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Old 10-09-2014, 04:53   #256
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Re: Important things we don't talk about much

For coffee lovers here is a more serious looking bit of gear spotted in one yacht, with a serious looking electrical panel to match :
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:23   #257
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Sorry, but a double shot of espresso is less than 60ml. The machine works not by changing laws of physics but by not heating a drop more than necessary. That's about 19,000 joules for delta t of 75, or less than 15 seconds. Assume efficiency of 50%, and it's less than 30 seconds. In reality, about 20 seconds.
Sorry but you said "A Nespresso machine uses 1500 watts for only seconds to produce a scrumptious cup of espresso (or a long coffee)."

60ml of hot water is not a "long coffee" - which is the way I drink it. At 20 seconds for 60 ml. you are still looking at over a minute and a half for my 300ml mug.
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As a public service to 'Mericans, 60ml equals slightly more than 2 oz, hardly a man-size cup o joe! We drink our java in 16 oz containers here fellas, so we'd need ... le'ssee ... hhmmm ... carry the one ... about 480ml @ 16 microtron jewels for a deltoid of about 7 or just go to the drive-thru:

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Maybe it's just my back woods American thought process, but, if your boat has problems heating just 1 cup of water for coffee you are seriously under powered and should consider increasing generation or storage capacity or both.
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[QUOTE=StuM;1623888]Instant coffee is basically the same as the crud that builds up in percolators (and tastes worse).

I would tend to agree until I tried Medigla d' oro Instant Expresso.
Best instant I've tasted, no messy grounds to deal with and I can by them by the twelve pack. Only wait is to boil the water. You can also just use it with cold milk to have a nice iced coffee as an afternoon treat.

I also use some type of of Irish Cream liquor instead of milk in the morning coffee. Needs no refrigeration and helps start the morning off right.
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Are you nuts? Get a colander and put a filter in it. Heat water in the tea ( uuugh) pot and strain out super pure cosmic cowboy coffee. I guarantee you can go forward to your manual windless in the pouring rain and yank up that 200 feet of all chain rode and go back and enjoy the rest of the day! Crab you gotta get this right people all over the planet read CF.
If you're gonna use a teapot to heat the water might as well just get a stovetop coffee maker. Same damn thing energy wise.
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camp propane tank for using the BBQ when the main propane tank goes empty during your trip

Storage of these is a devilish problem. Can't be below and have to be in a place where leaks let gas go overboard. Can't be outside because they rust to bits in days due to salt water. I can't make a good enough case for allowing these things on board.
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You like coffee made from a percolator best? All I can say is WOW
Not particularly, I'm drinking Cappuccino I make at home right now, just can't seem to allocate the amount of power and room a cappuccino maker would take up. Just broke down and bought a toaster the other day as I hate sandwiches made from soggy bread but did as it was only $8. It's only an at the dock thing for now though.
I believe you need a high pressure pump for a real Cappuccino maker, the steam one I tried years ago was bitter. Maybe one day I will find and buy a manual pump, stove heated Cappuccino maker
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Mike mentioned 12 packs and I lost my train of thought.
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Storage of these is a devilish problem. Can't be below and have to be in a place where leaks let gas go overboard. Can't be outside because they rust to bits in days due to salt water. I can't make a good enough case for allowing these things on board.
I store mine in the propane locker.
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I store mine in the propane locker.
Me too, and the rust like hell in a few days. One day I'm going to get around to plumbing the grill off of the big tanks direct and eliminate the little tanks.
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As a public service to 'Mericans, 60ml equals slightly more than 2 oz, hardly a man-size cup o joe! We drink our java in 16 oz containers here fellas, so we'd need ... le'ssee ... hhmmm ... carry the one ... about 480ml @ 16 microtron jewels for a deltoid of about 7 or just go to the drive-thru:

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Mike mentioned 12 packs and I lost my train of thought.
Been avoiding the thread not wanting to invest 17pgs of reading... I see I've been missing some fun!

You're on a roll today crabby!

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Me too, and the rust like hell in a few days. One day I'm going to get around to plumbing the grill off of the big tanks direct and eliminate the little tanks.
Don't give up the redundancy of cooking systems by eliminating the possibility of back up fuel sources capn'!
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I store mine in the propane locker.
That is where I also keep mine. Yes they rust, but not all that fast that they can not be used.
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That is where I also keep mine. Yes they rust, but not all that fast that they can not be used.
I keep mine in the port locker, which is NOT really completely dry. I keep the rubber/plastic thread covers on them. I don't care if the bottle gets rusty, only the threads. A little Lanocote on them works just fine.
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I've always liked the 1lb propane bottles for their portability, I figured since they were painted, they wouldn't rust. I wonder if dipping them in plastisol would keep them from rusting? If I kept only 2, and they didn't rust, that might work out.

Otherwise I'd look into spun fiberglass propane tanks. Kinda pricey, but they're translucent, so you can see exactly how much is left and they're lighter than steel tanks. I have 2 x 7.5 gal aluminum tanks, they're very light when empty. Are these propane lockers deep enough for that size tank?
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