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Topic: Shot crema ? > RE: +Christmas toys (4 msgs / 184 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Shot sounds within decent parameters. Here's a video of shot October 12th of
some "old" 7 day rested then 6 week vac sealed frozen beans:-)http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7510195106277647437&hl=enAppears to be a good 90%+ crema end of shot Guinessing to ~45% 30 seconds
post shot. This is my blend of 100% Arabica Caffe' Rosto 15min gentle
tickling a wee bit into 2nd profile roasted to light FC, 4min drying
equalization stage to 300f, level ramp to start of 1st ~9:30, 15min end of
roast cooled to 125f ~2min, pre-roast equal part blend of Aged Sumatra,
Brazil Cerrado DP, Brazil Cerrado WP, Harrar DP and Kona WP. Shot pulled
~202f. 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
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wife for Christmas.  She intercepted one of my orders from Sweet Marias and
wrapped them up for Christmas.  I used the clear glass this morning and
verified that I have a LOT of crema in my shots (about 75%).  One thing I
did notice about my crema is that it collapses very quickly.  Half of the
crema is gone within 30 seconds.  Is this normal?
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2) From: Howellite
Thanks for the link to the video.  That is how my shots look.  I was not
sure because I do not recall seeing a video before that showed the
collapsing of the crema afterward.
Paul

3) From: Vicki Smith
It was a great vid, miKe. Now, next time you have the camera out, could 
you please do a distribution/tamping video. I've been watching the 
couple I found on-line, and I'd love to see your technique as well.
So much to learn...
vicki

4) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I can not currently get online to view but in the past a good espresso
looks to me to progress sorta like a stout (guiness) does once
poured...am I at all in the ball park?
Dennis
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Thanks for the link to the video.  That is how my shots look.  I was not
sure because I do not recall seeing a video before that showed the
collapsing of the crema afterward.
Paul


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