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    Will an Electric Stirrer Work for Roux? Chronic Pain Sucks!!!!

    Alton Brown did a segment on his show where he did a brick brown roux in the oven - no stirring needed. You should be able to google his shrimp gumbo recipe to get the details.
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    I've been negligent about getting back here with an update.  Mia culpa.  I received the HD late last week.  I haven't done a lot with it yet, but the little time I have spent with it has me saying "lovin' it".  It feels much smaller than it's 24cm size.  Nice and light, but I don't find it...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Well, CKtG got the western Konosuke HD in stock so I ran out of excuses to procrastinate.  I just pulled the trigger.  Nothing to do now but wait until everything gets to the mailbox in Blaine.  After talking to Mark & Jon, decided to go the freehand waterstones route rather than the EP.  Thanks...
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    Drawer trays - possible stupid question - & other storage Qs

    Deputy,  The 22 knife Shun block will handle a 10" blade without issue.  Actually it'll take up to a 12" blade (might be an 1/8" shy) and might fit your hone as well.  You can pick it up locally at Cookworks & House of Knives for $110-115.  Call first though as they don't have many but can...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    HI Lenny, Wag & Chris,  I appreciate the input.  I have a head cold at the moment and haven't been processing things as well as I'd like.   I did manage to talk to Jon briefly on Saturday.   His enthusiasm is something to behold.  Unfortunately with the aforementioned cold, I felt like I'm in a...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    BDL.  I'm considering it clarification, although niggles is pretty close too. At my age I better not be a beginner .  I hear you about recommendations and self-validation - its an observation I've made multiple times.  But CT is better than most.  FYI, I've traded notes with Mark so far, but we...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Lenny,  I've found that when I make purchases for non-consumables that I like to know I can count on keeping it for 5-10 years before the itch comes back.  For me anyway, I found that less expensive over the long hall. This isn't the sort of thing I want to agonize over every year - as fun as it...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    BDL,  I had to laugh out loud when I saw your response.   It really put a smile on my face.  I think the only person who's going to say you're full of crap is you.  At least get away with it. I'm not under time pressures when I cook and already keep the knife straight.  If that's the biggest...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Hi Lenny.  Sorry for the delay in getting back here.  I saw your post yesterday but needed to read through it a couple of time to get my thoughts in order.  It was one of those, "must think, brain hurts" moments.   Thanks sharing your experiences - that was quite a post!.  Actually I'd already...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    brandonkill - Thanks for the answer, I really was curious.   I'm a rightie, so I'm fortunate that if knives come with an asymmetric edge they work for me.
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Hey back at you Deputy/Mike,  Nice to hear positive feedback about JCK.  They don't seem to get as much positive mention as some others (not that I've heard anything negative).  I've heard nice things about the Hattori FH - it is in the mix for consideration.  It's kind of tough making a...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Hi BDL,  Wow!  That didn’t take long.  Where ever do you find the time and patience for the newbie questions.  Honestly though, I was hoping you’d chime in. Great description on “whippy”.  You’re right – it doesn’t sound like as big a concern as I thought it might.  I don’t have any problem...
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    Looking for a Gyuto - an alternate to a Mac Pro?

    Hello. This is my first post here after lots of lurking and searching for “my” answer here and FF, KF, eGullet, etc.  Like many noobs to J-knives I’m looking for a good 240mm gyuto.  Warning it’s long as I’m trying to provide some insight to my background and wants.   I’m a reasonably good home...
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