Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: hophead On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:39 pm

Is this dead or what? The 27th is pretty close.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:01 pm

Still alive spoke with Matt on monday.

He should be posting final details soon.


Eric
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:59 am

hophead wrote:Is this dead or what? The 27th is pretty close.

We are still going. I stated in the beginning of the month to contact me if interested. We are meeting at the Dunkin Donuts on rt 61 in Pottsville 9:30 on fri. We need to be at the Court House no later than 10:30 to see that boiler. After that we're going to drive to Tamaqua to the Italian Bakery for some coal fired bread. After that some more boilers or whatever you guys want to do. Let me know if your interested.
Matt
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:26 am

I was hoping to be able to make it, but, no can do!!! Out of town Friday, sitting in a hotel somewhere in/around Kittanning, PA...
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:32 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:
hophead wrote:Is this dead or what? The 27th is pretty close.

We are still going. I stated in the beginning of the month to contact me if interested. We are meeting at the Dunkin Donuts on rt 61 in Pottsville 9:30 on fri. We need to be at the Court House no later than 10:30 to see that boiler. After that we're going to drive to Tamaqua to the Italian Bakery for some coal fired bread. After that some more boilers or whatever you guys want to do. Let me know if your interested.
Matt


So, it's 0930 now? The wife, kids and I were planning on leaving around 0700 now it looks like 0600. Still trying to figure out where this Dunkin us but I'll find it.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:22 pm

I'm not going, but have a great time and don't forget the camara.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:51 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
So, it's 0930 now? The wife, kids and I were planning on leaving around 0700 now it looks like 0600. Still trying to figure out where this Dunkin us but I'll find it.


The Dunkin donuts is at 413 South Claude a Lord Boulevard, Pottsville PA


It is right along 61
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: ahuntley On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:53 pm

HI MATT

I would like3 to join you on that tour.Please up date on time and date.
Thanks Arnie @abvanwert
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: ahuntley On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:02 pm

Hi matt
Its me again. I just realized the 27th is this friday, sorry i cant make it. I hope to another time.
regrets arnie abvanwert
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: hophead On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:57 am

If you could swing a tour of the old hand fired boilers at the old Silk Mill ( now Ed's U-Save ) I'd love to go. I'm not even sure they're still in place and not used anymore but it would give a sense of the labor involved at the turn of the century.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:23 pm

hophead wrote:If you could swing a tour of the old hand fired boilers at the old Silk Mill ( now Ed's U-Save ) I'd love to go. I'm not even sure they're still in place and not used anymore but it would give a sense of the labor involved at the turn of the century.

I talked to the owner of the building. Unfortunately the old hand fired boilers have been taken out. She said their maintenance man knows the history of them and the building. We are welcome to stop in and take a look at the old boiler room. It might be cool to stop in. I think we could still get a good sense of the turn of the century labor involved.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: hophead On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:42 pm

See ya at 9:30.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:29 am

I won the race to Dunkin Donuts. I've been here since 9am. Bring on the coal! :)


*Edit

So, I wasn't the first to get to Dunkin. Hehe

At any rate, thanks Matt it was fun. The EFM was neat, it was the first time I've seen a bottom fed boiler it was really cool seeing it in action. I was very impressed with the court house boiler, my daughter enjoyed watching the coal drop down into the hopper. The bakery was probably my favorite though. I'm still amazed that a fire that small bakes all that bread and the bread is delicious. What are the odds you can mail me some? ;)

My family enjoyed the trip too, my son took a lot of pictures of the boiler in court and the oven in the bakery. Thanks for letting me bring the kids. Hopefully they weren't too much trouble for everyone. Again, thanks for showing us a lot of really cool stuff, hopefully we can make the next one and sorry we cut out so early, Quinn wasn't going to make a few more places. She was getting cranky.

.
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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:59 pm

Matt, thanks for a great time again. I will try to get some pics up tomorrow :)


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Re: Monster Boilers & Beer anyone?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:38 am

Well better late than never here are a couple pics of the day, Any questions please ask. If anyone else has any pics please post. Enjoy :)

Coal Boilers 2012 Slide Show.pdf
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