[Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 100, Issue 3

Luigi Calamar luigi.calamar at gmail.com
Tue May 3 22:32:12 CDT 2016


I had a handy brew and finally returned it due to plugging problems.




On May 3, 2016, 10:01 AM, at 10:01 AM, homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com wrote:
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>   1. Re: Plugging HandyBrew (Demian Ebert)
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>Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 19:30:53 -0700
>From: Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
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>Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Plugging HandyBrew
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>I am happy to report that adding the water first and THEN the ground
>coffee
>seems to have solved the plugging filter problem. I always figured
>Sweet
>Maria's Tip Sheets were proving the better way to do things, but in
>this
>case, the actual instructions that came with the HandyBrew are correct.
>Regardless, I think the key is to not over agitate the coffee once it's
>added. Just stir enough to moisten and ensure that you are getting a
>complete extraction but not create more settling than necessary. We're
>now
>able to run the Ricky at about +31 from zero and get a nice body and
>flavor. The best part is the cup is clean (no substantial amount of
>fines)
>and there's no paper taste.
>
>Good luck.
>Demian
>
>On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 7:08 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com>
>wrote:
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>> Demian,
>>
>> I'd be interested in hearing how it goes, if you don't mind sharing
>your
>> experience.
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Thanks Brian, I hadn't seen that video and the tip sheet from
>> SweetMaria's
>> > is coffee first, then water. We'll give that a try and see how it
>works.
>> >
>> > Demian
>> >
>> > On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Brian Kamnetz
><bkamnetz at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > In case you missed it, Sweet Maria's has a video on YouTube.
>> > >
>> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZ5LmshwlY
>> > >
>> > > I haven't used mine for several years because I couldn't get it
>to
>> > drain; I
>> > > might have to give it another try with the "water first" method.
>> > >
>> > > Brian
>> > >
>> > > On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 1:37 PM, Demian Ebert
><coffehound at gmail.com>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Morning-
>> > > > I got a couple (on the 2 for 1 sale) HandyBrewer's from
>SweetMaria's
>> > with
>> > > > my last coffee order. I'm always sort of on the look-out for a
>better
>> > way
>> > > > to make coffee in the office (currently using an AeroPress and
>while
>> I
>> > > like
>> > > > the clean-up and taste, I want more volume). I like the Clever,
>but
>> > don't
>> > > > like the flavor of paper filter that seems to permeate the cup,
>even
>> > with
>> > > > pre-rinsing. I was hoping that using a metal screen in the
>HandyBrew
>> > > would
>> > > > give me a clean cup without that paper taste.
>> > > >
>> > > > We've tried it a few times now and it plugs about half-way
>through
>> the
>> > > drip
>> > > > volume. This morning I ran my Rocky on the coarsest grind and
>it
>> still
>> > > > plugged up about halfway done. I'm wondering if anyone has run
>the
>> > > > HandyBrew without the secondary screen filter or if there's
>some
>> other
>> > > way
>> > > > to keep it from plugging. I'm not going to sieve my ground
>coffee and
>> > the
>> > > > grinder won't go any coarser.
>> > > >
>> > > > Thanks for the help,
>> > > >
>> > > > Demian Ebert
>> > > > Portland, OR
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