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handmeawrench
Hi everyone,

I am going to buy a percolator for camping, and would love to hear some opinions on what you think is the best one. My typical camping arrangement is 3 dads and their (combined) 4 boys. 3 grown men in dire need of coffee equals, what, 10+ cups?

I don't want to break the bank on this. I've been looking at graniteware, Coleman, and Faberware. 

And no, I'm not interested in making cowboy coffee. I am not a cowboy, and filters are readily available to me (even if it's a sock like they do in South America).

Appreciate your input!
Thanks!
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I have been using the Coleman one for years. Stainless steel, large capacity, and a glass perk knob. Just be careful how it is placed on the burner, or the handle gets hot enough to burn you.

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pateco wrote:

I have been using the Coleman one for years. Stainless steel, large capacity, and a glass perk knob. Just be careful how it is placed on the burner, or the handle gets hot enough to burn you.

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I have the same one and happy with it.  Well made, but I do wish the handle had been fitted with wood grips or something.  I just use a glove or hot pad. 

One of the more common well made, stainless ones that shows up at fleas is the Revere Ware percolators.
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Here's a file photo of my GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 8 cup percolator. They come in various sizes. It's the best percolator I've owned, but I haven't yet used the Coleman SS percolator. I think any stainless steel type is best. Click image for larger version - Name: A74D251B-6898-4E45-B5DD-B2D523040383.jpeg, Views: 723, Size: 138.05 KB
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Yes, you are gonna need at least 10 cups. Is much easier to have too much than too little coffee.

Most all perks make good coffee, my Big One is a Wear Ever.
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pateco
I just picked up this 10 cup at  our town's annual marine flea market to replace the 8 cup aluminum Farberware one on my sailboat. It has wood hand grips, but a plastic perk knob. It is unmarked, so I do not know who makes it. I have not yet tried it out.

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I have many percolators. An aluminum one, a couple of stainless steel ones, a glass one, Revere Ware, Pyrex, no names. They all work great and make terrific coffee. I can't taste a difference, honestly. One after thought, though; I don't like drinking hot coffee from a styrofoam cup. I can taste the styrofoam, yuck. I prefer ceramic mugs (or glass). Metal cups look cool, but get burning hot on your lips. Ouch.

I made coffee once at an Army football game tailgate. Big old vintage Revere Ware perc on an HGP. Medium grade coffee. My brother in law swears it was the best cup of coffee he ever had.

That's all I have to say about coffee making.

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Yup, styrofoam, serious yuk.
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I'm happy with a used Farberware stainless percolator I found at a secondhand place, cheap but clean.

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I have a stainless steel one, not sure who makes it but I like it. I'm not a fan of aluminum cookware, but that's just me!
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I have the Cabelas 10cup (maybe larger?) SS percolator. Well made and very stable on any cooking surface.
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Scouterjan wrote:
Vintage Faberware
Jan


The one on the right is Farberware. The one on the left is like my new/used one. I just did a search and found that it is a Tops Rapid Brew.

I also found a web page that may help with this question.

Top 10 Best Stovetop Coffee Percolators
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Here's info on coffee percs from a company with a great cause;

Amazon has several stainless steel percolators for under 40 bucks. This one caught my eye, the Coletti Bozeman (ironically, the location of the ICCC convention this year). It's just under $30, stainless steel, has a glass top and a wooden handle, the three most important qualities of a great percolator, IMO. 

You will feel good about buying from this company. The founder of this company is an Army veteran and a minister. Profits from your purchase go to human trafficking prevention and aid to young victims.

The Coletti Company website (Amazon has it cheaper). Some good info on coffee:

https://coletticoffee.com/category/camping-coffee/


The Coletti "Bozeman" percolator on Ebay;
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If you need a bigger pot, Coletti sells the 14 (x 5 oz.) cup "Butte" coffee pot.
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Yes 1 on the right is my Faberware left is the club's new SS perk not sure of the brand but probably China
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Here are a few vintage pots I have.

Farberware on left, Revere center and the Weatbend Dripolato, all make great coffe. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_0622.jpg, Views: 645, Size: 151.35 KB
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My sailing club had our 14th Annual Circle Raft-Up this weekend.2019-03-02 19.22.55.jpg 

I got a chance to use my Alchohol Wickie Stove,(Origo 3000), and test out my new percolator.

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It made great coffee, and added to a great weekend.
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Dang, that is cool! I've never done a full circle tie-up! Looks like a blast!

Two questions:

Did you walk (climb) around the full circle?

What goes on in the center of the circle? I'm picturing mermaids.


That's it! I'm buying a sailboat and cruising to Florida!
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LakeGeorge wrote:
Dang, that is cool! I've never done a full circle tie-up! Looks like a blast!

Two questions:

Did you walk (climb) around the full circle?

