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Topic: cory vacuum coffee pot (16 msgs / 210 lines)
1) From: Scjgb3
i was finally able to get a Cory Vacuum  Coffeepot  now I would like to hear 
about the best way to get the most out of  it. i have read some good stuff 
about the smoothness it can produce and really  want to start off on the right 
path. 
I homeroast and very partial to zimbabwe beans FC+ any estate and can  burr 
grind 
thanks in advance for the advice. 

2) From: Barry Luterman
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1. Grind is crucial not to stall
2. Boil water in separate pot easier on glass of Cory
3 Fill Cory to mark wanted of boiling water
4 Cory should be on heat diffuser under low flame
5. When 2 cups go north stir with (I use wooden  Chopsticks)
6 Leave on heat for 2 min after all water North
7 Remove from heat
8 If stalling is a problem get a Hario filter

3) From: Scjgb3
Would the grind for the CORY be the same as a Stove top expresso 

4) From: raymanowen
Egad- what do I remember from about Fifty years ago? It's a French press
with a filter- sort of.
On a gas stove, we used an asbestos pad to reduce the heat.
Ours had a cloth filter on the head of the mushroom-shaped glass rod.
I'd suggest using 3/8ths measuring cup of grounds maybe Drip grind or a
little coarser.
Fill lower half with boiling water and assemble the coffee pot- it'll cool
and require a little heat to bring back to boil. Soon, the water will rise
and nearly empty the lower half.
Leave it on the low heat to keep the water up for at least two minutes.
Experiment with time.
The whole thing is Unstable now, so set it on a wood cutting board surface
to slowly cool and draw the now-brewed coffee back down.
If your rubber ring is very old, dry or cracked, or the rod is the wrong
one, you don't have any coffee right now.
If you're using a card table for any of this, shame, shame. Any glass parts
may have gotten smaller and more numerous...
Current users will have better recollections.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

5) From: Barry Luterman
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no slightly coarser than drip but not as course as FP

6) From: Barry Luterman
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If too course under extracted Too fine stall

7) From: raymanowen
[Grind for vac pot]"...same as a Stove top expresso" no- try not to make a
mess so early, Scjgb3.
Two different planets- I'd recommend starting half way between Drip and
Press, if not  Press.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
MightyWichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

8) From: Scjgb3
thanks rayo, if i may, i enjoy your coffee knowledge and insight . how  long 
have you been brewing?

9) From: raymanowen
On 7/31/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
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That hurts, Scjgb3. About 55 years ago, Mom and Dad both said they liked the
way I brewed coffee in the (Vaculator?) all glass vac coffeepot. Some years
before, I liked to crank the wall grinder and snag the odd Eight o'clock
bean out of the top that had a blue windmill on it.
The brewed coffee was too hot and too weak- I liked the flavor burst from
crunching a bean or two in my mouth.
Even when Boyer sold me a Melitta AromaRoast and a couple of pounds of Kenya
AA green, the AromaRoast wasn't exactly a teaching machine. One or two
roasts happened to turn out pretty good, and the flavor and aroma were
intriguing from the Bunn Restaurant maker I had in my shop.
I'd sure have a line-up of visitors when I'd roast and brew- who knew from
aging? Not I. In 25 or 30 years I know 10X as much, now that I've read Tom's
writing and postings on this list.
Here's where the experience and willing advice and help is located!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

10) From: B. Scott Harroff
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My Mazzers "base" espresso grind is at 1.  I grind ten bumps coarser (around
"1") for my vac pots and around "2" for drip.  Never had a stall in my Hario
or Cona's at that setting.  
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Subject: Re: +cory vacuum coffee pot
[Grind for vac pot]"...same as a Stove top expresso" no- try not to make a
mess so early, Scjgb3.
Two different planets- I'd recommend starting half way between Drip and
Press, if not  Press. 
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
MightyWichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

11) From: Scjgb3
morning all,
     just made coffee in my CORY for the first time,  the coffee when 
finished was cloudy looking. zim. AA+  beans  were used. should the coffee be clear 
or is this correct? 

12) From: Michael Wascher
I have an old Cory too. The coffee is very clean & clear. How did you grind
the coffee? Perhaps there were fines that made it through the filter?
On 8/5/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

13) From: Scjgb3
ground with a burr grinder, but you are right probably to fine, but  the CORY 
didn't stall out.

14) From: Michael Wascher
I experimented, I had to grind very fine to stall out the pot. Some filter
rods I have seen have a grooved pattern cast into the filter, they look like
they'd require a very coarse ground. But the Cory rod has small blobs of
glass sputtered on (I'm not sure if you can sputter glass, but it has the
look of sputtered metal). It does a nice job of filtering the coffee.
On 8/5/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
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-- 
"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

15) From: Scjgb3
your right its all in the grind. I tossed the first pot and started over.  
Man what a big difference!
The second pot had it going on, smooth as a babies bottom. thanks from  the 
bottom of my coffee cup.
 
scjgb3

16) From: Michael Wascher
Excellent!
On 8/5/06, Scjgb3  wrote:
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-- 
"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce


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