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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Cool How To Make It Rain

on the Prairies!! Decide you're going to make a pitcher of sun tea!! There was only a 30% chance of rain earlier, so I thought ok it's nice and sunny and hot. Yup it's now cloudy and it's cooled down!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Typical isn't it! About two weeks ago we had two really nice warm days and DH brought our portable air conditioner up into the house. It hasn't gone over 18 C since then. It's all his fault!

So any ideas on how to make it not rain since you've mastered making it rain? I have a HUGE bbq this weekend and I really don't want rain. We bought a 40 foot party tent from Costco so I hope your theory works, I've prepped for rain so maybe it won't rain... Could we all please cross our fingers and toes for no rain in Vancouver this Saturday. I don't have room in my house for 150 people!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Hoping it doesn't rain on your Barbeque!! My sister lives in North Van and she grumbles about the rain, then I tell her in the winter, it's -35 without the wind chill!!

I can't say I blame you though. It would be great if you have a nice sunny weekend so I'll send some sunny vibes your way, I think we can spare a few!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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So how do you make your sun tea pattymac?

We tried to make it at our office. Bought a jug of natural spring water and poured it into a glass coffee carafe. We put 7 teabags to ten cups and let it steep outside for about 3 hours but it was a little weak.

Any tips?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:38 PM
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I just use a big plastic water jug. I have one I bought at Walmart, it has a thing in the top that you fill with water and freeze and then it sticks into the liquid in the jug and helps keep it cool.

Anyway today I just filled it half full of water, threw in 3 teabags and covered the top with foil and set it in the sun, most of the afternoon. Here it got pretty warm. I just used some of the Tetley herbal tea. It was warm enough to dissolve the sugar. We got about 3 drops of rain!! hahaha guess it didn't work as well as I thought it would.

It's not really strong, but then I don't like my tea very strong. Came out pretty good. You used to be able to get teabags for making iced tea. I think Lipton makes them, I know they're bigger bags. Don't know if maybe the tea is stronger though.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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It's been a long time since we made any, but I'm sure we used to let it steep for more than 3 hours. I'm remembering more of a whole-day type event...I don't drink it, though--hubby does--so I don't know how strong it got.
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