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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:10 pm

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LD50 is the estimated dose that will kill half of the people for which it is given. If you're not part of that half, then lucky you, but it's still a very very bad idea.

Well I guess we can get away doing dumb stuff in our teens that would kill us in our 40's or later?

That too. I injured my back when I was in my teens, because of stupidity. It meant a trip to the ER, but I was out after an exam and a scrip for painkillers. The docs there said that if I did the same stupid stunt in my 30s I'd be looking at permanent injury and long-term physical therapy.

Teenagers aren't actually immortal, but they are still elastic enough to bounce well.
 
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:16 pm

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2.5 grams is 2500 milligrams. Again, you're grossly overestimating the amounts involved here.

As I recall the caffeine pills came in 16 pill packs. At one point when I was 17, I was consuming whole packs every day with lots of soda. Strange enough however I had no trouble sleeping at night.
 
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:25 pm

As JAE said earlier, the half life of caffeine is about 5 to 6 hours meaning that after 5 to 6 hours half of the caffeine you ingested is gone from your system. Obviously it's not a great idea to be popping caffeine pills like that, but I still don't think you had as much in your system as you seem to think you did.
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:32 pm

Redocbew wrote:
As JAE said earlier, the half life of caffeine is about 5 to 6 hours meaning that after 5 to 6 hours half of the caffeine you ingested is gone from your system. Obviously it's not a great idea to be popping caffeine pills like that, but I still don't think you had as much in your system as you seem to think you did.

I was consuming enough caffeine that I was twitching. between 16 200mg pills and the amount of soda, I thinking I was consuming 3600mg to 4000mg per 16 to 18 hours. And like I said, I no trouble sleeping 6 to 8 hours.
 
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:46 pm

The point being that you didn't take that much all at once. If you had, then you probably wouldn't be here. Stupid teenager antics aside there are limits to how different one body is from another.
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:51 pm

Redocbew wrote:
The point being that you didn't take that much all at once. If you had, then you probably wouldn't be here. Stupid teenager antics aside there are limits to how different one body is from another.

Of course I wouldn't do it now since I much wiser(I hope!!!) and 43 y/o with high blood pressure.
 
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Re: Your favorite brand of coffee?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 pm

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3. Inverted AeroPress method with METAL mesh (the paper soaks up the oils).

I've only recently started drinking coffee, so I'm still learning, but I just did a side-by-side test of this point and there's a noticeable difference. I just had a jug of cold brew finish (14 hours), so I figured this would be a perfect test from the exact same batch of coffee. I filtered a sample through my french press metal filter and another sample through a traditional white paper filter. My grinder kinda sucks (Mr. Coffee burr grinder), so I get more "mud" than I'd like, but gravity usually does the trick for coarse filtered (french press). Grittiness aside (from the mud suspended in the freshly shaken pour), the coffee from the metal filter was definitely more earthy, and the paper filter coffee was watery in comparison.

BTW, what (if any) difference is there between the white paper filters and the brown ones?
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