[Homeroast] Bulk Grinder for Drip

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 13:02:31 CDT 2010


Go bunn,
Something I think I can afford....
Joe

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

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