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Topic: New brewer recommendations (13 msgs / 274 lines)
1) From: seth Grandeau
It's time for a new coffee toy.  Currently I brew with a Capresso drip coff=
ee maker.  It gets the water plenty hot and has a thermal carafe.  It's a g=
ood, everyday, no thought brewer.  But, as I said, it's time for a new toy =
and I want something more interactive. :)  I was thinking of either a Yama =
vacuum brewer or the Bodum Bistro drip brewer.  Any suggestions or thoughts=
 would be greatly appreciated.
 
Also, I've never used a Swissgold filter.  Is there a big improvement over =
the "gold" filter that came with the Capresso?
 
Thanks for the advice and a happy new year to everyone!
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2) From: Robert Gulley
Seth
In the FWIW department, I love my Yama - cleanest cup of coffee 
around. As for the swiss gold it is better than the stock filters 
that come with the brewers - more even consistency I think.
  RG
At 12:57 PM 1/1/2008, you wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Are you looking for a new "every morning" brewer, or are you thinking
more of a Saturday morning and special coffees type system?  I really
love my Cory vacpot, but only use it perhaps 5-10 times a year...
What's your purpose for the new method?
Swissgold will be a "purer" cup, adding no flavors yet allowing the
rich oils in.  Your gold basket may be close to this already...
Welcome - don't hide in the shadows!
Brett
On Jan 1, 2008 11:57 AM, seth Grandeau  wrote:
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4) From: Scott Miller
I'm a vacpot enthusiast also. Silex 8-cup with Cory rod. I use it at least a
couple times a week and decant the extra brew into a thermal carafe.
The Bodum is nice; I have used a friend's. I don't have any experience with
the Yama.
cheers,
Scott
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5) From: seth Grandeau
Brett,
 
I'm looking for something to use on the weekends, when time isn't an issue.
 
-Seth
 
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ou looking for a new "every morning" brewer, or are you thinking> more of a=
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acpot, but only use it perhaps 5-10 times a year...> What's your purpose fo=
r the new method?> > Swissgold will be a "purer" cup, adding no flavors yet=
 allowing the> rich oils in. Your gold basket may be close to this already.=
..> > Welcome - don't hide in the shadows!> Brett
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6) From: Michael I
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It may be because my palate is not refined enough to tell, but I can't
detect a difference between an SG filter and the gold one that came with my
Capresso MT500.
My next brewer will likely be a vacuum brewer - I don't feel that another
drip brewer is going to be better than the Capresso (and I already have a
couple of espresso machines, moka pots, and press pots).
-AdkMike  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of seth Grandeau
Sent: 01/01/2008 12:57 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +New brewer recommendations
It's time for a new coffee toy.  Currently I brew with a Capresso drip
coffee maker.  It gets the water plenty hot and has a thermal carafe.  It's
a good, everyday, no thought brewer.  But, as I said, it's time for a new
toy and I want something more interactive. :)  I was thinking of either a
Yama vacuum brewer or the Bodum Bistro drip brewer.  Any suggestions or
thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 
Also, I've never used a Swissgold filter.  Is there a big improvement over
the "gold" filter that came with the Capresso?
 
Thanks for the advice and a happy new year to everyone!  
Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary! Check it out!
 

7) From: Brett Mason
For weekends and special occasions, I'd recommend the Yama, or similar
vac pot, in a second.  Should make for a great cup...
Brett
On Jan 1, 2008 1:56 PM, seth Grandeau  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

8) From: Jeff Hayden
Seth,
I swear by the Yama vacuum roaster.  It makes a very clean, yet very
complex, coffee.  It puts on quite a show in the process of brewing that
coffee.
Whatever you do with any vacuum brewer, please remember to start with water
you have already warmed.  If using the spirit lamp provided, it will save
you time better spent watching paint dry.  If you are using the butane
burner, and start with cold water, you are liable to overheat (and crack)
the glass.  [Even if that happens, you can get a replacement globe for $8 so
never give up on the burner.]
Everyone who has ever tasted homeroasted coffee brewed in my vacuum brewer
has told me it's the best coffee they've ever had.
Jeff Hayden

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Hmmm, haven't tried roasting coffee in a vacuum yet, need to make Yama space
station reservations!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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10) From: Jeff Hayden
Mike,
You not only caught my typo, but with lightening speed.  Touché. 
[And make that Yama vacuum brewer.]
Jeff

11) From: Barry Luterman
I use the Bodum Santos 7 days a week. I am retired and in no rush in the
morning. I have the time to stand there and monitor the process. Boil water
first in another container. It is both faster,as already mentioned, and
easier on the glass. Only other caution when you first get the pot the
rubber gasket will probably be hard and too small to make a proper seal. If
it does not make a proper seal the brew will stall. Simply boil the rubber
gasket in a pot of water and the let it sit in the water for a while. This
may have to be done a few times. If there is still a problem with stalls put
a little Vaseline on the gasket before mating it with the bowl. The coffee
is outstanding. After buying my Bodum I sold my Technivorm.
On Jan 1, 2008 11:57 AM, Jeff Hayden 
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12) From: miKe mcKoffee
Even though down here by myself, as expected it's slow at the Kafe today =
and
just happen to take few minutes to goof off online just at the right =
time:-)
Besides, couldn't leave right now if I wanted to. Accidentally left my =
fog
lights on this morning, waiting for AAA for a jump!
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must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
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13) From: Rick Copple
seth Grandeau wrote:
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I use my Yama daily. It is my main method of brewing coffee. You can 
speed up the water heating by heating it in another pot, but if I have 
the time, I tend to like to let it heat up in the pot. It takes about 30 
minutes that way, around 15 if you preheat the water, but the bubbling 
once at the top seems to be gentler when I don't preheat it and I can't 
tell much difference in taste. I use a Cory rod that came with my Cory 
stainless steel electric vac pot, and it works wonderfully. But I've 
noticed when I preheat the water, I tend to have more trouble with 
potential stalling, whereas the other way I've never come close to 
stalling. But if you use the cloth filter that comes with it, that 
shouldn't be a factor.
However, you pretty much can't get any better coffee than a vac pot. 
I've not used the Bodum Bistro drip brewer, so I can't offer any 
comparison on that. But I can vouch that the Yama makes a good daily brw 
method.
-- 
Rick Copplehttp://www.rlcopple.com/


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