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Silas
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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 6:19pm
Subject: Glass funnel for CONA hot water carafe fills?
 

My first post! I'm expecting a CONA Model C in a few days and am excited over all the good advice on the forum.  

I plan to heat the water on the stove first and pour it into the bottom carafe as to speed up the process using the provided spirit burner.

Others have said that the bottom carafe has a small opening and one is likely to spill some hot water either on their hands or on the carafe itself.  

I've seen suggestions as to using a GLASS FUNNEL to make sure all goes well in pouring the hot water in the bottom carafe.  

I like the all glass approach and would like to use the glass funnel. My question is:  what size funnel should I use?  What do people who own Conas, use?

I saw some ribbed models on ebay, but looked kind of pricey.  Should I be looking at Pyrex?  

8oz or 16oz or what?  

Or, am I being a little too cautious and all should go well, just pouring it from a pot?
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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 9:01pm
Subject: Re: Glass funnel for CONA hot water carafe fills?
 

The bottom carafe is perfectly safe to use directly on the stove to heat the water that way if you like. It is identical to the stovetop model anyway.  OK directly on gas, but use a heat spreader on an electric stove.

Are you using a glass kettle/jug of some type to heat the water ? If so, can sorta see why you'd like a glass funnel. But if you're heating it in a steel kettle in the first place, you may as well use a s/s funnel.

The "advantage" that Cona claim is that the brewed coffee does not touch metal, not the initial water.  I'm not convinced it makes much if any difference anyway though (and I have several of them which I use all the time).

Yes, the neck of the bottom bowl is quite narrow.  You need a steady hand to free pour into it.

Hope you enjoy using it and the coffee it makes.
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Silas
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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 9:53pm
Subject: Re: Glass funnel for CONA hot water carafe fills?
 

Thanks for the tip!

Hadn't thought you could heat the water filled bottom carafe on my electric stove with coils.  Maybe that's a better way.  I'll look for a diffuser.  I thought the bottom of the carafe was round.  Of course, I've never seen one up close so I'll find out pretty soon when it arrives.

  I'm using a steel camping tea kettle to heat the water on the stove, so I guess a steel funnel would also be the same as you say.  

I just jumped head first into the coffee thing and bought 3 coffeemakers at the same time:  the Bonavita, the Chemex, and the Cona.  I've had the Bonavita and Chemex about a week and have made what I consider excellent coffee in both.

I just thought the Cona would be a great showpiece when friends/family visits.  I've had some rave comments on my first Chemex tries! The Cona will be the extra "Wow" factor!

I'll have to figure out the grind and such, but I was just wondering if anyone used a glass funnel.  Heating on the stove would eliminate that extra step.  

I'll certainly try it that way!
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