[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Michael Mccandless mcsparky6670 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 20:16:55 CDT 2013


Here in Chandler AZ we get a free meal with every glass.
RO water works great - I add a touch of tap water to the Gaggia to prevent
(limit) bubbles from forming in the boiler.

MikeMc


On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Dennis True <dennist3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use tap water run thru a Brita Filter and that works great for me...
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM, ricky carter <rickylc99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > for my money, the harder the water the better for brewed coffee.
> boiling
> > makes the hardness just right.
> >
> > it is kinda rough on the tea kettle though...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com]
> > On
> > > Behalf Of J3R
> > > Sent: Monday, June 03, 2013 4:06 PM
> > > To: A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O
> > >
> > > On 13-06-03 07:00 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
> > > > Depends on how good your tap water tastes (whether or not you filter
> > it)
> > > or if you use bottled natural spring water as I do for my espresso
> > machine.
> > > I tried distilled water for drip, and the coffee tasted flat--I have
> good
> > > tap water and I use it filtered for drip.  Never use distilled in an
> > > espresso machine, since both auto-boiler refill and tank sensors need a
> > > trace of minerals to detect water.
> > > >
> > > > Peace & Song,
> > > > Sandy Andina
> > > > www.sandyandina.com
> > > I will just add that I have used distilled water in my Behmor Brazen,
> in
> > my
> > > Lelit espresso machine and in my Gaggia platinum vision (and aeropress,
> > > syphon machine, tea, etc) for over a year and I have had no problems.
> > YMMV.
> > >
> > > > Jer
> > >
> > > Neither the Lelit or Gaggia Super Auto have a dedicated steam boiler
> > which
> > > to my knowledge always has water level sensor for auto-fill. In fact I
> > > don't
> > > know of any single boiler dual use espresso machines with auto-fill
> > feature
> > > and hence don't have auto-fill sensor. However most (all I know of and
> > know
> > > many in good detail) water tank models use a weight based not
> electrical
> > > current method for water tank running low so water mineral content
> > > irrelevant in that respect.
> > >
> > > I also don't know a single coffee professional that doesn't find water
> > with
> > > a slight mineral content superior to distilled in the brewed cup. Which
> > is
> > > irrelevant to what floats your boat.
> > >
> > > Mike McGinness, Head Bean
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> > > http://www.compasscoffeeroasting.com
> > > 360-989-6658
> > >
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> > > found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
> > > before.
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