[Homeroast] Bulk Grinder for Drip

Bob Glasscock eglasscock at centurytel.net
Mon Jun 28 15:50:26 CDT 2010


Thanks Doug,
It took a second reading, but now I get it. Sorry if my post as o/t. 
-Bob
Quoting Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>:
> Hi Bob,
>
> Finer grind might improve things, but, in my experience, the only thing that
> actually fixes outright the problem of drawdown delays and stalls is blowing
> the fines back up in the funnel with a short burst of heat just before
> taking the vacpot off the burner. 
>
> Also, not to be painfully repetitive, but I'm averse to the idea of
> adjusting grind settings to fix mechanical problems if there's another way
> of fixing them. Ideally, we should be grinding for optimal extraction and
> optimal flavor. 
> Thanks. 
> Doug
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Bob Glasscock 
> <eglasscock at centurytel.net>wrote:
>
> >
> > FWIW Doug,
> >
> > My vacpot experience points to chaff as being a major culprit in stalls,
> > and I've gotten so paranoid about it that I try to blow the chaff 
> out of the
> > grind before loading the vacpot. My real nemesis with stalls have been with
> > peaberries, which seem to produce lots of chaff (more surface, I suppose). 
> > What do you folks with way more experience than I have think? And on your
> > advice I will try the finer grind and see how that works out. 
> > Bob G. in Ala. 
> >
> > Quoting Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>:
> >
> >>  It's been a while, so I'll just stick in my $0.02 on fines and stalling
> >> in
> >> vacpots. 
> >> 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. 
> >> 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. 
> >> 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
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> > Bob Glasscock
> > Greenville, AL
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