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..... HomeRoaster by Choice Research-aholic by Nature homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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.
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: <Snip> The NEW Netscape 7.0 browser is now available. Upgrade now!http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp Get your own FREE, personal Netscape Mail account today athttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://webmail.netscape.com/homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Sorry forgot this thing has an alky burner. Chris probably ID'd your problem.