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Old 04-28-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Important Last-Minute Upgrade...

Looks like some weather will keep us in the AS quite a bit as we camp this weekend. Not sure our vintage silver unit is up to the task, even though she's been part of our camping experience for decades.

A bit dated, and seemingly out of her league when compared to SOBs and today's fancy beans and brews.


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Not sure she pairs well with the Sumatra beans we're taking with us.

Roughing it with the Percolator - Ron
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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There are alot of comments on coffee, coffee machines and grinder. I am not sure what leads the list tow vehicles, grills or coffee as it appears we have alot of passion for our toys. I buy my whole beans from a local roaster about every two weeks then I know it is fresh and not sitting in bag on a shelf for months on end. I grind my own coffee and normally will use my french press when camping. I am particular to the size of the grind and the temp of the water when making it.
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Had a percolator like that last year and on day 2 of trip the stem broke! Ended up boiling coffee for a few days (still a good way to make coffee if you can put up with a few grounds). Turned out a another camper needed the glass dome while someone else needed the basket!
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Thanks for the comment, the discussion this morning about drinking coffee through a hail storm reminded me we need to think about an upgrade. I have seen some of the coffee maker threads before, so I'm not necessarily looking for advice.

Enjoy your brew, hope to share some on the road someday.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:40 AM   #5
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Important Last-Minute Upgrade...

New Bodum French press - now, officially camping approved (but still keeping the percolator and 4-cup Mr. Coffee as backups) by this coffee drinker.
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Roughing it with the Percolator - Ron
Sure you want to use aluminum as a vessel for heating water etc.? Concerns have been raised about the long-term effects of cooking in aluminum pots.

There are stainless versions of the same simple percolator, for instance:

http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Stainles...dp_o_pd_nS_ttl

FYI recent coffee brewing threads have lots of good ideas and products:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...er-132587.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ler-48811.html
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Nice, thanks.
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Stove top percolators make the best coffee....the only pot in the Interstate for 4-5 years.


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Holly and I will have to decide what's best - right now, it's Mr. Coffee's turn.
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We've have very good luck w/ a Melita cone & filter and brewing coffee into a Nissan thermos. The coffee stays warm for hours, and no juice is required.

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Have to agree- coffee percolators do make the best coffee. Just watch out for aluminum ones.
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We have both an electric and a manual coffee grinder so we are sure to get the beans ready. The tea kettle boils the water on the gas stove and the Melita filter with disposable paper filter takes out the big pieces going into the Melita thermos that keeps it hot for many hours. Of course the first pot is gone fairly quickly, but the second one lasts for hours....
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