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1) From: Dennis Ryan
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Hi All, First post here....
I too was having stalling problems with my Yama, which I use with a  
Cory rod. My solution, which works most of the time, is to not do any  
stirring until the water is all the way up in the top section. I  
think the smaller particles want to sink first, which clogs up the  
filter. If the smaller stuff is mixed in with the larger, it seems to  
alleviate the problem somewhat. Once the bubbles start coming up from  
the bottom, I then give it a stir, and start the timer. If I do get  
stuck, I give the Cory rod a slight tug with a pair of tongs. I get  
lots of gunk in with the coffee, but at least the brew is saved.  
Another thing is that when I use the cloth filter, I do not have  
stuckage problems.
I'm still playing around with the vacuum brewer to figure out how to  
make it really sing. For me, going a little heavy on the coffee plus  
using more acidic coffees like the kenyan I'm currently drinking  
seems to bring out it's  best. I am interested in how other people  
are dealing with these, and other challenges though.
Dennis
On Nov 8, 2007, at 12:11 AM, homeroast-request  
wrote:
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Hi All, First post =
here....
I too was = having stalling problems with my Yama, which I use with a Cory rod. My = solution, which works most of the time, is to not do any stirring until = the water is all the way up in the top section. I think the smaller = particles want to sink first, which clogs up the filter. If the smaller = stuff is mixed in with the larger, it seems to alleviate the problem = somewhat. Once the bubbles start coming up from the bottom, I then give = it a stir, and start the timer. If I do get stuck, I give the Cory rod a = slight tug with a pair of tongs. I get lots of gunk in with the coffee, = but at least the brew is saved. Another thing is that when I use the = cloth filter, I do not have stuckage problems.
I'm still playing around = with the vacuum brewer to figure out how to make it really sing. For me, = going a little heavy on the coffee plus using more acidic coffees like = the kenyan I'm currently drinking seems to bring out it's  best. I am = interested in how other people are dealing with these, and = other challenges though.
Dennis
On Nov 8, = 2007, at 12:11 AM, homeroast-request@= lists.sweetmarias.com wrote:

From: "Bernard Gerrard" <gerrardbcl>

To: <homeroast= s.com>

Subject: = +Re: Biggest bang for the buck

=

Tom, what grind do you use in your = vacuum brewer? I gave up on both the 

Cory and Bodum because. the return = process stalled so often.  = I was using 

a cheap-o grinder which produced a lot = of fines which I feel was the 

problem.  I now have a Mazzer.  It occurred to me that in the = days when 

Corys were popular folks = used  grocery store = coffee which has a very 

consistent grind.  Comments?  Bernard Gerrard

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2) From: Barry Luterman
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There are three and only three variables to successful vacuum brewing:
1. The gasket -- Does it make an air tight seal ?
2. Grind - Is it uniform? If it is uniform is it not too small 
3. Filter-- Cloth -- Is it clean and intact.
 Cory rod Final burp as water goes north can not be so violent that it =
disrupts the rod.
Bodum plastic filter--Other two variables have to be perfect.
All else is commentary. Hillel


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