This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Got 18 mos out of my last one. At 45 apiece that works out to $2.5 a = month, or .08 per day or .1 a cup.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. missed a decimal $0.01 per cup
Thanks, Barry ... I knew what you meant. Is any one better than another? Eddie On 10/26/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I have had great coffee out of the cheapest the Bodum Santos. I use a = Hario cloth filter in it. The plastic filter they send with it is very = finicky and stalls a lot. The Hario filter is not glass and doesn't = break. I let one go in the garbage disposal once. Not a pretty sight.
Eddie, My depression glass vac pot broke :>((. Someone was kind enough to not use it and sell it to me cheap. I enjoyed 5 years of vac pot brewing from it! The unique rippled glass was a pain to clean, but added to the brew experience. I have a number of antique vac pots. Some I use only for special events, others like the one above were used on a regular basis. I like using a Yama with a Cory Rod. I have had a Yama implode on me! It was scary, and made a mess on the stove. It is a fun way to brew and makes excellent coffee. Les On 10/26/06, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
My wife recently discovered that she can transform regular teaspoons into grapefruit spoons using the garbage disposal ... she been practicing and I think she's got her technique honed. Eddie On 10/26/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip>
Eddie, Drink espresso until coherent (for me that seems to be directly related to my age - currently early afternoon). Pretty soon, you'll be firmly committed to the 'dark side'. Store the super cool / expensive / fragile Vac Pot high on a shelf, because you'll only use it when company comes. Great conversation starter, and great brewed coffee. Will last for years. Mike (just plain)
Sorry to hear that, Les. I run across (on the web) the Yama with Cory Rod quite a bit. This seams to be quite popular. My understanding is that the brighter coffees tend to "sparkle" more with this method. Would that be accurate? Eddie On 10/26/06, Les < les.albjerg> wrote: <Snip>
I resemble that! LMBO! Eddie On 10/26/06, Michael Dhabolt wrote: <Snip>
On 10/27/06, Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> I laughed a solid 2 minutes at the thought of that. Nice. -- http://www.novernae.comHome of the Wandering Sloth
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Barry Luterman wrote: <Snip> I use a Cory glass rod in my Bodum. Makes good coffee. I must admit that I usually use the Solis 5000 when feeling too lazy to do the espresso thing with the Isomac. Michael <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I replaced my TV with the Santos and found the coffee much improved. = However, like the rest on the darkside I am essentially a shot and = Americano man now. However, my wife likes brewed coffee in the morning = and I join her before she goes to work. She goes off to work with a = thermos full of Cappos. Then it's shots for me all day. I personally = think for brewed coffee a vac pot is the way to go.
I use the regular filter that came with my bodum santos and never had any problems with stalling. Im thinking if you stall perhaps your seal is not as tight as it should be? Try putting a very THIN coat of vaseline around the seal or veggy oil when putting it in to help seal the edges. I know it works wonders on my still so don't see where it would not do the same here. kind of the same principle. Aaron
Your talking to a guy who is technically challenged. I have an electrician come in to change my light bulbs. As a matter of fact I stand in awe of people who speak of "male and Female Receptacles" without giggling.
Yup, pull shots for first cup of the morning Americanos before the eyes can even focus yet:-) And way cool having that first fresh ground fresh brewed cup BEFORE any other brewing method would even be near done too! Or if safe use them classy glassy brewers as table centerpiece:-) miKe <Snip>
On Oct 26, 2006, at 10:30 PM, Les wrote: <Snip> This sounds like something common to Yamas... Scot "was luckily a few feet away" Murphy --- "And if you somehow think Habeas Corpus has not been suspended for American citizens but only for everybody else, ask yourself this: If you are pulled off the street tomorrow, and they call you an alien or = an undocumented immigrant or an 'unlawful enemy combatant' — exactly = how are you going to convince them to give you a court hearing to prove you are not? Do you think this Attorney General is going to help you?" --Keith Olbermann, 10-18-06
Ideally the pots are manufactured to handle the stress of being under vaccuum etc during their normal use. Over time scratches and nicks can weaken them and they can crack / implode occasionally. It reminds me of back in my school days, the teacher had a 'blarney jar'.... it basically was a beaker that was stress relieved so that the outside was darn near like kevlar, he took this thing and dropped it and we all watched in amusement while this glass beaker essentially bounced off the floor. He then put something inside it, I cant remember,I think it was a metal rod or a glass stir rod or something and barely rubbed against the inside and the thing broke into about 50 pieces. This is also one of the reasons they say to throw away a pyrex pot if you happen to boil it dry. I never did, ... but the stress of the superheating because of no water in it can weaken it and it can eventually shatter one day dumping hot coffee all over whoever / whatever, and if it's an electric pot, now potentially posing a shock hazard as well... aka lawsuit city. By telling you to be rid of it, they are basically trying to cover their butts legally if that does happen because they told ya so! Back to your pot. They take a lot of abuse, slight pressure, cold, hot VERY hot, high vaccuum, the bottom at a boiled dry temp now being flashed back to coffee temp, etc etc. Then we wash it, possibly scrub it with a greenie pad or whatever to clean it... over time they do weaken. Once glass gets a stress line or fracture in it, all it takes is a 'ting' and it will break right along that weak spot. Ask anyone who cuts glass for a living, score it then tap it, it'll run right down the weak line. If it happens to be weak from age/abuse then the break will happen about as orderly as an ant stampede :) Aaron who is trying his kona today even though he KNOWS it should rest a few days more...