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#1606731 Skullbikers 2019 Indoor/Outdoor NOT PEPPERS Glog

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 06:59 PM

The guests have arrived and are settled in. This Walmart under bed tote holds 6 gallons. High pressure work, it took an 8 shot mocha expresso and a Diet Dew to get the job done.



#1606714 A Harebrained Idea - Northerly Sky Peppers

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 06:43 PM

Get some used pallet racking like this, if they ask you can tell your hoa its there for gutter cleaning, roof maintenance, or whatever.


#1606646 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 03:41 PM

Services were held this afternoon for good ol Rocoto Orange Monzano #3. (He),(Ze),(Hu),(Ne),(Mx),(Hir),(She),(Yo),(They) fought for survival until the very end. Only wishing to please the Plant Experiment Gods. (and if you think I am that politicly correct........I got shit to sell you)🙀



#1606631 Skullbikers 2019 Healthy Stuff Glog

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 02:02 PM

Well, a day later than planned, but its Kimchee makin day! I finally got everything needed so here are the players. This is how I did it, others may have a different procedure.


Next, cut that Napa cabbage(another thing I have to grow this year) into quarters and cut its heart out.


Next, sprinkle the salt on it and knead the hell out of it until it starts to soften. Next, put something on it in the bowl and let it soak for 1 to 2 hours. Then drain it and rinse it three times and drain for 15 to 20 minutes. While its draining, mix up the spice paste and then mix that with the cabbage.



Pack it into the jar and put something on top to hold everything below the brine.


Now wait 5 days or longer depending how you want it to taste. Like most all fermented foods, this is good for your gut health.

#1606588 Fermentation period ?

Posted by skullbiker on Yesterday, 10:41 AM

I'll go for 1-3 months. I prefer mashed without water.

What he said!

#1606525 Skullbikers 2019 Healthy Stuff Glog

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

Things are croppin up!


I found this, its a little long but informative. This is why I do a shot of wheatgrass juice every morning.


Wheatgrass juice is a pure, natural source of a broad spectrum of essential nutrients.These include vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes.

In laboratory test one isolated more than 1000 elements found in wheatgrass, which leads to the conclusion that wheatgrass juice is a full nutrition-power source.

Wheatgrass juice is called "the world's most concentrated liquid food". The juice of wheatgrass contains such high doses of natural vitamin E (more than for example in spinach and lettuce) and consists for 21% of amino acids, the building blocks of high-quality protein.

The Japanese researcher Hagiwara Yoshide has examined two hundred plants for their levels of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes and concluded that wheatgrass juice is one of the richest sources of these nutrients. It also contains the enzyme PD41, which would prove good service in repairing damaged genetic material by X-rays. Also, the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) has been found in wheatgrass juice. This enzyme is found in all body cells. It is assumed that it has anti-inflammatory properties, may help slow down the aging process and may decrease the effects of radiation.

Which nutrients does wheatgrass juice contain?

Vitamins in wheatgrass juice

Beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E are also important antioxidants.

Pro-vitamin A(beta-carotene) for growth, tissue repair, eyesight and immune system

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) for combustion of carbohydrates and functioning of heart, nerves and skeletal muscles.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavine) for production of energy and activating of vitamin B6.

Vitamin B3 (niacin) assists in the energy production, and promotes the action of the nervous system

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats and production of hormones.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) for a healthy digestion, a strong immune system, the production of red blood cells and a proper functioning of the nervous system.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for a good resistance, strong bones, protect against free radicals and iron absorption.

Vitamin E (tocopherol) for resistance, production of red blood cells, protecting against free radicals and maintain healthy muscles and tissues.

Vitamin K for blood clotting and bone metabolism.

Minerals in wheatgrass juice

Magnesium, potassium and calcium give wheatgrass juice ist highly alkalizing (= alkalising) operation.

Calcium for strong teeth, bones and joints, blood clotting, muscle contraction and proper functioning of the nervous system.

Phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, the structure of DNA cells, a healthy metabolism and energy supply.

Iron for the transportation of oxygen to body cells.

Potassium for a healthy nervous system, regulating blood pressure, muscle contraction and energy metabolism.

Cobalt for the production of vitamin B12 and red blood cells.

Copper makes it possible that iron absorbs oxygen and is required for pigment formation in skin and hair.
Magnesium for strong bones, creation and proper functioning of muscle cells, metabolism and the transmission of nerve impulses.

Manganese for the production of bone tissue and the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and cholesterol

Selenium neutralizes harmful free radicals and detoxifies heavy metals in the body..

