/ Trangias and stove top espresso makers

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Grusha on 12 Jun 2013
Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a Trangia 27-1 but don't want to give up my Bialetti 3 cup espresso pot. I'm assuming that the base of the coffee pot will be too small for the Trangia system.

Does anyone have any advice on how I might adapt the Trangia, or of any accessories available to do the job? I found this one on a German website but the P&P is a bit pricey:
http://www.unterwegs.biz/kocherstern-fuer-sturmkocher-492873.html

Thank you!

Blinder - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha: mt borther uses a disc (from a mountian bike with disc brakes) to hole his espresso pot on his gas cooker. Forget how big the trangia pans are but mybe something like this could work.
toad - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha: I used to sit the burner on the ground and put the base of the trangia over the top, with the mocha sat on top of that - not very satisfactory, but it worked up until I bought a multifuel stove
slugwash - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha:

This should do it......

http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/category-31/RE103.html

..and more Trangia ideas amongst these piccies...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/trangia/pool/
Grusha on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to slugwash: Thank you for all the suggestions - this universal trivet looks like it will do the job. Cheers!
captain paranoia - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha:

Alternatively, a simple cylinder of 'hardware cloth' big enough to surround the burner, but small enough to support the espresso pot. Cut it so that it's the height of the top of the burner + 24mm.

Or a food can with both ends cut out, and V-slots cut around bottom and top, to allow air in and flame out.

Or a dedicated Caldera Clone for the espresso pot...

The Unterwegs thing looks nice (and almost exactly as per my quick scribbles), but I don't see why they didn't make it so that it engaged with, and locked in to the existing 3 Trangia pan supports. So it's unnecessarily heavy, as far as I can see. Ah, maybe the extra bits are to do just this in the larger Trangia 25.
mike1979 - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha: here's an idea of how to make one yourself using a cooling rack. just look at the pics in the first post here:
http://www.outdoorseiten.net/forum/showthread.php/44781-Kocherstern-f%C3%BCr-Trangia
newhey - on 12 Jun 2013
In reply to Grusha:

Try an aeropress, much easier and great coffee. Never without mine.
http://www.aeropresscoffee.co.uk/
Sir Stefan - on 13 Jun 2013
In reply to mike1979:

Brilliant!

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