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KathiM's picture




Largerhey I did it-yey-  Now thats a coffee maker!

elizaram's picture

(post #54802, reply #1 of 20)

Wow, that is quite a contraption!


In grad school, on one particularly slow day in the lab, a few of us hatched a plan for the perfect coffeemaker, constructed entirely of laboratory glassware. As I recall, it included a controlled oil bath to keep the coffee at the perfect drinkable temperature, and the entire apparatus was filled with argon (a completely nonreactive gas which is heavier than air), to prevent the coffee ever coming in contact with oxygen which might make it bitter. I wish I still had that diagram - it was a work of art. :-)



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Gretchen's picture

(post #54802, reply #2 of 20)

Dang, as a microbiologist we never designe coffeemakers.!!

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KathiM's picture

(post #54802, reply #3 of 20)

If you marketed them on ebay imagine the money you could make.

Megh's picture

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My Dad is a retired chemist.  He still has his collection of beaker (sp?) 'coffee mugs'.  One of his co-workers used a graduated cylinder for his daily grind.


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Gretchen's picture

(post #54802, reply #5 of 20)

While talking about coffee--for Costco shoppers, they have a WONderful Kirkland brand coffee roasted by Starbucks. You can grind it in store, if you want.

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Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #6 of 20)

I just bought a french press.  Is a small foam floating on top common?


I used a flavored coffee and coarse ground from the beans.


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ashleyd's picture

(post #54802, reply #7 of 20)

Is a small foam floating on top common?


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Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #8 of 20)

okay

"those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last."


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KarenP's picture

(post #54802, reply #9 of 20)

 Is a small foam floating on top common?


 Desireable.  Crema, you know.

Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #10 of 20)

I am coffee challenged....huh?

"those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last."


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KarenP's picture

(post #54802, reply #11 of 20)

I am coffee challenged....huh?


nahhh...it's just not cajun.


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Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #12 of 20)

Funny story about Meaux-zez.

 

Our conversation last week.

 

M: Hi mama

 

ME: Hi moses

 

M: What are you doing over there?

 

Me: I am making a roux

 

M: I know        (First time I have heard this)

 

Me: Tonight we are going to have gumbo

 

M: Okay mama

 

Me: hahahahahaha

 

M: hahahahahaha

 

I do love him so......

"those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last."


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Jean's picture

(post #54802, reply #13 of 20)

I'd love to make gumbo again, but I rarely have the proper confluence of chicken, ham, and andouille sausage that my favorite recipe calls for.....yum.

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Fledge's picture

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any nutria snooping around in your parts?

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(post #54802, reply #15 of 20)

That's hysterical, Fledge!! 

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Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #16 of 20)

ooh I just re-read that....


hope she takes it the right way!


"those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last."


Winston Churchill

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

Jean's picture

(post #54802, reply #17 of 20)

Parts is parts. ROFL.  No nutria, winters are too cold. Would 'possum do? or 'coon?

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Fledge's picture

(post #54802, reply #19 of 20)

lol....no turtle maybe...


I don't like turtle ..yuck


"those who appease the crocodile will simply be eaten last."


Winston Churchill

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

Billll's picture

(post #54802, reply #18 of 20)

The scientist looked at it and said "How did they do that", the engineer said "How does it work", the accountant said "How much did it cost", the BA said "Do you want fries with that?"  I was inspired by the picture. 

ChefRobert's picture

(post #54802, reply #20 of 20)

Back in my young and foolish days we made coffee (I use the term loosly) in a Soxhlet extractor.  The problem is the condensate sat in contact with the grind for too long and the extract ended up back in the pot so it boiled.  The extraction was so efficient it took every bit of bitterness out of the grind and it ended up in the "coffee" - it tasted terrible.  Dad

What do you mean there is no chocolate in this recipe!

What do you mean there is no chocolate in this recipe!