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by ronnie_suburban
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show Your Home Kitchen!
Replies: 84
Views: 2999

Re: Show Your Home Kitchen!

Not my whole kitchen, but finally got this area set up like I wanted. I built the prep table out if 2x4s and fir tongue and groove flooring. Just got the Hi Soft board today. This whole space was previously unusable in my apartment kitchen, now it will be the most used. That is magnificent! I love ...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 388
Views: 14465

Re: What did you cook today?

Looks great, Carter . . . especially that big ole' glass of icy gin! I'm not sure it's full enough! ;) How are you going to cook the fish? Yeah...I messed up that first glass of gin...took 2 more practice glasses to get it right...joking aside, it is a new and local gin to me...makes a good martini...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knife ID
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Knife ID

ButlerHoosierChef wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:51 am
Where can you find kanji readers that will read kanji for you? Thank you.
The waygo app is decent. I use it on menus from time to time. It might be worth a try for kanji.
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 388
Views: 14465

Re: What did you cook today?

Looks great Ron! Been a while since I posted...was excited about some nice N. Carolina wahoo that I picked up today. Brought out my favorite Doi to do the portioning duties...what a knife! Also a shout out to H & H Distillery from nearby Asheville....one of my favorite new gins, Hwy 9. https://i.im...
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 388
Views: 14465

Re: What did you cook today?

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi were messing around with cauliflower fried rice on The Chef Show (Netflix, S1-E6), which I watched a few weeks ago. Ever since, I become somewhat obsessed with it and have made it several times. Being homebound for a few days (and bored), I decided to give it another whirl t...
by ronnie_suburban
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Request
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: New Request

Thanks to Jon's post, I checked out a 52100 nakiri and it had a nice ring to it....a gyuto did not....not sure if the mounting and density of handle material makes a difference. Differentially hardened W2 had no such ring. I get asked all the time what are the differences between 52100 & W2...now I...
by ronnie_suburban
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: List Weight in Grams
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Suggestion: List Weight in Grams

F versus C goes to Fahrenheit: there are 212 grades to boiling versus 100. Grams to ounces goes to grams: 100 grams versus 3.5 ounces, which is over 3x the precision unless you use longer decimals. When do you find this degree (so to speak) of precision necessary? At my work, we pasteurize in degre...
by ronnie_suburban
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

. . . and its flat profile is a pleasure Yes. For me, this is one of the main reasons why I'm drawn to these knives. Well, you've had a rather large response from people who've handled or owned both. Any thoughts as to where you lean? Some really good points were made in both directions. In the end...
by ronnie_suburban
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

Altadan wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:51 pm
. . . and its flat profile is a pleasure
Yes. For me, this is one of the main reasons why I'm drawn to these knives.
by ronnie_suburban
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

Thanks, Cutuu and salemj, for your insights. I really appreciate you taking the time to share them. I hadn't considered the benefits of stainless as it pertains to food release on smaller jobs but it makes sense.
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

Really comes down to whether or not you want to take care of a fully reactive blade or enjoy the convenience of the stainless steel. I have a Blue #2 MM and it is a fantastic blade. It is very similar to my FM Blue#2 in performance but is a couple mm shorter in blade height. I have used it for almo...
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

To the question "B#2 or Ginsan" Salemj answered, "The question could not be easier. If you prefer all carbon, go B2; all stainless then Ginsan. Otherwise these are two of the closest performing renditions of a similar knife in different steel offerings that I’ve used." (I trust he'll forgive my quo...
by ronnie_suburban
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

I currently own the Ginsan (just this past week), and I've had the Blue#2 on a passaround. I'll try to gather some thoughts this weekend :) Cleaic here for https://www.chefknivestogoforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8364,the MM B#2 passaround thread It compared the MM to the Fuji's a whole lot. I'd s...
by ronnie_suburban
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Konosuke MM Gyuto - ginsan or blue #2?

Please forgive me if this has been covered. I searched and found a few threads where it was discussed tangentially but not directly. I love the maker and the blade profile is an excellent fit for my primary work style. Can anyone who's familiar with both can share their experiences about the differe...
by ronnie_suburban
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Narrowing down sharpening angle
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Narrowing down sharpening angle

I am only a basic level sharpener but I fully understand where you are. I absolutely agree with everything Peter has said and I must say that one of his later videos that showed the full sharpening process on all 3 stones with his commentary on pressure helped me produce the best edge I ever had at...
by ronnie_suburban
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 388
Views: 14465

Re: What did you cook today?

Wow! What a beautiful setup! Very jealous. :P Thank you. I wish I had more time to mess around with it but it's not exactly a 'set it and forget it' situation. I probably fire it up about 30 times a year. It's best when the weather is pleasant enough for me sit nearby, so I can throw a split in the...
by ronnie_suburban
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Narrowing down sharpening angle
Replies: 19
Views: 445

Re: Narrowing down sharpening angle

I am only a basic level sharpener but I fully understand where you are. I absolutely agree with everything Peter has said and I must say that one of his later videos that showed the full sharpening process on all 3 stones with his commentary on pressure helped me produce the best edge I ever had at...
by ronnie_suburban
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: What's Cookin' ?
Topic: What did you cook today?
Replies: 388
Views: 14465

Re: What did you cook today?

Beautiful weather in Chicagoland today, so I fired up the Horizon offset and smoked some tip-on spares over apple and oak . . . http://www.ronniesuburban.com/photos/food/homecooking/ribs/ribs.19.0804.01.cooker.jpg Dig my new welding gloves! :D http://www.ronniesuburban.com/photos/food/homecooking/ri...
by ronnie_suburban
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you know you're a [CKTG/Knife] addict
Replies: 60
Views: 1165

Re: How do you know you're a [CKTG/Knife] addict

Altadan wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:29 pm
Oh my, oh my, hahaha :)

Well, Ken, at least you sell them ^_^
Yep. He's a professional, which my wife never needs to know. I have no such excuse ;)
by ronnie_suburban
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TinyPics shutting down
Replies: 28
Views: 628

Re: TinyPics shutting down

...However, as was mentioned above, for those who post images at multiple sites, having to upload them more than once can be burdensome. The work-around for this would be to allow images stored here to also be linked elsewhere. The ability to link to external site can still coexist with internally ...