Hey guys, you told me to post my results after playing the 'moka pot' some more. soo= oo, based on recommendations, i tweaked the grind so it was about two-third= s towards my setting for espresso, from my drip coffee setting. and used c= old water rather than warmed up water. the end result is MUCH better than = last time. not stale, bland, or boring. it took about 3 min to get to boi= ling, then 3 more min to get to perculating. i'm wondering if maybe i'm l= etting it sit on the burned too long before pulling it off the flame. it s= eems like once it gets to perculating, the actual "brew time" is rather qui= ck. possibly quicker than i thought. just thinking out loud now, really.= thanks for all the suggestions! oh it was a kenyan AA that i brewed. made for a great SO double shot this = morning. almost tastes metallic. i may go do another batch in a min and s= ee if i pull it off the heat quicker, what happens. thanks again! Michael B b'ham, AL Want to do more with Windows Live? Learn “10 hidden secrets” from Jamie.http://windowslive.com/connect/post/jamiethomson.spaces.live.com-Blog-cns!5=50F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008 Homeroast mailing list Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee=.com Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee=.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820
Michael, Excellent! I'm kinda confused about what you mean when you say "boiling" versus "percolating", though. At what point does the coffee start flowing/oozing from the spout? I generally keep it at a temp that gets coffee flowing about 3-4 minutes in, then I pull it as soon as it starts sputtering at the end, about 1-2 minutes later. If it's sputtering earlier in the process, you may want to turn down the heat a bit. Best, Kris McN Homeroast mailing list Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20
okay, that helps. i hear what i think is boiling coming from the bottom at= about 3 min. at 6min is when it starts to percolating (flowing/oozing). = that sputtering is what i was hearing when i wasn't sure if i was supposed = to pull it off the heat. good stuff. thanks! <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> he <Snip> <Snip> <Snip> ee.com <Snip> ee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820 See how Windows Mobile brings your life together—at home, work, or on the= go.http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/msnnkwxp1020093182mrt/direct/01/Homeroast mailing list Homeroasthttp://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/listinfo.cgi/homeroast-sweetmariascoffee=.com Homeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee=.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=7820
one final update; more or less to let you know i've gotten to the point where minor tweaks will give me the end result that i can enjoy. today, i upped the heat just a 'smidge' to try and get it percolating a little sooner, still happened at 6min. BUT i pulled it from the heat as soon as it started it's 'sputter' at the end. the end result was the best thus far. it was a kenyan AA, that a friend gave to me from another local roaster, so now i have to see what it can do with 'good' coffee (i.e. my own) thanks for all the help! this list is truely wonderful! Michael B b'ham, AL <Snip> Get more out of the Web. Learn 10 hidden secrets of Windows Live.