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#1613090 Cacti Thread

Posted by outlaw on 13 February 2019 - 11:34 AM

Western Nebraska purple pincushion cactus I've had for about 6 years. She flowers every summer. 


"Purple pincushion cactus, Coryphantha vivipara, grows in sandy to rocky prairies of central and western Nebraska, where its brilliant flowers are seldom seen because they last less than a day." (credit UNL.edu) 





#1613028 Cacti Thread

Posted by U)<now on 13 February 2019 - 12:30 AM

Pretty quiet in here this time of year! My collection of cacti and succulents are still alive and well in a basement window for the winter. How's everyone else's doing? Add anything new to your collection lately?


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#1583545 Cacti Thread

Posted by Muckyai on 23 September 2018 - 11:35 AM

New acquisition... Double bloom pink desert rose. Seemingly unending varieties of this beautiful plant.fb25542e781946b934ff9d6bac61c63d.jpg

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#1615491 Favorite heirloom tomatoes

Posted by DWB on 23 February 2019 - 02:41 PM

Baker Creek has good heirloom seeds. I bought two varieties that were supposed to be 25 seeds to the pack. They were both around 100 seeds and they were ready to rock & roll. They started shooting plants 48 hours after hitting the dirt. A month after planting, the most enthusiastic of these things were already standing 6" above the dirt..

#1618514 Hemp in Virginia

Posted by Yumyumyellow on 08 March 2019 - 02:00 PM

Well... I am a consultant for it if anyone is interested. I just spent the last 3 years getting an agronomy degree at VT, after this site got me into peppers and interested in larger scale ag.
My partner ran the state trials and got his masters in industrial hemp production.

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#1617861 Hemp in Virginia

Posted by JoynersHotPeppers on 06 March 2019 - 08:26 AM

Might need to grow some on the farm I hunt ;)


#1610808 Portable Electric Stove Burner

Posted by The Hot Pepper on 03 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

Okay well I read this one is pretty good and is in your price range: https://amzn.to/2WHbIlB


WireCutter usually has decent reviews and they rank it #1: https://thewirecutte...uction-cooktop/

#1611548 Coffee

Posted by Ashen on 06 February 2019 - 03:14 PM

Sweet. Did you ever pick up the blueberry flavour from those beans you ordered?

How much was the bodum btw? When my cheapass burr grinder dies I want to step up my coffee game with a better grinder.

#1611544 Coffee

Posted by dragonsfire on 06 February 2019 - 02:36 PM

Did a couple new bean Roasts.





#1611035 Coffee

Posted by dragonsfire on 04 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

Got new Burr grinder, nice Bodum.



#1609692 Coffee

Posted by Ashen on 30 January 2019 - 02:20 AM

When I talk about a hario v60, I am talking about the glass or ceramic cone you put the paper filter and grounds in not the kettle.

I use a 1L electric kettle and bring to boil.

Water boils at 212 f normally, but 210 at my elevation.

I check with an instant read thermometer after about 1.5 to 2 mins off the boil, until it reads 205 f. By the time I am done with bloom and pour over it is about 195.

There are some kettles you can set temperature and maintain it but they are more expensive than I want to pay.

A little experimentation with an induction element and that manual kettle and it will hold proper temp all day. My local coffee shop ran that set up for years before they invested in some high end variable temp electric ones.

#1601849 Coffee

Posted by dragonsfire on 31 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Interesting :)

Ten types of Ethiopian coffe from my suplier and this is not one of them lol




This one says it has light blueberry, will try this next order :)


#1601755 Coffee

Posted by Ashen on 31 December 2018 - 02:01 AM

I pretty much ignore any blueberry tasting note references in things like coffee or wine because I have never picked up on them. So the first sip of this was a complete shock and the first words blurted out afterwards were, "Holy Shit, BLUEBERRIES!"

Slightly too acidic to be a regular drinker for me but I am very happy to have actually tried one that lived up to the blueberry claim.


#1589745 Coffee

Posted by dragonsfire on 26 October 2018 - 10:04 AM

It all roasts down to timing, if its too much or too little no mater what device one uses it wont taste good. Getting the right color is essential and then it changes from bean to bean type.

Grind and soak level is another essential part for a good brew, if a behmor can do that then awesome :)


#1595223 Fun with Chicken Mei Fun :)

Posted by wiriwiri on 26 November 2018 - 06:30 PM

Just cooked this using some purple cabbage in a meal  to brightened a rather cloudy/rainy day in NE.

Soak:   Chicken breast overnight with 5 spice powder/soy sauce/sesame oil/garlic/ginger/a bit of rum/s&p.

Prep:   Carrots/cabbage/scallion/onions/more garlic/ginger/bit of green& orange sweet pepper/thyme/rocoto/wiri peppers.

Soak:   Mei Fun in warm h2o.

Saute:  Chicken then remove..chop into small pieces/saute onions/garlic & ginger add veges then add mei fun.

Add:    Thick soy sauce/sesame oil/hoisin sauce/scallion/s&p/other peppers & mix it together then pretty it up.
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