[Homeroast] Vacuum Pot Help!!

Dennis Guyer adg22 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Apr 30 16:15:12 CDT 2011


I live in the LA area.  Around 800 feet ASL.


> What's your altitude?
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Vacuum Pot Help!!
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> I have been home roasting for two and a half years.  I have used the AP 
> exclusively for most of that time.  Recently I decided to try a Vacuum Pot 
> after reading all the good feedback from the board.  I ordered a Yama 8 
> cup from SM and use the cloth filter.  I have tried it about 8-10 times. 
> I have been very disappointed in the results.  It seems to give me a 
> flavor I don't seem to have using the AP.  The best I can describe it is 
> sour.  I roast using the Behmor and grind using a Baratza Virtuoso.  I use 
> a grind setting of 30.  (For those of you who have one.)  All the coffee 
> is roasted to City+; (at least that is what I believe it is.)  All are 
> either South or Central American coffees.  My draw down times are in the 1 
> 1/2  to 2 min. range. I put the top on just as it starts to boil and the 
> water rises within a few seconds.  I stir one time after the water has 
> risen to the top and let it brew for 30 sec to one min.
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> I need help-advice!  I would really like to use the Vacuum pot on those 
> days I want to serve more than the one cup at a time my AP makes.
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> Thanks for any suggestions,
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> Dennis
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