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Topic: About Bloom ... (11 msgs / 201 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Does profuse bloom mean that the coffee may need more rest?  By profuse, I
mean the brewing had just started and it was trying to remove the lid from
my Technivorm.
Eddie

2) From: Aaron
While I can not speak from experience on the technivorn I have seen some 
of my other coffee's bloom quite extravagantly in a swiss gold and other 
brewing methods.   The ones that did were well within their 'sweet spot' 
for resting.  Some were even well past where I normally would have drank 
them,  ie a good month old....
Some coffee's do bloom more than others, and resting may or may not play 
into that,  I don't recall ever hearing that bloom means it needs more 
rest but that could be possible as I don't catch every tidbit of 
knowledge that comes across the list here..  If the coffee you have 
taste really REALLY good to you, then Id not worry too much about it not 
being rested enough.
One thing I have found from my own observations,  coffee's that I have 
ground finer tend to bloom a bit more than the coarser grinds ... 
possibly something for you to play with there in taming your techie?
Just a thought.
Aaron

3) From: raymanowen
Eddie, I brew in the TV. I got the best brews when I started with 32g of
Horse + 32g of Sumatra Mandailing [Mandheling] at 10- 20+ days. My first
Desperation Blend I think- ground between Drip and Press, Gold filter, valv=
e
closed on cone basket of TV.
Water boils at this elevation (5413ft) at 202F - 204F, depending on t=
he
barometric pressure.
I dribble the full boiling water into the filter to soak the grounds.
Careful- It's volcanic! I stir down the erupting bloom with a plastic spoon=
,
and let it soak for 2 minutes with the lid on the basket to maintain heat.
Brace yourself when you stir it down- the aroma will floor you.
Open the valve half way (1st click up from Off- I don't need to actually se=
e
it!)
When the level drops about an inch in the basket, switch the TV On.
You can almost let it proceed with the brew by itself from here on, but
don't. Add boiling water if the basket drains faster than the TV replaces
it. And I direct the flow from the 1-hole arm with the handy plastic spoon.
If the basket drains slower than it's filled with hot water, turn the switc=
h
Off, and vice-versa- if it drains too fast, turn the valve Off. Before the
10c pot overfills, switch Off the TV, open the valve quickly to Full, then
close it. Dump the TV pot in your handy, pre-heated air pot. Then continue
with the brew.
I usually try for about 1.5 TV pots of coffee into the air pot = 15c. YMM=
V.
I did that earlier with this PCE 1.7- 1.8 kM. It's a little light roasted
for me, at maybe C+. What the man said... No 2nd, not even close- I couldn'=
t
coax any with the HG. First was all done.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
It's always something- play with it
On 8/21/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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4) From: David B. Westebbe
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2 big factors:
 
Rest and  Water temp.

5) From: Eddie Dove
More ...
On 8/22/06, David B. Westebbe  wrote:
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6) From: Brett Mason
My offer still stands - send your coffee on a vacation - it can rest
at my house...
Brett
On 8/22/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
   Zassman

7) From: Eddie Dove
Does your resort offer periodic taste testing as part of the Quality
Assurance program?
Eddie
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8) From: Brett Mason
Yep - At my house.  Will even send a postcard notifying of the
satisfaction rating subsequent to the coffee's consumption.  All this,
at no charge!
On 8/22/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
   Zassman

9) From: Brett Mason
Ya know, I ordered a half cord of wood last fall so I would have it
for my outdoor fire pit!  They graciously brought a half cord of wood
- $90 to my house, stacked it for me, and sent me an invoice -
terrific service.
Their other business is tree removal - for a reasonable fee...  I like
the business at both ends of the tree, makes way too much sense.
So this is a model I am considering - will rest your coffee for you.
Will also perform the consumption, and cleanup (I might add!)
B.
On 8/22/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
   Zassman

10) From: Steven Sobel
Brett,
I have a lb of Vietnamese that is looking for a new home.  Interested?  :)
On 8/22/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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11) From: Brett Mason
Hmmm.  Normally I would expect you would only buy good beans.  So,
yeah, go ahead...
Thx,
Brett
On 8/22/06, Steven Sobel  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
   Zassman


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