[Homeroast] Tips for Cona Rod + Yama Vacuum Pot
j at j3r.org
Fri Mar 2 12:32:43 CST 2012
On 12-03-02 01:17 PM, Phil Palmintere wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I can sure use some tips/techniques on using the Cona glass rod with the
> Yama vacuum pot. A Cona rod arrived with my order of greens this week, and
> I tried the rod for the first time this morning.
> I set my coffee grinder to very coarse in an attempt to not have it stall.
> My first attempt didn't work. It stalled pretty early on. Stirring didn't
> work. Ultimately, I put it back on the burner to equalize pressure enough
> so I could get the glass rod loose. What a mess.
> I recall it takes the proper technique to use the rod with the vac pot. Are
> any of you having success? Can you share your tips?
I thought I would have a problem with stalling but I never did. I grind
at my medium-coarse setting for it, basically a bit finer than for
french press. However, I always get a little more sediment than I would
like and I have gone back to the cloth filter for most brews. I love the
idea of the rod, but it is too easy to knock when stirring, and it is
just less reliable than the filters I find. Out of about 20 uses I have
ruined 2 pots (a ton of grinds got sucked down because I disturbed the
rod) and 4 more were borderline.
I recently picked up a metal mesh screen for my bodum that I am waiting
to try, I have high hopes this will be the "perfect" filter.
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