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Topic: cona vs. cory rod in a VP (4 msgs / 106 lines)
1) From: Bill
Recently got a couple of Corys from Ebay.  Glad that I did.
I had been messing around with the cona rod that I got with my Yama last
month.  Lots of problems from the beginning with stalled pots.  had switched
over to the cloth filter because it was better with my grinder (Maestro
Plus).
Anyway, the Cory rods are coarser at the filtration point.  My MP grinds
don't clog that brew.
Thought that you would like to know that my grinder can tell a difference
between the two rods.  And I'm glad that I got a cory, otherwise I'd be just
using the cloth filters...
YMMV.
bill in wyo
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2) From: Bob Glasscock
Coincidentally, I also have a problem with stalled or slow brews. Using Yama
VP with Cory Rod and Maestro Plus. Past coupla days I have reverted to the
cloth filter because of this, but continue to crank up the Maestro for a
coarser grind (now at 32), but still get a lot of fines. Roasts are mostly
City to City+, and the "fines" appear to be chaff. I've read a number of
posts about using sifters to remove fines. Does that appear to be a workable
solution? (Sorry to be long-winded).
Bob Glasscock
Recently got a couple of Corys from Ebay.  Glad that I did.
I had been messing around with the cona rod that I got with my Yama last
month.  Lots of problems from the beginning with stalled pots.  had switched
over to the cloth filter because it was better with my grinder (Maestro
Plus).
Anyway, the Cory rods are coarser at the filtration point.  My MP grinds
don't clog that brew.
Thought that you would like to know that my grinder can tell a difference
between the two rods.  And I'm glad that I got a cory, otherwise I'd be just
using the cloth filters...
YMMV.
bill in wyo
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3) From: Bill
Bob,
sifting does appear to be a solution for the Cona rod (here comes the
castigation for having a crummy grinder!)...  I don't need to sift with the
Cory rod.  I grind about halfway between drip and coarse, on the MP.  with
the cona rod, I grind at my FP setting, 3 clicks below coarse, and then I
sift.  But the cory doesn't need to be sifted.  I've noticed that different
coffees produce different amounts of fines...  how recently have you
replaced your burrs?  If you're stalling a cory, that might be a culprit...
HTH
bill in wyo
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 6:11 AM, Bob Glasscock 
wrote:
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4) From: Bob Glasscock
Bill,
Maestro is only a month old, so I don't think that's the problem, and I've
gradually increased the coarseness so I'm beyond stalling, but brewing (with
the Cory) is slower than with the cloth filter. I roast with IR2 and begin
cooling within a minute after end of first crack, as I prefer a fairly light
roast. Perhaps I need to begin extending roast times to explore new flavors.
Bob Glasscock
Bob,
sifting does appear to be a solution for the Cona rod (here comes the
castigation for having a crummy grinder!)...  I don't need to sift with the
Cory rod.  I grind about halfway between drip and coarse, on the MP.  with
the cona rod, I grind at my FP setting, 3 clicks below coarse, and then I
sift.  But the cory doesn't need to be sifted.  I've noticed that different
coffees produce different amounts of fines...  how recently have you
replaced your burrs?  If you're stalling a cory, that might be a culprit...
HTH
bill in wyo
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