@artsyhonker Backpackers love to dehydrate rice, to supposedly good results. But I'm not so sure I trust their culinary sensibilities so much. Anything tastes good after hiking 15 miles 😉
Definitely another thing to try!
I'd also love to be able to justify buying a freeze dryer 🙂
@GwenfarsGarden According to the patent, since the pH is so low (below 4.5), a hot water bath of between 80 and 100C should be plenty!
I'm going to do some testing with pH strips to see how reliably that can be done, and maybe send some samples off to a local university lab, and I'll definitely report back the results.
@GwenfarsGarden YES! The details are in the patent here: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/8b/ec/20/9babd19712ae4f/US6139898.pdf
In short, cook rice as normal. lower pH to 3.5-4.5, coat in a small amount of oil, and then pasteurize.
I'm gonna play around with different home methods to see what's easiest. But you can get GDL (the acid suggested) online pretty easily, and should be able to pasteurize using water bath canning or vacuum seal bags.
re: union dream, portland earthquake
work gripe (minor)
We're sending science up to space. We worked with another company to build the thing. We did 80% of the work and they did 20%. Our companies are about the same size.
Other company is chartering a boat for all employees to watch the launch, and giving them 2 days off to do it.
Our company is telling people to take vacation and buy their own tickets.
@popefucker this is DEFINITELY what I will sound like after a decade+ of not playing anything
This double reed thread is beautiful https://www.etsy.com/shop/SquirrelyStash
Wishing I could play oboe, or that cheap ones were even in the realm of affordability 😅