[Homeroast] Plugging HandyBrew

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Fri May 6 21:26:56 CDT 2016


Barbara,

I've been on the list a long time, since 2003 or 2004. I'm from Wisconsin
but was in New Mexico when I joined the list, then was in South Carolina,
and have been here since 2011. I mentioned Mankato because I recalled that
you were up in the Cities. Small world when it comes to coffee!

On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 9:17 PM, Barbara C. Greenspon <
lilysownahmah at greensponassociates.com> wrote:

> Hi, Brian -
>
> Thanks for your note.  We’re in Minneapolis!
>
> Neighbors!
>
>
> > On May 6, 2016, at 9:15 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Barbara, I'm happy to hear that you took the plunge and like the results.
> > I'm in Mankato but have a sister in Florida who I have been getting
> deeper
> > and deeper (though very slowly) into coffee. She and I went 50/50 on a
> > 2-for-1. I have the smaller model but now and then it's nice to be able
> to
> > make a bigger batch.
> >
> > Brian
> >
> > On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Barbara C. Greenspon <
> > lilysownahmah at greensponassociates.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks for the discussion.  I kind of skimmed it, just to know the
> general
> >> info about this.  I had no intention of having one, but when I read the
> >> “solution “ to put water in first and then the link for the 2 for one +
> >> sale, I ordered a pair; they just got here, and we just made our first
> >> cups. Fantastic right out of the box!  Perfect for travel, and we’re
> >> thrilled.  Thanks again to this wonderful list!
> >>
> >> Barbara
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On May 4, 2016, at 1:14 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for the times/stages. It's always interesting and helpful to
> know
> >>> what others are doing.
> >>>
> >>> Brian
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> My wife is using it most of the time so the tines below are from what
> >> she's
> >>>> told me. Steep time is about 2 minutes and it takes most of 4 minutes
> to
> >>>> drain.
> >>>>
> >>>> Demian
> >>>> On May 3, 2016 10:41 AM, "Brian Kamnetz" <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Good to know, Demian. Thanks for your report. I look forward to
> trying
> >>>> this
> >>>>> out.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Out of idle curiosity, how long do you let it steep before starting
> to
> >>>>> drain, and how long does the draining take?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Brian
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM, Demian Ebert <coffehound at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> 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:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> 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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