3885RE: [vacpot] Re: Random thoughts on coffee pots.
- Apr 1, 2013There was also copper and tinware. If I'm not mistaken, the word "tinker"
comes from this.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of pawilh
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:54 PM
Subject: [vacpot] Re: Random thoughts on coffee pots.
I've never heard about scalding cookware before use, but I have seen some
factory instructions for aluminum-ware recommending a similar procedure to
remove any cutting oils that might have been splashed onto it during the
manufacturing process. Have not seen it as part of a recipe--
What kind of cookware was used during the 1800's? I'm thinking mainly cast
iron? Maybe the scalding was to clean out the remnants of the last food
cooked in there before you made the coffee. Old timers/purists claim you
don't need to wash it very often once it's seasoned, just brush out the
crumbs and such.
And I can confirm the paper perc filters, I have some here made by Melitta.
They are square in shape with five pre-punched holes. They insert onto the
stem in the perc basket, coffee is loaded, and then the flaps fold over and
also attach to the stem before the top is put on.
Still looking at grinders btw--
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<mailto:vacuumcoffeepotcollector%40yahoogroups.com> , "larry h"
>coffee is to "Scald" the pot before pouring in the water.. What do you think
> One thing I have wondered when reading many old cooking suggestions for
that accomplishes? Does it perhaps eliminate the metallic taste that
aluminum pots can have if not used regularly?
>makers I not having a running water system have always hated removing the
> The other thought is more of a tip.. In using various kinds of coffee
grounds from coffee makers of various types. The deep recesses of the drip
pots that don't use a separate basket under the water container are among
the ones I fought with to remove grounds. Even the perk baskets can be a
pain to remove grounds from without making a mess. What I finally hit on was
when I got a small 5 quart pail with a handle. Now I simply add water about
two thirds deep and drip the coffee maker parts with most of the grounds
dumped out on some newspaper into it and a few simple twist around in the
water an the grounds come quickly out without much fuss. I then toss the
water and grounds on the grass or flower beds.
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> Hope everyone has a great easter weekend.
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