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Noob from NY, not C

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tgnytg

Noob from NY, not C

Hi, I'm TomG.


I am in the arctic, I mean upstate NY - it just looks and feels like the arctic today.


I am a major fan of yeast having been a home brewer and now a home baker.  My specialization is with pizza and French bread, although I will try most anything at least once.  And I still feel like slashing a loaf in an aesthetically pleasing pattern requires a magic wand!


I have been an intermittent lurker for a while, and have been impressed with the level of discussion here.


Cheers,  TomG

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LindyD

Welcome to TFL, TomG.


Buffalo, NY?  We can trade snow stories - here (50 miles south of the Straits of Mackinac), we have three feet of snow on the ground with more on the way, and a balmy 10F outdoors.


Check out David Snyder's scoring tips in TFL's Handbook.  No wands:  just sharp utensils and a steady hand (so they say).

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tgnytg

Thanks for the welcome.  


I am pretty far east of Buffalo, I am around Rome.


Buffalo in the winter, its reputation is etched in stone.


They get feet of snow in December and early January, but come February and March the winds change course and they don't see a flake of lake effect for the rest of winter - but by then the headlines are already published.


My Dad was from Battle Creek, Michigan.  It gets cold there too.  How was today?  A little cool for you?  A high of 10F here today, tomorrow will be a little cooler.


Cheers,  TomG


 


 

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ehanner

I lived on Lake Delta when I was at Rome Air Base. The street name was Procrastination Point! Boy was that right on for a bunch of Air Force jocks.


 


Eric

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tgnytg

I work on the former Griffiss Air Force Base.  The base was closed by the BRACC commission about 15 years ago.


Lake Delta was named after the town that was flooded when the lake was created in 1908.  The town at the bottom of the lake was named Delta back when it was dry.


All I have to say is that things haven't changed that much.


Cheers,  TomG

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ehanner

Yea Upstate NY is a special place for weather. I have friends in Ava and I lived near Boonville for a ski season a lifetime ago. This is a fun place, I'm sure you will find. I look forward to seeing your breads. What kind of beer do you favor?


Eric

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tgnytg

Actually Ava is not too far from here.  I am a few miles to the south.


The local brewery, Saranac, makes a nice English style Pale Ale - that's my favorite.  But that doesn't mean that I can't continue to do research...  ;^)


Cheers,  TomG