"...not sure I can wait for it to off gas!"
Neither can cuppers - you're in good company.
My own misunderstandings are legion. I usually brew a Steinway* right after
*Steinway- grind 24g - 30g of the flash frozen beans (The 42 setting gives a
particulate dimension about double that of an espresso grind, for 8X the
particulate volume) into a Gold mesh filter, pop it into the TechniVorm cone
basket with the valve closed.
Fill the assembly to the 16oz level with boiling water from the tea kettle.
(The water is adjusted** to boil at 201° F) **Adjustment is to boil it at
5306ft elevation asl. Set timer to 3min. At the tone, open the valve and
allow coffee to drain into pre heated Captain Morgan stein.
Not this morning. The last of a 24 Feb City roast '05 Kona Moki's Farm- 26g,
still outgassing at 48 hours, thusly became one with the water, while I was
trying to roast 100g of the green '05 KMF. Even with throttling the heat, it
finished First and raced right in to Second for 2 seconds.
I just had a cold cookie sheet in the freezer for brakes, but these beans
are really gorgeous. Still semi gloss, but a couple of shades darker- and
brighter- than the beans that went into this fabulous Steinway right here!
At 24 hours, 36 and 48 hours, they were giving their puff of glory when I'd
open the jar each time. The flavor and aroma was Good, Huge and Fabulous- a
Glorious Kona almost 3 years in the plastic bag from SM.
One thing nice about these bags is that the tiny holes relieve pressure
differentials in shipping, but don't actually ventilate the bag. And, even
better than driving with a cracked window, the polyethylene tends to heal
itself of the tiny punctures over a period of weeks/ months.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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