Originally Posted by scottaustin
I am leaning more towards a pot at this point as this is my first starter and I would like to avoid broken/scarred glass.
My plan was to use a coil element stove and dunk the flask in a sink full of ice
olllllo you seem to know about this stuff, do you use a similar method/equipment?
I use a 2L flask on a ceramic top stove using the lowest heat possible to achieve a boil.
I let it rest for a minute or two and then immerse in regular tap water.
I introduce ice later to cool it further (depending on how low I want to go, I may keep adding ice or use salt).
I used to work in a lab years ago, but I was not a chemist.
Everything I learned, I learned here.
EDIT: Use a process that give you the most comfort/satisfaction. No wrong answers here.