[Homeroast] Monday Morning Cup

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 10:52:26 CDT 2010


Thanks Rich.
Joe

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

> Those steam bubbles are an insulator and the glass temp does go up.  The
> water in the upper chamber is below boiling.  Check its temperature as it is
> higher on the top hat the bottom.  The bottom goes down first. There is
> already one lister who has experienced superheat and implosion is next if it
> has not happened already and was not mentioned.  These pots went out of
> favor with the masses for many reasons, these are some of them.  There is no
> valid reason for a heat burst.
>
> Allon Stern wrote:
>
>> On Aug 26, 2010, at 8:13 AM, Rich wrote:
>>
>>  There is a potential problem. The "terminal heat burst" increases the
>>> temperature of the bottom of the lower vessel a greater amount over the
>>> water in the upper vessel.  This results in a greatly increased stress on
>>> the structural integrity of the bottom of the lower vessel as the cooler
>>> upper vessel water is rapidly applied.  A loss of lower vessel structural
>>> integrity is a real probability.
>>>
>>> Just because an event has not occurred yet does no preclude the event
>>> happening in the future.
>>>
>>> Coffee pot implosion is a shattering event.
>>>
>>
>> Boiling water has a hard time making it over it's (adjusted for local air
>> pressure) boiling point. If you don't let the bottom go dry, you're probably
>> okay.
>>
>> -
>> allon
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