So I made my first attempt at produced soy milk from whole soy beans last night. As far as first attempts go, it wasn't bad. You have to soak the beans for a very long time and then go through various steps to extract the liquid from the solid. During the grinding process I had put in the beans and water into the blender after making sure the blender was sealed and went nuts. Shortly after turning on the blender I noticed a white liquid streaming out of the bottom of the blender, after hastily unplugging the blender and quickly dumping the half liquefied mixture into a pot I had a large mess in which to clean up. I thought I had sealed the blender properly, but apparently I didn't. Upon cleaning the mess I tried the blender again, this time with plain water (easier to clean if the mistake was repeated) and water leaked all over. Thoroughly confused I decided to try a different o-ring for the blender seal, this worked so off to the races I went. Upon finishing the highly unscientific process the milk was ready for intake. The finished product wasn't bad, a little bitter, much too strong (this is resultant on the unscientific way of 'measuring' the amount of soy beans), but drinkable. Overall it was a mild success and I am going to try it again with a more refined process and hopefully better product will be resultant.
I read this today, I was kind of surprised that this kind of thing is getting more attention lately, although in hind sight I probably shouldn't be surprised what with the poster boy for Albertan politics slowly be pushed out of the federal spotlight and has been resigned to the summer BBQ circuit. I think it is a silly idea, but not being an Albertan or have ever lived in Albertan it is somewhat of an outside opinion. Nevertheless, it is silly.
My wife and I are supposed to be moving soon, but we haven't signed the lease yet. This concerns me because I am worried about someone walking over and signing the lease and we have no legal foot to stand on. The people on the other side of the issue are waiting on their companies bureaucrats to do their job, so I suppose it isn't as bad as all that.
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