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Topic: Let's push the frying pan a bit (14 msgs / 278 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
I know Charlie is experienced in coffee in the rough, But I beg to =
differ with him on this. With all due respect, but
When the power went out a month ago, I took a nice clean piece of cotton =
cloth, folded double, insert beans and roll into a ball twist the top, =
and hit it with a hammer, and keep turning it over and over, you can =
feel it with your hands and tell if it is close, open the cloth and take =
a look, if it needs more, wrap it up and have at it again.
I works good, and is cheap. I'd rather have a grinder, but this method =
does work OK in a pinch. And if you want you can leave it wrapped up in =
the cloth, tie it off and drop it in a pot of boiling water, filtered =
Cowboy Coffee:O)
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: Michael Horowitz
I go out with the Scouts every summer; in fact, last summer one of the
leaders brought a French Press and that's what started me off.
We've got Colemen stoves.
I can bring along a cast iron fry pan and roast some beans (I'll try it
before I go).
We'll use the French Press so the grind is not critical.
No electricy and I don't want to buy a Zass.
Any suggestions on how to get the bean particles down to size? 
I'm thinking about putting the beans in a sox and beating them with the
heel of my shoe, but that will wear out the sox, and beside, make it
painful to wear (I surely won't be able to get out all the bits before
pulling on the sox). - Mike
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3) From: Rich Adams
Thinking out loud here.....
What about crushing them between the bottoms of two iron skillets?
How did the cowboys do it?
Rich Adams

4) From: David Westebbe
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If you have anything flat, like a piece of slate, other rock, or a board,
you can grind them with the bottom of the frying pan.
If you don't care too much about consistency, you can just grind them
between rocks.
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5) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Michael Horowitz  wrote:
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 I've seen many attempts at grinding coffee in the bush without
a grinder, including beating a sockfull with a rock, and none of
them work at all well. There are cheap (aluminium, I think) hand
mills,and wirlyblade grinders that can plug into truck cigarette
lighters with an adaptor, or rv electric systems. A morter and
pestal works fine depending on what it's been grinding lately. 
Fireplace poppers are ideal for camp roasting if you can find
one but, if you use a frying pan just make sure you have good
gloves (welders' mitts are my recomendation) and tilt the pan
while roasting and keep scooping the beans uphill. Works as good
as a wok for small amounts IMO. Like a good scout you should be
prepared-to cool the beans when ready. Happy camping ;o)
Charlie
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6) From: Dan Bollinger
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The used the hand grinder on the chuck wagon!  If they were packing, then
they just ground the coffee first at the general store. I suggest a cheap
cast iron grinder from ebay.  Dan
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7) From: Gary Schultheis
On 12/25/02 11:38 AM, "Michael Horowitz"  wrote:
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I'm wondering what socks might add to the flavor of the coffee after two or
three days on the trail.
Gary Schultheis
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8) From: Dan Bollinger
I pair or pliers will crack a bean into a rough grind. Put the beans in the
bottom of a saucepan and crush them one at a time. It won't take as long as
you think. You might want to steep a little longer, though. Dan
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9) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- "R.N.Kyle"  wrote:
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 You're a better cowboy than I am, Ron! ;o) I really have tried
that method several times and got chunks and bits. Must take
pacience and determination that I lack. Grinding between rocks
or with a rock on the bottom of a pan worked a little better,
but not much. Grinding with pliers sounds even slower than
removing parchment with fingers. Maybe AFTER one's coffee fix
has been met...
Charlie
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10) From: Ed Needham
I do the scout thing too, but I usually just pregrind and keep it in a jar.
I use a pourover Melitta cone, heat the water and let the brew drip it into a
thermos.  A brass hand grinder (Turkish style) can be bought very
inexpensively and is small and compact.  Much more suitable for a backpack.
Used for centuries by Arab and Middle Eastern travelers.
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11) From: Steven Van Dyke
www.cabelas.com - they've got an adequate (not great) little grinder for
under $20.  That's what I use at work and for travel.
Enjoy!
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12) From: Ben Treichel
On Thu, 26 Dec 2002 08:07:17 -0800 (PST), "Steven Van
Dyke" wrote:
Actually I have one and don't like it. Too much static,
and not enough varaition on the grind. I now just pack
my zass in my suitcase.
But thats just one persons opinion.
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13) From: Steven Van Dyke
That's why I said adequate - if you want great you have to $tep up to the
Za$$.
Oh, a trick for the static - breathe into the chambers before grinding to
increase the local humidity.  I find that most of what static sticks is
residual chaff.  Just about *any* grinder would be better than a sock & a
rock.
Enjoy!
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14) From: Ben Treichel
On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 06:52:52 -0800 (PST), "Steven Van
Dyke" wrote:
Thanks Steve, I'll try that trick. I suppose I just
spoiled having a Zass be the first grinder after a
whirly blade.
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