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Topic: charcoal briquettes (2 msgs / 38 lines)
1) From: John M. Howison
In Afghanistan, where I lived 1947-49, we used charcoal briquettes to keep
warm (not for coffee).  The briquettes were held together with
garden-variety Afghan feces, literally.  Starbucks would probably have
worked just as well.
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2) From: raymanowen
Koreans used to have an in-floor stove that burned a 7" - 8" cylindrical
charcoal briquette (or several, stacked) with axial holes through them for
draft. The flue was a serpentine clay pipe under the living and sleeping
area and up the chimney. They used the heater for cooking cabbage for Kimchi
too. Hot one way or another. The good stuff will absolutely clear stuffed
sinuses.
Must have worked OK- I never heard of any of the Taegu Air Route Traffic
Control Center (ARTCC) crew waking up dead from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Taegu wasn't so bad, but I guess it could get bitter cold further north in
country. Guys would sell the briquettes from hand carts year around.
It was a luxury in the late 60's, but they had their coffee shops- the ARTCC
guys showed me.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Gabi -RayO, aka Opa!
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