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Old 15-02-2015, 00:21   #1
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Vegamite as lubricant

Just starting a hose replacement job. Was wondering If anyone had considered using that fine biodegradable product as an adjunct to the heat gun when installing a new hose. I considered pork fat but there are other uses for that. I considered dipping the hose in the deep fryer but couldn't see running through the pilot house dripping grease all over. This seems just right.
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

Actually it's vegemite
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Yer, it'll work, not bad at Bearing blue either. Dish washing detergent is better thou.
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Yer, it'll work, not bad at Bearing blue either. Dish washing detergent is better thou.
Clean up is harder using washing detergent. You can't lick up any spills .
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

I like the way both of you think, bit of broad thinking and thrifty. Actually I thought I would get comment along the lines of "what would the fish prefer".
Near where I live in suburban Melbourne there is (was till recently) a plaque honoring the discovery of vegemite, that occurred in a garage nearby. Personally I think it was such a important discovery, the inventor should have got a Noble award or something, don't waste it as a pipe lubricant and also I never seen a great-full fish ever.
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

Expensive lubricant. KY Lube would be cheaper.
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

Just cheap detergent to lubricate hose to barb connections, or spit.

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Near where I live in suburban Melbourne there is (was till recently) a plaque honoring the discovery of vegemite, that occurred in a garage nearby. Personally I think it was such a important discovery, the inventor should have got a Noble award or something, don't waste it as a pipe lubricant and also I never seen a great-full fish ever.
He actually received a PhD for it .

I was born and bred on Vegemite. My high school was near the spot where it was invented and I passed the Carlton & United brewery where he sourced the waste from the scrapings of beer barrels on my way to uni every day for a few years.
Seriously addicted here . Boat supplies are kept high.

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He actually received a PhD for it .

I was born and bred on Vegemite. My high school was near the spot where it was invented and I passed the Carlton & United brewery where he sourced the waste from the scrapings of beer barrels on my way to uni every day for a few years.
Seriously addicted here . Boat supplies are kept high.

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Therein lies the atrocity of public recognition for a rip off product that lost the wonderfulness of taste embodied in Marmite. Always a runner up in direct preference. If Australian children had not been converted through familiarity and had MARMITE early enough to make a choice, (without having their tastebuds irrevocably addicted to vegemite,) then the world would be full of nutritive goodness AND taste.



P.S. It was NOT invented.. it was copied because MARMITE would not let Australia have the proper recipe.....

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Therein lies the atrocity of public recognition for a rip off product that lost the wonderfulness of taste embodied in Marmite. Always a runner up in direct preference. If Australian children had not been converted through familiarity and had MARMITE early enough to make a choice, (without having their tastebuds irrevocably addicted to vegemite,) then the world would be full of nutritive goodness AND taste.
I blame the British Medical Association :

"In 1939 Vegemite gained official product endorsement from the British Medical Association".



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I blame the British Medical Association :

"In 1939 Vegemite gained official product endorsement from the British Medical Association".



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Ah yes......... an association known for banning butter in favour of margarine. This has no relevance to taste or accuracy of promotion for health....



But then in favour of vegemite, as a lubricant it would be ideal!

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I don't see this happening with Marmite
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I don't see this happening with Marmite
Thank goodness!!

What a waste!!



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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

Argh!! wacky advert!!
Just tell everyone its SO good...... dont waste it!!

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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

I was curious what the difference is between Marmite and Vegemite, so I Googled around and found this taste-test on the Huffington Post:

Vegemite vs. Marmite Taste Test: Can You Tell The Difference?

Some excerpts of the tasters descriptions:

  • Vegemite: "Salt murder! But it's in that great song. 'She just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.'" "So concentrated. Almost fish saucy, as though it were made into a paste." "Well, I gagged during Marmite, so I guess I like Vegemite better. Extremely savory in a bad way." "The saltiness seems more subtle." "Aside from the texture and color, they taste almost exactly the same. This one has a note of bitterness." "This makes Marmite taste bland. So salty. Is this pure sodium?" "Tastes like a thick soy sauce."
  • Marmite: "Slightly milder than Vegemite, which makes it mildly consumable." "This is not food." "Too harsh." "Tastes like molasses gone bad." "Oh my god, it's so salty. I guess it's yeasty, but I mostly just taste salt. Smells like death." "Tastes like very concentrated soy sauce." "Still very salty, but less potent, so it's slightly better." "One bite was enough!" "Awful, stung my tongue with yuck."
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