Microwaving water...(and a late Hello)


I'd just like to first say Hello to this fine group. My name is Rob and I've been lurking here for awhile now. I've posted before but it was a long time ago.
My taste in tea ranges all over the place.I like almost everything I've tried. I'd really like to find a nice top flight Darjeeling though, especially a first flush. I've only ordered from upton's so far. I love their Margret's Hope 2'nd flush.
I can't find the original post on microwaving water, but I have read almost all of the replies. I'm suprised noone posted this link...
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As far as microwaving water goes, I've been doing it at work for a couple years now. The only safety issuue I'd stress is to be carefull doing it. I have duplicated the project by accident, and it suprised me! (My mug did the same thing...only not... Quite ...as Explosive!) Just use a wooden stirrer, or a mug with some scratches.....or something to let the water "hold on" to....and don't let it go too long. Other than that, water is water......no weird "stuff" is gonna be in your water because of the microwave.
Rob
Reply to
Woodhopper

Yeah, we had a lengthy discussion on the dangers of superheating water in containers that don't lend themselves to nucleation a few months ago. Just don't nuke it in a perfectly flawless container.
Well, presuming that your coworkers have been covering their bowls of chili, there won't be weird stuff in it . . . .
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Eric Jorgensen
Now, the question is whether superheating can be used to make proper tea at high altitude. Get the water well above boiling, then drop in an infuser and seal. The idea her is to bring the water up to 212'F under conditions where it usually boils at lower temperature. --scott
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Reply to
Scott Dorsey

I think you'd have a very hard time sealing the container without suffering severe burns. The instant the infuser hits the water it's going to start boiling all at once. It's also going to release a great deal of steam, so the pressure the seal is going to have to hold back would be considerable.
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Eric Jorgensen

infuser
Better seal it fast and very tightly. Couple of ml of water turning to several L of steam in an instant is going to generate some serious pressure. Then you'd need to bleed off the pressure before opening.
Reply to
Falky foo

I suppose if you were really intent on getting the temp right you could do it in a pressure cooker of some type. Canner?
Melinda
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Melinda

I wonder if there's a market for a "pressure pot". I wonder if I could manufacture one. I wonder if I'll ever give up on crackpot ideas and get a real job....
... oh, wait. I did. Feels kind of good to be gainfully employed. :)
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Derek

I have one of those expresso coffee makers which I never use. I did initially use the steam boiler with the nozzle to heat cups of water which only took seconds. I think steam can be hotter than 212f but I'm sure the boiling tea cup temperature was only still 200f at my altitude.
Jim
Reply to
Space Cowboy

Right. And it has to be an a nonconducting case, so a stainless steel canister with a rubber seal and a pressure release valve is out. --scott
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Reply to
Scott Dorsey

It's called an X-face. 40tude Dialog, my newsreader, makes it easy to add one to messages. So does Xnews.
However, you appear to be using a Mozilla program for newsgroups, and I don't know how to get an X-face in outgoing messages for Mozilla.
You might try playing with the following extension, as it allows for custom headers
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Also, you can use the following link to generate the header for representing the picture you want to use.
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Any questions? I'll do what I can to help.
Derek
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Derek
Thanks, Derek! I'm using Thunderbird, and the Mnheny extension, so I'll play around. Thanks for the link!
Resa
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newsposts

You're very welcome. Have fun with it!
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Derek

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