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  1. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I volunteer at the food bank that serves Boulder...

    I volunteer at the food bank that serves Boulder and surrounding communities (yes, there's a lot of food insecurity here even though Boulder's median income is high). You do have to qualify to...
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    You clearly haven't been there in the last couple...

    You clearly haven't been there in the last couple of years. It's full of tech industry types working on their next startup concept over their brand new Macbooks and real estate agents meeting with...
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    Thanks all. That's where I came out as well. ...

    Thanks all. That's where I came out as well. Gonna have them finish the regular $150 service and see how it does. They said the scratch is not too bad and is pretty far down in the travel, so it...
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    Pike air chamber scratched - WWMD?

    I brought my '15 Ibis Ripley in to Dirt Labs for fork and shock service today. Got a call this evening telling me that the inside of the air chamber in my Pike is scratched, which may be causing air...
  5. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Glad to share the waffley goodness, but I can't...

    Glad to share the waffley goodness, but I can't take credit - like most of my cooking ideas, it came from Serious Eats. I'm a fan of the morning-after stuffing waffles with a poached egg on top...
  6. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Gonna go back to roasting a spatchcocked turkey...

    Gonna go back to roasting a spatchcocked turkey this year - rubbing it with porchetta spices and making a rosemary gravy with it. Sausage, sage, chestnut and apple stuffing (made in the slow...
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    Just got started on brown chicken stock, using...

    Just got started on brown chicken stock, using the chicken backs that have been accumulating in my freezer for the last few months as well as onions, carrots, celery, peppercorns, and a little bit of...
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    Couple of years ago I bought a local, organic...

    Couple of years ago I bought a local, organic turkey from a nearby farm. It was hella expensive ($80 for 14 pounds or something like that), but I felt good about supporting the local food scene. I...
  9. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Making 22 pounds of pulled pork for Danno's 70th...

    Making 22 pounds of pulled pork for Danno's 70th birthday today. Started by trimming, salting and trussing the boneless butts from Costco (1/2 tsp of salt per pound) and letting them rest for 12...
  10. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    You know the hack for this, right? Use your...

    You know the hack for this, right? Use your charcoal chimney starter, get it raging, and put your wok on top of it. You can get the jet engine heat for 15 minutes or so, plenty of time to stir fry...
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    Update: a year and a half later I'm still...

    Update: a year and a half later I'm still thrilled with the Novaform Serafina that I bought from Costco for $700 delivered last year. Just got back from three weeks of travel and couldn't wait to...
  12. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    The trick is that you give each tortilla a quick...

    The trick is that you give each tortilla a quick shallow fry in oil before using them to wrap the filling. This makes them pliable so they don't tear, and also adds a little bit of savoriness. ...
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    Just got back from 3 weeks in Iceland, Italy, and...

    Just got back from 3 weeks in Iceland, Italy, and the Netherlands, with both the wife and I rocking Osprey Farpoint 70s. They were awesome. Highly recommended. Not small enough to carry on, though...
  14. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Just massacred the basil in the garden and made...

    Just massacred the basil in the garden and made about 4 cups of pesto. Currently freezing on a sheet pan, to be cut into blocks ready for quick use in the future.
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    Made soup. Very manly soup.

    Made soup. Very manly soup.
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    Just stocked up on skirt steaks since my local...

    Just stocked up on skirt steaks since my local market had them and they're usually tough to find around here. Marinated the first one in soy, brown sugar, garlic, cumin, and lime juice and grilled...
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    We had a cheap Kitchenaid blender for years, it...

    We had a cheap Kitchenaid blender for years, it worked fine but eventually the motor fried and it needed replacing. I don't do much in the way of smoothies, but did some research and ended up...
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    Just eat it raw. It'll be fine.

    Just eat it raw. It'll be fine.
  19. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    It's Labor Day, so... ribs. 211579

    It's Labor Day, so... ribs.
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  20. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Did sous vide carnitas this weekend - 7 lbs of...

    Did sous vide carnitas this weekend - 7 lbs of pork shoulder, cut up and mixed with oranges, onion, garlic, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and salt, cooked at 165 degrees for 18 hours, then shredded...
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    Trip report: Sturgill started at 6:15. He was OK...

    Trip report: Sturgill started at 6:15. He was OK but not very loud and the crowd was indifferent. Kind of hard to tell his songs apart. I imagine he'd be better in a smaller venue, but this didn't...
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    A friend just posted on FB that doors for...

    A friend just posted on FB that doors for tonight's show are at 4:30, Sturgill goes on at 6pm. Don't know if that's accurate or not but he seemed pretty confident and usually seems to know about...
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    Now they get up around whenever, they used to get...

    Now they get up around whenever, they used to get up on time. That old man, he's a real motherfucker, gonna kick him on down the line.
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    It's all reserved seats. I'm guessing opener at...

    It's all reserved seats. I'm guessing opener at 6:30 (Sturgill Simpson, probably worth seeing - hell of a lot better than Buck Cherry), and then GnR at maybe 8:30.

    Thanks for the parking tip,...
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    Stadium Concert timing?

    It's been many years since I went to a major concert at a stadium (I tend to do more smaller shows and festivals), but I've got tickets to Guns n Roses at Mile High tomorrow, which honestly I'm...
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    Has anyone linked to the Serious Eats Sous Vide...

