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Everything posted by EdipisReks1

  1. My blood pressure and general cardiovascular health would strongly disagree with you.
  2. You need to make sure that the grill (or pan) is scorching hot, and you have to make sure the surface of the meat is dry. One way to ensure the latter is to liberally salt both surfaces, which sucks moisture out, and then brush the excess salt off, before cooking. You won't be able to get the steak house charring in just a hot pan (I use a Searzall in combo with a pan), but you can with a grill. Hardwood lump charcoal burns very hot. I would suggest getting a baking steel or a cast iron Plancha, as you want continuous surface area, for a perfect crust (this is why a scorching hot pan works so well, but pans are unwieldy on the grill). One way of achieving the crust on a grill is the Alton Brown Chimney method: light a blazing fire in a chimney starter, and set that over your steak. Flip and repeat (flip the steak, not the chimney starter, unless you like your hair to be on fire). Attached are pics of one of the last steaks I did. Notice that while the crust is deeply caramelized, there is very little in the way of a grey ring, and the center is perfectly rare (this was probably in the water bath at 118 for several hours). If it were a prettier cut of meat, this looks like what you would get from a really good steakhouse. You can see remnants of salt from where I salted both sides to dry them out. I sear in a combination of butter and olive oil. Add the oil and butter right before you add the steak. It still makes plenty of smoke, but it should. The butter helps add that deep caramel color of the crust, but it's not strictly necessary. Now I want a steak.
  3. Colin remains the only person on H-C, other than me, who sears a steak properly. Of course, I'm a vegetarian, but still. A crust and deep caremelization is the goal.
  4. OLED has definitely matured. I still think the 60" Samsung Plasma I got for $238, in early 2015, is hard to beat.
  5. It's called the Gaytona.
  6. Like Brent and Dusty say, the LG OLED stuff is very, very good. If I were buying a new TV, it's what I would get. I wouldn't get a curved one, though.
  7. EdipisReks1


    I've watched the first three Episodes. Really good! Tom Hardy is great, as usual, and the cast is excellent.
  8. He was a bright spot in everything he was in, from the sublime to the schlocky. He was one of my favorite actors, and I'll miss him a lot. It always put a smile on my face when he popped up in something I wasn't expecting him in.
  9. Mary Tyler Moore. Goddamnit. Her core career was as bit before my time, but I certainly caught a lot of it in re-runs.
  10. Looks good, Chris. Did you figure a temperature where you were both happy with the results?
  11. If I ever buy a new car, I'll definitely be getting the clear bra.
  12. I didn't really do much listening at CanJam, so I didn't hear it. I should have!
  13. My immortality plan has worked, so far. I expect it to continue.
  14. I love me some vinyl, Cthulhu knows I've spent plenty on records, and I have a decent analog system (and my analog system now sounds like my CD player, when I use really clean records; go figure), but I have no idea what you are talking about when you talk about alignments. I've always tried for a close to perpendicular stylus position at each part of the record. I suppose that trying to make it as perpendicular as possible on average is a compromise. Are these alignments optimizing various attributes? Cartridge position can certainly make a big difference! Why? You can get a carbon fiber brush for $10, and that completely solved my static problem.
  15. I have my HeadRoom maxed out Desktop stack back, and I'm on my third pair of HD-800. Fuck, this combo is good. I have applied the "Frenchman" mod to this pair, and I think I'm going to undo it, as it actually sounds slightly dull up top. The maxed Desktop has such a grip on the phones, there is no sibilance or brightness on Air's Talkie Walkie, which is not exactly a dark album. I'm also hearing things I've never heard before, on this album, and I've heard this album at least a thousand times, on many different systems. The headstage is amazing, as is the slam and depth and richness. The Desktop stack hasn't worked when I've had a pair of HD-800, before, so this is a new experience. Damn. It's apparently "fixed fixed," now. I hope so.
  16. The E46 is the perfect sports sedan. The perfect size, more than enough power, great feel, timeless looks. That's a car I'd want a stick in, though, for sure.
  17. I never had a hangover until my 25th birthday. I definitely had a hangover on my 25th birthday. That Mega Bus trip back to Cincinnati was brutal. I wish I could go to this, but I don't think it's going to happen.
  18. Of course we do. He cares about Donald Trump.
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