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2219Re: [vacpot] Anyone feel like experimenting with boiled coffee?

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  • nancy curtis
    Apr 1, 2009
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      Curt was in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era and has always told me that he likes his coffee strong enough to stand a spoon straight up in!
      Nancy


      just be sure to watch out for the nails.
      that would make for really crunchy coffee

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      From: STEVEN PHILLIP LEWIS
      To: vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 5:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [vacpot] Anyone feel like experimenting with boiled coffee?

      Dave,

      I don't know, the recipe does not say. I guess you could try it either
      way and see which is better. Or it may be personal taste.

      Steven

      Dave Leonard wrote:

      >Cleaned horseshoe or one fresh off the horse?
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      >--- On Tue, 3/31/09, STEVEN PHILLIP LEWIS <lewissp@...> wrote:
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      >From: STEVEN PHILLIP LEWIS <lewissp@...>
      >Subject: Re: [vacpot] Anyone feel like experimenting with boiled coffee?
      >To: vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 6:42 PM
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      > Peter and Larry,
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      >I have a coffee cup that has a recipe for Cowboy Coffee. I do not have
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      >the cup in front of me but I think it went: To a gallon of water in a
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      >coffee pot, add one pound of coffee, and boil. When you think it is
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      >>Yes I would say that its definitely a hold over from much simpler times
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      >when homemakers didn't have access to all todays mass made wonders. I
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      >can't say that I know a sole around me that has ever made it in this
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      >>--- On Tue, 3/31/09, Peter Mumford <punatech@yahoo. com> wrote:
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      >>> From: Peter Mumford <punatech@yahoo. com>
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      >>> Subject: Re: [vacpot] Anyone feel like experimenting with boiled
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      >coffee?
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      >>> To: vacuumcoffeepotcoll ector@yahoogroup s.com
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      >>> Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:33 PM
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      >>> Subject: [vacpot] Anyone feel like experimenting with
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      >>> boiled coffee?
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      >>> HI all,
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      >>> Yes the end result here is the enjoyment of various Vacuum,
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      >>> Drip, Perk and other methods of making a good cup of coffee.
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      >>> Each seems to have its followers. But basic to all coffee
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      >>> is the plainest method which some times seems to have a lot
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      >>> going for it. That is the plain old sauce pan or coffee pot
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      >>> and some water and grounds boiled and left to settle and
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      >>> I am hoping to get some members who are curious enough to
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      >>> give it a try or two to see what they think of the results.
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      >>> From time to time I find that it makes the most satisfying
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      >>> sophisticated pots that are trying to mimic this simple
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      >>> There are several versions in old cookbooks of this method,
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      >>> none of the above. I have tried those and didn't care
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      >>> I pour all but a half cup into the sauce pan without a lid.
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      >>> I put in my scoops of grounds. I used three of the smaller
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      >>> scoop sizes for this experiment. Then you let it come to a
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      >>> boil point over a high flre, turn it down and boil for
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      >>> around a minute, pour in the cold water remaining and turn
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      >>> the flame very low. I find a heat diverter is good at this
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      >>> point to prevent over cooking. Put on the lid and let it
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      >>> sit for from 5 to 8 minutes. Pour carefully into the cup
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      >>> and any extra not to be used within a short time I put in a
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      >>> preheated thermos, or another container I can heat later. If
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      >>> It makes a very rich sort of heavy body coffee and if done
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