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by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

The anti-vaxxers seems to think that way too. Just imagine if it were smallpox we hadn't quite eradicated rather than measles. People would be dying in thousands thanks to them. As far as I'm concerned the past is a lovely place, but best visited in memory. After all, the first patient to receive pe...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Off topic, slightly: This thread reminds me of my childhood in a way. My parents had a hand crank coffee grinder that sat on our coffee table in the living room. It was a decoration of sorts, never used. I dimly recall my mother telling me as a very young boy that the iron in the mechanism was pres...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hot Cross Buns
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Hot Cross Buns

They look shiny as they have just been painted with a sugar glaze and it hasn't dried yet:
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Easy to make!
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

Oh my - another rabbit hole. What about the grind? I got a small hand operated burr grinder or Christmas - would that be enough to do the job for a full pot? Sure, but eventually you might get tired of cranking it. If you use a French press there will be a lot less grinding as a very coarse grind i...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: Do You Think Wet Shaving Could Be Trending in 2020?

Aye, Gary, madness indeed to base it all on saving money ! Whatever you have spent, you spent it, at least, on products and experiences you wanted to try, rather than just pouring your cash into the gaping maw of Gillette to buy the shaving equivalent of Kraft Dinner. As you may recall, I started wi...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Home Roasting Coffee Beans
Replies: 17
Views: 1627

Re: Home Roasting Coffee Beans

I graduated to a machine that is essentially a modified popcorn maker with built in timer and control of fan speed, a FreshRoast SR500. I buy green beans ten pounds at a time from buycoffeecanada.com and have stuck with their Columbian Supremo. It's no gourmet bean, and is quite cheap, but does well...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

Though I do like the mild verbena smell of Williams. Verbena? Interesting - I thought it was citronella, or something like that. It also occurs to me that living in the Austin area with a water softener might make the water decent enough to get lather. Last time I tried Williams was 5+ years ago, w...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 12 thru December 18, 2011
Replies: 138
Views: 12332

Re: SOTD: December 12 thru December 18, 2011

aliceinchain wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Price is so high. I need to buy a low cost product. I can buy a new Coffee Roaster Machine from [redacted]
Edit:
Ha! A stupid human bot, thinking copying and pasting his spam from another thread into this one will work. Alice has been re-chained.
by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Williams Mug Shaving Soap is still horrible

I get a little 'gunk' on my blades with my homemade soap, but I think it's because I put lanolin in them, and I believe lanolin does not saponify so it becomes my 5% superfat.

And I hope that's where all similarities with Williams end. Though I do like the mild verbena smell of Williams.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

A small deception - I'm not reading this, and it may not have been "in print" for a thousand years before the printing press was invented. Long time members will be familiar with the word "pogonotomy" as referring to shaving, but may not have heard of the treatise written by the Emperor Julian (yes,...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb

PS I'm not using them, so would consider selling, say for half the new price.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Shavemac - fan vs. flat vs. bulb

The old bulb shaped brushes in XXL and old quality hair were something special. When filled with lather and deformed against your face they would resist pulling away with some suction. A pleasant sensation. IMG_0373.jpg I thought I had a couple of two band Shavemacs, but it turns out there are four!...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 5749

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

It's sad that the Hart enterprise didn't go happily, but they have made some excellent shavers. I did snag a stainless 7/8 Filarmonica with a huge smile just about the time they shut down. Can't hone it worth a damn, though...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Nascar 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Nascar 2019

slackskin wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 pm
I like NASCAR because they know how to properly salute the Stars and Stripes. No kneeling, hats off, sing the words. =D>
That comes a little close to Rule #1 of the Posting Guidelines.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1140
Views: 122835

Re: What are you reading?

Now I read a book called "Shantaram" by Australian writer, Gregory David Roberts, an autobiography, but parts of it are reportedly fiction as well. In the year of 1980, while serving a prison sentence in Australia, Roberts escapes to India. And the story begins! I don't want to reveal the entire pl...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 5749

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

You can even do it every day if you want to! 8)
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Dominica Bay Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Well they won't be wasted in that it would be hard to make an unwelcome bay rum and lime mix, but rather than hoard my special products, I have decided to go full on in wallowing in them. Median relapse after FCR chemo for CLL is 55 months, and I'm at 48 months and the nodes are regrowing. Screw it,...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Summer finch meets winter finch
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Summer finch meets winter finch

An "American" goldfinch just coming through moult and beginning to develop full yellow breeding colours looks down on his northern cousin, a common redpoll, who himself had no red breast ten days ago. It's fascinating how quickly seasonal colours can change. Last winter I watched a snowshoe hare in ...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Dominica Bay Rum
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Arrived today. What an expensive experiment! Two bottles at $18USD each, UPS shipping at $45.23USD, then $67.75CAN for duty, taxes. Total $131.94USD for two bottles. Practically in Creed territory. Quite different, sadly, to the Dominica. Much more ginger and less lime. The importers haven't bothere...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Introduction

Yes, dive in and enjoy yourself!