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Topic: Moka Pot Pucks and Basic Espresso Info (7 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Hi, all.  If memory serves, someone recently said that their pucks for
espresso are usually dry when they dump them.
Would the same be true for moka pots?  Usually, my pucks pop out of the =
moka
pot basket as a solid puck that feels mostly dry to the touch.  Have =
never
really had a puck that was wet.  The coffee's always been great, so I =
don't
think it's a problem.  Just more curious than anything.  Thanks.
Also, I'm thinking of getting a small espresso machine for home and Miss
Silvia is looking like she might be the new additon to the family.  Does
anyone have a good resource for all the terminology related to
espresso/equipment?  I don't know a portafilter from a portapotty (at =
least
from a 100 yards, I wouldn't), what's a pressurized filter basket, what =
kind
of boiler, does it need to be plumbed or can I manually fill the =
reservoir,
etc.
I've checked out SM and there's good info there, but I need something a
little more basic and appreciate any leads.
I'm enjoying an Americano (of sorts) of 50/50 Costa Rican Tres Oros and
Harrar Horse brewed in my handy, dandy moka pot.
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip/moka/presspot brew

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Here are some links that you may or may not find helpful...http://home.surewest.net/frcn/Coffee/Coffee.htmlhttp://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide.html">http://www.coffeeresearch.org/espresso/definitions.htmhttp://www.kwilson.fsnet.co.uk/Bogiesan.htmhttp://home.surewest.net/frcn/Coffee/Coffee.htmlhttp://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide.html
miKe
From: "Brent - SC/TO Roasting" 
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 3:46 PM
Hi, all.  If memory serves, someone recently said that their pucks for
espresso are usually dry when they dump them.
Would the same be true for moka pots?  Usually, my pucks pop out of the moka
pot basket as a solid puck that feels mostly dry to the touch.  Have never
really had a puck that was wet.  The coffee's always been great, so I don't
think it's a problem.  Just more curious than anything.  Thanks.
Also, I'm thinking of getting a small espresso machine for home and Miss
Silvia is looking like she might be the new additon to the family.  Does
anyone have a good resource for all the terminology related to
espresso/equipment?  I don't know a portafilter from a portapotty (at least
from a 100 yards, I wouldn't), what's a pressurized filter basket, what kind
of boiler, does it need to be plumbed or can I manually fill the reservoir,
etc.
I've checked out SM and there's good info there, but I need something a
little more basic and appreciate any leads.
I'm enjoying an Americano (of sorts) of 50/50 Costa Rican Tres Oros and
Harrar Horse brewed in my handy, dandy moka pot.
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip/moka/presspot brew

3) From: Captain CowPie
Brent,
My moka pucks are usually a bit wet, and do not pop out as a single puck. I=
 usually  have to  scoop them out. Now I am wondering what they should real=
ly look like. 
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4) From: Tim TenClay
Mine don't puck....they need to be thunked against the trashcan and
come out in lumps.
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Dunningville Reformed Church (www.dunningville.org)
Knots & More Tatting Supplies (www.knotsandmore.com) NATA #253

5) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
miKe,
Thanks for the info leads.  I definitely found them helpful.  Just what the
doctor ordered.  Now, I just have to make time to read them.
Hopefully, I'll be able to order the Silvia in the next couple of months
from SM and pick it up.
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip/moka/presspot brew
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6) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
My moka pot pucks are slightly wet and also need a good thunk, but the
grounds do come out in a puck.  The top surface feels dry to the touch. =
The
sides and bottom of the puck have a wetter feel to them.  There are =
usually
some grounds left in the basket, but only some.
My drip brew basket grounds do need several thunks, does come out in =
clumps,
and there's usually a lot of grounds left in the basket.  So compared to =
the
moka pot, it's completely different.  
Just was curious as to whether that was the expected behavior for the =
moka
pots.
Thanks for the info.
Brent
Roasting in an SC/TO
For drip/moka/presspot brew
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7) From: Mingles
There's a strange satisfaction from knocking out a bone-dry puck with littl=
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remaints in the filter you'll find once you get your new espresso machine :=
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