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37 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

The Baratza grinders are nice, just expensive and noisy.  I get more enjoyment from my Hario Skerton Pro or Hario Mini, although usually my arm or shoulder has something to say after I've made two mugs of coffee :P

 

Moka Pot is something I've contemplated, they seem like a nice brewing method. 

 

And mix the sugar so it's half salt half sugar.... 

 

Sounds like you guys got hit pretty hard down there for snow? 

 

That would look gorgeous with a 590nm or 720nm filter (infrared photography). Still looks gorgeous, but 720nm makes it ethereal too! 

Now  that is just plain rude.

GEM

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

The Baratza grinders are nice, just expensive and noisy.  I get more enjoyment from my Hario Skerton Pro or Hario Mini, although usually my arm or shoulder has something to say after I've made two mugs of coffee :P

 

Moka Pot is something I've contemplated, they seem like a nice brewing method. 

 

And mix the sugar so it's half salt half sugar.... 

 

Sounds like you guys got hit pretty hard down there for snow? 

 

That would look gorgeous with a 590nm or 720nm filter (infrared photography). Still looks gorgeous, but 720nm makes it ethereal too! 

We use a grinder older than Megan and I put together - circa 1860.

 

It was $5, and it works. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

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On 10/19/2020 at 6:02 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

Nah, hide the beans and buy a jar of Maxwell House instant coffee.

 

That'll show her!

 

The Auld Grump - my mom used to drink Maxwell House.

so genuine Ground Coffee then, freshly dug

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Up a lot last night, mostly due to the hamsterling, but also Lucy had another seizure early this morning. She's better, but... but.

 

Have another pediatrician visit this afternoon. Gonna try to squeeze in a nap late this morning. Gotta eat something though. Stomach is growling at me.

 

COFFEE

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10 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

Scotland looks lovely, seriously. I don't do bright and sunny all the time, so I could handle the overcast skies.

 

And that toffee apple looks like some gie braw scran (yep, still practicing the Scottish... and the cats have totally been boaking all over the place the past few days).

 

 

It's still raining, I'm going to be optimistic and hope that it stops sometime in mid April....

 

Here's an appropriate Scottish word for you today "Driech"

 

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That photo was probably taken in July, just saying ::P:

 

6 hours ago, TGP said:

Someone is up early… ….listening to the rain?

 

@Kuroneko ?

 

I awoke at to 5.30am to rain battering off the windows and a hangry Diva, so possibly <_< 

 

5 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

That would look gorgeous with a 590nm or 720nm filter (infrared photography). Still looks gorgeous, but 720nm makes it ethereal too! 

 

Thanks! It's just a small lake(not north enough to be an actual loch) but it has its own weird little micro climate that sometimes has impressive results. Or just cloud. With rain. 

 

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8 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

The Baratza grinders are nice, just expensive and noisy.  I get more enjoyment from my Hario Skerton Pro or Hario Mini, although usually my arm or shoulder has something to say after I've made two mugs of coffee :P

 

Moka Pot is something I've contemplated, they seem like a nice brewing method.

Moka pots (aka stove top espresso makers) have been my preferred home brewing method for the past four years.

 

If it wasn't for the stove top requirement, I'd carry my pot to work.

 

Since I have an induction stove top at home and a stainless steel pot (not an aluminum one), I can get it to heat up very fast. And the overall process, from cleaning, to adding the coffee grounds, to brewing and serving, is probably among the quickest of all brewing methods. You don't even have a filter to change (dump the old grounds, rinse), and no guessing as to how much water or coffee grounds you need (fill the basket to the rim with loose grounds without packing). As long as your grind size is consistent, you 'll get predictable results. Which is one of the benefits of pre-ground coffee, consistent size.

 

It doesn't make a lot of coffee, but it's strong coffee. Close to espresso levels (but without the crema), which is why it bears the name of stove top espresso. I own two moka pots, rated at 6 and 9 cups of espresso size cups, but count as 2 and 3 small cups of regular coffee mugs.

