Coffee 9-1-12

Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:44 am

Wow.... new cups! Hmmm.... OK, who busted up the old ones while I was gone? I do thank those that kept the coffee going. It's important!

Good morning. Once in a blue moon we perk up some really good coffee and today is the day. A fresh can of Maxwell house and for some reason it has exceptional flavor. This years crop? Extra sunshine? Picked by people that smile? We just don't know, but it sure is good.

Labor day is upon us, time to take stock of stock and make efforts to fill the coal bins. It was in the 40's one night this week so frost can't be far away.

In my garage right now is a sweet ride....wish it were mine... a 1997 white Corvette. I'm reupholstering the seats in black & red leather. A PA company made the covers, and did a darn nice job. The install is a job for sure.... new foam, R&R the seats & covers, took all day, but they look great! I wanted to test drive it to Charlie's and joke that I bought it, but, ohhhhh gosh. Accident? I doubt it, it would be a landing gear bolt falling from a 727 and going through the hood LOL . I just know it would get damaged somehow. :) So, it stays parked. I don't even dare leave it in the driveway!

Enjoy the long weekend!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:50 am

Morning.New coffeee cups huh? Seems like Juan Valdez has out done himself, this IS really good. I really don't think a real Corvette has been made since 1962, but that sounds like a sweet job Freddy. ;) Real nice sleeping weather the last few nights & yep, the Old Hitzer is ready to go :) Can't remember when I lit up last year, but I'm thinkin it might of been around NOW??? Not this year! Have a safe labor day week-end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:35 am

Morning all, coffee is good. Ordered the coal yesterday, cold is coming,like it or not. Have a great weekend.
baddawg
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer


Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:40 am

Good morning all, are these cups smaller or is it just going down faster being soo smooth? Seems like the humming birds are slowly heading south & the geese are coming in early. Lake is now down about 5 foot, I asked a park ranger if they were going to start mowing the bays, he said if they had money they could get in there & haul a lot of the bottoms out. Seems to be the key word for everything at least around here, this too will pass maybe we will get a lot of snow. Hope everyone has a safe productive day.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 am

Indeed the coffee is excellent this morning. But for me a good part of that is due to my better half making it this morning. She has the magic touch with coffee. I follow her instructions to a tee, and my coffee never tastes as good.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:02 am

Good morning all...coffee tastes great this morning Freddy...

Getting a load of mulch this morning to finish off some landscaping work then its time to clean out the area where the coal storage is going. We had a large pole barn collapse a few years ago under the snow load and I have been removing it a little at a time. It was mostly a dirt/stone floor, but had one section with a concrete floor and that is what I am claiming for the coal bin. I need to tear down whats left of the roof, leave the utility poles as my corner posts, frame around them and come up with a roof design high enough to allow for a dump trailer. I hope to get it done over the next few weeks fitting it in among the other projects and normal chores.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:08 am

We must be on our best behavior; the boss is back in town. Why was that Corvette not in the garage last week? And next time maybe you can stay home and make the weekend coffee and the rest of us will go to camp, just a thought.

Labor Day weekend! Ah yes, that time of year we celebrate the contributions of the American worker by…(insert drum roll)..not working. Another mystery I will never solve but I will take the day off to celebrate the contributions of the American beer maker.
freetown fred wrote:Seems like Juan Valdez has out done himself

It is funny you mention Juan Valdez, I was just thinking about him this week. There he goes dragging his ass up the mountain, not too fast, it is going to be a long day. Now up on the mountain where the coffee beans grow he is carefully inspecting and picking his beans until he fills all his sacks which he loads onto his ass that he carefully leads back down the mountain. Whatever happened to old Juan? Some say the drug lords killed him others say he got beaten and tortured for putting donkey poop in the bags to fill them up faster and others suggest he got into the drug trade; a much more lucrative business.
Today we buy fair trade coffee. Fair trade coffee allows guilt ridden rich folks the ability to spend more for their coffee so they can believe that they are helping to improve the conditions for workers in these third world countries. According to Juan’s brother Julio they now get to take a half hour lunch break and can work no more than 18 hours a day.

Oh! and before I wash my Depakote down with a gin and tonic, I was noticing a lot of roadside antique markets on my trip to the great northeast. As I was passing by I could not help but wonder “is a roadside antique shop nothing more than a flea market with high prices?” And aren’t antiques just the crap your grandparents threw away because it was junk. I am just wondering.

