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Topic: New Cona "D" Looking for Clues (4 msgs / 139 lines)
1) From: PC
Hello HomeRoasters,
Got my first Cona "D" .. and looking for some tips.
I boiled my water first before dumping it into the bottom pot, then
attached the top globe after lighting the burner. It took almost 12
minutes before it was all north. I let it bubble away for about 3
minutes, before extinguishing the burner. It then took about 35
seconds to completely head south. The coffee was excellent, but why is
it still taking so long to head north when I am starting with boiling
water?  Is 35 seconds to fast for the trip south? What is the finest
grind I should use, or should I experiment with the grind ?
Thanks
Paul.....
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Research-aholic by Nature
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2) From: floyd burton
If you have the water already hot it should not take 12 minutes for the trip
north.  Either you have a very wimpy burner or the heat is not getting
transmitted to the bottom of the pot.  My ss vac pot takes about 4 minutes
to make the trip north-my glass which is huge-like 1/2 gallon takes longer
cause of the vol.  Most people have problems with the trip south due to dust
in their grind.  How long does it take to boil water in a pot on the same
burner.  This is a mystery.

3) From: EuropaChris
What kind of alcohol did you use in the burner???  You need to use denatured alcohol, found at most paint stores.  Anything else won't burn hot enough.
Chris
PC  wrote:
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4) From: floyd burton
Sorry forgot this thing has an alky burner.  Chris probably ID'd your
problem.


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