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How would I go about making a smoker?

Is there a message function on this website, or should I use email? Btw, LOVE Alton Brown, we have his first season cookbook.

How would I go about making a smoker?

Sorry, I'm really just a student, so I'm not even sure what a kippering operation is. I'm thinking of outdoors smoker, probably the hot "smoke" job setup you were describing. I suddenly regret having gotten rid of our old dead fridge now!! That would have been perfect. The hot smoke job could be manageable for someone with as little experience as myself though, so I'll be looking into the costs of the supplies. Thank you for posting!

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Yeast food huh? I wonder what would happen if I isolated a sample of my sourdough starter, and then threw in some Barley Malt in with the next feeding..?

Jun 26, 2013
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I love that you know what these ingredients do for the food. I'm thinking to try the recipe in the cookbook I have as is, and then maybe using some of the things mentioned 1 ingredient at a time to watch the changes.

Jun 26, 2013
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How would I go about making a smoker?

So I would cover the whole makeshift smoker with the foil? What about ventilation? It seems important in most discussions about smokers.

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Okay cool. Maybe I'll look into getting basic tools like a pasta roller and a tortilla press around christmas. Those'll be good tools to have when I transfer into a dorm anyway.

Jun 26, 2013
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How would I go about making a smoker?

Someone suggested making a smoker on a previous post of mine, and now I've been trying to find a guide to building a smoker, preferably without needing tools for welding. I've got a basic tool kit, a dremel tool for plastic, wood and basically, soft materials. I'll be fine if it means I can only make a salmon smoker, but I've never built anything like this before, so I'd love it if someone went through the procedure step by step, and explained why it's set up that way.

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Yeah, thats why I want to know the recipe Firegoat might be thinking about. The ingredients ring up at a pretty high price altogether, and it may be cheaper just to buy the cheese from the store.

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

It seems I'd better get a pasta maker then XD I haven't had a single person say its better without the pasta maker. I was thinking about getting one anyway, but to use one clay jewelry projects. One of my other hobbies is jewelry making, and its surprising how many cooking related tools are involved with polymer clay. I still haven't decided if I'll use polymer clay yet.

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

So you'd also recommend a tortilla press? I'd probably need one if I want to make homemade tortillas anyway, right?

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I love all the references you're giving me! It definitely gives me a good groundwork for me to work with. Also, I don't mind the different interpretations everyone took off my post, I just wanted some ideas to work with and maybe some new techniques to learn.

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I heard that seems to bug a lot of people, I like chicken liver just fine. Its a bit rich though, so I don't eat too much of it at once.

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I'll let you know. :) the store bought bagels can be pretty good in US depending on whether you get them in the pre-packaged section of the store or the ones that were made just that day in the bakery. I also know of particular bakeries that specialize in bagels. I hope homemades a lot better, because bagels are pretty tasty already, and I'd love to put all sorts of different things in 'em! Like maybe ginger candy sugar from the Alton Brown recipe might be good?

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Yeah, I figured since it seems to be the only recipe in my cookbook that required boiling, that bagels had to be boiled. So I need to get a barley malt for these? What does that do?

Jun 26, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Do you have a particular recipe you recommend? 'cuz the recipes I know of are a bit costly with the supplies they require.

Jun 26, 2013
SummerBoredom in Home Cooking

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Maybe, but I'm not a fan of omelettes much. :) Interesting suggestion though, I don't think I'd ever think of using some of those ingredients in an omelette.

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

We use curry spice in my home, but we haven't made a lot of authentic curries yet! I think we've got an Indian cookbook somewhere in the shelves, so I should probably pull it down and read it sometime. :)

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I've always wondered that if I got to make food that people want, if I could get them to pay me to make it for them! Heh, but I've still got a ways to go. All these recipes everyone's been telling me about ought to help me challenge myself though!

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Well, that still sounds good. The more flavorful ways to use cheap meat, the better. In a lot of ways, its more impressive to take cheap meat and make it wonderful than it is to simply prepare something already delicious like steak, y'know? Since I'm only a student, I'm really keen on getting more skilled in cooking. That way I'll be able to feed myself with decent meals and try to stay healthy. (Although so many fun dishes are farrr from healthy X) )

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I don't have a storage, but the house is kept relatively cool and the jars can be kept away from sunlight if that works?

Jun 25, 2013
SummerBoredom in Home Cooking

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I am interested! :D Thank you for the suggestion. That's much more manageable than the traditional version.

Jun 25, 2013
SummerBoredom in Home Cooking

A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Thats going to be interesting. I'll have to see about how to make Indian pickles! I like pickled foods since you get the salt you need after working out in the garden, but you don't have to worry about the carbohydrates like in chips. They're overall a healthier salty alternative.

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Yeah, with stuff like that, I often end up skipping ingredients since it takes a toll financially. But veggie dishes would be great, not really 'cuz I go vegetarian ( I'm honestly a through and through omnivore, don't take away my meat OR my veggies!) but I'd like to have more vegetable dishes to eat. I don't feel like I eat enough of them sometimes.

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

I've got a Williams Sonoma bagel recipe, I just haven't gotten around to making it yet. I really should give handmade bagels a try though, so I can see if I like them better than store-bought. Is there any big difference?

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Egg rolls are one of the things I've been considering, so if I make eggrolls, I'm sure I'll give Filipino egg rolls a try!

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Lol it has, but easily forgiven. I'm amazed at all of the suggestions I'm getting, I have to look up half the dishes just to understand what they are! XD Its awesome!!!

Jun 25, 2013
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Haggis in the USA

Yeah, my dad told me that a little later. After checking though, the ingredients would be tough to for me to get too.

Jun 25, 2013
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I'm getting hungry just looking at it XD The decoration looks straight forward, but I've always been sorta a cake only kinda person myself XD I'll make frosting, but you'd have to pretty much make me go through the trouble of a designing the frosting.

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Thank you Terrie! I'm usually pretty good at digging out both free recipes and information, as well as the cheapest prices on things like books, so I can definitely dig up the best on canning.

Jun 25, 2013
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A Call for the difficult, the labor intensive, and the cheapest recipes

Thanks for the idea! I don't know of my local library has those books, but I can always try and wheedle some of the basic information from the book off the internet.

Jun 25, 2013
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