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Topic: New to home roasting and this list- Vacuuming Brewing (3 msgs / 45 lines)
1) From: Edward Spiegel
At 4:13 PM -0500 1/06/05, John Blumel wrote:
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Also, I have heard that using a Cory Glass Rod (a few bucks on e-bay) leads to fewer stalls. I have the santos and only use the glass rod and haven't ever had a stall. Since I never use the original 'filter' I can't see if using the glass rod is the reason or not but I have seen several folks mention the 'end of stalls' when they switched.
And, as others have mentioned, getting the grind right is critical if the grind is too fine or too uneven (i.e. has coffee dust) the brewer will stall.
--Edward

2) From: Angelo
Two points:
1. Try to get a cloth (Hario, Yama, etc) or metal (Foodservice direct) 
filter. They have never stalled on me. The glass rods have.
2. Some folks on alt.coffee claim that soaking the gasket in ammonia will 
soften the rubber. Check the archives...
It seems that nothing is wrong with the gasket, or you wouldn't be getting 
such a strong seal...I say it the rod clogging....Start out with drip 
coarseness and adjust up or down from there...
Ciao,
Angelo
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3) From: Angelo
John,
I find that to be true, except for the cold brew method (Toddy)..That stuff 
is deceptive. It almost tastes like a coffee tea, but the buzz is 
fierce,,,I don't get that much of a buzz from espresso, even though I do 18 
gram 1.5 oz ristretti...
I guess the buzz the Italians get from it is because they use large 
portions of robusta in their formulations....
A.
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