[Homeroast] Fwd: Vac-Pot Temp

Jeffrey Kelly jeffrey-kelly at att.net
Thu Mar 22 18:30:27 CDT 2012


I'm reading with interest as I'm thinking of buying a vac pot to try.  Just wondering if it would be better to start with a cloth filter and graduate to a glass rod in time or learn with glass rod from the onset.  Pros...cons?

-Jeff

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> From: Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>
> Date: March 22, 2012 5:43:46 PM EDT
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Vac-Pot Temp
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> Hi Larry,
> 
> I'm assuming that you're asking about the glass rod vs. the cloth filter,
> and not about the Cory rod vs. the Cona rod.
> 
> With the cloth filter, flavor elements of both the cloth and of residues
> from prior pots make their way into the cup.  Some people don't detect
> this, but others (myself included) find the taint to be quite pronounced.
> 
> 
> With the glass rod, the coffee comes into contact with nothing but glass,
> and the resulting cup is as pure as you could possibly hope for.
> 
> The glass rod is also a lot easier to clean vs. the cloth filter.
> 
> If the question was Cory vs. Cona, the Cory is a bit heavier, and the extra
> mass seems better suited to brewing in the Yama.
> 
> The disadvantage of the glass rod, of course, is that it's prone to delays
> and stalls during drawdown.  Totally manageable with a simple modification
> in the brewing procedure, so no big deal.  But there is a small level of
> skill required in using the glass rod.
> 
> The cloth filter is utterly flawless in that regard, and can be
> successfully used on day one by a complete newbie.
> 
> Doug
> 
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Larry Dorman <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> As a new yama owner who has brewed only once, what is the advantage of
>> a cory rod?  A response here or a link to the answer are both good
>> choices.  :)  Thanks!
>> 
>> LarryD
>> 
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