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Postby fred25 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:35 pm

This might be the most stupid question ever, but what spirit/oil should I use in a cona table model? I recently got a B table model and I'm dying to try it... without creating explosions! :)

BTW, due to the vagaries of the buy I have a spare D Jug that I can't use... if anyone's interested, please PM me!
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Postby AlanP » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:12 pm

To use the Cona vac pot first fill the spirit burner with methylated spirits. Place the wick and wickholder in position. Allow some time for the wick to absorb the fuel (you get about 6-8 uses from one fill of the burner so you will not have to refill the burner every time you brew!).
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Postby CakeBoy » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:59 pm

Alan! :P . I was thinking about you yesterday because of all the snow and wondering how bad it might be up your way, then thinking you had not posted for a while. Good to see you :D
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Postby AlanP » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:38 pm

Hi Cakey,thanks for the thought.
yeh,I've been out of circulation a bit recently,though I have looked in from time to time,nosing about.
I expect it to continue like that,so won't be making much of a contribution for a while. :(
Just thought I'd point fred in the right direction

The snow wasn't too bad but enough of an excuse to stay off work.Woohoo.... :lol:
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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:13 am

Look after yourself Alan, hurry back soon.
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Postby fred25 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:40 pm

Many thanks Alan for your help, it's very much appreciated!

Will buy the spirit tomorrow - already looking forward to try the Cona!

A great many thanks :)
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Postby Jaanus » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:02 pm

i use my camping gas burner and i`m quite satisfied with the results, i start off with warmer than average water to reduce the time needed to reach the vapouring phase though... still, works for me..
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Postby GeorgeW » Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:23 pm

Remember...a little water in the meths will prevent any sooting problems.
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Postby lastcoyote » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:39 pm

i hate to be contrary...but i tried this and it didn't really stop sooting for me...soots easy to just wipe off though during the whole vac pot cleaning ritual..so..
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Postby GeorgeW » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:44 am

lastcoyote wrote:i hate to be contrary...but i tried this and it didn't really stop sooting for me...soots easy to just wipe off though during the whole vac pot cleaning ritual..so..


Works fine with camping utensils but have to confess I haven't tried it with a vac pot.
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Postby Coffee Maniac » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:05 pm

Methanol does not leave soot on my Cona. :)
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Postby lastcoyote » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:19 pm

are you lighting it? :D
....i'm just drinking some old brown java from my cona....wow..powerful stuff! :shock:
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Postby GeorgeW » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:15 pm

lastcoyote wrote:are you lighting it? :D
....i'm just drinking some old brown java from my cona....wow..powerful stuff! :shock:


SHHHHhhhhhhhh! :shock: :shock:

Say not one word in favour of OBJ or prepare to be persecuted by the heavily bandaged one. :?
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Postby lastcoyote » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:09 pm

oh really....why? whats your problem with it dom? too much for you to handle? :D
i have to say...it's probably the most unusual i've tried so far..but i really liked it's dirty earthy flavour. and steve's right you can taste the warehouse if you close your eyes. :)
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Postby lastcoyote » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:11 pm

i must include though that i've not tried it as an espresso yet...
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