Sulfur for the formation of collagen, the absorption of moisture in the intestines and regulate electrical activity in the brains.

And further it has also:

Enzymes in wheatgrass juice
Cytochrome oxidase, catalase, and peroxidase are found in high concentrations in wheatgrass juice and are also found in human red and white blood cells.

cytochrome oxidase (role in cell respiration)
lipase (fat splitting)
protease (proteolysis)
amylase (starch splitting)
catalase (hydrogen-split)
superoxide-dismutase (SOD; 'anti-aging-enzyme')
Amino acids in wheatgrass juice

Wheatgrass juice contains the 8 essential amino acids (lysine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, threonine, valine and methionine) and 9 non-essential amino acids (alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, proline, serine, tyrosine)
In addition, wheatgrass juice contains P4D1, a glycoprotein that stimulates the production and natural recovery of human germ cells and DNA.

#1606523 Skullbikers 2019 Indoor/Outdoor NOT PEPPERS Glog

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

Rootin-tootin Conan Kohlrabi.


#1606519 Light Cycle For Peppers?

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 10:35 PM

I have 1 45 watt led grow light and 2 40 watt c8 shop lights.
What light cycle should I use for Capsicum Annuum peppers.
All other tips appreciated

I do 16 on and 8 off with pretty much everything. Others may have different opinions.

#1606312 SKULLBIKERS 2019 Container and Kratky GLOG

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 01:29 PM

Looking forward to the 7 day update on the Rocotos.

Funny how things get interesting when you mess with nature![emoji48]


Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 01:27 PM

What do you do with the freeze dried ferment?

My bad[emoji848], I should have specified better, it is the finished sauce that I freeze dry. In a mylar bag with an oxygen absorber it is good for up to 20 years. Whenever you want to use it just add water to rehydrate it and it will be just like the original.

#1606261 Cooking on the Pit Boss Copperhead pellet smoker

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 11:11 AM

Check this model too, I saw it marked down in Ga. https://brickseek.co...r?sku=838778838

YIPES, that one is 396 here. Too much for an old man on a fixed income(I’m fixing it so I leave no money behind)!

#1606256 Year of the Ghost 2019

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

Haha I always say it tongue in cheek, thats some cold crazy you got brotha.
This is the best temp time of the year 🙌

My preferred outdoor temp is around 80f, so you know I really hate my weather right now. Long term plan is to be somewhere in your area.

#1606227 Year of the Ghost 2019

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 09:17 AM

Thanks Paul temps down here been frigid with the 40s at nite and high 60s during day (until 50s at nite and 70s during day resume lol), all 3 purples germed so Ill either separate or kill the other 2 😭. I suspect high germ rates because it was tilted and one pod dried out so I corrected the level of the Aerogarden and noticed a few roots hitting water but the seedlings havent come to the surface. Heat pad looks to be working out so far, it may create a problem of too many seedlings lol
This should be one heck of a grow year

That weather is absolutely horrible, how about if I trade you?


#1606220 Cooking on the Pit Boss Copperhead pellet smoker

Posted by skullbiker on 17 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

It was on sale so I had to buy it for $199.00. 1/2 price at Wally World so go find it if you need one. This thing comes with a 5 year warranty and I added another 2 years through Walmart for $16.  Enter your zipcode and snag one!! https://brickseek.co....?sku=876324460
This thing is huge, it has 5 racks 22" wide by 14" deep, big enough to hold full size aluminum pans. There's no electric or gas heat, it actually burns the pellets.
I broke it in last night with a rack of ribs smoked 1.5 hours at 300 using hickory pellets, 1 hour wrapped and 30 minutes unwrapped, not bad for 3 hour ribs. I didn't trim the rack and the dog loved the tips!! There was only a slight smoke flavor but next time I'll follow directions and actually smoke them instead of baking them.
This this also cooks up to 450F so I'll also try a few pizzas.
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I just used the link. Must be a limited area price as it shows it at $446 anywhere within 100 miles of me.


Posted by skullbiker on 16 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

I decided to process another one of my ferments as I need the gallon jug for tomorrows new project. This one was started on 9/25/18. I got out the Instant pot Ace blender/cooker and let it do its thing.


I split it up into 2 batches, I took all of the first batch and part of the second batch and prefroze it to freeze dry for long term storage later on. I decided to change up the remainder by adding one more ingredient.


It turned out awsome after blending in the 200ml of dried sweetened tart cherries with 800ml of the original sauce, has just a hint of the cherry flavor and tastes great. And ph was great.