[Homeroast] Monday Morning Cup

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 23:09:24 CDT 2010


At that time I said grinder grinder.However,it got pooh poohed as too
simplistic

On Aug 23, 2010 8:32 PM, "Rich" <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> You can try the burping technique but the glass rod filter was designed
> to work with commercial ground coffee that was sieved to remove all
> fines. They just clog on fines sooner or later. Just sift out the
> fines and they work fine. The proper grind is a bit on the coarse side
> also. Have you ever found many fines in the bottom of the Foulgers can?
> Or Maxwell House or any other pre ground stuff? This is why using the
> solid gold, diamond burr coffee grinder works better. More consistent
> grind.
>
> cherry carter wrote:
>> Doug, I believe you are the one who suggested this cure for clogged
vacuum
>> pots many months ago. I tried the suggestion time after time and changed
the
>> coffee grind, as well. Nothing worked on a continuous basis . . . and it
was
>> so frustrating for me to end up with a pot of coffee that needed to be
>> tossed. Now that I have the Cona, the process is perfection every time.
>> Flawless performance. Awesome coffee. So, I am happy.
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Cherry
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>
wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Cherry,
>>>
>>> I'm not surprised that your Yama had a clogging problem, but I am
surprised
>>> that you were unable to address it. Chris (Yakster) just posted the same
>>> thing two days ago.
>>>
>>> I won't make a pest of myself as I have in the past, but I just want to
put
>>> in the word yet again that most clogging problems with vacuum pots and
>>> glass
>>> rods (I'm assuming you were using a glass rod) can be resolved with a
quick
>>> burst of high heat just before taking the pot off the burner. 5 or 10
>>> seconds, enough to perceive fresh turbulence in the funnel, and that
will
>>> do
>>> it.
>>>
>>> I stumbled onto this method about a year ago, and I went from daily
clogs
>>> and delays to no problems whatsoever using this simple technique.
>>>
>>> One other thing. The Cona glass rods work in the Yama pots, and they're
the
>>> only glass rods you can buy new today. But the Cory rods work better.
You
>>> just have to find them used.
>>>
>>> Good luck. Vacpot coffee is delicious! And, as you say, the ritual is a
>>> delight.
>>>
>>> Doug
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM, cherry carter <theravensroost at gmail.com
>>>> wrote:
>>>> I have to add my own very favorite coffee maker. The Cona . . . I had
one
>>>> many years ago and sold it at a garage sale so that I could move onto
my
>>>> sailboat. Tried every other kind of coffee maker in the years that have
>>>> passed. I don't like plastic and ended up with a Yama for the stovetop.
>>> It
>>>> kept clogging up on me, no matter what other listers suggested. So, now
I
>>>> have the Cona. A PERFECT cup of coffee every time. And, it makes such a
>>>> perfect focus for the sacred coffee ritual. And that's what it is,
isn't
>>>> it!
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Being Monday with the Wife needing to get to school early for a
meeting
>>>> and
>>>>> my folks needing to leave early to drop the kids at school (I get a
>>> break
>>>>> this week), I brewed up a large Chemex pot ov Guatemala Huehuetenango
>>>> Finca
>>>>> La Maravilla. It was very nice, and it's rapidly disappearing. I'm
>>>>> thinking of roasting up the last of this bean, another 430 g, tonight
>>> to
>>>>> use
>>>>> for the rest of the week. The coffee was great hot and tasted great as
>>>> it
>>>>> cooled too.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd previously reported problems I'd had with large Chemex pots. I'm
>>>> fine
>>>>> with doing half pots yielding 600 ml, but could not get full pots to
>>>> drain
>>>>> in five minutes. Today I brewed with about the same water I'd use for
>>> a
>>>>> half pot... just the amount that I can run through in five minutes
>>> (plus
>>>>> the
>>>>> 30 second bloom) and then added the balance of the water to bring the
>>> pot
>>>>> up
>>>>> to 1.2 liters of coffee. That gave the Wife and my parents each a cup,
>>>>> myself a large travel cup, and some left over for the thermos for when
>>> my
>>>>> folks want some more.
>>>>>
>>>>> It's making me wonder why I'm keeping that "backup" Bunn drip coffee
>>>> maker
>>>>> in the garage.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Chris
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