great find! i am curious what kind of results you get from the old percolator. i have been looking for an industrial look, old art-deco pot. i use a newer 12 cup percolator (i am anti-drip) for the rush to get out of the house mornings and would like to replace it with something more pleasing to the eye. i think a spigot is a much better idea than an open spout and a lot of them have brewing temperature control.
Tom I gave it first run trial this morning with just water. It is a big pot and is a auto shut off. I was surprised that it ran for 17:30 a very long time. I plan to try it with coffee this afternoon . I will actually measure the amount of water it holds. RK
i am guessing that it is in the 15-20 cup range (depending on your cup size). i believe baseline for most percs is about a minute a cup.
<Snip> Well then that sounds about right. Thanks I have a picture posted on my web site in the Photo section. It looks like a bad spot on the front but it is not just a reflection on the table. Scroll to bottom of page to viewhttp://rnk10.tripod.com/rkroastingdrums/id13.htmlRK
Thanks Tom, the picture really doesn't due it justice. The silver plating on the inside is worn off in several areas, since it is brass with silver plating it should not pose a problem with the coffee, IMO, which is limited in this area. As I recall some boilers in espresso machines are brass. Opinions welcome RK
Ron, Remember that some brass has lead in it, today most of the leaded brass is stuff made for machining. I have no idea how you would go about testing for lead but I would want to know before using it. Might consider getting the inside re-plated. Jim Gundlach On Apr 12, 2004, at 4:16 PM, Ron Kyle wrote: <Snip>
Good Idea Jim thanks RK