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ShowMeDaSauce

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#1450825 Best Pepper for Kimchi--Gochugaru?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on Yesterday, 04:22 PM

In every single video ive seen of the "kimchi festivals" they used sun dried powder. Ive never seen fresh gochu used other than being fermented green alone.

 

Im sure you could but the sun drying is important.

 

 




#1450780 any suggestions on a sauce for french fries?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on Yesterday, 12:31 PM

Heading out to grab a bottle now......the robbers want over msrp too but what ya gunna do?

 

EDIT:

 

Its good but i think its pretty mild. Nicely balanced with nothing that really over powers anything else....A tad salty would be my only complaint but not terribly. If you like mildish hot wings this would be a killer hot sauce. If you love to dip your fried chicken in hot sauce it would also be a winner. Go heavy and fear not...its bark is worse than its bite.




#1450760 Best Pepper for Kimchi--Gochugaru?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on Yesterday, 11:01 AM

I make kimchi all the time and if you want it to taste like kimchi use Korean pepper flakes. The package is normally labeled "powder coarse" and many have a picture of kimchi on the bag.

 

I like the flavor of Assi brand pepper flakes but they are high in sodium. Ive gone through many bags of these and the flavor has been very consistent over the years. Locally at the Asian Market these run about $8/2lbs roughly.

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#1450742 Companion Plants?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on Yesterday, 09:36 AM

Lemon grass if you like lemon in hot sauce. It will give you the flavor without the acidity. Super easy to grow.

 

Asian chives grow like mad even in smallish pots

 

Thai basil, Siam Queen or any of the Asian basils that produce blooms that attract bees. They loved my Siam Queen last year. This kind lives longer after bolting and its still somewhat usable for cooking after bolting

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Catnip...another SUPER easy to grow plant that will attract TONS of bees and pollinators.

 

This one got a bit out of hand. :D

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I tend to look for the really easy stuff so i can focus my attention on the peppers, cukes and tomatoes, DIll is another one that seems to grow no matter what you do. Toss out some seeds, water and wait.

 

Dill and my herb box with Rosemary, spicy oregano, Greek oregano, creeping thyme, lemon thyme and globe basil...Globe basil is great if you want a slow bolting basil.

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#1450521 The Ramen King

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 26 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

It burns soooooo good!!!

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Since i used a little more water than the directions it got

1 tsp Riken dashi stock instead of adding fish sauce

1 tsp vadouvan curry powder

1/2 tsp Spice Island red curry powder

1 tsp Korean pepper flakes

1 tbs coconut cream powder

1 tbs cilantro added just before it was done and another as garnish.




#1450498 Sweet Peet or ProMix for growing medium

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 26 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

Here is a huge wholesale outlet fairly local to me with retail pricing too. I still need to get my wholesale account setup with them.

 

ProMix has some very interesting mixes including pine bark and coco coir added to the peat.

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On sale i can get the Promix slightly cheaper but not much. The hydro shop i went to the other day had some for right around $45 but im already close to $300 into this years grow and another $50 just for testing is not in the budget atm. Most of my pots are filled and i only have 5 wally bags left and plenty of mix left to fill them.

 

If im not thrilled with the coco then next year ProMix, preferably at wholesale pricing will be an option.




#1450493 Sweet Peet or ProMix for growing medium

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 26 April 2017 - 01:23 PM

 

But you said this part as well...

 

trying it straight and mixing it 50/50 with more coco coir which is around $12/2cf.

 

And i also said first.... My 50/50 mix test will be around $22 for 4cf. The coco block is 5kg. The mix will have no peat in it as far as i know.

 

I would rather use a coco based mix than pay that kind of cash for a peat based mix




#1450440 The Ramen King

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 26 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

The close Asian market got in the Ah Lai white curry ramen again after telling me they could not get them anymore. At just under $1.50 a pack these are really good..I bought a dozen this time since my stock of Prima Taste is getting low again and its a drive to get more.

 

I think i will have some today with Vietnamese pork meatballs

 

 




#1450260 [Apr 24] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 25 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

Ran upto the hippy hydro shop for the CNS17 Grow and also grabbed a 5kg block of coco for $12. Beat the hell out of the $3-4 per 1.4lb blocks at the shop nearby.

 

Got some hose repair kits for the garden hoses and a flapper for my crapper. :D A Cajun Bell also followed me home from HomeDepot.

 

Still To Do

Found 2 more Tiddy Cat buckets to drill and get ready for plants.

Hydrate and flush the coco

Mix up some more damn soil

Dry out my homemade calcium magnesium acetate

Plant some Siam Queen basil and lemon basil

 

Does this crap ever end or what? :D

 

EDIT:

Found 2 more Tiddy Cat buckets to drill and get ready for plants....DONE and it was actually 3 more

Mix up some more damn soil...DONE

Planted the Cajun Bell that followed me home in the Ecoscraps potting mix with additional coco and perlite.

Added a little peat, 2 bags of Ecoscraps "soil" and 2 bags of mushroom compost to the ground plot.....its supposed to rain like mad tonite and tomorrow.

 

Ground plot just needs a final mixing now and its done.




#1450202 Drip pans/saucers

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 25 April 2017 - 10:46 AM

Normally i only use them for really thirsty plants like cukes in containers. This year i have 12 in a drip system in buckets and i will have upto 6 more in Walmart bags. I also have a couple with only coco coir/perlite in the buckets.

 

What do you think about drip pans or saucers? Let them run off or use something to catch a inch or two of water? Keeping pots from drying out too much doesn't seem to be a issue until late July and August. Ive never used grow bags but my gut is telling me they would benefit more if the bottom stays wet? The bags will have a coco, perlite and compost mix to try to keep them somewhat lighter than the buckets.

 

I was thinking about a 1.5 bushel laundry basket to catch a little water and some support for the bags. Also to help move them around a little easier if needed.

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#1450034 [Apr 24] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 24 April 2017 - 03:36 PM

Well thats done

 

DIG Maverick 12 port About $13 at Lowes or HomeDepot with tubing.

 

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I need to get the cycle down better but 10min filled a 3lb Folgers can half way. At 15 minutes or sooner all buckets wet and bone dry had run off.




#1449992 Fermenting Peppers 101

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 24 April 2017 - 01:29 PM

Mason jar, with a coffee filter, then lid then lightly put on the band if you want to make sure. Just the lid and band should burp if you lightly tighten though




#1449989 [Apr 24] What are you working on this week?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 24 April 2017 - 01:24 PM

Last deck planters done and seeds sown....TODAY

 

Wrap up the DIG drip irrigation.

Filter is in...yeah that was a tuffy :D

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Just need to cut a few lengths of tubing to the buckets and connect.




#1449951 any suggestions on a sauce for french fries?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 24 April 2017 - 10:42 AM

That is a must try even at MSRP.




#1449948 My first creations

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 24 April 2017 - 10:34 AM

Daikon radish will pull some of the salt out. Slice it up and and pour the mash/sauce over it. Let it set a few days. It will have pretty much no effect on the flavor..Remove the radish, add about a tsp of sugar and let it ferment a few days on the counter and another week in the fridge.....Its delicious fermented.