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  1. midknight420

    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    This is just a place where we all can come and chill out, hang and talk. It doesn't matter if it's vape related, non-vape related, did you see something cool? What's happening in your neck of the woods? Whatever you want to talk about, come and hang out. Meet people and make friends.

    I know, there are probably other threads like this, but I remember when I first started coming to VU, I was in a similar thread. If you're like me, I was a little reluctant to go there at first because the people there had been there a while and knew each other. I personally didn't want to infringe on that, but I bit the bullet and did it anyways.

    I met allot of good people there, thus many new friends. Now here is a place where we can all have a fresh start and get to know each other, hang out, and yes, maybe make a few new friends.

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    G'morning!

    Seems a nice idea, as sometimes things get kinda clique-ey over time and it can be hard to fit in, so kudos!

    Got the coffee going here; a double Americano with pumpkin spice creamer....Mmm :coffee2:

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    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Welcome and thanks for check the place out. I'm a HUGE coffee guy myself. I drink a TON OF coffee LOL. I'm hoping we can make this thread successful. I made it for people like myself to have a place to relax Ana maybe make a friend or two.

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    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Kind of a coffee nut myself. Here's my new cup I just got this weekend. Mod placed for reference. Figured I'd drop in with some kitty-fund say what's up[​IMG]
     
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    Hello in here. Taking a break from shoveling/snow blowing here in WI. Tons of snow today. I had to dig out 5ft high snow pile by my driveway where the plows shoved the snow into. That took about 2 hours then the driveway and such. I only went down once. We had ice the past two weeks and all the salt is sold out here. That's my story for today. At least I didn't have to drive in the crap.

    I diy for myself and a few family members. I'm not a pro or care to be. Vaping since 2010 and diy'ing since Dec 2010.
     
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    Be careful out in the weather. Shit takes its toll on you
     
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    Yes, the weather has been wicked lately. My partner he had to drive to work this morning and the back roads were not plowed. He doesn't take the highway because they end up crashing all over the place. I'm glad I only work PRN (I sign up for work hours). I have one more weekend this month to do. I drive 29 miles to work. It's a knuckle bender in winter because the area doesn't plow the back roads until they feel like it.
     
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    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I really dig that cup. That's the kind of cup I SHOULD get LOL. I have an awesome travel cup I use as my everyday cup though. Keeps got for like 7 hours. Works for me well.
    Wow, be careful out there. We don't get much snow in Texas. When we do though, people here drive like idiots. Just stay safe out there

    I'm glad to have you hanging with me in the Portal. I'm hoping we can make this a cool placeto chill with old and maybe some new friends alike :)

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    Artemis Gold Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    When I first clicked this thread I thought it was related to "Dr. Who".
     
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    Haha, I love Dr. Who, but no. I just thought it would be a cool name. Plus maybe like a portal to escape your stress? I don't know. Just a hangout :)

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    I know! :) I'm going to make some coffee.
     
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    Already ahead of you, on cup two haha. Well, my second 24oz cup that is LOL

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    Me, like coffeee?

    Nahhhh... [​IMG]
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    Ya, the coffee cupboard shares space with some vape stuff, mostly juice steeping and larger bottles IMG_4989.jpg
     
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    Which is a good thing, IMO. :D

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    LTNS Artemis!
     
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    midknight420 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I need a espresso machine. Only have a regular coffee pot atm sadly.

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    That's just awesome. That is the coolest skin :)

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    Is it bad that reminded me of the old Pyrex cups from the 70s?

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    Not a skin, it's an Instructable on how to make a mod..check the linky... ;)
     
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    You can get a decent one for pretty cheap.
    Mine is from 1991 and is just a manual boiler type. No fancy electronics or anything.

    Espresso and my French Press is why I got the vintage Armin Trösser conical burr hand grinder.
    It was like $35 on Ebay. Near original condition after about 55 years.

    Does as well as machines costing $500, just requires hand-power. ;)
     
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    I realized that after I made the post LOL. That just awesome, but is have to make an 18650 version. Don't have those tiny batteries haha.

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    I might have to do that. I've been wanting to make cold brew too. Tried that at work once and it was amazing

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    Hi! Yeah, its been a long time. OMG that mod is so cool!
     
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    Everything you'd ever want to know about coffee is in here:

    https://www.home-barista.com/
    https://www.home-barista.com/forums/

    First thing: the best gear on earth can't make great coffee out of old dried-up beans or pre-ground coffee. ;)

    I do keep some instant and pre-ground in jars in case of a power outage or just if in a hurry, but also why I got the hand grinder. I can make 4cups of pour-over or an espresso in about 4minutes, or about 8mins for the Bodum.
     
