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Topic: oh so nice to see you Dennis (3 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Ok I'm confused, are we talking about 3 different Dennis'? father at
home Son in Iraq and Me in the Atlantic?
Yes I think the stainless press will do better than a glass press for
hime there but honestly I will have to once again sing the praises of
the AP for compactness/clean up and sturdiness...
My question would have to be how does he grind those wonderful beans?
Dennis
Floating in the gulf stream....drinking IMV

2) From: Sean Cary
I am using a Mug Press - from Big Sky Bistro that I got off Amazon.
Plastic, 20oz and lighter then a steel one...  Makes a decent cup,
better that I am figuring out the Zass Turkish.
I have a 220v water heater that takes very little time to get up to
temp - wish I had that at home, it is FAST.
Clean up is a PIA - had my wife send me some dish liquid, but I have
to bring my stuff to my "hooch" each evening, there is no running
water where I work - Iraq was not much a place before but the 82nd
beat the crap out of this place before the Marines took it back over
in '04...so what used to be a pretty nice place from the looks of it
is stripped out and torn up really bad.
Oh well...got my picture with Chuck Norris last night!
Sean
in Fallujah...
On 9/15/07, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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3) From: Robert Joslin
Sean
     Those Big Sky Bistro press mugs are pretty neat and durable.  My wife
and I have used them for years when traveling and backpacking.  They have
served us well and have taken some pretty rough treatment.  I can get 2 full
8 oz cups, thats pretty close to my normal 3 cup morning ration, in one
press.  If you're a very fastidious type, cleanup away from running water
can be a bit of a pain, but I have found that paper toweling will clean up
the cup interior pretty well and soak up some of the residual oil.  If
allowed to dry in the sun (which shouldn't take long where you're located) a
few gentle taps and a quick brush with an old toothbrush will clean up the
press screen pretty good.  If I use detergent for cleanup, I have difficulty
rinsing the taste away.  We were in New Zealand in April and I got to use a
lots of  220v water heating devices.  Every place of public accomodation has
them and I was really impressed with all of them.  They can bring a couple
of quarts of water to a rolling boil very quickly.  Most of the models I
used also had an auto shutoff.  The kiwis WILL have their tea and you WILL
get milk, but don't order a "cup of coffee" and expect what you get here.
We used our Big Skys with a knee grinder and homeroasted beans to get us
through. Take care.  (Try to) keep
cool.                                       Josh
On 9/14/07, Sean Cary  wrote:
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