[Noisebridge-discuss] Ideas...Hacking the coffee peculators to work with our induction stove?

Christina Olson daravinne at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 15:07:21 PDT 2011


do you mean, uh..........................percolators?

also why not scrounge some Bunn srs bsns coffeemakers like you see in diners
or restaurants?  they generally hook up to the water supply and have their
own burner or their own thermal carafe, so we can avoid the stove entirely.
 They are NOT HARD TO USE, entire offices worth of software engineers manage
to mostly not fuck up using them every day!  And they make significantly
more coffee than a single countertop percolator.

I feel like there may be warehouses in oakland full of used crap that might
have some of these.  I'd be willing to throw a few bucks at it, I would
spend SO much more time at NB if I could MAKE MY OWN COFFEE (in something a
little less sketchy looking).

also bean roasting and proper coffeemaking workshops++





On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Robert Chu <robertayoungchu at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello Noisebridge,
>
> we have two coffee peculators (device that has a bottom chamber to fill
> with water, a filter in the middle, and a top chamber that coffee pours
> into), they are Noisebridge's most used coffee apparatuses. Before they were
> used with a burner that is being removed due to potential safety risks
> (completely understandable).
>
> Does anybody have an idea in which we can make them work with our stove?
> They do not work because they are a different type of metal that is not
> compatible.
>
> My thoughts on this would be to weld a piece of metal that is the same to
> the bottom of them that is compatible. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing
> about welding, nor do not posses the equipment to do so.
>
> Feel free to join in and help brainstorm.
>
> - NOISEBRIDGE NEEDS COFFEE PECULATION  (they only recieved more usage then
> that dang most awesome espresso  machine).
>
> Thanks
> RAYC
>
> P.S....... Another reason why it would be cool to get these working working
> with our stove, is to have the ability to teach coffee making work shops...
> And I once again can not under-emphasis the fact that NOISEBRIDGE NEEDS
> COFFEEE. :-D
>
> Cheers Rayc
>
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