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Topic: cowboy as vac pot and making do in a hotel (2 msgs / 50 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
Yesterday I saw someone's post about how cowboy coffee was similar to a 
vac pot in brewing process.  I can't find the post to credit the person 
who had the idea but it was enough to  give me the idea that I could 
try to duplicate the process in the hotel with the usual cheap drip pot 
and a pan to boil water.  I put some water on to boil.  Put a new 
filter in the filter unit.  When the water started to boil I poured 
some water in the filter unit and put the water off the heat to let it 
cool a little.  I set the filter unit on the pot and let the water run 
through filter unit to rinse the filter.  When the water had cooled to 
what I guessed was a proper brewing temperature I added the coffee to 
the pan and let it set for three minutes.  I dumped the rinse water out 
of the pot and poured the cowboy coffee into the filter unit while I 
held it over the pot.  It ran through rather quickly, about the same 
time the Silex takes for the downward trip.  The result?  A brew that 
tastes very close to what I can get out of the Silex vac pot.  Quite 
good!   I had intended to make coffee with the Melitta cone into the 
thermos but we left it at the house where we held the family Christmas 
rituals yesterday.
In short, a modified cowboy coffee does make a decent brew when 
stranded in a standard hotel when you have your own coffee.
Jim Gundlach
experimenting with cowboy coffee
in Oklahoma City, home of the Cowboy museum and hall of fame.
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2) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- jim gundlach  wrote:
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 I actually compared it to press pot coffee. Never even seen a
vac pot up close yet. Sounds like press pot coffee poured
through a (rinsed) paper filter might taste like vac pot brew(?)
Charlie
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