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    I'll definitely check out that link. I'm a coffee nut and Starbucks just isn't the way to go. I tried their cold brew once and will never again. Honestly, it just tastes like coffee that was left in the pot and left to get cold. It was terrible. I've also been debating on trying my hand at making a Cubano (I might have the name wrong). I saw it once on Big Brother when this guy was making it for everyone and wanted to try one ever since.

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    Yeah, Mom and Sis go to SB and other coffee shacks...that coffee I made this morning would be about $7-8 there. :crazy:
     
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    It's pretty simple really: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_espresso

    Very strong-tasting stuff. Cuban coffee is generally super-dark roasted. ;-)
     
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    It's pretty simple really: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_espresso

    Very strong-tasting stuff. Cuban coffee is generally super-dark roasted. ;-)[/QUOTE]Ya, I noticed when the guy was making it it looked really strong (which I like actually). When I used too have a cheap espresso machine, I drank lots of it LOL. I really should have a heart condition with the amount of coffee I drink, but surprisingly no :)

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    Yay a coffee club! I drink gallons of it myself. :coffee2:

    Sometimes I accidentally grab the Jameson instead of the creamer and my coffee gives me an added boost of happy! :bingo:
     
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    Never tried Jameson and coffee. I always drank it straight. Muggy have to try that one day :)

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    Nothing wrong with some Jameson. Take a shot of that and a shot of pickle juice behind it. Drop of Texas Pete in the pickle juice.mmm Mmm a pickleback shot
     
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    That sounds interesting actually. I love me some Jameson, I know many like to mix it with coke, but not me. I'm a straight up kinda guy. Will try that pickle juice shot with it though. Got me curious.

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    First off let just say that I'm sorry. Everytime the chicagoland area just misses the bulk of a winter storm that hammers Wisconsin I say " better them than us, they can have it". :p

    Seriously though. I feel for you because I know Wisconsin has been hit all winter long with snow and below zero temps. It's been brutal here in the upper central US.
     
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    I was surprised when I had my first one too. But they're surprisingly good
     
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    I know there are allot of prayers for you all coming from down here. I've been keeping an eye on the weather up there myself. Just want everyone to be safe.

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    Well, my birthday is on the 1st and I'm planning on getting either some Jameson or some Bushmell's. I'll grab some pickles while I'm at it. I want to try this :)

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    Oh damn I'm gonna have to try that! I'll have to fight wifey for the pickle juice tho. :teehee:

    May I compliment you on your vape of choice today sir? That sure is a beauty! :D
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    Y'all are making me want coffee but I have to be in bed in a few hours.

    I live in Michigan and the kids have had 9 snow days in the last 12 days. That's insane and never happened when I was a kid. Drive to work should be another fun one.

    I just got done shoveling snow and it's just filling in again. Now enjoying some grape MTL.

    Thought about making a for sale thread but I'm too lazy.

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    I used to drink a lot of Jameson. Guess I'm a pansy now. I'll stick to crown Royal lol

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    Thanks brother, we can use all the help we can get up here. It's a solid sheet of ice out there today again. The mixed stuff is worse than the damn snow.
     
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    I wish I could buy from the sell thread, but can't get my stinking PayPal to work. Emailed the a few times, but they never respond. So much good stuff there too.

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    Oh yeah there's an inch of solid ice under all the snow I just shoveled. Almost fell a couple times. I'm ready for summer.

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    When I moved to the Florida swamp I threw my snow shovel in my good neighbors yard....I don't miss that weather at all. When I see it on TV, I'm like, ewww that looks nasty....oh look at all those people wearing coats....
     
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    It's in the 50's here. If you had a Texas summer, you might sing a different tune. Our summers are as insane as your winters. Crazy hot

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    I know what you mean and Michigan gets it worse than we do. I'm actually glad I live on the east side of lake Michigan. It starter here early yesterday evening and it's been off and on since then. The only thing missing is the thunder and lighting we had last week when this same crap moved in.

    I'm with you, bring summer! I'll settle for an early spring tho.
     
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    I say I'm ready for summer but I bought a house last August and it doesn't have air conditioning. So I'll complain about that when the time comes haha

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    What duo the temps get like up there in the summer?

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    Mostly 80-90, with some rare 90+ days.

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    Where I'm at its considered a heat wave when we get into the 90's but on occasion we can tip 100+ . Certainly nothing like what you get in Texas.
     
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    I'm not old enough to move to Florida yet

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    Wow, I didn't expect it to get that warm that far north. That surprises me. So not much respective for you all.

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