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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Tead Off » Dec 12th 14 5:41 am

kyarazen wrote:
puyuan wrote:
kyarazen wrote: will be testing it on my siphon halogen heater when i've the time to
If the picture is not deceiving me, I've seen this used in a coffee shop. Can it make direct contact with the kettle?
yes it can!....
its just a halogen bulb heater that hario had used for coffee siphon heating :) works nicely with small tetsubins and similar vessels. i've even attempted to boil water using an yixing pot with it. not v fast but it doesnt risk busting of the ceramic.

will be buying some different bulb soon to see if i can push the output from 400watts to 500 watts for even faster heating :D

i've a 1500 watt halogen heater as well but that's way too big a heating area and too hot for delicates
Curious to know why you don't use convection or electric heaters?

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 13th 14 2:31 am

Tead Off wrote: Curious to know why you don't use convection or electric heaters?
because i am a big snob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








kidding. i build incense heaters myself, and strongly prefer infrared radiation heating over contact conduction. halogen/infrared based heaters are close mimics of charcoal embers. no contact is needed for heating in theory, since infrared has deeper penetration. a hot plate or similar heats by contact and cannot achieve that

i could have used induction heating for tetsubin, but that converts the base of the kettle into a "heater" and will cause stress to the material. not something to risk when one needs to wait 3-5 years for a Suzuki kettle at the moment :(

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Tead Off » Dec 13th 14 3:18 am

kyarazen wrote:
Tead Off wrote: Curious to know why you don't use convection or electric heaters?
because i am a big snob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








kidding. i build incense heaters myself, and strongly prefer infrared radiation heating over contact conduction. halogen/infrared based heaters are close mimics of charcoal embers. no contact is needed for heating in theory, since infrared has deeper penetration. a hot plate or similar heats by contact and cannot achieve that

i could have used induction heating for tetsubin, but that converts the base of the kettle into a "heater" and will cause stress to the material. not something to risk when one needs to wait 3-5 years for a Suzuki kettle at the moment :(
I can understand the DIY concept and using the least stressful means to heat a tetsubin, but I would think convection or electric plates would be the most practical and take decades of heavy use to wear them out. Am I wrong in thinking this? Spending big money on a Suzuki tet might change my mind, but I'm not planning on buying one.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by kyarazen » Dec 13th 14 7:57 am

Tead Off wrote: I can understand the DIY concept and using the least stressful means to heat a tetsubin, but I would think convection or electric plates would be the most practical and take decades of heavy use to wear them out. Am I wrong in thinking this? Spending big money on a Suzuki tet might change my mind, but I'm not planning on buying one.
i DIY-ed incense heaters but not the halogen heaters for boiling water though. quality halogen beam heaters can be obtained from china at such good prices that renders DIY unnecessary, i.e. 1500 watt electronic control halogen heater is around 30-35 USD.. coffee siphon halogen heater is around 80 usd.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Tead Off » Dec 13th 14 11:12 am

kyarazen wrote:
Tead Off wrote: I can understand the DIY concept and using the least stressful means to heat a tetsubin, but I would think convection or electric plates would be the most practical and take decades of heavy use to wear them out. Am I wrong in thinking this? Spending big money on a Suzuki tet might change my mind, but I'm not planning on buying one.
i DIY-ed incense heaters but not the halogen heaters for boiling water though. quality halogen beam heaters can be obtained from china at such good prices that renders DIY unnecessary, i.e. 1500 watt electronic control halogen heater is around 30-35 USD.. coffee siphon halogen heater is around 80 usd.
For a 1L Tetsubin or Chao Zhou kettle, would you prefer 1500 or 1000W? How long do the bulbs last? I've never had good luck with smaller wattage halogen bulbs. They don't seem to have the lifespan of flourescent for lamps and such.

Also, what kind of water do you like for oolongs in the tetsubin?

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Alucard » Dec 13th 14 8:27 pm

Does this count?
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by ethan » Dec 13th 14 10:21 pm

So that's what the base looks like w/o the protective plastic cover! Thanks for sharing, Alucard.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Bef » Dec 13th 14 10:35 pm

Alucard wrote:Does this count?
I am using one if these at work, and another one at home. A very convenient product.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by blairswhitaker » Mar 15th 15 12:58 am

picked up this nice chagama at a flea market, It's a smaller sized ro kama, perfect for oki-ro or a small gathering.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Gaolin » Mar 17th 15 9:23 am

Hello everyone!
My trusty silver kettle, bought a few years back in Korea. I vary between this and a cast Iron tetsubin from Kunzan (depending on what I am drinking!)
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Alex » Mar 17th 15 12:27 pm

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Hario dripper stove top kettle. Love this thing.

Ponyo just came out to photo-bomb it
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by chamekke » Mar 19th 15 7:28 am

Alex wrote:
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Hario dripper stove top kettle. Love this thing.

Ponyo just came out to photo-bomb it
I love everything about this photograph.

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by Fabien » Aug 16th 15 8:00 pm

It started with 3 blurry photos on a french classified ads website.
Some supplementary (and always blurry) photos and some questions to the owner later, I thought I should go for it.

And I'm glad I did so!
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After quite a lot of gentle rubbing to clear out an ugly shiny black varnish (fortunately only on the external side), a really great patina appeared on what proved to be a late Meiji/early Taisho ornemental tetsubin.
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Made for the tetsubin merchant and export seller Ueda, like my previous find (what's the probability of finding locally two of these tetsubin in the same year?).

Purse and knotted rope design with a gold and silver inlayed vine motif decorated handle.
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And, last but not least, in perfect conditions.
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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by miig » Aug 16th 15 9:24 pm

woooow ! magnifique!

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Re: Show off your Kettle!!

by bryan_drinks_tea » Aug 17th 15 4:13 am

I have a question.
I'm noticing most posts here use tetsubin...but not many clay kettles!
For those that have both clay and tetsubin, do you really notice a difference? I only use clay kettles at the moment, but I'm definitely willing to learn. 8)