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Articles from brianbray

  1. Micro Smoker

    This is my micro smoker. It starts with a piece of brake line and moving up, brass fitting through martini shaker cap, martini shaker with wood chips, holes are punched into the bottom (top) of the shaker. Next is a soda can with the ends cut out- this allows some cooling and moisture condensation in addition to mating the two shakers together. Inside of the upper shaker (smoking chamber) there is a stainless screen. The screen is a standard sink drain screen available in any hardware...
  2. No Knead Bread

    No Knead Bucket Bread Bucket Method

    Single Loaf Batch
    3 cups All-purpose or bread flour (or blend)
    ¼ Tsp instant yeast
    1¼ Tsp salt
    1 5/8 C 90 degree water
    Cornmeal or wheat bran as needed.

    (Credit Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery, NYC)


    4X Batch by weight

    54 OZ All Purpose or blend bread flour (3# 6 OZ)

    1 Tsp Yeast

    2 Tbs Salt
    6 ½ Cups 90 Degree Water

    2#10 ½ OZ Water (Stiffer Dough)


     2# 14 Oz Water (Focaccia)

    1.      Put hot tap water in the bucket. Sprinkle yeast, set aside...