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Date: 26 Oct 2006 18:45:24
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!
I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's a few
tips passed along by my Granny.

1) Keep the lower pot boiling for at least one minute
after the upper pot is filled.

2) After you shut off the heat move the pot to a cool
surface.

3) Using two tea towels, wrap one dampened towel
around the UPPER part of the lower bowl. Change
hot for cold towels until coffee drains.

4) If that last bit of coffee won't drain, carefully remove
upper bowl, pour off coffee from lower bowl into a
thermos, rinse pot, put one tablespoon water into
lower bowl, replace upper bowl & turn heat on. Let
boil for 30 seconds, shut off heat, remove to cool
surface & repeat the moistened tea towel procedure.

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Date: 27 Oct 2006 12:04:12
From: IMAWriter
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!


> The coffee being brewed in the upper bowl doesn't boil. It's the water
> vapor/pressure that works it's way upward & produces the effect of
> boiling. Measured temps can vary depending on the degree of boiling in
> the bottom pot (just ticking over versus a hard or rolling one, slower's
> better). I get 196 - 198 on the duration of the brew/steep.
> Craig.
Craigo...I do the cool surface thing with my Adcraft SS/Cory
filter...it drains down in about 45 seconds...... but no matter what
I've tried, I can't get that dern Silex 8 cupper (glass) I have to
drain down in less than 2 minutes....I changed grind on the Mazzer SJ,
changed steep time, etc...all to no avail...I'm going to sell it!
It's a beautiful, frustrating thing....and espresso/Americano is
working for me...



 
Date: 27 Oct 2006 05:25:24
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!

Robert Harmon wrote:
> I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's a few
> tips passed along by my Granny.

Followed by some stuff about wet tea towels.

My granny did the same thing with her pre-WWII Silex; the same one I
use today. But she didn't need to, and you don't, either. Just let it
boil for the appropriate time, take it off the heat, and let Sir Robert
Boyle do his magic.



  
Date: 27 Oct 2006 10:53:12
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!

<Omniryx@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1161951924.171510.44540@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
> Robert Harmon wrote:
>> I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's
>> a few
>> tips passed along by my Granny.
>
> Followed by some stuff about wet tea towels.
>
> My granny did the same thing with her pre-WWII Silex; the same one I
> use today. But she didn't need to, and you don't, either. Just let
> it
> boil for the appropriate time, take it off the heat, and let Sir
> Robert
> Boyle do his magic.
>


The coffee being brewed in the upper bowl doesn't boil. It's the water
vapor/pressure that works it's way upward & produces the effect of
boiling. Measured temps can vary depending on the degree of boiling in
the bottom pot (just ticking over versus a hard or rolling one, slower's
better). I get 196 - 198 on the duration of the brew/steep.
Craig.



 
Date: 26 Oct 2006 21:12:50
From:
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!
On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:45:24 GMT, "Robert Harmon"
<r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote:

>I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's a few
>tips passed along by my Granny.

It becomes more clear with every post that you don't have a clue about
how to make coffee.







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Date: 27 Oct 2006 04:18:37
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!
Roque Ja wrote in news:pj13k2983jpicnvf7bdlio8bda8bq7vs0i@4ax.com:

> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 18:45:24 GMT, "Robert Harmon"
> <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's a
>>few tips passed along by my Granny.
>
> It becomes more clear with every post that you don't have a clue about
> how to make coffee.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________
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> offensive, inappropriate, or disruptive, please ignore it.
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>

do tell

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Date: 26 Oct 2006 20:05:20
From: Danny
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!
Robert Harmon wrote:
> I hate to hear adults cry over partially drained vac pots, so here's a few
> tips passed along by my Granny.
>
> 1) Keep the lower pot boiling for at least one minute
> after the upper pot is filled.
>
> 2) After you shut off the heat move the pot to a cool
> surface.
>
> 3) Using two tea towels, wrap one dampened towel
> around the UPPER part of the lower bowl. Change
> hot for cold towels until coffee drains.
>
> 4) If that last bit of coffee won't drain, carefully remove
> upper bowl, pour off coffee from lower bowl into a
> thermos, rinse pot, put one tablespoon water into
> lower bowl, replace upper bowl & turn heat on. Let
> boil for 30 seconds, shut off heat, remove to cool
> surface & repeat the moistened tea towel procedure.
>

Never needed to follow any special steps with the Cona. Certainly,
let boil for a suitable time to allow to brew, then just remove from
heat and watch top empty into bottom. Perhaps the Cona glass rod is
better in this respect.

--
Regards, Danny

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Date: 26 Oct 2006 14:53:35
From: St. John Smythe
Subject: Re: The untold story: Vac pot brewing secrets revealed!
Robert Harmon wrote:
> 4) If that last bit of coffee won't drain, carefully remove
> upper bowl, pour off coffee from lower bowl into a
> thermos, rinse pot, put one tablespoon water into
> lower bowl, replace upper bowl & turn heat on. Let
> boil for 30 seconds, shut off heat, remove to cool
> surface & repeat the moistened tea towel procedure.

But by that time it's probably overextracted, anyway, so probably best
just to accept the loss and go with what you've got.

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