[Homeroast] Bulk Grinder for Drip

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Jun 28 09:11:28 CDT 2010


Well, you can just about bet the farm that the  "good drip grinder" will 
not be made in Italy.  Try a Bunn.

Maxwell Heathcott wrote:
> Agreed on the optimal flavor bit.  I'll fiddle with the burst-of-heat-blowout method and see what I come up with.
> Still: vacpot is only one of the four filter methods that I mentioned.  One of my biggest frustrations is consistency with a Chemex. In that situation, I've frequently encountered slow dripping, and have been forced to increase grind size to the point of under-extraction.No me gusta. 
> Therefore, I'm left to wonder . . . what would a good drip grinder be?  Or if that question is deemed inappropriate (vis-a-vis the grinder discussions that this has spawned),what would a good (and preferably sub-$500) secondary grinder be, since I'll be using my SJ solely for espresso?
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>> Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 17:56:47 -0700
>> From: doughoople at gmail.com
>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Bulk Grinder for Drip
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>> It's been a while, so I'll just stick in my $0.02 on fines and stalling in
>> vacpots.
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>> Going coarse with your grind to prevent stalls is completely unnecessary,
>> and it might even exacerbate the problem instead of making things better.
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>> That's counterintuitive, of course, but it's true.
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>> You can actually reduce stalling with vacpots by going FINER, not coarser.
>> Some of the most consistent drawdowns I've experienced have been with very
>> fine grinds.
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>> Still, you shouldn't be fiddling with grind to solve mechanical problems
>> with stalling. You should be grinding for optimal flavor.
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>> Fix your mechanical stalling problems by blowing the fines out of the bottom
>> of the funnel with a burst of heat just before taking the pot off the
>> burner.
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