I guess I'm missing something here. -RayO has so much time on his
hands he can write paragraphs full of assumptions, suppositions and
general silliness. On the other hand, this morning I have some time on
my hands as well.
1. Thermometer = Thermapen. Nice fast reading digital thermometer.
Tested against a good alcohol thermometer and parallax issues aside,
both register the same at boiling, room temperature (don't tell me
RayO, that rooms have different temperatures. I think I've learned
that over the years of experience I have had living in rooms of
different sizes and configurations. Of course originally I did think
all rooms were are the same temperature.)
2. Ice = I don't care what temperature the ice is. What I care is that
it will reduce the hot water to a temperature that isn't too hot.
Until RayO I thought if my drink was too warm, some ice would cool it
down, and if one cube didn't do the trick, maybe another two or three
would. Now I know better. Ice is a very relative substance and it's
better not to use it since one doesn't really know what it does. In my
case, stupid me, I was using ice from the same freezer. I should have
used ice from several freezers to average their temperature and
achieve far better results. The problem is I only have one freezer.
I'll look into getting another couple on Craig's list.
3. Again, my foolishness, but I actually didn't install the
thermometer. I just dipped it in the coffee and waited a few seconds
for the temperature to stabilize and read the digital display. I made
sure that I was perfectly square to it and I only used one eye, so I
think I minimized the parallax error. But you are right, I should
probably do it again and maybe drill a hole through my perfect mint
Sunbeam and make it more of a permanent installation.
4. Nice coffee is what I want. Frankly, I don't normally drink it as
much. I use my espresso machine and I drink espresso. However, other
family members want nice coffee and being that I have lots of time on
my hands, I often make them a pot. BUT the point of my original
message was not that I like the coffee I made. The point was that if
you (I assume, RayO, that you don't, but then again I could be wrong)
actually have a Sunbeam and if you like it except that it brews too
hot, then there is a simple fix. In other words, my motive was
altruistic and not intended to offend anyone, especially you. It is
true that I enjoyed my coffee. Which I did today, despite having a cold.
5. The real question I have is I always thought I didn't like coffee
if I had a cold. Does this indicate I might be getting better, worse
or have I developed a talent for tasting without using my nose? I'm
sure, RayO, you'll have some opinions; when do you think I'll be
better enough to get back to work?
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