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Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby Sunbeam » November 19th, 2014, 10:36 am

So, is Chuck really going to bring a margarita machine next year?

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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby kowtow » November 19th, 2014, 11:24 am

I'm not really sure. We were both talking about doing this and I'm not sure if it's still a "we" or a "he."

I priced some and they were around $4,000 for units that had a chilled reserve tank, so you never ran out.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby GreyCoyote » November 19th, 2014, 3:29 pm

I'm all for a machine, but a blender is $25, ice is $3/bag, and I enjoy playing bartender... so if the price is an issue I will gladly pretend I have a small degree of competence as a bartender and pitch-in!

If you guys do the machine-thingie, (whooo hooo!!!) let me know the amps/watts so we have the power in place necessary to drive it.
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Postby chuckularone » November 19th, 2014, 6:32 pm

I'm actually thinking about a Ninja blender. They are around $200 and do a very good job of making slushy drinks. I've seen margarita machines for every price between $1200 and $5000 and I'm not sure we need that kind of throughput.

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Postby kowtow » November 19th, 2014, 6:46 pm

GreyCoyote wrote: If you guys do the machine-thingie, (whooo hooo!!!) let me know the amps/watts so we have the power in place necessary to drive it.


There's Grey still worried about how many watts we're siphoning off those genny's. hehehe.... So should I outline the requirements are for the two battery chargers used to charge up the 5200 lipo drone batteries?
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby kowtow » November 19th, 2014, 6:55 pm

chuckularone wrote:I'm actually thinking about a Ninja blender. They are around $200 and do a very good job of making slushy drinks. I've seen margarita machines for every price between $1200 and $5000 and I'm not sure we need that kind of throughput.

Thoughts?


I would suggest multiple Ninja's, yes I'm a throughput whore, but not nearly the throughput you were going through last year on the playa. We need at least 2 blenders, but I would feel more comfortable and excited if we could have at least 3 machines crushing ice at the same time.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby GreyCoyote » November 20th, 2014, 4:50 am

You know, those Ninjas do look awfully impressive! So three of 'em, eh? (Scribbling-down wattage estimate)

Addressing the power requirements for a minute: we really are not power-limited so much as we are fuel limited. We have 4 KW of power - plenty for a small camp like ours. Its just that I dont want to run out of gas on Thursday! :mrgreen:

Maybe its time to start a Power Musings thread. (Ninjas would be ideal to drive off an inverter/battery system being recharged by excess power from the Hondas!)
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 5:13 am

I'll bring along some gas for the generators this year. I wasn't expecting power, so I was unprepared to contribute. Will two 5 gallon containers be enough??
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 5:16 am

GreyCoyote wrote: (Ninjas would be ideal to drive off an inverter/battery system being recharged by excess power from the Hondas!)


I like this! So when the generators are spinning with a low load, they trickle charge the batteries. When the (4?) chest freezers are running simultaneously, not so much?
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 5:29 am

I have a pair of these (1500 watt): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ESQ5DD6/ in my Amazon shopping cart. I'll pull the trigger on them as soon as I get the check I'm waiting for. (In about a week) Kowtow, if you think we need more than this, I will look at a couple of the lower end (1000 watt) http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-BL660-Profe ... B00939FV8K ones as a supplement.
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Postby kowtow » November 20th, 2014, 6:39 am

Let me buy the third. I need to spend more money to make more discontent in my married life. Discontent = short-term pleasure in the bed. I really like those BL800 (1,500 watt) beasts.

I like the idea of looking at our "grid" a little closer. For the most part last year we were just running the genny's 24/7 as we needed power. I'm sure we can't get away from that, but if we could install capacitors (batteries) during peak load times and then charge our capacitors back up at non-peak load times that will allow us to use even more power.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 7:04 am

God knows, we need to use MORE POWER!!!! :twisted:
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby Emperor Elliot » November 20th, 2014, 9:04 am

As a Theme Camp, we would be entitled to buy gasoline during the week.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 9:10 am

I didn't realize that was for generator use (though in retrospect it makes a lot of sense) I had originally thought it was just for MV's.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby Emperor Elliot » November 20th, 2014, 9:40 am

Fuel has always been available to both MVs and camps, from DPW. (We had a big rental-generator in 2010, in the Kinetic Cab Company art installation.) Then they started a new program in 2014, where the fuel vendors sell directly. You just have to set up an account with the vendor beforehand.
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Postby kowtow » November 20th, 2014, 7:10 pm

Okay, I'm looking at the no frills Waring Commercial MX1100XTX as a contributing blender. 3.5hp, 1500watts with 30 second timer as a margarita killer
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 7:28 pm

That makes three blenders. We'll need to set bar hours and we'll need chest freezer space to cache ice locally. I think some nubile young bartenders might be required!!
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Postby kowtow » November 20th, 2014, 7:33 pm

chuckularone wrote:I think some nubile young bartenders might be required!!


Damn, you have the best suggestions! Should we put out a nationwide CL ad offering a free ticket to commissioned piece of 18-something (mature of course) eye-candy.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby chuckularone » November 20th, 2014, 7:37 pm

I was just thinking of asking Lex and Laura.
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Re: Dos margaritas, por favor!

Postby kowtow » November 20th, 2014, 7:46 pm

chuckularone wrote:I was just thinking of asking Lex and Laura.


I thought about that for about 2 seconds. Like us, do you think they want to spend their time sweating over a dusty blender serving booze to others? Let's think about the Pro's and Con's:

Pro's:
Gorgeous ladies
Definitely draw in the crowds
Awesome demeanor

Con's
Can't get out of bed until after I've had a few drinks
Significantly distracted by good looking guys
If they are serving, they aren't with you and I out exploring
Gorgeous ladies

As much as I hate plug and play camps with the herpies (hippy sherpas), I would like to hire a couple herpies to work the camp in two 4 hour shifts for the week.
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