[Homeroast] Tips for Cona Rod + Yama Vacuum Pot
johns_webmail at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 2 13:30:37 CST 2012
I use a cona rod in a yama vacuum pot. It stalled on me once when I was learning - but not since. I sometimes use my mazzer major for the grind - set more coarse - about 1/2 turn of the adjusting collar from my normal espresso setting.
I sometimes use a cheap burr grinder set fairly course between drip and press pot. When I use a more coarse grind I watch the temperature in the top more closely to make sure it gets fairly high - 180 to 190.
From: Phil Palmintere <phil.palmintere at gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 10:17 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] Tips for Cona Rod + Yama Vacuum Pot
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?
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