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MikeUSMC

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Cape Cod Restaurants/"Baahs"

11 July 2017 - 07:46 PM

"Land Ho!"
38 Main Street (Route 6A) in Orleans, MA (Cape Cod)
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Great food and drink!

"The Cape Cod Reuben." I guess they're pretty well known for this sandwich, and I can see why! It was absolutely fantastic!
Fried fish, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, coleslaw on pumpernickel. Served with a bag of chips and a pickle
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Washed down with (local) Hog Island IPA
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Haven't been here in almost 15 years, but the food and atmosphere are still great. Really laid back. Tank top and board shorts to slacks and a Polo shirt, they don't care. License plates and signs and stuff all over the walls and ceiling. A little pricey though. Me, my wife and 3 kids: 4 beers, 2 glasses of wine, 6 glasses of milk (for the kiddos ;) ), 3 entrees, 2 kid's meals, and a "Land Ho!" T shirt ($20) = $175

http://www.land-ho.com/

MikeUSMC 2017 Grow

29 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

A little late in the season to start a glog probably, but I figure if I want to trade seeds with some of you guys at the end of the year, at least you'll know I'm not full of shit when I say I have stuff to trade ;)

Anyway, I had a pretty rough start this year. Started my seeds mid-February, then proceeded to fry half of them when they dried out from being in the living room with my pellet stove (Doh!). After that, my two overwintered plants (a Manzano and a Rocoto) turned into aphid magnets. Those promptly got chucked outside in March (I think?) to freeze and die a cold, miserable death. Of course, the aphids found their way to (what was left of) my seedling tray, but I got those under control.

Ok, enough whining. I'll try to get you guys caught up.....
Last year, I grew about 30 different Scotch Bonnet plants, which caught the attention of Superhot Sim and Trident, who are also huge Bonnet fans. We ended up doing a seed trade last year, so a lot of my seeds this year came from my chilehead brothers from across the pond (in the U.K.) :cheers: Thanks guys!

Here's my 2017 list (this will be my 4th year growing), which is a little smaller than last year due to a lower back surgery I had about a month ago. All is well, I'm on the mend, and back out in the garden :)

-Numex Twilight x3
-7 Pot Douglah x2
-Chocolate SB x2
-Scotchbrain (F4) x2
-Cappuccino Scotch Bonnet
-"Yellow" Scotch Bonnet
-TFM Scotch Bonnet
-Tobago Scotch Bonnet
-M.A. Peach Scotch Bonnet
-M.A. Daisy Cutter x2
-Bahamian Goat
-Aji Mango
-Aji Jobito
-Orange Blob
-Chocolate Bhutlah (DM)
-Nagabon
-Mammoth Jalapeño x2
-Poblano

Here's some pics from earlier in the year:
March 30, 2017
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April 16, 2017- First look at the sun
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I always grow in 5:1:1 mix (and add in CRF granules) in 5 gallon buckets. Here's a couple shots of my 5:1:1 "Graveyard" in the woods behind my house, and the new stuff ready to be mixed.
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May 21, 2017- All potted up
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What a difference a few weeks makes ;) (Pics taken this morning)
I'm also trying CNS17 (3-1-2) instead of DynaGro this year. It's just so much cheaper.
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Chocolate Scotch Bonnets on the right, Douglahs on the left
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Numex Twilight (biggest plant in the middle). I had 2 Belingrath Gardens plants in that pot last year, and now there's a TON of volunteers popping up. Almost looks like ground cover, haha. Gonna leave 'em just cuz ;)
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Another Numex Twilight out front. Getting some volunteer Twilights in that pot too, but I'll probably pull those
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Besides the Twilights, the only pods I have so far are a couple of 'peños...
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...and a couple of small Poblanos
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5 Tomato plants for Mrs. USMC
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Thanks for looking, everybody :cheers:

Embedding videos on iPhone in "Desktop" mode?

15 June 2017 - 09:43 AM

Like the title says, on iPhone in Desktop/Full Version (or whatever) mode, not "Mobile" mode.

I understand there's more "options" when you're logged in on a PC (from what I've heard, anyway). I think Boss said that the "Full Editor" isn't actually as "full" on a mobile device, but...

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to embed a video (from YouTube). It's not as simple as copying and pasting the link - "https://".... (I've tried). But, it's funny because I've had people quote posts I've made with the link to a video, and in their quote, the video shows up embedded.

Any idea why, or can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Maybe it's just not an option on an iPhone because there's not a "full" editor (?)

Thanks in advance!

I'll try one now:

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=VSOH4RvkiJE

Edit: ^See? It's just the link

Cutting Board/Block Maintenance

03 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

I got my first "Boos Block" cutting board (20x15x2.25", hard maple) a few weeks ago. Inside the wrapping, it said that it was already treated with their "Mystery Oil" and Board Cream. The first time I used it, I washed it (by hand) with light dish soap, let it dry, carved a brisket, washed it again, let it dry, and put it away.

They (Boos) say that, a minimum of once a month, you need to retreat it with the oil and cream. Here I am, a few weeks later, and I've been oiling the thing for two days. Light coat, probably 3x on each side and edges so far. I guess you're supposed to oil it and let it dry overnight, then oil any dry spots again (with a light coat), then wipe off the excess the following morning.

My situation is: this is my first time oiling it, and I've already gone through a full 12oz bottle of oil, and probably another 3-4oz of a second bottle, with no end in sight. I can tell that it IS absorbing it (some parts look darker and shinier than others), but there are still some dry spots, so I think I have to hit it again. Tonight will be my third night applying oil, and I've yet to see any "excess" oil pooling up to be wiped off, although it is darkening a tad.

Is this common for the very first oiling? Seems like a lot of oil already, no? 16oz? Or am I just being impatient?

Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest (Connecticut) June 3rd & 4th 2017

25 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

Mohegan Sun (Casino) BBQ Festival coming up soon. June 3rd and 4th. I went last year and had a really good time. Great food, cold beer, live music, BBQ demos. I think Myron Mixon was there one of the days last year.

I met Jeff, from Sam & Oliver Hot Sauce there too. Really nice guy. His booth made it into the slideshow this year ;) (It pops up when you open the link) I'm not sure who the two first two people are (girl in black and guy in blue shirt) standing in front of the table, but I'm the third one in line, and next to me (fourth from the front) is The Northeast Chileman. You can't see our faces, but you can see my beer on the table while I'm getting money out of my wallet to buy the big sampler pack.

Check it out; should be a good time!
https://mohegansun.c...un-bbqfest.html