 

A functional moka pot is also pretty cheap (~$20 CDN for mine). I found mine at off-price stores like Winners/Homesense.

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35 minutes ago, Cranky Dog said:

Since I have an induction stove top at home and a stainless steel pot (not an aluminum one), I can get it to heat up very fast. And the overall process, from cleaning, to adding the coffee grounds, to brewing and serving, is probably among the quickest of all brewing methods.

We have coils, so I've always wondered how effective such would be with a moka pot.  Still tempting to get one, just to try.  I know it's the method my dad uses mainly. 

 

8 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Now  that is just plain rude.

GEM

Not as rude as waking someone up at early o'clock with a grinder, and the point would be made rather clear. Or so I'd hope. 

 

7 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

We use a grinder older than Megan and I put together - circa 1860.

 

It was $5, and it works. ::):

 

The Auld Grump

Ooooh, those grinders can be rather lovely! 

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9 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

Sounds like you guys got hit pretty hard down there for snow? 

 

Yeah. Not sure how Red Deer and south are, but right here it's not good. It's still October, and I'm already sick of winter. 

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19 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

We have coils, so I've always wondered how effective such would be with a moka pot.  Still tempting to get one, just to try.  I know it's the method my dad uses mainly.

If it's like every other stove coils I've known in the past, then forget what I said about moka pots being quick.

 

Moka pots not very large. My own pot is barely 11cm wide. And the center parts of coils don't even heat up, so you'll be waiting for it to boil for a very long time. It's doable, and not even that uncommon (place it off-center on the coil), but will require more patience.

 

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I admit I've been spoiled ever since I got my induction range ten years ago.

 

Apparently, it's why Italian gas ranges have one tiny burner among the others exclusively for the use of moka pots.

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On 10/15/2020 at 10:32 AM, CaptainPete said:

I recently had a discussion with a friend about "adult entertainment that you consume for the plot." This was my example. I'm way behind on it. When Alfie hooked up with that lady from the red forest, I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep going because I can see the heartbreak coming a mile away... ::(:

It was after that that InCase started calling Alfie "the rat".

The current arc is about the rat's redemption.

 

BUT this past arc was wonderful, with Vera finding happiness, and GRABBING it! A lot of character growth.

 

And a goat. ::P:

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So... I'm making the anime blog. I finally settled on a name: Anime Necromancer. Now, to write more reviews, figure out when I want to post, how often to post, and.... Why I did I want to do this again? <_<

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8 minutes ago, CaptainPete said:

So... I'm making the anime blog. I finally settled on a name: Anime Necromancer. Now, to write more reviews, figure out when I want to post, how often to post, and.... Why I did I want to do this again? <_<

Well, I've been blogging for over a decade. Schedules come and go, but as long as you keep at it, you'll find that suddenly you've written hundreds, then thousands of posts.

 

:wacko:

 

Currently over 2500 posts on my blog... wow...

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Dad got his full cast today. They gave him a colored one, which he isn't happy about, as the color he got represents a political party here in the US (not going to say which one, just that he isn't happy). I wonder why they didn't have the generic off-white color (I didn't take him to the appointment). Did another x-ray on, doc is impressed that it already seems to be healing well. Bad news: he's been complaining about pain in his shoulder, they examined and he has a slight tear in his rotator cuff on the same side as the broken leg. No MRI since he still had a good amount of strength in it, but will re-evaluate it in a few weeks. Most likely will need physical therapy on that, and here's hoping he doesn't tear it further, we don't need a surgery on top of the broken leg.

 

Sent pictures of Molly's incision to the vet last night as instructed, waiting to hear back. It looked good yesterday, but we caught Dixie licking her incision today, and it looks a little pink in one spot. I'm wondering if Dixie licked part of a scab off. Will mention it to the doctor when he calls to give further instructions for Molly's care, maybe he'll tell us to put some antibiotic ointment on it.

 

It is also a very driech day here, been raining on and off since yesterday. No sunshine at all, and the lack of it is influencing people's moods who need that sunshine.

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