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Topic: 6 cup Mokka Pot (3 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: sci
Tim
Your Moka pot is just fine. That little amount of water that's left in the
bottom is intentional to help keep the bottom from going dry and over
heating, just like a vacuum pot. Hence, the gurgling and sputtering, which
tells you "It's time to take me off the fire."
Mokas are among my favorite brew methods. I have three, including a very
nice 10 cup Stainless Bialetti. It leaves water in the bottom and sputters
too.
Ivan
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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 15:11:12 -0400
From: "Tim TenClay" 
Subject: [Homeroast] 6 cup Mokka Pot (Was: Yipee! -- now it's on
       topic,  Sorry Tom) :-)
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On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Gerald Newsom 
wrote:
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Oh come on... Some things simply aren't even nice to joke about!
On a coffee note, I just got a 6 cup Mokka pot really cheap.  The thing is,
it sputters a lot and never seems to get the bottom 1/4" of water.  I know
what I paid for it, so I'm willing to deal with it (I have a nice Sweet
Maria's Mokka Pot that I usually use!)  But is there a way to help?  Will
finer grind/or courser grind help with the sputtering?  Any suggestions?
Grace and Peace,
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2) From: Lynne
Is there any way to clean out a valve (I think it's clogged). Haven't tried
it for awhile, but (used to use one everyday - that one def needs a new
gasket). This other one is fairly new - I brew it on very low heat - but it
doesn't work. Coffee comes out the sides - and nothing is coming out the
valve (no air escaping).
Lynne
(who doesn't want to waste another pot of coffee...over my stove)
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3) From: Edward Rasmussen
Hi Lynne,
I'm trying to envision the valve that you are talking about.  The only
valve I can think of on a mokka pot is on the bottom half of the unit.
That is a safety pressure relief valve that will blow if something has
clogged up the pipe that the coffee normally flows out of into the top
half of the pot.  There aren't any other valves that I can see on my
mokka pots.  
If coffee isn't flowing out of the tube into the top half, then you
aren't getting enough pressure in the bottom half where the water is
heating.  Either not enough heat or a bad gasket allowing pressure to
escape or the two pieces aren't screwed together tightly enough.  
Ed


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