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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #100: January 20, 2011, 05:58:05 PM »
Boil 2 quarts of water, use 4 bags, and let it sit for like an hour?

sounds right. The thing is you want a starting point so you can gauge how to dial it in.

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« Reply #101: January 20, 2011, 06:08:45 PM »
Ok, seriously.  How do you make iced tea?  Mine is always either too strong and bitter or too weak with no flavor :?

i take a glass half-gallon bottle, fill it with filtered water, drop in about 6 tea bags, add some agave nectar and put it in the sun for a few hours.  I use green tea bags.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #102: March 05, 2011, 10:16:05 PM »
had arabic coffee at a lebanese restaurant tonight for the first time in a long while.  great stuff.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #103: March 06, 2011, 06:01:50 AM »
This Ocean Spray Sparkling Cranberry that I learned about from our very own Collin Balester is delicious.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #104: March 06, 2011, 06:20:32 AM »
Where have you had bad coffee ?

Years of bad bullcrap coffee finally turned me into a tea drinker. 

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #105: March 06, 2011, 06:23:08 AM »
Where have you had bad coffee ?


The cafe in the Smithsonian sculpture garden had coffee that tasted like battery acid.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #106: March 06, 2011, 06:28:04 AM »
Where have you had bad coffee ?

My house :shrug:

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #107: March 06, 2011, 06:29:01 AM »
GI TI BED

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« Reply #108: March 06, 2011, 06:31:18 AM »
GI TI BED
Can't, I drank too much... uh... "bad coffee" :mg:

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #109: March 06, 2011, 06:32:41 AM »
GI TI BED

I did, I went to bed at 10:30 :lol:

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #110: March 06, 2011, 06:33:29 AM »
Loser ;)

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« Reply #111: March 06, 2011, 06:37:04 AM »
I did, I went to bed at 10:30 :lol:

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #112: March 06, 2011, 07:25:25 AM »
I quit soda about a month ago. I've been an avid soda drinker since I was a teen, but then I saw my friend clean his bong out with Coco Cola and I swore it all off after that. I can't imagine what that junk has been doing to my insides.

So aside from using soda for drink mixers occasionally, I'm done.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #113: March 06, 2011, 08:40:17 AM »
So aside from using soda for drink mixers occasionally, I'm done.

You should give this a try before you throw in the towel.  I can only have one or two a week, being a diabetic and all, but this is the best drink ever:


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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #114: March 06, 2011, 09:21:47 AM »
Throwback drinks use real sugar instead of fructose cornsyrup.  COKE sold around the Jewish holidays is that way.  I guess it has to use natural sugar to be kosher? 
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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #115: March 06, 2011, 10:54:31 AM »
I quit soda about a month ago.
An excellent decision.

I gave it up 18+ years ago, except for a very occasional Sprite or 7 Up. And that is only a few times a year.
After drinking Coke everyday for about 25 years I don't miss it.

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« Reply #116: March 06, 2011, 10:56:29 AM »
i don't do coffee, tea, five hour energy ... so i go with pepsi/coca cola.

never more than two a day. 

and the throwback pepsi is awesome.  reminds me of the early 90s.

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« Reply #117: March 06, 2011, 10:58:37 AM »
An excellent decision.

I gave it up 18+ years ago, except for a very occasional Sprite or 7 Up. And that is only a few times a year.
After drinking Coke everyday for about 25 years I don't miss it.

I had to give up alcohol and certain foods and won't miss them, giving up soda is something I just can't do.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #118: March 06, 2011, 11:08:33 AM »
I had to give up alcohol and certain foods and won't miss them, giving up soda is something I just can't do.
Regarding soda, I thought the same thing. Until I got so sick one night that was very likely caused by the 2 soda's I drank. I tried to get myself off of it and was well on my way. That night cured me for good.

It was more of a habit for me and that is exactly what you are describing.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #119: March 06, 2011, 11:31:01 AM »
It was more of a habit for me and that is exactly what you are describing.

The one habit I can't break.  :)

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« Reply #120: March 06, 2011, 11:43:58 AM »
Regarding soda, I thought the same thing. Until I got so sick one night that was very likely caused by the 2 soda's I drank. I tried to get myself off of it and was well on my way. That night cured me for good.

It was more of a habit for me and that is exactly what you are describing.


i've tried to give up soda, i've read too many awful things about high fructose corn syrup to want to put that stuff into my body.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #121: March 06, 2011, 11:52:11 AM »
Throwback drinks use real sugar instead of fructose cornsyrup.  COKE sold around the Jewish holidays is that way.  I guess it has to use natural sugar to be kosher? 
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That's kosher for passover coke. It's the corn in the corn syrup. One of the grains you can't eat, even though it isn't being used to make a flour and make a bread or cake.

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« Reply #122: March 06, 2011, 12:10:28 PM »
I gave up soda in August. If I go out to dinner, which isn't a lot, I'll have one. It's better then putting down 5 Mt. Dews or Sprites on a daily basis. My drink of choice now is filtered water. However, I am tempted to tryout a Mt. Dew throwback, but I haven't had a soda or any drink with caffeine in it for 2 years, so no clue wth it would do to me. :P

Gl to anyone who's trying to quit. It was easy for me, but I know how hard it is for some people.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #123: March 07, 2011, 10:51:30 AM »
Throwback drinks use real sugar instead of fructose cornsyrup.[...]

...as does new Sierra Mist Natural (also from PepsiCo) - pretty good tasting too.

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Re: Soft Drinks
« Reply #124: April 03, 2011, 07:52:42 PM »
Picked up some Sencha today.  I used to hate the stuff, because Japanese green tea tastes like grass or seaweed, but I kind of liked it when I had some today.  Sort of a change of pace from my black teas, because it tastes grassy and has a grassy / seaweed-like aroma.