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Nope, didn't make bread over the weekend. Did a lot of reading and research instead. This added to my already confusing lexicon. So much conflicting data. But I guess that should be expected for something that has been done for well over 10.000 years. Passed down by verbal then written traditions. Ya, we all know the story. From then to modern printing. And now digital. No need for the mellow dramatics. So I'll stay on topic. And try not to be part of all the already published conflicting information. And hopefully get you through it as well. How? Cognitive reasoning via critical thinking.  A over B equals 42. B over A equals 42. In the end I've found any and all conflicting information is what is chosen by the speaker. We're talking yeast here. So if you come across this. "We use type A yeast because (insert the very same reasons other's use type B)" If you come across "We only use non additive all organic yeast? Be prepared to get sub par results.  And pay more for something marketed to crazy people. But going into a tangent on this would be to much fun. I'd be writing this post for days. So let's stay on topic.

There are two options for the home baker. Active dry yeast and the newer Instant, Rapid rise, Bread Machine and other fast sounding names. The difference? They way the VERY same critters are put into stasis. They are both the same yeast. Rapid rise yeast has more living critters so there's more hungry critters to feed.

What this means to the home baker. Yes you can use both. If you have rapid and the recipe calls for active dry then use 1/2 or less rapid. Why? Limited food supply. There's only so much starch in the dough for them to eat and fart. Inviting to many to the party and the food runs out. Things fall flat. 

That's the easy conflicting data and opinions to chew through. Techniques are another. As a musician I can tell you the very reasons why the same guitar sounds different when played by two people. And it's not mojo magic. Not even the physical size or sex of the player. Technique. That's it. As far as bread goes? Try everything and keep what works for you.

You can look at choosing different techniques like I handled a problem at work. We have a day shift supervisor who is in fact a four year old spoiled brat. He has two favorite hobbies, Complaining and running in circles.
I've been there for over 20 years. Option A was the standard then and is now. 4yold complains and wants B. Not a problem. I do B. 4yold complains and wants C. Not a problem I do C. 4yold complains and want D. Again not a problem. I do D. You guessed it, 4yold complains. This entire event took less than two weeks of time. And because of the limitations of a three dimensional universe there are no other possibilities. So with the power of cognitive reasoning via critical thinking I choose A! Why? Because A is easiest on me. You guessed it, 4yold complained. But can't do anything about it. i tried every option and got the same results. Had any of the other options gotten better results that option would be the one I'd be doing. Option A isn't perfect. But it has the least amount of problems for coworkers. Options B, C and D added problems to coworkers and in the end didn't help anyone. The moral of the story is. There are plenty of professional four year olds out there who will tell their way is the only way. Try every technique you find. Keep what works.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Local weather
« Last post by cause the rat on Today at 11:21:32 am »
Snow covered and single digits. Might go up to 10F. The temps will drop again wile the humidity goes up. 88% humidity at 3F is horrifying. I'm glad I'm off work this week. 
After President Trump found out how his words
hurt him instead of helping him he now deny's saying
them and requiring those around him to deny it
as well. Even the GOP went from a bad memory to
saying Trump didn't say it  Nothing but a chain of
lies which Trump lives by.

It would seem the Dreamers will end up paying the
price of Trump not wanting to agree to giving them a
path to citizenship. This group of people are some
of the hardest workers and best educated of our
country. It's likely we will loose many of them to
countries who appreciate hard working immigrants.
The USA will be the big loosers and this action
by the Trump administration makes our country
poorer not great again.

This country needs immigration reform, but the
GOP wants to use this for votes, so fixing it is
not going to happen as long as they control
the government.

Trump wants to blaime the Democrats if there
is a government shut down even though the
GOP has congrol of the white house, congress
and the senate. The Democrats are happy to
work with the GOP as long as it's a comprimise
and not a giving into GOP demands. Or Trumps

Immigration has been blaimed for job loss, and
crime for many years. When in fact it's diversity
that has mad our country the greatest in the world.
It's usally those who are too lazy to work that
complain the most. Immigrants are willing to do
jobs that many Americans think they are too
good to do. So they blaime others for their problems.
Down through history people have placed blaime on
immigrants. In the late 1800's many people
immigrated to this country looking for a better
life. Now their decendants are wanting to keep
others from having the same oppertunity.

Trump himself is the decendant of german
and Scottish immigrants. Trump and many
others like him have little respect for the
poor and those of color.  To him and those
like him feel these people are only good for
service jobs like cleaning, yard work and
waiting on others. If your not rich your a
looser in his mind.

general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by Loc on January 15, 2018, 11:14:45 pm »
Failing to sleep again. Got about four hours tonight though, which is better than I've had over the last couple of weeks. I've been awake since 2am though.
general non-furry discussion / Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Last post by Firelight on January 15, 2018, 03:13:06 pm »
Paypal! They were supposed to verify my card last year and they still haven't done it yet!  :goldpissed:
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on January 15, 2018, 10:44:27 am »
The medical of President Trump was as exopected. Trump is in
exellant health. Only thing the doctor mispelled his name when
he signed it.  :P

It is very likely that report was forged by orders from Trump. It's
nothing new for the health of presidents to be hidden. Kennedy had
a back problem. FDR used a wheel chair even though they tried to
hide his need for it. President Wilson had a stroke and his wife
covered for him. So we can be sure if Trump has a serious health
issue we won't likely hear about it.

Trumps foul language continues to cause him and the GOP
problems. The GOP can't remember, and Trump claims it was
just strong language. Trump and the GOP lie to cover them selves
so I am sure the truth is what was reported by the Democrat who
heard Trump say it and repeated it as he always does
with any idea he wants to push.

It's not so much the words spoken as it shows what
is in Trumps heart. Trumps actions over the years
show what he is even though he deny's it.

furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on January 15, 2018, 09:41:43 am »
Happy Birthday to you Kira Sekemoto.

Hope you have a fine day.

"Tosses you some chocolate chip cookies and
a big cupcake with a candle on it."

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
general non-furry discussion / Re: What Are You Up To?
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on January 14, 2018, 09:25:06 pm »
Several cardstock model rockets in various stages of progress: Saturn 1b, Saturn V Skylab, and Soyuz Progress. All 1:96 scale.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Local weather
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on January 14, 2018, 09:19:42 pm »
On Thursday, it was 56 F. We're now back to single digits with below zero wind chills.
the polling booth / Re: National Cookie Day
« Last post by cause the rat on January 14, 2018, 06:29:55 pm »
Cookies! There's more to like than you could possibly list. Biscotti, jam filled shorthbreads, butter and on and on and wonderfully on... :)
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