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Old 12-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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And to be honest with you all, I kinda cheated at the Balloon Fiesta when I had to use the percolator all week: I actually used it to boil the water, then slowly poured it thru the Mr Coffee drip basket into the decanter. Then I transferred it after brewing to the SS pot so I could keep it warm.
I guess I just need to do some more experimenting with the percolator. How's that for a "wish"...... I wish I could make coffee that is something less than Deryk's "battery acid" in my percolator !
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #16
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For the life of me though, I can't get "good" coffee out of the percolator. It always comes out too strong for me. I have found that adding a paper filter in the basket helps, but it still seems too strong. I guess I'm still brewing too long.
With a perc you need to be vigilant over it for the best brew. As with any type of brewing, the coffee itself, how fresh the roasted beans are, is it a coarse grind, and how fresh the grind is, has a lot to do with it too. I use a rounded tablespoon of a coarse grind per cup. Once it has started to perc, immediately turn down the temp so that a slow perc is happening. I usually let it perc for about 5 minutes tops, if you extract too long you start to draw the acidity out of the grounds. Using a paper filter will take some of the oils out of the coffee, which will reduce the bitterness (if you want) a bit.

A big mistake percing, is to use too little coffee, and to try to extract too much out of the bean. Try using more coffee, and cutting the brew time down a bit. Experiment until you find your favourite combination.

Still, a peculator is about fourth on my favourite ways to brew. None of them are dependent upon electricity.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 AM   #17
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I use a single cup coffee cone. Place the cone on the cup, place filter, add coffee , pour hot water. I have two cones so I can make two cups at a time for us. This is the only thing I have used my casita stove for. In fact I like this method so much I got rid of my home coffee maker and use cones at home. Of course, since retiring I only drink one cup a day. Maybe two when camping. Best coffee ever.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #18
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I use a single cup coffee cone. Place the cone on the cup, place filter, add coffee , pour hot water. I have two cones so I can make two cups at a time for us. This is the only thing I have used my casita stove for. In fact I like this method so much I got rid of my home coffee maker and use cones at home. Of course, since retiring I only drink one cup a day. Maybe two when camping. Best coffee ever.
I remember doing that! Good coffee. Thanks. I'm switching over :-)
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #19
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I used to like the poured thru coffee from Melita coffee makers. I'd probably like the single cup stuff also but we try to keep the paper products down to a loud roar. I like the coffee from a French press but the trick is getting rid of the grounds. I swirl water in the glass and throw it outside before rinsing it or washing with dishes. Good for acid loving plants like azaleas and rhodos, wild blueberries. One less thing to precipitate out in grey water tanks.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #20
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thanks for all the comments and suggestions on percolating coffee ! Sorry, my post kinda hi-jacked the original point of thread.....so now, back to your regularly scheduled "I wish" thread......

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I wish................ this forum could stick to a topic without side lining into arguments over minutia or getting totally distracted.

Can a whole forum be diagnosed with ADHD?
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I wish................ this forum could stick to a topic without side lining into arguments over minutia or getting totally distracted.

Can a whole forum be diagnosed with ADHD?
Well, obviously I can't. Oops.... There I did it again. :-) I wish I could fix my little glass sweetie right the first time when I undertake repairs. It always takes three attempts.
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I wish that companies would make rv appliances made for rv's. Compact coffee makers with ss carafes, that make 6-8 cups and take up little counter space...
Black & Decker 8-Cup Thermal Undercabinet Coffee Maker - Camping World
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Attention deficit my foot! I can focus on how to make coffee. If that feller with the wish list had STARTED on topic we wouldn't have this problem.

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i wish....that we had the resources to allow us to quit work and head south for the winter--every winter. but, alas, we need to work for a few more years.

i LOVE being out in the trailer. doesn't matter where we go, doesn't matter what we do, i just love being able to spend time in our little piece of heaven, our OSOKOZY.

and i also wish.....that everyone on FGRV has a safe, happy and joyous christmas.
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I had one of these in my Egg but it spewed steam all over the cabinets overhead, does it do the same for you?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:55 AM   #28
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12 volt coffee maker

check out the trucker store .com they have several 12 volt small appliances for sale
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