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#1605538 The official 2018/2019 mega seed train

Posted by nmlarson on 14 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

I'll pick it up first thing tomorrow and get it moving as quickly as I can.

#1605534 Walchit 2019

Posted by nmlarson on 14 January 2019 - 07:41 PM

Hope you enjoy the NuMex Sauve Orange as much as I have.  There's not much heat, but simply tons of flavor.  As for the Amish Hot Finger, thanks for keeping the strain alive!

#1605047 Thegreenchilemonster Cooks For Three

Posted by nmlarson on 13 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

The Mrs. was craving some butternut squash soup, so of course, I obliged. Aji amarillo and squash go together like peas and carrots😀

Not pictured are some spices, fresh ginger, and heavy whipping cream. Really tasty soup, on a snowy night.

Ahhhhhh. One of my favorites! You are certainly taking wonderful care of Mrs +1.

#1604811 MikeUSMC's Whiskey Barrel Smoker

Posted by nmlarson on 12 January 2019 - 08:14 AM

Those eggs look great!  I'd eat that any day!  I think you went too hot for jammy yolks, though.  When I sous vide eggs, I follow this chart to get the consistency I want.  From:




Being no expert on smoking, I don't know whether the temperature you're shooting for is interior temp or not.  290 is way to hot if you want an egg yolk any way but petrified. Granted, the egg won't be at 290 for the entire hour, but I suspect it will be tough to get a jammy scotch egg on the smoker at those temperatures and times.  It is possible to smoke way hotter for a much shorter (like 350 for 5 minutes) period of time?  Like I said, I don't know much about smoking.  Using a smoker, that is.   :shh:


Perfect Egg

The custardy texture of the white and yolk of the so called "perfect egg" is caused by the denaturing of the egg protein conalbumin at 148°F (64.5°C). In Figure 4.1, we observe that the denaturing of the protein ovotransferrin at 144°F (62°C) causes the egg white to coagulate (This, 2006, Chap 3).

Place egg in a 148°F (64.5°C) water bath for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Crack egg and serve immediately.


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Figure 4.1: Pictures of intact eggs cooked in a water bath for 75 minutes at temperatures ranging from 136°F (57.8°C) to 152°F (66.7°C). From left-to-right and top-to-bottom, the water bath temperature was 136.0°F (57.8°C), 138.0°F (58.9°C), 140.0°F (60.0°C), …, 152°F (66.7°C).

#1604711 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by nmlarson on 11 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

I got my eye on Nm Larson. Isn't that who posted the hook in a root riot plug?

I'm afraid of the sandbaggers right now too


Be afraid.  Be very afraid. :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

#1604185 Hydro grow nutrition schedule - Gold Lable Nutrients?

Posted by nmlarson on 09 January 2019 - 12:23 PM

Hi all, new to the forums and new to growing chilies. I have built a small ebb and flood system in my appartment. I need som help trying to figure out a good nutrition Schedule to use. I have good acces to Gold Lable nutrients's hydro nutrients. http://www.goldlabel.nl/1/Home.aspx They have a generic nutrition Schedule on their webpage but im unsure if that is optimal for chilies.


Also, how often do you guys change the water in your system? Do you just add nutrients and adjust ph or do you change the water every week?


Thanks, sorry for my bad English :)







And, your English is just fine.   ;)

#1604180 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by nmlarson on 09 January 2019 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for sharing!  Being pretty new to hydro, I, for one, was envious of your hydro garden last season.  Since I've given up on the community gardens, all my growing will be container, dirt or hydro, inside an enclosure  that will, hopefully, keep the deer, grounhogs, squirrels, birds & chipmunks out.   :pray:  Not to mention stinkbugs and the Spotted Lanternfly, which will probably arrive in our county this year.

#1604119 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by nmlarson on 08 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

What nutes are you working with? Inquiring minds want to know...

#1603963 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by nmlarson on 08 January 2019 - 10:02 AM

First signs of life!


#1603543 2018 - The Farm

Posted by nmlarson on 06 January 2019 - 06:35 PM

Seeds are up on the store https://lawrenceprod...llections/seeds

Good deal! I'll be jumping on some of those Al**po seeds...the dried peppers I made with yours is excellent!

#1603040 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by nmlarson on 04 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

Side note - I had the worst stomach flu that I can remember last night.  I barely made it home from work.  It went from zero symptoms to bathroom floor in under an hour.  I couldn't leave the bathroom for more than 30 minutes.  I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital.  Then after 8 or so hours of agony it let up - back to feeling 80% OK by morning.  Watch out for that one!  

WOW! Sure glad to hear you survived that. It is NO FUN, having had something similar a few years ago, the day before I was to leave for a 2 week vacation in Hawaii. I left work at noon, and was that weak when I woke the next morning, I couldn't make it down the stairs. Somehow I packed a suitcase. Hubby tells me I slept from Chicago to Honolulu.

#1603034 Walchit 2019

Posted by nmlarson on 04 January 2019 - 05:37 PM

In gonna try to get rid of some extra plants too.

ROTFLMAO.... That's what I say every year!

#1602937 The Last Great Pizza Thread

Posted by nmlarson on 04 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

Here you go, TB! More proof you're not the only one lovin' Ranch on just about everything....

Matthew S Hyland on Instagram: I am predicting 2019 is the year of cupping pepperoni filled with ranch dressing and Szechuan oil! @pizzalovesemily @ezzosausageco



#1602283 What's the secret to onions?

Posted by nmlarson on 01 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

Been there, done that.

Do a germination test before you pitch them. Wet paper towel in a baggy for a few days. 65 to 70 would be the top of the ideal growing temperature for young plants.

#1602274 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by nmlarson on 01 January 2019 - 07:31 PM

How do the root riot plugs compare to rock wool cubes?

Actually, I don't know! I've never used rock wool. What I DO like about Root Riot plugs is I can go both ways if I like.

When I think about it, I suppose you COULD go both ways with rock wool, I've never used it. Anyone else care to weigh in?