Over on Facebook there is the Serious Eats Water Cooler, where we go off topic but are still primarily about food. I've been on a bread baking bender and so fellow dough head and Slice'r Dmcavanagh decided we needed to have a pretzel challenge. Soft or hard, just as long as it's a pretzel. So if any of you are on the Cooler, the glove has been thrown down! And even if you're not on the Cooler, hey, make some pretzels for the weekend to go with a beer and a game. Kenji, are you up to the challenge?