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Topic: Navy coffee (7 msgs / 170 lines)
1) From: Rich Adams
Happy Holidays Folks!
This is how my father remembers making/drinking coffee in the Navy.  (not
quite the way we did it aboard a sub)
Men on the third watch would stop at the mess hall at 4 am.  In the
galley a gigantic stainless steel kettle about 6 ft in diameter at the
rim.  Water is being heated with live steam.  In the kettle is a coffee
bag that probably weighs about 50 lbs.  If you are lucky, you get there
just as the cook is lifting the bag out of the boiling water.  He uses
an oar for lifting & lets it hang over the kettle to drip out.  You can
hold your mug under the dripping bag to fill it for the best cup of
coffee anywhere.  You are sure to stay awake for your 4 hr watch.
Rich Adams

2) From: Steve Walter
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Rich Adams  wrote:Happy Holidays Folks!
This is how my father remembers making/drinking coffee in the Navy. (not
quite the way we did it aboard a sub)
Men on the third watch would stop at the mess hall at 4 am. In the
galley a gigantic stainless steel kettle about 6 ft in diameter at the
rim. Water is being heated with live steam. In the kettle is a coffee
bag that probably weighs about 50 lbs. If you are lucky, you get there
just as the cook is lifting the bag out of the boiling water. He uses
an oar for lifting & lets it hang over the kettle to drip out. You can
hold your mug under the dripping bag to fill it for the best cup of
coffee anywhere. You are sure to stay awake for your 4 hr watch.
Rich Adams
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3) From: Julian Manders
I like the recipe for Trail Coffee as described by James Michener in his
book Centennial...
Put a pound of ground coffee in a saucepan, and add water.  After boiling
over the campfire for an hour, throw in a horseshoe.  If it floats, the
coffee is done.
Julian

4) From: Julian Manders
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swallow.
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That's a little rough.  I've chewed one bean at a time and it's a little
gritty.  I'd gag on a handful!
Back in my Navy days, the rumor was that the engine room guys put salt in
their coffee to replace their electrolytes.  (Perspiration rate in the
engine room can be rather brisk.)  I tried it once but wasn't sure about it
as I didn't drink coffee at the time.
I made espresso for a friend recently and she added salt to cut the
bitterness.  I haven't tried that one yet as I don't taste bitterness in my
coffee.
Julian
(retired Navy)

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Too good laughs in a row! MM;-)

6) From: Ed Needham
Musta been a different ship than the one my dad was on.  He said they used to
load up on cases of Cory vac pots (cases, because rocking and rolling ships
and thin glass don't mix very well ).
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7) From: james.garlits
Thats sort of like Ranger Coffee (Airborne Ranger gonna take a little
trip...).  Take a handful of roasted coffee beans, chew vigorously, swallow.
Drink one canteen of water.  When you want a slug of coffee, just burp.
jgarlits


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