst bloody Mary of my life at the Portland jetport on Sunday morning. I was angry. And it was expensive.
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    Sometimes, I take a picture with my camera to at...

    Sometimes, I take a picture with my camera to at least be able to tell which way the outlet is oriented (is the ground hole on top or on bottom?). It helps a bit.
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    Had some more thoughts... Waiting for passport...

    Had some more thoughts...

    Waiting for passport control sucks. Global Entry and PreCheck are great, but since most of my travel (in terms of number of flights) is between cities in Europe, it's...
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    I travel with a Kindle, and while it doesn't have...

    I travel with a Kindle, and while it doesn't have the impact of holding an actual book, it does have the distinct advantage of not letting me focus on anything other than the book. If I can do other...
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    I'm just catching up on this thread as I sit in a...

    I'm just catching up on this thread as I sit in a lounge in CPH, and have to agree with a lot of what's been said already. I travel internationally a bunch for work, generally long-ish trips (10-15...
  26. Well, I'm definitely out, as I'll be traveling on...

    Well, I'm definitely out, as I'll be traveling on business, and my schedule just finally got locked down. I think that this may be the first year I haven't been able to at least send bacon in my...
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    That game last night (Caps/Bruins) totally...

    That game last night (Caps/Bruins) totally exceeded all of my expectations. The Caps fan in me expected them to come out and lose, I just hadn't decided if it was going to be a disappointing close...
  28. I've seen him a few times in the last 10 years,...

    I've seen him a few times in the last 10 years, including when he did the Songs in the Key of Life album in concert, and last December when he did Talking Book as his "Christmas Toys" concert in LA....
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    Reporting back on the sous vide brisket...

    Reporting back on the sous vide brisket experiment...

    Unfortunately, I had to cut the 9.5 lb flat into 3 pieces to fit into my vacuum sealer. The good news is, that did mean more bark, but it...
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    I meant to respond to this earlier, but the...

    I meant to respond to this earlier, but the recent flare-up on sous vide (sorry 'bout that) brought it back to mind.

    At this point, I'm just experimenting with a new tool I just got. I'd say that...
  31. I'm still waiting to find out if I'lll be "in...

    I'm still waiting to find out if I'lll be "in town" (at least, on the east coast) that weekend. I hope to make it.
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    I'm still experimenting. Those eggs were 45...

    I'm still experimenting. Those eggs were 45 minutes at 146 F. I think I'll try a little bit warmer next time. I'd prefer the whites to be set just a little bit more, but it was still pretty damn...
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    Just got an Anova sous vide circulator, and am...

    Just got an Anova sous vide circulator, and am still doing a bunch of stuff that I'd otherwise cook different ways. Breakfast this morning was soft-boiled egg on toast with harissa.
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  34. Maybe it's some sort of ant team parkour?

    Maybe it's some sort of ant team parkour?
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    I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Listened to her Live at the Fillmore West album...

    Listened to her Live at the Fillmore West album in tribute. Great album, and an interesting look at how she interprets other great songs.

    This is still probably my favorite of hers, though:
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    I'm a bit biased, but if you haven't been to...

    I'm a bit biased, but if you haven't been to Prague (I didn't see it on your list), it's definitely worth a stop. Bratislava is also great - the old downtown is sort of a miniature Prague Old Town,...
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    Whenever I see this, I think of this, and I laugh...

    Whenever I see this, I think of this, and I laugh way too hard.

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    I could see it being useful for regulatory...

    I could see it being useful for regulatory compliance/CYA type stuff, where the concern isn't necessarily inter-company trust, but having liability-limiting externally-recognized evidence of the...
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    Ugh. That's right next door to me. It would have...

    Ugh. That's right next door to me. It would have been "Sterling, VA" 20 years ago, but now it's "Dulles" because Sterling has lower-income connotations.

    Either way, it's stupid.
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    In my experience, the most dangerous thing about...

    In my experience, the most dangerous thing about those converted keg pissers is the splashback. Definitely form over function on those.

    EDIT: I can't figure out how to quote the image that's...
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    Emphatically agree. Worth every penny.

    Emphatically agree. Worth every penny.
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    I've heard Pizza Boy is a good place to get drunk...

    I've heard Pizza Boy is a good place to get drunk in Harrisburg, but I haven't yet had the pleasure.
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    I heard he was spotted in Seattle today. That...

    I heard he was spotted in Seattle today. That could be interesting. Give him a year off to focus on getting things ready to go with another expansion team.
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    I ended up in Edinburgh as a way to kill time...

    I ended up in Edinburgh as a way to kill time between meetings in other cities.

    Made my way to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society tasting room, and had my mind blown right off.

    Then, at the...
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    EDIT FOR ANTI-JINX (clock error had me confused)...

    EDIT FOR ANTI-JINX (clock error had me confused)

    And the clock stops?
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    I heard there's a concert on the steps of the...

    I heard there's a concert on the steps of the portrait gallery with Sting and Shaggy. I have no idea who would come up with that combination.

    Game 4 will have Fall Out Boy.
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    I had another game last night, so watched the...

    I had another game last night, so watched the third period on the bench. So far, Caps are 3-0 when we play while they're playing. I'm sure they appreciate the help.

    That hit on Kuznetsov was at...
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    Without getting into specifics, wow, was the...

    Without getting into specifics, wow, was the officiating terrible.

    Just miserable.
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    Yikes, what did Ovechkin ever do to you? I'm...

    Yikes, what did Ovechkin ever do to you?

    I'm not feeling strongly enough about it all to make any sort of prediction, but I think I'll know within about the first 10 minutes of the game tonight...
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