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Topic: Quick question... (9 msgs / 129 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: neal prentiss
When using the blue SM coffee scoop, is it one scoop per 8-10 onces
pre-grind or post-grind, or does it matter?

3) From: Eddie Dove
For me, post grind, because that is what is actually going to make the ratio
in the brewer.
Hope this helps ...
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4) From: Sue
I also use scoops of whole beans - then I am only grinding what I need.
On 3/26/07, David Echelbarger  wrote:

5) From: Floyd Lozano
i try to do that too but i put in a heaping scoop to accomodate the space
between the beans ;)
what i usually do is measure out 75g of coffee and use 6 1/4 'cups' of
coffee (according to Bunn).  Still playing around.  Used to be 65g.  I don't
think i've nailed it yet.  you'd think it would be so simple!
On 3/26/07, Sue  wrote:

6) From: Ross
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Didn't look like anyone answered your question.  Really doesn't matter.

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
For what it is worth, my advice is "when in doubt, use more." As David
Letterman says, "Mankind knows no curse like weak coffee."
On 4/21/07, Ross  wrote:

8) From: Justin Marquez
The usual coffee to water ratio is 1 gr per fl oz as a starting point.  The
"blue scoop" holds anywhere from 11-13 grams of most roasted whole bean
coffees. I don't think it matters much whether you grind and then measure,
except that you will probably grind more than you need and end up with some
left over to go stale on you.
I'd recommend -
1) Buy an inexpensive digital scale, measure out what you need of roasted
whole bean, grind and brew it immediately.
2) Assume the "blue scoop" will hold 12 grams each scoop and estimate the
load of beans and proceed as above.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 3/26/07, neal prentiss  wrote:

9) From: Aaron
Pre / Post grind, it doesn't matter.  An ounce is an ounce......
Different folks like their coffee different strengths, although I will 
say that as you 'get used to it' you will probably end up making your 
coffee a bit stronger than you started.
When I first started homeroasting, I usually did about 9 grams per cup 
full of coffee, (in my cup) for the flavor and strength I liked best.  
Now I generally run 10.5 to 11 gram per cup.  Your  octane rating will vary.
Get a small scale, it doesn't have to be jewelers precision to 1/100th 
of a gram, just a cheapo from e bay works...I believe SM's even sells 
one at a very reasonable price, and measure out your coffee to what you 
like.   On that, it isn't rocket science either, if you like 10 grams, 
and you happen to have 10.1 on the scale, you probably won't taste the 
difference in the cup.
The coarseness of your grind will have much more effect on the flavor 
than a small change in the amount per brew.  If you are fiddling around 
trying to perfect your cup, change only one thing at a time so when you 
do hit it, you know what it was... grind... weight... etc etc.

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