The thought of going the entire weekend without a cup of coffee can be daunting if you're someone who is used to consuming a lot of it.
Even when you're out in the wilderness, you can't help but crave a cup of coffee. However, you're camping at a place that doesn't have much power. So, what do you actually do? What strategy do you use?
A camping percolator will make your trip more enjoyable and provide you with the much-needed caffeine to start your day.
However, do you know how to put it to use? By the end of this article, you'll know exactly how to use the percolator to make the best possible coffee for your camping trip.
There are several different types of camping percolators to choose from. Some require the use of a plug, while others necessitate the use of batteries or a fire.
Coffee pot essentials are provided in most camping percolators.
Coffee pot and lid
The First Step: Lighting Your Campfire Lighting a fire is the first step in preparing coffee in your camping coffee percolator. Burning red wood coals can be achieved by allowing the fire to cool to this degree. To make things easier, a percolator can be set over hot coals for brewing.
The coffee percolator can be configured in a variety of ways. In addition to suspending it over the fire, you can set it on top of the grate of the fire pit, or even right on the embers. When using a percolator over a campfire, make sure it is stable and that you are able to keep an eye on the process at all times.
If you're using a gas burner, make sure the flame is high enough to get the bottom of the percolator hot enough. Use a portable electric burner at a high temperature when cooking.
Step 2: Fill Your Coffee Percolator with Water For the greatest results, of course, use filtered water, but any clean water will suffice.
You can use the bottom of the percolator spout as a guide to determine how high the water should be in your percolator.
Coleman's Camping Percolator is a fantastic option among the many good percolators you can use when camping. This is a normal electric percolator that can also be used over a campfire because it doesn't require electricity.
Step 3: Picking a Percolator and Getting It Ready The material design of the coffee percolator is critical since it impacts how smooth the coffee will taste. Choose a design that is made of durable materials that is robust and substantial in construction. A percolator like this will be able to withstand the intense heat of a bonfire.
Scoop your preferred coffee beans into the brewing basket of the percolator. After that, place the basket in the percolator's upper section. Avoid overfilling the mixing basket in your quest for a more powerful favor. Place the cover on your percolator once you've checked that the balance is perfect.
Step 4: Brewing You need to keep an eye on the percolator to get the best cup of coffee possible. As soon as you start brewing, you should turn off the heat. This will give your coffee a rich, smooth, and full-flavoured taste, so do it! Take care when you're making coffee over a bonfire to keep the temperature of the fire as low as you can. Water or the removal of a small amount of burning wood can help you keep the fire from getting too hot.
In order to make sure that your coffee doesn't have a burned or scorched taste, you will need to find a balance and practice. To make sure you get the best cup of coffee possible, if your percolator is built by GSI and has a candy-colored enamel dome, keep an eye on the transparent dome on your GSI percolator.
Step 5: Serve. After taking the percolator off the fire, let it simmer for a few minutes before you serve it. As you pour into the cup, use a strainer to keep it from spilling out of the cup. This helps to get rid of any leftover mixes. Some of the more modern percolators also come with a filter that you can add.
If you follow the above simple steps, your campsite will smell like sweet-smelling coffee all the time. With a camping percolator, you can always get a good cup of coffee on the go.
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