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Do you have nightmares from the ptsd ? I cant sleep for the same reason , the nightmares are ridiculous , ive learned to just deal with them , like i wake up , my wife says are you ok ? And i go , yea you know i was just lost then i was drowning in the middle of an ice lake ....oh ok , go back to bed 😂
Oh yeah, nightmares, cyclical intrusive thoughts, and hallucinations when it gets real bad. I'll just be nodding off to sleep and it'll all just start running, then 6 or 8 hours have passed without sleep. It's kept me up 48+ straight hours so many times...

Sicilian style is much closer to Detroit than Chicago, for the record. I don't have a preference between the two because it's like comparing Neapolitan pizza to New Haven style coal pies- they're both fucking delicious when done well, and horrible when not.

For Chicago style, I'm a Gino's East guy. That crunchy, buttery crust filled with a ludicrous amount of meat, cheese, and sauce (The Meaty Legend, every time) is consistently outstanding. THAT is a heavy meal.
 
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Oh yeah, nightmares, cyclical intrusive thoughts, and hallucinations when it gets real bad. I'll just be nodding off to sleep and it'll all just start running, then 6 or 8 hours have passed without sleep. It's kept me up 48+ straight hours so many times...

Sicilian style is much closer to Detroit than Chicago, for the record. I don't have a preference between the two because it's like comparing Neapolitan pizza to New Haven style coal pies- they're both fucking delicious when done well, and horrible when not.
Agree ...
 
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Yea , just had a friend tell me she was driving up to pepes of new haven coal oven pizza , i been there many times , lately the kids operating the oven are burning the hell out of the pies , they taste like burnt cardboard with cheap romano cheese on them , not even worth going but people flock there because of the name ,
And ive had neopolitan pies that were horrible because every hipster thinks if you use fiora di latte and fresh yeast in a wood oven it equals instant sucess

My friend just called me and said he wanted to make a pizza party on his grill last weekend , he said he was going to make neopolitan pizza

I told him to slow down , he said he couldent get active yeast like i reccommended , so he would use fresh cake yeast and bread flower and he had a stone

I explained everything that was about to go wrong , he said dont worry about me , i got a youtube reciepe
I called the next day , he said he used 40 grams of fresh yeast on 1000gms flour and 75% hydration

I said ok , cool , so let me guess, you burned the dough black on the hot stone , you didnt melt the chese because you kept opening the oven lid and letting out the heat , your neighbors gift marinara sauce tasted like crap , your friends got excited and dropped entire pizza upside down when they wanted to play pizza chef , it ended a disaster and you finally ordered pizza from town....

Exactly he says , but we did what sally kitchen queen on youtube said to do .....
 
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Yea , just had a friend tell me she was driving up to pepes of new haven coal oven pizza , i been there many times , lately the kids operating the oven are burning the hell out of the pies , they taste like burnt cardboard with cheap romano cheese on them , not even worth going but people flock there because of the name ,
And ive had neopolitan pies that were horrible because every hipster thinks if you use fiora di latte and fresh yeast in a wood oven it equals instant sucess

My friend just called me and said he wanted to make a pizza party on his grill last weekend , he said he was going to make neopolitan pizza

I told him to slow down , he said he couldent get active yeast like i reccommended , so he would use fresh cake yeast and bread flower and he had a stone

I explained everything that was about to go wrong , he said dont worry about me , i got a youtube reciepe
I called the next day , he said he used 40 grams of fresh yeast on 1000gms flour and 75% hydration

I said ok , cool , so let me guess, you burned the dough black on the hot stone , you didnt melt the chese because you kept opening the oven lid and letting out the heat , your neighbors gift marinara sauce tasted like crap , your friends got excited and dropped entire pizza upside down when they wanted to play pizza chef , it ended a disaster and you finally ordered pizza from town....

Exactly he says , but we did what sally kitchen queen on youtube said to do .....
Yuuuuuuup! 75% hydration is great for pan dough, but it's literally never going to make Neapolitan pizza dough.

It's like they say, the burned hand teaches best! Or, you know, the multiple burned pizze and ensuing embarrassment.
 
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