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davecarm

New Member Introduction

Hello.  I'm a new member on the site and I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Dave Carmichael and I'm from the St. Louis Mo. area.  I have just gotten back into bread making after about a 15 year hiatus.  Now that I am retired, there is a lot more free time to pursue things I enjoy doing!  This website is amazing.  I am looking forward to learning new things and relearning some old ones.  My baking interests are primarily lean, rustic types of loaves.  So, I am happy to be here and I thank you in advance for your knowledge and answers to questions.


Cordially,


davecarm

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davidg618

If you're into home baking, especially bread this is the place to be!


David G

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dmsnyder

Hi, Dave.


Welcome to TFL!


I'm sure you are finding that the home bread baking world has changed substantially and for the better in the 15 years since you were last baking. There are many more wonderful books and online resources now.


So, do you have ideas about where you want to go with your baking?


David

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davecarm

Your are certainly right about things being different, although most of my equipment seems to still be the right stuff.  The many varied thoughts on kneading (or not kneading) and fermenting styles and techniques were the things that initially struck me.  Just to give you an idea of where I left off, my most used, annotated, and stained bread book was "Beard on Bread", so the newer techniques for artisanal baking are mostly new to me.


 


Dave

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PMcCool

But I probably can't make too big an issue of that; there are several other Pauls that post here, too.


Welcome to TFL, Dave.  It's a great place for bread-heads to hang out.


Paul

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davecarm

Hi Paul,


Thanks for the welcome!  I have already been delving into various threads and devouring videos.  I think I will spend a lot of time on this site.


 


Dave

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Aussie Pete

Welcome DC,


from another breadhead down under in Australia. I am now the opposite to you. After 4 years away from work and learning how bake bread I have just gone back to work and now have less time for this hobby. I will just have bake an extra loaf or two on the weekends. Good luck ...........Pete


 


 

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davecarm

Hello Pete,


Thanks for the welcome and the good wishes from Australia.  Some of the friendliest people I've ever met were Australian Air Force folks that I ran into during my working days. I hope you have a good work situation, and enough time to enjoy your baking.


Dave