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Taiwan Whisky – Kavalan

Taiwan Whisky - Kavalan Question: Shalom kvod harav, I read about taiwanese whisky.Some of them over 2 processes of maturation. Does it make a difference on the 'heter' of Rav A. Weiss (based on Rabi's Moshe Feinstein Thsuva). Can you provide me contact with a worlwide whisky specialist ? Thanks in advance, Answer: Taiwanese [Kavalan] whiskey seems to be  a product similar to Scotch Whiskey, which would mea ...

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Hagala for Thermomix TM5

Question: Can a thermomix’s components some of which are made up of high quality plastic undergo הגעלה? (https://thermomix.vorwerk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/20650_SC_GA_TM5_UK_161213_V4_M1.pdf) Answer: Generally plastic can be kashered through hagalah. However for Pesach use one should be stringent and not kasher plastic utensils for Pesach use. See Tzitz Eliezer 4:6, Igros Moshe Orach Chaim 2:92 ...

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Japanese whisky

Question: Kvod harav, what is the kashrut about japanese whisky (eg. brand like nikka, hibiki,...) ? Is it the same as cask whisky, anybody ever checked the procedure of making whisky in Japan ? Thanks in advance, Answer: Japanese whiskey seems to be  a product similar to Scotch Whiskey, which would mean that without added flavors, sherry casks, or similar additive, many are lenient to consume without offic ...

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pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan

pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan Question: A gut voch. We received a gift of a pre-seasoned cast iron frying pan from Lodge Manufacturing in the US (lodgemfg.com). Below is what they wrote me about their "seasoning" process. Can we use it as-is? Run it through a self-cleaning oven? Libum gamur with a blow torch? A kesiva v'chasima tova. Thank you for reaching out to us about the oil that Lodge uses for sea ...

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Tevila for Meat Thermometer

Tevila for Meat Thermometer Question: Does a meat thermometer need to be toiveled? Answer: Most authorities are lenient not to require tevila as this utensil does not actually aid in the food preparation, rather it provides useful information which facilitates proper preparation. ...

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Chalav Stam

Chalav Stam Question: Does the leniency of Chalav Stam apply in other countries across the world? Such as in Europe and other countries? Answer: In most civilized countries in the modern world the heter of Chalav Stam will apply as in America. Please specify any specific countries you are referring to for further clarification. ...

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Strawberries and checking for bugs

Strawberries and checking for bugs Question: hello; I would like to know what the rov holds regarding worms in strawberries and other fruits. thanks Answer: Each fruit has to be treated according to its level of assumed infestation. Strawberries are known to have a relatively frequent instance of infestation. The green head should be chopped off along with a tiny amount of the berry. The fruit should be soa ...

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Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy

Dishwasher for Meat and Dairy Question: I was wondering what the issue of using a dishwasher for both meat and dairy would be considering it is NAT BAR NAT BAR NAT. and it is additionally l'pgam due to the detergent. I have seen it quoted in Or Yitzchak by Rav Abbadi from Lakewood. And wondering if it is what to rely on. Secondly, and more peripheral, where did the misconception come from that a Sephardi fo ...

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French Fries in Oil Used to Fry Meat

French Fries in Oil Used to Fry Meat Question: Must one wait the requisite time between meat and milk if he ate something parve like french fries that was fried in oil previously used to fry chicken or meat Answer: A pareve dish cooked in oil that previously was used to fry meat is considered a "tavshil shel basar" a "meaty dish" [as opposed to meat itself or a dish with actual meat in it]. According to the ...

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Pre Seasoned Cookware

  Pre Seasoned Cookware Question: I bought a cast iron pan and toiveled it and then read the description on the label which says it's been "seasoned for a natural easy release finish that improves with use"  can I use it not knowing what kind of oil was used? Answer: Pre-seasoned cookware is treated with oil, which can be kosher or non-kosher, depending on whether the oil is animal or vegetable derived ...

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