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Emorr123
What's the best single burner to make coffee on in a ten cup percolator?
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Gasman64
Eric, be prepared for about as many different ideas as posts in this thread...[biggrin]
I'd say a 500.
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rob_pontius
For me, it would be a toss up between a 500 or a 502. Both simmer very well for me, so flame adjustments are easy to brew but not scorch your coffee. I agree that you'll get a lot of varying opinions because so many single burners will do a nice job.
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Another vote for the 500.  Love mine!
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hikerduane
A 500, 502 may take too long.
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Emorr123
Thanks for the replies so far...
Yes my 502 took a bit too long last year so figured I would ask the experts and figure out what single burner to buy next!
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Barrett
Mr Alexxx can help with 500 procurement :)
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Emorr123
I have procured one 500A that might need a 500 to hang out with haha
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JimL
I use two: an M-1950 to heat the water close to boiling, then switch to a 502 for the percolation.  Works well for me.

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Emorr123
Jim - two stove method...interesting!
That’s why you ask questions...wealth of knowledge on here
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hikerduane
Two stoves, gives you "stove time" with two stoves. I like to use a small Optimus or Primus stove for coffee or hot cereal, a larger stove for pancakes etc. The round, single stoves are good to use for sausage or bacon so splatter goes beyond the stove, but I'm only cooking for myself, not a large pan of bacon for a family or group.
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I have used this one several times.

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JimL
>>Jim - two stove method...interesting!

I have many single burner stoves and enjoy using them.  In the morning, I do not like having to wait for coffee, and I can't imagine a single burner stove bringing water to a boil faster than the M-1950.  The 502 is perfect for perking as well as keeping the coffee hot because it can simmer so low.  Also, as Duane put it, using them gives me "stove time".  Since it's just me for breakfast, I'll use a 425 suitcase for cooking food, or now my Sigg Tourist set which uses the Svea 123.  I've since added other stoves to my collection that I need to try cooking on and/or making coffee, including the 500, and an Optimus 99 clone.

There are so many stove choices.  Buy and bring many, use them all.  😉

-Jim

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Emorr123
I was thinking my newly acquired 500A would be a good choice, but the two stove method sounds like it could be the way to go as waiting for coffee at the campsite in the morning sucks.
Do you think a M-1950 would boil faster than the 500?
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JimL
They're all good choices.  As far as the 500 is concerned, I say try it and see if you're satisfied with the speed of making coffee.  I don't know yet, but can't imagine the 500 would be faster than an M-1950.  The 500 has the same burner dimension (outer ring diameter) as a 502, but is a more powerful stove.  The M-1950 is "Born to Boil".

Here's a link to a quick little test I did with three roarar burner stoves.  I had a 502 handy and didn't include it, but wish I had.  That would have been the non-roarer burner.
http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1301815635&postcount=10&forum=181076

-Jim

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Emorr123
Thanks for the link to the test...good stuff!
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hikerduane
What is the size of the genny tip on the 502 and 500? Got to thinking the other day and both have same number of parts and diameter. Gotta be the genny and/or tip. I don't have spares to compare.
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JimL
Duane,

502 tip is .009" and the 500 is .013".

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RNC
502 is the only single I have, so it's what I use. It takes longer than I like to boil a 9 cup, copper bottom, stainless steel Perc. 
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I had slow boiling time on my 502 as well so i went back to the 508/A models. these are the 1st gen of the current single burner stoves still sold by Coleman (533 i think). they are stable and kick out the heat. any stove after the 508/A or 400 series that can be had at a reasonable price is worth it for a nice pot of joe. However, simmer can  take practice to get the flame just right for simmering so keep the system clean for better results.
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500 even if its just for the Classic cool factor
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For a 10 cup percolator, I also vote for the 500. Click image for larger version - Name: 8D1456A9-BBC5-4C75-A150-485926E2052B.jpeg, Views: 129, Size: 191.34 KB
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The one you have that the pot won't easily fall off of!  😂
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Single?  Not backpacking?  500, every day and thrice on Sunday.

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Emorr123
Correct. Single and not backpacking...camping at a campground. I could always put it on the 413G but what fun would that be??!!
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Emorr123 wrote:
Thanks for the replies so far...
Yes my 502 took a bit too long last year so figured I would ask the experts and figure out what single burner to buy next!


If you're not limited to one stove due to space, wife, or finances, get another!  I like using my stoves and use two for coffee when camping.  I use the M-1950 to heat the water because nothing boils water faster, except may a runaway thermonuclear reaction.  Once the water is hot, I transfer the percolator to a 502 to make the coffee because the 502 is so adjustable. 

-Jim

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