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Cold-brewed Coffee!

Started by tom sarbeck. Last reply by Plinius Dec 9, 2017. 5 Replies

In the Navy in 1950 my “buddies” told me to drink it or skip the coffee break.Naive, I believed them but needed four teaspoons of sugar to make it drinkable.Several months ago read of cold-brew in…Continue

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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 18, 2018 at 10:00am

In my area, propane costs 60% more than natural gas.

It costs 8% less than oil.

It costs 20% less than electricity.  Electricity is cheaper here than in most of the USA, so in most places it would cost much less than that.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 18, 2018 at 7:45am

I confess to smoking a pipe once every other day. My uncle gave me a pipe when I turned 18 to "keep up the tradition" of male smokers in the family. I've smoked off and on--mostly off--ever since, and always outdoors. I figure, at my age, it's not going to hurt me. My doctor agrees.

Thomas, I have a 500 gallon propane tank. A winter fill-up cost me $2.32/gal. The tank took in 221 gallons. They never totally fill it up--usually 70% full. I like the heat propane produces. Unlike #2 fuel oil, it doesn't have an odor. Do I save money, you ask?  Yes and no. I save by heating my house with wood, perhaps at 80%. When I'm gone or before I wake up or when it's really, really cold, the propane furnace comes on. So I'm not saving money there.

You'd have to research whether propane is cheaper than electric heat. I just don't know. As long as I'm able, I'll continue to cut and burn wood. Not only am I saving big bucks (propane fill-up cost $572 including taxes and "hazmat" fee), but I enjoy the whole firewood experience, from cutting to burning. 

Comment by Plinius on January 18, 2018 at 12:20am

I like it, Thomas!

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 17, 2018 at 4:03pm

If you're in a rebellious protesting mood.....

  There is an on line store that sells this T-Shirt.....

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 2:27pm

Ha, I quit smoking about that long ago too, Plinius, & by the time I got cancer treatments over 12 years ago, I was very glad of it. Chemo affected my lungs, so if I were still a smoker, I doubt I'd still be here.

Comment by Plinius on January 17, 2018 at 2:24pm

junkies are never nice. I stopped smoking some 25 years ago, I've even lost the craving, and I hate the smell. 

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 1:51pm

After chemo treatments years ago, I cannot stand the smell of smoke so have to stay well away from it. The smokers here are also rude, so I don't want to be nearby anyway. Lucky I can scooter when the weather is better.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 17, 2018 at 1:38pm

It's too bad you have to choose between standing out in the weather, breathing smoke, or making enemies.  

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 1:34pm

Our bus shelters have signs for no smoking within 10 metres, but they get ignored, so yes, the non-smoker has to stand out in the weather.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 17, 2018 at 10:11am

Randall,

I was researching about having a propane heater installed for upstairs as a back-up. I am curious what size propane tank do you have and do you save money using the propane gas? My area does not have a natural gas line so propane is the other option.

 

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