Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums here but have been lurking for a while. I have spent more time in this thread than is healthy, reading years of posts. What is fascinating to me is how you've progressed over the years in your formulations and your techniques, refining and perfecting (although to be honest your first pies look just as tremendous).
You look to have truly mastered the art and I say this to you, sir: BRAVO!
Thank you for your openness, it is truly refreshing to see how information and knowledge is so freely traded on this website. With proper homework on recipes, hardware, ingredients and techniques, you can get pretty far, right?