[Homeroast] Help.

Steven Van Dyke coffee at svandyke.com
Thu Mar 15 21:02:38 CDT 2012

At 08:43 AM 3/15/2012, you wrote:
>My wife volunteered me to make coffee at church on Sunday 
>mornings.  Last night I looked at the brewing equipment and I find 
>myself in need of some help in figuring out how to make a decent 
>coffee with this.  The machine is a sixty cup stainless percolator 
>with the glass tube in front to show how much is in it.  While I 
>have brewed several ways, this one is new to me.  As I was looking 
>at it one of the women who volunteers in the kitchen told me that 
>making half a pot was enough and pointed to the two pound container 
>of Floggers in the cabinet below.  She went on to say that making 
>half a pot was enough and that making it with more than one cup of 
>ground coffee made it too strong for her.  I have not had a chance 
>to give the machine a try and lost sleep last night trying to figure 
>out how to tackle it.  I have several non-espresso greens to use and 
>I plan to cycle through them with a label posting the name of the 
>coffee and SweetMaria's URL on the pot so I don't need help 
>selecting the coffee but I really suspect the machine controlled 
>brewing process will ruin the coffee.  I have a thermometer that I 
>can use to measure the water's temperature and I am willing to pour 
>hot water at a reasonable temperature to avoid hitting the coffee 
>with water that is too hot, elevation is a little under 300 feet so 
>our boiling point is right at 212.
>Any suggestions will be considered and appreciated.

The one bit of advice I can offer: see if you can snag the brewer the 
night before so you can *clean* it.  Without a doubt it's caked in old oil.

Good luck!

Steven Van Dyke 

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