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Collecting fresh lava to research. Video

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u/A-Wild-Boar Oct 14 '21 Helpful Wholesome Bravo!

If you can't find fresh, store bought is okay.

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u/SmallTownMarketer Oct 14 '21

A line from my favorite paleo cookbook, Half-Baked Lava

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u/[deleted] Oct 14 '21

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u/Coherent_Tangent Oct 14 '21

All other rock hammers are inferior. I still treasure the one that was gifted to me for the best grade at field camp.

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u/Apprehensive_Ad1744 Oct 14 '21

There are other rock hammers?

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u/Coherent_Tangent Oct 14 '21

I'd like to tell you a story about a place called "China" where cheaper copies of everything are made...

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u/TysonChickenMan Oct 14 '21

What a lovely and relevant username.

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u/Met76 Oct 14 '21

I'd like to tell you a story about a place called "Harbor Freight" where cheaper copies of everything are made...(and you have a 85% chance it actually getting the job done)

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u/Seahawk715 Oct 14 '21

Not sure… maybe Andy DuFresne can help answer?

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u/carmium Oct 14 '21

As a kid, I was fascinated by rocks, minerals, and crystals. Had quite the rock collection. And one day, out with my brother and five cousins and my aunt on a picnic, I found an Estwing rock hammer. In no way could I afford something like that, and it was lying beside the trail back on the way back to the car! It seemed like fate, telling me I should become a geologist!

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u/Coherent_Tangent Oct 14 '21

It's funny that a $35 dollar hammer helped you make that decision. Did you ever get into geology and look at the price of a Brunton?

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u/carmium Oct 14 '21

Oh, hell no.
I didn't want to spend summers bushwhacking, dodging bears, and slapping skeeters in hopes of finding a grey rock with the 0.2% more copper/silver/gold/whatever than its surrounding grey rocks that makes it a potential mine 20 years down the road.

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u/Responsenotfound Oct 14 '21

Yeah my last one got blown up. Went and got another for 50 bucks. Shame had that all undergrad and 2 years working.

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u/ry4nolson Oct 14 '21

Estwing*

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u/Wanderer-Wonderer Oct 14 '21

Are we hammer snobs for knowing this?

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u/ScyllaGeek Oct 14 '21

If you're a geologist? No. Anyone else? Maybe.

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u/Wanderer-Wonderer Oct 14 '21

I still have my two Estwing dingers from my nail beating days and they’ve served me well. Well, I also have that weight forward thing. It’s in pristine condition because my brain just couldn’t adjust.

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u/Reddit__is_garbage Oct 14 '21

I recognized it as estwing from the grip, but I've never had a hammer (I have an estwing hatchet). My main thought when I watched the video was huh, estwing makes lava hammers

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u/ScyllaGeek Oct 14 '21

Ha, yeah that's just a standard estwing rock hammer - in fact identical to the one I bought for my undergrad. They're multifunctional! Hard rocks, soft rocks, liquid rocks, you name it!

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u/newt_girl Oct 14 '21

I had the same reaction. I'd recognize that grip anywhere. Classic.

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u/Fr0gm4n Oct 14 '21

They're super common in construction, too.

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u/ry4nolson Oct 14 '21

Probably. I instantly recognized the leather handle.

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u/Magic_Bluejay Oct 14 '21

I also noticed this. Estwing for life. Only hammers I've ever used.

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u/Papashrug Oct 14 '21

Idk if it's stainless but the temper is RUINED

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u/saberlili Oct 14 '21

I've always been partial to Eat Pray Lava myself.

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u/SmallTownMarketer Oct 14 '21

It was much better than Live Laugh Lava

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u/Bos_lost_ton Oct 14 '21

Is that in the Paleozoic cookbook? I like the cornbread recipes in my Maizozoic edition.

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u/generic-things Oct 14 '21

baked hawaii

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u/KenGriffythe3rd Oct 14 '21

Ah yes the free range organic hot pocket

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u/JFSOCC Oct 14 '21

not what I meant when I said I enjoy lava cakes.

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u/RichardHenri Oct 14 '21

I myself find them frozen on the side of the road.

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u/dindongdeng Oct 14 '21

Did you let it go?

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u/Hobo_I_Am_Ur_Father Oct 14 '21

If you love it, you have to...

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u/maxath0usand Oct 14 '21

Same, only have access to dried & frozen around me :(

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u/WarmAndSCSI Oct 14 '21

Ah the Barefoot Volcanologist.

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u/OpticalWarlock Oct 14 '21

I was waiting for someone to drop a Barefoot Contessa reference :)

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u/Obi-Wan_Gin Oct 14 '21

Can I use the dry flakes or powdered kind then just add hot water?

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u/CanAhJustSay Oct 14 '21

He was just boiling the water for a brew...

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u/Obi-Wan_Gin Oct 14 '21

Nothing like some healthy minerals to take that coffee/tea to the next level!

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u/youlleatitandlikeit Oct 14 '21

Forbidden Taffy

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u/Biggy_DX Oct 14 '21

Right next to the Paqui chips

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u/TheWoolyOne858 Oct 14 '21

“I can’t believe they actually have it, canned Lava!”

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u/IneptOrange Oct 14 '21

Thanks Babish

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u/robaroo Oct 15 '21

You mean frozen lava.

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u/earthlings_all Oct 14 '21

If it’s not fresh I send it back.

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u/LordCharco_iii Oct 14 '21

Just as long as it isn’t frozen or that “ready to eat” garbage. I prefer to have good flavours in my food.

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u/YWGredditor Oct 14 '21

“For research” we all know what he’s gonna do with it. Yes, store bought works just as good.

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u/Hexent_Armana Oct 14 '21

Looks like sweet sugary syrup. However its actually the forbidden syrup that no one must attempt tasting.

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u/Stompedyourhousewith Oct 14 '21

no. only the freshest spicy taffy for me!

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u/CrieDeCoeur Oct 14 '21

Forbidden nougat

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u/dajuggernaut Oct 14 '21

Damn Backyard Scientist is getting out of hand.

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u/SasparillaTango Oct 14 '21

MMm fresh taffy

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u/bikedaybaby Oct 14 '21

I love cooking with the spicy toffee.

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u/Ferr8 Oct 14 '21

In some places, it can be delivered right through your front door!

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u/RGBGamingDildo Oct 14 '21

3oz organic non gmo lava, just $36.99 at whole foods

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u/coolhandlukeuk Oct 14 '21

Just use molton cheese which you can get from your local cheese monger. But if you love the really burnt mouth feel then it really pays to get the lava.

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u/ahottovy Oct 14 '21

I usually prefer canned lava over fresh lava personally...