Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 6:23pm Subject: Re: WTB Siphon...almost any type.
Darn - it's late here, and I should be in bed !
The glass rod is just that. A rod with a "bulge" in the middle which stops it dropping through the vertical tube That bulge isn't smooth on the underside. It has a rough surface which filters the water as it moves back down into the lower pot. It sounds a bit odd, but it works well to let the water through, but not the coffee grounds.
The bit about making a full pot (actually you can easily do a bit less, but not -say- only 20%) is that physics comes into play, requiring a vacuum to be formed to pull content of the upper pot back down. I've puzzled over this as to why it doesn't work so well with a lower volume, and can't come up with any sort of scientific or unchallengeable answer, but honestly it does work best if you use the right size.
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012, 8:46pm Subject: Re: WTB Siphon...almost any type.
Alex (our OP), might I also suggest as Yama stove top? I have one, love it as i do my more vintage pots. it's blood simple to use, NEVER stalls if the grind is proper and even, and makes a wonderful cup.
EDIT...I removed copy, as this is a BST forum. Almost forgot. PM on the way.
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