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Topic: Vac pot discoloration from alcohol burner (4 msgs / 73 lines)
1) From: Greg Scace
 
Hi:
Got a new Cona  aka "Cona, the Barbarian" last week.  I've been using it 
for a week, with denatured alcohol in the burner.  I got a dark residue on 
the bottom of the pot, which took serious laboratory glass cleaner (Micro) 
and a nylon scrubby sponge to remove.  While I can deal with this if I need 
to, I don't want any more pain in the yass than necessary.
1)  Is denatured alcohol the right fuel, or is straight methyl alcohol the 
right stuff?
2)  If I'm gonna get this residue regardless of what I use, is there a good 
solvent for it that doesn't make you grow 6 toes and sprout horns?
Thanks,
-Greg Scace
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2) From: Chris Hancock
Greg-
What I do, immediately after use, is to sit the pot in a saucer with water
and a little liquid soap.  After soaking for a short while the residue comes
right off with one of those  3M scotch type pads.
BTW, does your denatured alcohol have  tan colored specks floating in it?  I
would think it would be clear, but it is murky looking.
I'm not sure what the fuel options are for these burners. The S.M. website
does say that "denatured alcohol must be used".
Chris

3) From: Angelo
You can check out the butane lamps at Hario's website. The burner cost
almost as much as some of the vac pots, though...
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4) From: Chris Hancock
Thank You - I had not seen that.


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