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 homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
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
You can check out the butane lamps at Hario's website. The burner cost almost as much as some of the vac pots, though... <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Thank You - I had not seen that.