    Has anyone linked to the Serious Eats Sous Vide 101 page? Pretty much everything you'd ever need to know about the topic.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/sous_vide_101
  27. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Did a grilled flank steak tonight, marinated in...

    Did a grilled flank steak tonight, marinated in equal parts balsamic, soy sauce, and olive oil, with a ton of garden oregano and thyme and a little cumin and salt. Probably my favorite steak...
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    Sounds like an excuse to get it up to 800 degrees...

    Sounds like an excuse to get it up to 800 degrees and sear some steaks or pizza! Come to think of it, my Akorn Kamado is getting a little grungy...
  29. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    In a pinch the Costco Kirkland pesto is legit. ...

    In a pinch the Costco Kirkland pesto is legit. Not as good as my homemade (or Danno's restaurant stuff, which is admittedly excellent), but pretty darn solid. Better than some homemade pestos that...
  30. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Salmon basted in homemade cilantro/dill mayo,...

    Salmon basted in homemade cilantro/dill mayo, curried cauliflower, smoked paprika and mustard brussels, all cooked on the grill. Tasty summer dinner, and a great way to clean out the veggie drawer...
  31. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Got some boneless short ribs from Costco...

    Got some boneless short ribs from Costco marinating in fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and shallot right now. After work I'll grill 'em up, slice 'em thin, and set out rice wrappers,...
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    Rented an Air BnB right next to the Aspen Golf &...

    Rented an Air BnB right next to the Aspen Golf & Tennis Club on the road into Aspen. Supposedly 7 minutes from downtown Aspen.
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    Not with this band - we're on break for most of...

    Not with this band - we're on break for most of July until the end of August due to members traveling. I think our next official gig after Aspen is Mountain Sun in Boulder on August 27. You can...
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    Gipsy Moon was great. Love the...

    Gipsy Moon was great. Love the gypsy/klezmer/eastern European vibe. Super fun festival overall, I'll plan to go again next year even if we're not playing. Really great picking scene for the...
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    What to do in Aspen?

    I'm headed to Aspen with the family (wife, 6 year old daughter, and 75 year old father-in-law) for a long weekend this weekend, Saturday through Tuesday. My band is playing the Aspen Bluegrass...
  36. What's the point of that video? Why would...

    What's the point of that video? Why would someone make a video like that?
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    Rapidgrass Festival

    Just realized that I should probably post this here, since it's in striking range for a lot of mags.

    So, there's a cool music festival happening this weekend in Idaho Springs, CO. Check out the...
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    How are you cooking them? Pork loin chops can be...

    How are you cooking them? Pork loin chops can be tough if they're not treated right. The ones I've gotten at Costco have been great.

    And I don't get the bitching about Costco being crowded with...
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    Thanks for the reminder, need to head there after...

    Thanks for the reminder, need to head there after work since we're out of olive oil. I should probably stock up on meat and fish for the deep freeze (USDA Prime brisket for $2.99/lb!), and oh hey -...
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    All beer used to be session beer, pretty much. ...

    All beer used to be session beer, pretty much. Then crazy hopped IPAs with 12% ABV that are thick like a milkshake became the fashion. Now, you have to specify "session" if you don't want something...
  41. Jesus, dude, sorry about your vermouth selection....

    Jesus, dude, sorry about your vermouth selection. Martini brand vermouth sucks ass. I could never understand why people will take an expensive gin or vodka, and then mix $7/bottle vermouth with it....
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    Dilution is the solution. Start by drinking 1/4...

    Dilution is the solution. Start by drinking 1/4 water and 3/4 OJ, then after a week drop it to half and half, then after another week 1/4 OJ and 1/4 water, then just a splash of OJ in water. If you...
  43. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    King Soopers in Boulder has been running a...

    King Soopers in Boulder has been running a buy-one-get-one-free on pork loin chops the last few weeks. They're super lean and would be easy to slice into jerky size, seems like a good fit for this...
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    Danno, if you could have a batch ready for the...

    Danno, if you could have a batch ready for the weekend, that'd be great.
  45. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Would a manoline work? Seems like if the blade...

    Would a manoline work? Seems like if the blade is sharp enough and the meat is cured (so it's firmer than raw meat), it should work for occasional use. I've never heard of anyone being happy with a...
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    Yeah, well, millions voted for a reality TV...

    Yeah, well, millions voted for a reality TV douchebag.

    That commercial is great. "Too stupid to figure out how to order at Starbucks? Come to Dunkin Donuts!"
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    Grew up in Boston and Maine. Can't believe...

    Grew up in Boston and Maine. Can't believe anyone over the age of 21 still drinks coffee from either of those places. The only way to make it drinkable is to load it up with cream and sugar, and...
  48. Pulled the trigger on the ritzy kid's ride, eh?

    Pulled the trigger on the ritzy kid's ride, eh?
  49. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Thermoworks is the company that makes the...

    Thermoworks is the company that makes the Thermapen and Thermapop. This is another version - it's a little slower than the Thermapen and Thermapop, but still solid and for $19 hard to beat.

    All...
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    True, but those few extra seconds make a...

    True, but those few extra seconds make a difference. I got my dad (who's a big BBQ guy) a Thermapop a couple of years ago, and he liked it OK, but last time I visited I noticed that it was sitting...
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