What goes on in the center of the circle? I'm picturing mermaids.


That's it! I'm buying a sailboat and cruising to Florida!



Yes I walked all the way around. Got a couple of cocktail refills along the way. Also did a bunch of swimming from boat to boat.

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Some were using a stand-up surf board (SUP) as a cocktail bar, LOL

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At 6:00pm all the dinghies gather in the center (seen in the overhead sunset pick above). There, we do floating hors d'oeuvres or as we call it (Dink Drink and Dine).  Click the picture below for a short video. Good people, great food and fun.

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I have two Bialetti moka pots, they make a very good coffee, they have built in strainer ( no coffee grounds in the brew)...each one holds enough coffee for a normal coffee mug. I am planning to get a bigger one, 

I like my coffee on a style in Spain is called "cortado"... where you pour 1/3 of a cup of condensed milk and fill the rest with coffee...I need to make one rright now.


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I use old antique stove top perkers. Same vintage as my lanterns. Porcelain enamel. Uranium glass bubbles on top. Once you learn how, it is possible to perk up a brew every bit as good as any starbucks. You just have to remember, don't boil it or you'll spoil it.

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handmeawrench wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am going to buy a percolator for camping, and would love to hear some opinions on what you think is the best one. My typical camping arrangement is 3 dads and their (combined) 4 boys. 3 grown men in dire need of coffee equals, what, 10+ cups?

I don't want to break the bank on this. I've been looking at graniteware, Coleman, and Faberware. 

And no, I'm not interested in making cowboy coffee. I am not a cowboy, and filters are readily available to me (even if it's a sock like they do in South America).

Appreciate your input!


I've used an aluminum Coleman 9-cuppa model for a few seasons that I bought new but I don't recommend it. Cheap construction, awkward wire handles, cheap plastic perc-dome.

Also, this 9-cuppa makes about two mugs (as I define it), which isn't nearly enough java to get my morning rolling.

So, I've been looking for a vintage model in a 14+ cup size. I keep gravitating to Mirro aluminum models, which offer a real handle, glass perc-dome and have withstood the test of time since that company hasn't existed for 20+ years. Just looking for the right model at the right price.

And I totally agree with you about using filters in a campsite perc. Makes clean-up a breeze.

cjr

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I'm going to have to Second the GSI Outdoors Glacier 8 cup percolator.Although for your purposes I would recommend the 14 Cup model.
    In the picture you see the 8 cup on the 533 stove with my mug. It actually takes 4 1/2 mugs  of water to fill it to the first hole of the pour spout ,After brewing I got four mugs of coffee, and it fits well with my single burner stove. That's all the coffee I can drink in a long morning.Also it is very very well built.,And although the handle does get warm I find my self lifting it by the bail and by the time I get to the coffee cup it's cool enough to pour with.
   The dome is real glass that unscrews for cleaning is very steady on the stove "low center of Gravity"they are a little pricey though 49.95 for the 8 cup but I got mine on ebay as an open model that was unused for 35 dollars with free shipping three days to my door.i don't think you can go wrong with one of these hanging over your campfire.73' Jim KB1PFL IMG_1275.jpg   
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NYGfan wrote:
At least 14 cups. Had it for years only problem I’ve had with it is I had to tighten the flare where the stem connects to the base
I cannot seem to make coffe strong enough in these
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Stanley makes a descent one.
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I have an old Century aluminum 10 cup.  Haven't used one of these in years, but now I'm interested.  What is your best way to brew over a GPA stove?  Amount of coffee, paper filter or not, heat control etc.?  

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austin65uri wrote:
I have an old Century aluminum 10 cup.  Haven't used one of these in years, but now I'm interested.  What is your best way to brew over a GPA stove?  Amount of coffee, paper filter or not, heat control etc.?  



For me, one heaping tablespoon per 16-oz mug, one extra for the pot, and definitely use perc-filters to make clean-up easier. Medium heat until boil, drop flame to low and let it perc for 10 minutes, but I usually sneak half a mug once the perc looks dark enough in the bubble.

cjr

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I have the Texsport 9 cup stainless steel percolator. Most stuff from Texsport is honestly junk, this perc pot however is actually pretty nice. Basic stainlesss steel, wooden handles, thick glass percolator knob. Makes good coffee for a percolator. and takes up a lot less space than my stove top drip coffee maker.

The Coleman 12 cup stainless steel percolator looks fairly good too.
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pateco wrote:
I just picked up this 10 cup at  our town's annual marine flea market to replace the 8 cup aluminum Farberware one on my sailboat. It has wood hand grips, but a plastic perk knob. It is unmarked, so I do not know who makes it. I have not yet tried it out.

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That looks exactly like my TexSport, but the perc knob on the TexSport is glass.
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