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Old 05-28-23, 02:49 PM
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Some celebratory music.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
My trumpet studio.

Why?

At 1600 hours we hadn't even reached our normal low temperature for 28 May.
Where is that “studio?”

Is it acoustically treated?

What do you record?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Where is that “studio?”

Is it acoustically treated?

What do you record?
Practice studio, not recording studio.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My brisket has been stalled at 173 for 5 hours! Guests are coming in two hours. Could be close.
This is what 300 degree ovens and aluminum foil are for. That brisket has already absorbed all the smoke flavor it's ever going to get.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Practice studio, not recording studio.
Spare bedroom?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
This is what 300 degree ovens and aluminum foil are for. That brisket has already absorbed all the smoke flavor it's ever going to get.
It’s been wrapped in butcher paper since it hit 170. The problem with cranking it up to 300 now is that it will not break down and will be tough.

I could easily crank up my Egg to 300, but don’t want tough meat.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
A properly maintained chlorine pool will not taste or smell like chlorine. Chlorine in a pool doesn’t smell or taste. The smell/taste is from chloramines.

Read this - https://www.frommers.com/trip-ideas/...swimming-pools

Our pool never smells, but we don’t have heavy swimmer loads.
Half the reason AG likes outdoor pools, even in the winter, is to not be in the chemical warfare pool rooms, of which there are plenty. We are in high-swimmer-load pools though.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Half the reason AG likes outdoor pools, even in the winter, is to not be in the chemical warfare pool rooms, of which there are plenty. We are in high-swimmer-load pools though.
Lots of peeing in those pools. 😁
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Despite my kvetching about the weather, it was a nice ride today. There were times when I wished I had either a baselayer or a vest, but mostly the thermal jersey I wore was fine. The threatened showers never materialized. I just got a new pair of Sidi shoes to replace my 10 year old ones, which sadly are coming apart on me. So yesterday I set up the cleats on the new shoes and did a ~1 hour Zwift ride in the new shoes. They were fine, but I'd have to be an idiot to take a new pair of shoes for a 4 hour ride when they're not broken in yet, so today I wore the old ones.

Since I'd ridden yesterday, I decided to do today's ride as Z1/Z2, so it was slower than my other rides on this route. The result was one of the lowest average HRs for any ride I've ever done, so I guess I did a good job sticking with my plan!

I noticed something interesting about the Litespeed's handling - more than most of my bikes, it rewards committing to a turn. You know how sometimes when you approach a turn you may be a little apprehensive and you push the bars away, so your weight moves a little rearward? With this bike, when you do that, the handling becomes ever so slightly unsettled. Not squirrelly at all, just not "on rails". But if I lean into the bars, shifting more of my weight onto the front wheel, the bike settles down an tracks perfectly - commit to the turn, and the bike rewards that commitment. And it lets you know if you're not committed.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
A properly maintained chlorine pool will not taste or smell like chlorine. Chlorine in a pool doesn’t smell or taste. The smell/taste is from chloramines.

Read this - https://www.frommers.com/trip-ideas/...swimming-pools

Our pool never smells, but we don’t have heavy swimmer loads.
Eeeeww.
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We noticed at the Marriott in Belize that there were lots of people drinking, and lots of those people in the pool, but very few making their way to the restrooms.

people can be gross.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
It’s been wrapped in butcher paper since it hit 170. The problem with cranking it up to 300 now is that it will not break down and will be tough.

I could easily crank up my Egg to 300, but don’t want tough meat.
Hence, the foil. It WILL break down - you're essentially braising it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Hence, the foil. It WILL break down - you're essentially braising it.
Very familiar with the foil crutch. Butcher paper does the same thing. Problem with foil is the bark gets soggy whereas it stays more crispy when using the paper.

I’ve experimented with every method. I cook at least twelve briskets a year.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Very familiar with the foil crutch. Butcher paper does the same thing. Problem with foil is the bark gets soggy whereas it stays more crispy when using the paper.

I’ve experimented with every method. I cook at least twelve briskets a year.
Can I have one, then?
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It's a private thread.
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Yoo-hoo, 10k posts!
Thanks for letting me know.

I didn't realize when I posted it. Luckily it was up to the high standards of the previous 9,999.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Thanks, it is appropriately up-beat. Could have used some heavily distorted guitar but I'll give you a pass.
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Due to my not being permitted to move around, I find myself doing lots of reading, and a lot of it on the internet, and I find myself learning a lot on all sorts of subjects.
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I dunno why DougRNS didn't gloat yesterday, but I'm not taking the high road (I already did that on the bike this morning)

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Monaco race was outstanding.
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I dunno why DougRNS didn't gloat yesterday, but I'm not taking the high road (I already did that on the bike this morning)

how the mighty have fallen. sad.
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Monaco race was outstanding.
Damn I should have watched that instead of Indy, although Indy was pretty good for a go-fast-turn-left race.

I don't think I could have watched both back-to-back, that would be too many consecutive hours of auto racing.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Damn I should have watched that instead of Indy, although Indy was pretty good for a go-fast-turn-left race.

I don't think I could have watched both back-to-back, that would be too many consecutive hours of auto racing.
Catch a replay. It's worth it. Chaos without catastrophe.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The grass crackles when I walk on it. Send rain. ASAP.
Unfortunately no rain. Just clouds and cold. Only 1.32" this month. #Drought
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Thanks, it is appropriately up-beat. Could have used some heavily distorted guitar but I'll give you a pass.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I don't think I could have watched both back-to-back, that would be too many consecutive hours of auto racing.
My limit is five consecutive minutes.
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