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  • Charlie Chumrats's entry Bangers and Mash Breakfast is a winner in the Breakfast Challenge 2017 contest 5 days ago
  • Charlie Chumrats commented on benjenky's instructable Stained Glass Door5 days ago
    Stained Glass Door

    So glad you won or I wouldn't have ever found this. I've always wanted to try stained glass, I think I will now. Thank you!

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  • Charlie Chumrats's entry Bangers and Mash Breakfast is a finalist in the Breakfast Challenge 2017 contest 1 week ago
  • Bangers and Mash Breakfast

    We do! Where we live there is no recycling, so a tap system negates having to deal with bottles and cans- when the keg is empty you return the shell for a deposit on the next. Ounce per ounce, beer is a lot cheaper in the keg too, and unlike bottles it isn't pasteurized and tastes better. There also isn't any refrigerator space taken up by bottles and cans either, and our system (a sixth barrel, all the lines, and a 2.5lb co2 tank) all fit inside a 15" wide undercounter refrigerator I modified (removing the shelves, drilling a hole through the top and through the counter), so it is very much out of the way. For cooking it is great, you don't have to open a whole beer just to steam mussels, cook with, deglaze, etc.

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  • Bangers and Mash Breakfast

    I went with a tablespoon of each, except for clove and cayenne. I dont think cayenne is too hot, so I went a little heavier but some people might like their sausages with not heat. It adds more flavor than heat though, so don't be afraid of using a tablespoon of it if it has sat in the cupboard for a while. Clove is very strong and has a very unique identifiable flavor so I photographed the plate with more than I used. I would say, for 5 pounds of meat, don't use much more than 1/2 teaspoon. You will still be able to taste it, but if you add to much it would taste like a christmas cookie. I wish I had added more black pepper, but not everybody likes it as much as I do so I have to restrain myself from using too much.

    Great question! Most of alcohol in the beer will cook off, and you can use non-alcoholic beer as well. In entirety there is only about a full beer, spread over 5lbs of pork and bread. The beer I used for this instructable (Victory Prima Pils) is 5.3% alcohol by volume. Say around half of that cooks off, you still have a 2.6% floating around in there. But, to get the entire beers worth of alcohol you would need to also eat 5lbs of sausage. Since alcohol may not be easily accessible, you can swap the beer for this recipe: -1/4c chicken broth-1/8c vinegar-1 teaspoon sugar-a pinch of salt-1 teaspoon nutritional yeastYou can also omit the beer altogether and it will still taste fine, add a pinch of sugar to the pork mix and just use additional chicken stock in the same volume as you would be...see more »Great question! Most of alcohol in the beer will cook off, and you can use non-alcoholic beer as well. In entirety there is only about a full beer, spread over 5lbs of pork and bread. The beer I used for this instructable (Victory Prima Pils) is 5.3% alcohol by volume. Say around half of that cooks off, you still have a 2.6% floating around in there. But, to get the entire beers worth of alcohol you would need to also eat 5lbs of sausage. Since alcohol may not be easily accessible, you can swap the beer for this recipe: -1/4c chicken broth-1/8c vinegar-1 teaspoon sugar-a pinch of salt-1 teaspoon nutritional yeastYou can also omit the beer altogether and it will still taste fine, add a pinch of sugar to the pork mix and just use additional chicken stock in the same volume as you would beer. Happy cooking!

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  • Charlie Chumrats commented on Charlie Chumrats's instructable Faux Pho4 months ago
    Faux Pho

    Yes, I discard both the seaweed and the mushrooms. A majority of the flavor gets extracted during the long boil, and if left to boil too long the seaweed can become slightly bitter.

    I reduce the fish sauce so far to boil off excess water and to concentrate the salt as much as possible.

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  • Charlie Chumrats's entry Faux Pho is a winner in the Vegan Food Challenge contest 4 months ago
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  • Charlie Chumrats's entry Faux Pho is a finalist in the Vegan Food Challenge contest 4 months ago
  • Charlie Chumrats commented on kdac's instructable Concrete Coffee Table4 months ago
    Concrete Coffee Table

    I want to re-do our counters in concrete, and I think this is an excellent way to test the waters first! I especially like the idea of adding rigid foam in between the concrete to reduce weight. I am also enamored with the surface texture. I may have to make a slab with that texture specifically for photographing food.

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