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Topic: questions on coffee supplies (10 msgs / 225 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Lee I use boiling water and about 1/4 cup of baking soda, If you do it =
on a regular basis, it does a wonderful job of keeping your thermos =
clean, If the residue is built up, take a dowel rod (1/4 in wooded) tie =
a piece of scotch brite to it with rubber bands and scrub the residue =
out. Once you get the residue out and use the baking soda on a regular =
basis it will stay clean and you don't have to worry about chemicals.BTW =
I use a Stainless Steel Stanley 1 quart, like Jim said a very durable =
thermos.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Lee XOC
1 - I've had a Zojirushi "tuff slim" 1 liter thermos for about a year
now, and in that time it seems the teflon and plastic components have
been tainted and now impart an awful flavor to coffee every time I've
tried to use for the last month or so, regardless of how well I try to
soak and/or clean it.  Anyone know of a good thermal container holding
1-2 liters that is more impermeable flavorwise?
2 - Anyone know of a #1 sized gold filter?
3 - Anyone know where I can get one of the old-style Swissgold 1-cup
brewers ... in other words, the somewhat smaller ones?
TIA!
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3) From: jim gundlach
My family now has three, yes three, green Stanley stainless steel one 
quart thermoses.  My son-in-law sets his on the desk and regularly 
pours his coffee from it in his night time law classes.  They are 
virtually Indestructible and never impart an undesirable flavor to the 
coffee.  Cost? low $20's.  On another note, I have been using a 
modified cowboy coffee method of making the coffee for the thermoses 
lately and it is a clear improvement over the regular drip method.  
What I do is I bring water up to 205 degrees and pour about half a 
quart through the Miletta filter into the thermos to wash the paper 
taste out of the filter and preheat the thermos.  I then stir the 
ground coffee into the remaining almost one quart of water and let it 
set for about three minutes.  I then pour the coffee through the 
filter.  In effect I am attempting to duplicate the vacuum pot process 
which I think is better than anything except some espresso based drinks.
On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 06:33 PM, Lee XOC wrote:
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Can/t answer this but I have another question.  Does anyone know the 
size of the holes in the Swissgold filters?
Jim Gundlach
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4) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of jim gundlach
< Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 8:16 PM
<
< My family now has three, yes three, green Stanley stainless steel one
< quart thermoses.
Great - thanks for the tip!
< Can/t answer this but I have another question.  Does anyone know the
< size of the holes in the Swissgold filters?
I looked around on the Swissgold site and they don't say.  On an
irrelevant but related (hmm) note, I used to know the exact notch on my
Maestro which would yield a grind just fine enough to "sift" through the
Swissgold, kind of an interesting way to tell how fine not to grind.
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5) From: jim gundlach
On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 10:59 PM, Lee XOC wrote:
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I had checked out the site also and found the same nothing.  I just 
thought that they might have said something about it in the material 
that came with one.  If the Maestro will grind fine enough to sift 
through, it is probably not extremely fine.  Once I get one, I will 
compare the siftings with what I can get from the different screens and 
I should be able to estimate the size that way.
Jim Gundlach
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6) From: TFisher511
Lee,
I use Dip-It cleaner available on the supermarket shelf to clean my Zojirushi 
and it works quite well. I also have a stainless travel mug, and when I clean 
it I throw the Zojirushi lid into the travel mug and clean both at one time. 
The Urnex Cleancaf  that Tom sells also works pretty well to get the gunk 
out. Just rinse everything thoroughly after cleaning.
Terry F (who prefers to be referred to as a snob when it comes to coffee :))
xoc writes:
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7) From: Lee XOC
On Behalf Of TFisher511
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:05 AM
Lee,
I use Dip-It cleaner available on the supermarket shelf to clean my
Zojirushi and it works quite well. I also have a stainless travel mug,
and when I clean it I throw the Zojirushi lid into the travel mug and
clean both at one time.
The Urnex Cleancaf that Tom sells also works pretty well to get the gunk
out. Just rinse everything thoroughly after cleaning.
I've never tried Dip-It, will have to check it out.  Thanks!
Terry F (who prefers to be referred to as a snob when it comes to coffee
:))
Hmm I've been sidestepping this thread ... but I'll go for the moniker
of "rabid enthusiast". ;)
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8) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of R.N.Kyle
< Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 4:10 PM
<
< Lee I use boiling water and about 1/4 cup of baking soda, If
< you do it on a regular basis, it does a wonderful job of
< keeping your thermos clean, If the residue is built up, take
< a dowel rod (1/4 in wooded) tie a piece of scotch brite to it
< with rubber bands and scrub the residue out. Once you get the
< residue out and use the baking soda on a regular basis it
< will stay clean and you don't have to worry about
< chemicals.BTW I use a Stainless Steel Stanley 1 quart, like
< Jim said a very durable thermos.
I ordered the SS thermos online last night, and I'll keep the baking
soda cleaning method in mind.  Since I used to work at the Arm & Hammer
company years ago I *like* finding using for baking soda! ;)
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9) From: Tom & Maria
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Clearly Coffee is what I use for thermos and its especially useful 
for french presses.... Tom
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10) From: Lee XOC
< On Behalf Of Tom & Maria
< Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:43 AM
<
< Clearly Coffee is what I use for thermos and its especially useful
< for french presses.... Tom
I have to start paying more attention to these peripheral coffee-related
supplies!  Although I must say, part of the nasty flavor, I think, is
from the plastic or teflon absorbing some of the fragrance in the dish
soap I've been using.  Maybe that's the trick - don't use dish soap,
only something like Clearly Coffee.  Okay ... I'm starting to get a game
plan together!  :)
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