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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2014, 06:44:25 PM »
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2014, 05:36:48 PM »
I agree Chris, oil and pressure cooker is way too scarey for me!

I assume they use the moisture in the food to provide steam to pressurise it  ;qo

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2014, 06:12:35 PM »
I suppose so Wallacey, which probably is the source of my aversion, oil and water just do NOT mix.

I'm sure you know, oil at STP is going to have a flashpoint, under pressure water can get incredibly hot and once released to steam can cut steel. Unlike oil it is not, short of molecular breakdown, going to have any flashpoint it just carries more and more energy as heat.

Have those two in a pressure vessel and if it ruptures you get the unholy combination of fire and super-heated water simultaneously.

I'd never really thought it through, it just scares me, like a pissed off Taipan at ultra-close range :)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2014, 01:58:53 AM »
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I'm crazy enough to give it a go once I find one and get cashed up enough to buy one.

As I said I also want a stove top pressure and I have personally seen two of those blow up.

I didn't have anything to do with either one. I was just a witness but pressure cooking is like deep frying in that you have to both know what you're doing and PAY ATTENTION.

 
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2014, 10:00:27 AM »
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Modern pressure cookers are pretty idiot-proof but yeah the old ones could sure hurl your dinner to the ceiling :)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 12:09:41 PM »
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Modern pressure cookers are pretty idiot-proof:)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2014, 12:53:57 PM »
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Not so much with the modern ones but with the old style the classic was to try to cook something that involved ingredients small enough that the foaming pushed them into the vent and clogged it - split peas were the classic.

The new designs make that less likely and there are ways to cook most things in them, but I do recall a friend had an old-style one explode cooking rhubarb :)

They are a great cooking gadget really, just need to be sensible but that's true of most any cooking device.

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2014, 03:26:40 PM »
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Modern pressure cookers are pretty idiot-proof:)

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Yes but when they make things idiot proof some takes it as a challenge and makes a better idiot.

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I think Chris would agree with me that you often encounter the same thing in IT.

And Chris, I know about the issues with the old pressure cooker but the last one I saw blow up was about 10 years ago.

I was working at deli where we made our barbecue, cooking the pork in a pressure cooker first.

I have NFI what she did or didn't do but she not only destroyed the pressure cooker but had meat and the grease that goes with all over the kitchen, including bits of meat that were stuck to the ceiling but meat and grease all over her as well.

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2014, 03:59:38 PM »
Heh,

Don't get me started when it comes to IT... particularly clients, currently even a potential client right now - long, depressing story...

The old cookers just had a weighted valve, so you'd get them up to where it was rocking, juust and only just maintaining the pressure, fiddly business. The new ones use stationary valves and have an over-pressure release plug. Do something really dumb and there is a sudden rush of steam release which I understand is pretty dramatic but no food-splattered kitchens :)

That's stove-top ones, electric ones are I suppose even safer being thermostat controlled, some of those can even also be slow cookers.

Those weren't around when I got mine, which was a pity but that's the way it goes :)

That said there are other advantages to a stove top one, including that they are a nice big extra saucepan and that they are easy to clean. One person I know who has an electric one reckons it's never used because it's a pain to clean.

The Europeans seem to be the big users of the things and tend to make the best ones, Fagor and Tefal, I have the latter, are highly recommended.

There's a good reason they are so popular in Europe, lots of people living in the mountains. Because water boils at a lower temperature as the pressure drops with altitude you really can't get 100C boiling water without one. A mate of mine in the States used to live in Denver, the mile high city, EVERYONE there has one :)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2014, 05:44:36 PM »


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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2014, 05:52:04 PM »
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This could get interesting :)


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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2014, 06:03:09 PM »
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2014, 06:58:00 PM »
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Rumour has it you do a pretty mean bbq :)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
1" steaks...drool
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2014, 01:02:53 PM »
What the...somethings going on over there... ;zq
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2014, 01:38:32 PM »
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Just slightly, need to duck the flying dummies :)

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2014, 01:54:27 PM »
What the...somethings going on over there... ;zq

Yeah, it's not an American term. What you all call a dummy we call a pacifier but I just had one hell of what you would call a dummy spit and I'm probably going to have some more.

It's over mates. It's fucking over. You can get on board with what I'm doing or you can go start your own forum but I am fucking DONE with ignorant assholes telling me what to do and then whatever I do, it's still wrong and they want to bitch some more.

It's over mates. It's fucking over.
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2014, 02:08:57 PM »
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Which you might want to qualify is aimed at the guys on Aussie Q not at those on Southern Thunder who don't in the main have much if any clue of what the problem is.

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2014, 07:45:23 AM »
Same reason DW exists Jamie.



I dig what you'e doing.  What kind of help can I give you to kick start your board ?  Do you want graphics? Web traffic ? An endless supply of bourbon (no wait .. I want that one) !!
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2014, 06:16:35 PM »
Same reason DW exists Jamie.



I dig what you'e doing.  What kind of help can I give you to kick start your board ?  Do you want graphics? Web traffic ? An endless supply of bourbon (no wait .. I want that one) !!

Whatever you can do Richo.

I can find my own bourbon, Scotch, Brandy, Moonshine, both legal and illegal. I live where the moon comes up over the mountains, in gallon jugs in the back of cars that are so souped up they can out run any cop car.

I would however appreciate anything you can help me with regarding graphics, building up traffic, getting some of your mates involved, posting recipes of your own, etc.

I also have a shit load of recipes that I want to post up but my scanner is DOA. I have another one on the way, it should be here in a day or two.

If you have the time to add some content I would really, really appreciate that. I know you work long hours and so I'm not asking you to do something you may not have the time to do but IF you do, content is the main thing we need to get the cooking forum rolling.
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2014, 12:54:49 PM »
I can't get in there at present I keep getting 404 error  ::p
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2014, 01:50:05 PM »
Yeah,

Been that way overnight.

Jamie is aware and working on it, bit of a mystery at the moment, seem to be able to get to the main page but not into any threads.

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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2014, 03:04:19 PM »
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Yeah, as Chris said, I'm aware of the problem. I will try to work on it tomorrow.
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« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2014, 04:02:28 PM »
Yep just shoot the 'gator that should do it  ;ao
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Re: For the guys who like to cook...
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2014, 08:27:19 PM »
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The Gator is just our host having nfi what to do with a request ie. asking for a thread.

Quite a lot of other Gator hosted forums get the same thing, usually because they implement one or more SMF mods that don't play nice. I don't think I've ever seen one here so I'd assume Jamie is uninstalling the mods he had added to see where the problem goes away. The Trouble with mods is that they may be on-way, make code changes that are not reversible when the mod is removed.

I begin to think it is going to be simplest to just do a full restore Jamie, oh, and not sure but if you have used any "pretty url" mods be very careful, they seem to be the worst offenders.

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