Percolator Type Coffee Pot

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Postby An Ol Timer » Thu May 19, 2005 7:53 pm

Here is someones big chance. Instead of the usual Mr Coffee type makers that require 110v what about one that has a lower unit that can sit over a flame. All that is required is some thing to heat the water to force it up and over the top and down into the basket. Now that's something that you can experiment with!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby TomS » Thu May 19, 2005 8:30 pm

An Ol Timer wrote:Here is someones big chance. Instead of the usual Mr Coffee type makers that require 110v what about one that has a lower unit that can sit over a flame. All that is required is some thing to heat the water to force it up and over the top and down into the basket. Now that's something that you can experiment with!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


That's exactly what the Coleman unit does. The problem is the unit is bulky and therefore doesn't pack well. Great concept, poor execution - IMHO

Hmmmm.... Sounds like a market niche out there that needs filling Ka-ching! :twisted:
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Postby 54F100 » Thu May 19, 2005 9:48 pm

Has anyone tried the 12V coffee makers?
I've seen a few for sale, and was wondering how well they work.

http://www.familyonboard.com/12_volt_roadpro.html
http://store.yahoo.net/koolatrononline/ ... ofma1.html
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Postby madjack » Thu May 19, 2005 10:01 pm

54F100 wrote:Has anyone tried the 12V coffee makers?
I've seen a few for sale, and was wondering how well they work.

http://www.familyonboard.com/12_volt_roadpro.html
http://store.yahoo.net/koolatrononline/ ... ofma1.html


...I am a trucker, and I bought the roadpro model shown...used it twice and then chunked it...in an 18wheeler the bounce will slosh more coffee out than it will keep in the pot(1rst time) 2nd time I used it, I found that it took a full 45min to an hour to make a pot...just don't have that kinda time to wait on a cup of coffee either in the truck or camping
When camping I use a large blueware percolator with the wide base and fold the filter over before putting the cover over the grounds, the combination of wide bottom and folded filter work fairly well
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Postby Geron » Sat May 21, 2005 8:48 am

Syekick wrote:Stop squeezing the stuff. Cold brew. I use the Toddy Coffee brew system a lot of the time. Especially when camping. Just add water to the concentrate, heat, and drink. But when I get behind on making it I revert back to my trusty Bunn.

http://www.toddycafe.com (No association, just a fan)

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Found this on the net - If you'd like to try Cold Brew w/o investing 35 + shipping just to see if you like it.

1 gal freezer bag
1 lb coarse ground coffee
8-9 cups cold water

Place coffee in freezer bag - pour in cold water making sure all coffee is wet.
Let stand in refrig for 10-12 hrs.

Using a large strainer/collander lined with filters punch hole in freezer bag and let drain for 8-10 minutes into a container - about 6 cups. Can be stored at room temp and use within 10-12 days.

Mix with hot water to taste.

Quite labor intensive but will save you blowing 35 + if you don't like it.

Got some "brewing" right now.

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Postby Laredo » Sun May 22, 2005 12:20 am

Lots of trouble, folks.

Melitta makes a cool little device that rests atop a mug; put a paper filter (or blow $4 at target on a gold mesh wire one) in it, fill with your favorite grind and pour hot water slowly through.



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Real coffee in about the same time as instant.
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Postby len19070 » Tue May 24, 2005 8:46 pm

I use an old 9 cup percolator that I don't even remember how I got. I use a paper towel for a filter, put 3 heapy table spoons of coffee. Bring it to a boil, turn it down and perk for 5 minuets. Then it goes right into a thermos. I've used the same recipie for years. The real secret is in the coffee you use...my brand is "what evers on sale".

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BTW The Coleman drip coffee makers make good coffee, but they take so long.
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Postby campadk » Tue May 24, 2005 9:09 pm

We had the Coleman drip coffee maker. It was REALLY bulky, unstable and didn't allow you to keep the coffee warm.

We found it to be one of the most unusable items and so I put it in our garage sale. Unfortunately during the sale, I raised it up to show it to somebody and the craft fell out and shattered. Thus the whole thing was donated to the weekly garbage boys... oh well.

Standard coffee perculator works just fine now!
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Postby dmb90260 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:01 am

Laredo wrote:Lots of trouble, folks.

Melitta makes a cool little device that rests atop a mug; put a paper filter (or blow $4 at target on a gold mesh wire one) in it, fill with your favorite grind and pour hot water slowly through.

Real coffee in about the same time as instant.
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I do the same thng using a full size Melitta pot and filter. Works well with fresh ground coffee. A good investment is small carafe to put the hot coffee into. (WalMart) A glass coffeepot colls down very quickly.
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Postby Joanne » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:58 am

Laredo wrote:Lots of trouble, folks.

Melitta makes a cool little device that rests atop a mug; put a paper filter (or blow $4 at target on a gold mesh wire one) in it, fill with your favorite grind and pour hot water slowly through.

Real coffee in about the same time as instant.
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Hi Laredo,

I use one of those single cup drippy thingies when I camp alone. It's just perfect for one or two, but when I'm with a larger group it would be nice to have a coffee pot.

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Postby Laredo » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:14 pm

Joanne,
I put this over the mouth of an old 32-oz Long John Silver's mug, with three scoops of Folger's Gourmet roast. I'll pour 18 ounces of almost-boiling water through it. I'll add enough milk to turn it khaki-colored and some brown sugar and I'm good to go -- it's like Instant Breakfast only tastier.
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Postby Michael W » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:27 am

I like the perk coffee, I just strain the grounds through my teeth.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:47 am

Yeah!!!
Sounds good to me...
I grind my beans very fine and use a press... That way, I get that zap of mud right at the end. :twisted:
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Postby Woody » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:14 am

You oughta try Cowboy coffee, that will put hair on ya. Throw the grounds in, bring the pot to a boil. While boiling the coffee grounds are free floating in the pot. When ready throw some cold water in, it shocks the grounds and they settle to the bottom. Pour off the coffee, not distrubing the grounds that settled, into a mug. Enjoy
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