Re: Yama Mini-Vacpot
- Hi Donna and All. I know I will just have to give this small vacpot a whirl, I agree that it would take some some to boil just cold water alone with just the alcohol burner. I was actually hoping that it would have came in the mail today and try it out. I have not heard anything from the seller as far as it being shipped. Lately I have been enjoying most of my coffee from a percolator, I also got to where I took an extra percolator to work, I just dont care for their fast auto drip method or the brand of coffee they use.(Community Coffee) it appears to have chickory added in the coffee, Ugghhh, So I furnish my own brand. I have seen a few of the sunbeam C30 vacpots showing up at some fleamalls,but I look at them and the majority of the gaskets are in bad shape,split,missing or too much is being asked for them in their condition. I only have 3 vacpots at this time, a Cory dru/drl,Farberware Robot,and a Bodum Santos, But I must have at least 50 vintage percolators and urns. Thanks for the advise and the tips on the Yama.
Gabe Angel, Founder of:http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/castironstoveenthusiast,Coffee Maker Museum,http://www.flickr.com/groups/38831473@N00/ and Yesteryears Cast Iron Stoves,http://www.flickr.com/groups/yesteryearscastironstoves/
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From: Steve Melvin [mailto:ts1m1@...]
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Yama Mini-Vacpot
I have been using “HEET”, a common gas-line antifreeze composed of methyl alcohol. It is available at most hardware and auto supply sores at a modest price.
Be sure to buy the bright yellow stylish 12 ounce container and note that it says methyl alcohol on the rear. There are other antifreeze products made from unsuitable ingredients.
- Hi Steve, I never would have even thought about using HEET for a alcohol lamp fuel, I will keep that in mind, ocassionally I do see it avail here in the South even though our winters are mild. I did try some Isopropyl rubbing alcohol,but I was not impressed with the burning results,too much water in fuel and a cooler flame. Did get by a home depot and picked up a can of denatured alcohol and the results and the time to boil water in the lower vessel was much more faster even though I first pre-heated the water by microwave method for 2 minutes. I can say that I am impressed with the overall performance of this mini-vacpot,and the taste of the coffee when done for winning this on eBay for $15. It was delivered this past Thursday, I will upload some pics as well shortly to my album of this from north-south brewing. Take Care
Gabe Angel, Founder of:http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/castironstoveenthusiast/ Coffee Maker Museum,http://www.flickr.com/groups/38831473@N00/ and Yesteryears Cast Iron Stoves,http://www.flickr.com/groups/yesteryearscastironstoves/
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