OK, before I wonder too far off and get lost I will call it quits. Have a good long weekend.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:26 am

I've put this up here before, but gaw, in case you missed it ;) Could answer some of these coffee questions. toothy Yeah, I can't read much of it either--cheap ass camera--or is it my shakin?? :doh: :rofl:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:30 am

My wife and I grabbed a coffee to go and took Ivan for a cruise in the stroller. The leaves are starting to fall, and the apples are ready to be picked. Great morning for a stroll, 64 degrees next to the lake.

Big event on Wednesday...22.5 tons of buck is scheduled to arrive.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:34 am

I just go for the good ole Maxwell House myself. It's great when you first peel the cover off, not so great weeks later. Plus the blue plastic container is good for a lot of shop uses; cleaning paint brushes, soaking carburetor parts, fill it with nails etc.
Gotta go finish some high carpentry work today; not get high and do carpentry, climb a ladder and replace some badly rotted fascia/soffits/roof sheathing. I'm replacing a little roof sheathing, 1/2" plywood, that rotted to shredded wheat under the shingles. I got it patched from underneath
by pulling the roofing nails out from the bottom! No need to start tearing off the Timberline shingles. I try to save my customers money.
Then up to the chimney to point it up for the lady. Textbook neglect for decades.
My 36' ladder got away from me when I was taking it down yesterday, semi-controlled it hit the ground with a loud clatter. The lady came to the window you should have seen the look on her face. :D
Dann757
 

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:45 am

Morning all. Good to have tyou 'back' in the coffee shop, Freddy. F_ Fred did a durn good job of keeping the pot full.

Speaking of a Blue Moon, heres how it looked down here in N.C. It had a corona around it.

Heres some pics of my latest ''project'. Two Tomos Mopeds. I can get the engines running, but what to do about the bent forks they both have??? I'm sending them back to the owner, Not gonna touch 'em.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:19 pm

Rob R. wrote:22.5 tons of buck is scheduled to arrive

Sa-weet! That'll be a good feeling to have a good supply on hand.


gaw wrote:Why was that Corvette not in the garage last week?

It WAS... just not my garage. It's just here for a few days to get the seats done. I wish it could stay!

Dann757 wrote:My 36' ladder got away from me....

Yikes! I'm glad that nothing too serious happened. Close call!

I just finished filling the coal bin. At one point I came in to get a Pepsi & Marty asked "Are you done?" I said "I am if you don't want heat after Christmas". All in all about 3 hours start to finish. That included spraying half dozen wasp nests. Little buggers!
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Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:12 pm

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Freddy wrote:
Rob R. wrote:22.5 tons of buck is scheduled to arrive

Sa-weet! That'll be a good feeling to have a good supply on hand.


I split the load with my dad and brother, so it works out to be a one year supply for all of us. It is always interesting to see how a fresh load of coal burns compared to the previous...I should find out in about two weeks.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:44 pm

The seat covers look outstanding Freddy & I know from experience, there's an art to get them on & looking that nice. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 9-1-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:21 pm

I was do'in the Folgers Gormet Supreme this morning which is decent generic brew, then down to Cherryfield to the Ark shelter where I did the paperwork to adopt a nice little black cat and her last little dude. I felt that a decent mourning period had passed and Slim would want me to move on and get another mouser for this big old place. I planned on just getting the female but you know how that goes ;) . She's jet black and short haired, very sleek and muscular and her 4 month old "Merlin" is just like her, both with copper colored eyes. They remind me of little panthers. Originally planned on paperwork and taking them in early October due to some travel I'm scheduled for but again, you know how that goes ;) They'll be coming home Tuesday. :roll:

Freddie, those seats came out super nice and that Vette looks like a stonkin ride! No matter what Fred says, I think the Corvette has improved in especially the last 10 years. I love the very early pre stingray look too but these new ones are bargain priced Ferrari performance!

I need to find an upolsterer for an antique chair I've got in my library. Don't seem to be many around my neck of the woods. Anyone out your way does furniture Freddie?
Oh almost forgot that my coal was supposed to be delivered today also. They canceled at the last minute due to some other guy in my area not being able to take his load. Soon as they have a full truck I'll get my bulk delivery of 6 tons= 4 tons stove and 2 tons nut mix. Be glad when that's in the barn. have a great weekend all!

PS: Almost forgot, this must be wasp season cause I too had some building a nest right inbetween the old storm windows of my bedroom window. Didn't see it right off due to a curtain obscuring that upper corner. After several runs out on the porch roof with the raid they seem to be gone but I need to be sure before I open that storm window and take it out! I can't get a direct shot at it either being between to sliding panes. Might have to get me a can of the freeze stuff.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range