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Posted Sun May 2, 2010, 6:31am
Subject: Re: Pour over kettle alternatives
 

Great idea Chris!!  How similar is the flow to your "go-to" kettle?

Also, trying to think outside the box, would something like this work?
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Some thoughts:

*it is a quart
*if need be, seems one could fashion/find a lid
*maybe shortening the spout would be simple and helpful
*it is stainless steel, but does that mean food safe?

 
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Posted Sun May 2, 2010, 9:09pm
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"go-to" kettle?  Not sure what you mean, I just have the one kettle and the pour spout really helps to restrict the flow making it much easier to target the pour for the Chemex.

The link you provided for the watering can looks very similar to the watering can my Wife has in the back yard, it doesn't look very workable because there's a raised lip on the bottom along the outside so heating it on the range probably wouldn't work well.  Not sure if this model would have a similar lip.  I also don't know about the food safety, since it's being sold as a watering can not intended for handling liquids for human consumption you wouldn't know what details of construction could be involved not only with the metal being used but also any coatings or weld, braze, or solder.  I'm pleased with my solution, especially as the stopper is for beer brewing and the pour spout for pouring consumable liquids thereby being designed for food safety.

I should mention that the person who gifted the Chemex to me found it at a thrift store minus the wooden collar but made a nice felt collar to make it easy to handle.  Thanks again!

I'm really enjoying the Chemex for making larger quantities then the Clever Coffee Dripper, I'll still use the CCD for times when I just want one or two cups, and when I use the Chemex, I'll pull the filter and drop it in the CCD as a filter holder when I reach the target.

 
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Posted Mon May 3, 2010, 12:16am
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Im probably going to cave in and add the Bouno to my collection this week.. Ive been searching every place I could think of that would see something similar, but no luck.


However, what I currently use, works pretty darn well.  The best thing about it, is you can pour TEENY streams, with no worry of the water dripping back/down the side and onto the counter.  Ive gotten pretty good with it as well.

What is it?  Simple.  A Motta Europa Frothing Pitcher, 16oz.  Not only is it the best milk frothing pitcher, it beats most household items for pourover.

 
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Posted Fri May 7, 2010, 9:47pm
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Hario announced an Electric Buono kettle at the SCAA expo, one source (www.prima-coffee.com) reports that the electric version has an 800 ml capacity rather then the 1200 ml capacity of the stovetop kettle.

I'm still loving my stopper spout mod.

 
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Posted Fri May 7, 2010, 9:51pm
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wow. that's amazing! really nice and so much more convenient. hopefully the price tag on that isn't too much of a difference from the original.
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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011, 3:54pm
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I just picked up the .9L Takahiro and will test it out compared to the Hario Buono.  I like the Buono because it has plastic over the handle as well as on the handle of the lid.  Helps when you decide to boil water on the stove.  The Takahiro does not have this.  For the most part I boil water in my Zojirushi boiler or in a separate (bigger kettle) and transfer the water to the precision kettles.

I'm so upset because now I find out there's the .51L Takahiro, which is way nicer than the .9L one.  I guess I'm going to have to add that to my collection one day as well as the Tiamo series.
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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011, 6:16pm
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crayonshinchan Said:

I'm so upset because now I find out there's the .51L Takahiro, which is way nicer than the .9L one.  

Posted April 25, 2011 link

Not when it comes to temperature stability.
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Posted Tue Apr 26, 2011, 7:21am
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whd2102 Said:

Not when it comes to temperature stability.

Posted April 25, 2011 link

Sure, but I'm talking about bling factor, which is obviously the most important aspect of anything in life.

And I'm not quite sure temp retention would be that much more drastic between the two sizes.  Especially if you pre-heat your kettles and/or put it on the stove.  Also, you don't always fill up the entire kettle so in those instances wouldn't .51 liters in a .9 liter kettle have the same temp retention as .51 liters in a .51 liter kettle?  

I'm not quite sure I buy this high-class concern.  I'm open to hearing otherwise though.
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Posted Tue Apr 26, 2011, 6:05pm
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I've been using this cheap oil drizzling can I got from Homegoods/TJ Maxx for around $6.  It's listed here on amazon but not available.  

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It's got a pretty controlled flow, not Buono quality, since it doesn't have a goosneck, but hey for 1/10 of the price it works really well for me.  Also, I've noticed the stream coming out from it is more narrow than the Buono.
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Posted Wed Apr 27, 2011, 7:12am
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austin Said:

I've been using this cheap oil drizzling can I got from Homegoods/TJ Maxx for around $6.  It's listed here on amazon but not available.  

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

It's got a pretty controlled flow, not Buono quality, since it doesn't have a goosneck, but hey for 1/10 of the price it works really well for me.  Also, I've noticed the stream coming out from it is more narrow than the Buono.

Posted April 26, 2011 link

I'm also using something similar as well at work and it does the job, but you're right, it's no Buono or comparable to any kettle made specifically for pour-over.
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