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Post: # 72122Post Stonehead
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:26 am

Wombat wrote:Sorry mate! :oops:

Never been able to stomach the stuff!

Truth to tell, I don't drink beer either. I brew it for the Other Half, but don't imbibe. Cider, particularly scrumpy, is my thing and it's very eco-friendly as you don't need to use any energy at all to make it. Well, apart from operating the press by hand and carrying buckets and barrels around. :lol:

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Post: # 96121Post gug
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:07 pm

Oz, sunlight, tea ?

You need a fresnel lens

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Post: # 96881Post theabsinthefairy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:08 am

I have considered alternative methods to boiling water for the absolutely necessary caffeine to get me going in the morning.
But have failed miserably. :(

We have solar powered 12 volt lighting in the house and have tried the immersion unit things for a mug - but it just takes too long!

So now reconciled to boiling a camping kettle (max 800W draw) in the morning that makes 3 mugs of coffee without reboiling, and then that gets put away and any other coffees come from the various kettles sat on the Rayburn or in the evening on the woodburner (although hot chocolate then).

I have to have my caffeine to start the day and my OH agrees as I am not a morning person. :wink:

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Post: # 96884Post Martin
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:15 am

Navitron are doing "solar kettles" - they are basically a solar hot water heating vacuum tube, as used in multiples on roofs - I used one to claim "The world's first solar-powered chai" - ... 708.0.html - you can use them to cook all sorts - here's a whole thread about it! ... ,27.0.html :dave: - a small company in Sussex sourcing, supplying, and fitting alternative energy products.
Amateurs encouraged - very keen prices and friendly helpful service!

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