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Cona vac pot question
gene
Just having read Cory vac pot threads brings up a question.

Bought Cona on Ebay few weeks ago and love it.
It works good north-south and no probs except it does get hung up south once in awhile. Solved most of that by letting it perk an extra 15 seconds.

Idle curiosity question: What would happen if one were to set it on stove at say 212 degrees fully charged with water and grind in place ala Cory?
Keep in mind it works with denatured alcohol.
 
BoldJava
1st part sounds like a grinder issue. With what are you grinding? "Fines" cause 95% of the issues on a vacpot stall.

I don't understand your second scenario. What is it that you are trying to accomplish/set up? Vacuum really begins at well below 212.

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gene
Dave:

Not wanting to change anything really. Just wondered if glass in Cona is pyrex and would it disintegrate if I used the stove eye as a heat source.

Using Zassenhaus to grind. Have only had Z a few weeks. Before that, using yucky blade grinder, Cona stalled . That is, the grind was so fine it would stay in top container and I would screw up the brew jiggling the filter.
Don't really have a prob just inquisitive.
Thanks
 
BoldJava
Gotcha. Don't think I would chance that one.

RE: Zass. Mine is an older one. Grabbed off eBay a couple of years ago. On occasion, I have read (I have no first hand experience) that the recent ones, after reorg/bankruptcy <?>, have burr sets that don't measure up to the older sets. If you can see some fines, bet they are creating your stalls.

If you want, I can ship you a Silex Lox-in (have about 5 of them) and see if it helps (they let more silt thru and doesn't stall as easily). Not as clean as a Cona. It will work if the upper globe throat is no greater than 4.5" in length, upper end of gasket to tip of end.

If it helps, you can square up (I send the profits to http://coffeekids). If it doesn't, just ship it back. Give a shout if you would like to try one.

http://baharris.o...xLoxIn.jpg

B|Java
Edited by BoldJava on 02/03/2009 3:33 PM
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gene
hanks guys.

To qualify what I said earlier, since I got the Zass and set it one turn back from coarsest haven't had but one prob....probably 11 out of 12 success rate.
May the old Cusinart blade grinder RIP. A burr grinder performs remarkably better.

Thanks for the offer of the Lox-In.
 
BoldJava
Go Zass!

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seedlings
So can your pot go directly on the stove?

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
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