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Old 12-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #8961
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Did some work on a friends RV (recreational vessel), and was happy with my work, so one day I get a box from him. Ex navy so I like my coffee, which he knew. It was a JURA machine. Pour in beans, fill water reservoir, push button and one of the best cups of coffee is dispensed into your cup. You can vary the strength and amount and it's great. DW and I love this machine. She's even named it. It holds 1/3 of a bag of beans, water for 6 cups, and even has a taste filter for the water. When our boat sells and we buy the RV, it's the one galley appliance that absolutely doesn't go with the boat.
WOW! that is quite a gift! I am notcertain but are not Jura an Expresso machine??
If you put the beans in the machine and add 10 C Water then it will grind to your specs using more beans, if you only use 6C water it will grind less beans, it works according to your specs. or so I have been told... they are a wonderful addition to any coffee lovers morning... lucky you!!

I am sure they make the regular machine but my friend has the cappuccino one and said that was all they had whrn he bought his... (I am sure he is mistaken bercause that would be all he would look for as that is all he drinks..)
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #8963
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I know she is not going to go out and buy distilled water. It will either be bottled or Brita filtered water. Vinegar as needed. Myself, I like my tap water. Bottled/distilled water has no flavor.
It's not supposed to! Fresh running water from streams has no real "taste' as long as you get it from upstream, before the moose potties near or in the water!!

I like to add lemon to my water, I am so bad at drinking water... and that is a bad thing I know, hence the lemon, I don't imagine I would go out for distilled water either if I didn't need it for more important things ... filtered is fine for me but never those little bottles they taste like plastic,,,
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But then you have to take a mineral supplement because our bodies need minerals too and if ya drink only distilled water, ya don't get those.

Oh ponder here... do you suppose that is where the minerals in the mineral supplements come from? Now, that would be frugal! ......Mmmm, don't mind me, I am still on my first cuppa and usually don't make a bit of sense before 2 cups.
I agree minerals are GOOD but it is the OTHER stuff in the water that I object to, I can get minerals from my food I eat lots of veggies, (my preferred diet, and there is plain water to cook those in, I don't drink Distilled water as a rule, but if some is available I will make the occasional coffee for a change.. however since I do use reg water most of the time I descale with vinegar.
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We go through a lot of distilled water, but not for drinking!

Seven of our eight parrots come from tropical or semi-tropical environments, so they are species that get showered on several times a day in their native homes. In our home, they also get showered at least every other day, but we must use distilled water - cholorine, when ingested during preening, would harm them. We also run a humidifier in the aviary so they have moister air to breathe, and that uses distilled water. Sometimes the birds shower with us, and we have a shower head with a filter on it that removes the chlorine.

We drink bottled spring water - our city's water tastes like chlorine, and we were going through Brita filters like wildfire. At some point, we'll have to put in an undersink filter, as the birds drink bottled water too.
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Elizabeth, when you get the under sink unit get an RO unit with a good filtration pack. I am thinking of adding one in the MH as some of the water we have ingested at CGs around the country have a tad too much whatever for our liking.
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It's not supposed to! Fresh running water from streams has no real "taste' as long as you get it from upstream, before the moose potties near or in the water!!

I like to add lemon to my water, I am so bad at drinking water... and that is a bad thing I know, hence the lemon, I don't imagine I would go out for distilled water either if I didn't need it for more important things ... filtered is fine for me but never those little bottles they taste like plastic,,,
Stream water should have minerals as it's constantly flowing over rocks (minerals). Maybe even gold.

I like just about anything lemon. Cake, pudding, candy, (Lemon Heads, which are hard to find anymore), in coke and lemon tea, both fresh brewed or store bought AZ Lemon Tea, (which is made in NY). The bad thing, is if I have too much lemon, it upsets my stomach.
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Dunner, I make a knockout lemon pound cake. I could be persuaded to make one whenever we get to meet! I also make really good lemon meringue pie, shaker lemon pie, lemon curd filling for cakes, lemon cookies...I like lemon, too!
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Stream water should have minerals as it's constantly flowing over rocks (minerals). Maybe even gold.

I like just about anything lemon. Cake, pudding, candy, (Lemon Heads, which are hard to find anymore), in coke and lemon tea, both fresh brewed or store bought AZ Lemon Tea, (which is made in NY). The bad thing, is if I have too much lemon, it upsets my stomach.
Noting like a some homemade Lemon-Aide for the upset stomach, with a little pinch of orange zest to help what ails ya...
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Dunner, I make a knockout lemon pound cake. I could be persuaded to make one whenever we get to meet! I also make really good lemon meringue pie, shaker lemon pie, lemon curd filling for cakes, lemon cookies...I like lemon, too!
The only thing I like better than the DW's lemon frosted lemon cupcakes is her pumpkin frosted pumpkin cupcakes...
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Toyduck, I'd like to meet your wife! I'm sure we would have fun swapping recipes.

Shhh, don't tell anyone - I own a bakery! Our best seller is peanut butter cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache icing. Or chocolate chip cupcakes. Or choclate mocha cupcakes...oh, they're all good. And then there are pies...I love pie!
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Elizabeth, when you get the under sink unit get an RO unit with a good filtration pack. I am thinking of adding one in the MH as some of the water we have ingested at CGs around the country have a tad too much whatever for our liking.
We have an RO in the house and the shop. Use for drinking with little faucet at the sink and I plumed them both into the fridge for ice and drinking. And for coffee. Makes almost clear ice cubes. Two filters and a RO membrane on them which I change about once every two years. When flow starts to slow down. Maybe a penny a gallon as the filters is the only expense. Probably wont put one in the RV as we don't live in it. Water goes through a softener first, as all water is soft for inside use, then through the RO system. It can make about 3 gallons of RO water a day max, which is more then enough most of the time.
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Elizabeth, when you get the under sink unit get an RO unit with a good filtration pack. I am thinking of adding one in the MH as some of the water we have ingested at CGs around the country have a tad too much whatever for our liking.
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My understanding is that reverse osmosis (RO) removes all of the minerals from water and should not be used for routine drinking water.

I heard of a case of an infant that ended up in the hospital, very sick and the cause was traced back to his infant formula being mixed with RO water. Dad was an aquarium enthusiast who thought the "pure" water would be better than tap water. Thankfully the baby recovered fully.

I have an Everpure water filter under my sink. Great tasting to drink regardless of the source of my water. I never know where I might fill my on board tank. Since I only like to travel with a limited supply, that ends up being several times during my normal trips from Florida winters and Seattle summers.

I also read about using Food Grade 30% Hydrogen Peroxide to sanitize your on board fresh water tank in a thread here on IRV2. I have the H2O2 now, but can't find the thread to see how much to use. I don't think it matters slice the thread mentioned that any excess just evaporates out. The stuff is a bit pricey so I'd rather not waste it.
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