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Topic: Cory score at the junk shop (13 msgs / 259 lines)
1) From: Slinkster
BNIB Cory with a supple gasket and a pristine glass rod.  $3, as it's 
the cash I had in my pocket and the owner had already run my card for my 
Pyrex purchases (also cheap) when I spotted the Cory box.
Anything I should be aware of when brewing with this other than the 
possibility of the draw-down stalling?  Is the grind I use in the Yama 
with the cloth filter going to be too fine with the glass rod?
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2) From: Slinkster
Yesterday I spotted BNIB Cory with a supple gasket and a pristine glass 
rod. I paid a whopping $3, as it's the cash I had in my pocket and the 
owner had already run my card for my Pyrex purchases (also cheap on a 
per-piece basis, but a LOT of it) when I spotted the Cory box.
Anything I should be aware of when brewing with this other than the 
possibility of the draw-down stalling?  Is the grind I use in the Yama 
with the cloth filter going to be too fine with the glass rod?
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3) From: Ken B
heh, it is stories like this that make me think I really, really need to 
find some second hand shops to cruise!!  Good score!  I am jealous. 
Best Regards,
Ken B
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5) From: Doug Hoople
Nice going! I'm jealous!
It should be interesting to see how the Cory glass rod behaves in a
completely matched set, as opposed to using the Cory rod on Yama and other
vacuum pots.
If your grinder is high quality, you should have no stalling issues with a
fine grind.
The stalling scenarios that I'm aware of are 1) creating a vortex in the
funnel just before drawdown, and 2) powder in the grind (which is generally
the result of a coarse (!!!) grind).
The answer to 1) is simple... don't allow a vortex to form at any time
during drawdown.
The answer to 2) is a little more complicated, but still manageable... avoid
fines (powder) in your grind. If you have a quality grinder, you should be
ok on everything from fine to medium. Once you're coarser than medium with
any grinder, though, you'll start seeing more fines. That's especially true
of the darker roasts. If you're roasting lighter than FC, you should have no
issues whatsoever. If you're roasting at FC+ to Vienna, then you'll likely
see trouble at the coarsest settings.
You might be shaking your head at "you should be ok on everything from fine
to medium," but it turns out that a good quality grinder is much more
consistent at its finest setting than at its coarsest setting, and so the
output of your grinder's finest setting should give you trouble-free
drawdowns.
I don't like the way the vacpot coffee turns out when it's ground too fine.
It tends to taste grainy, especially without a paper or cloth filter.  So I
tend to work at the coarsest setting possible before the output starts
getting inconsistent. That's at about 6 (10 being coarsest) on a Vario, and
about 20 or so (40 being coarsest) on the Virtuoso.
Since I tend to roast dark (FC+ to Vienna), the coarse output is
inconsistent, an effect that's been observed on the finest of grinders, so a
medium grind works for me.  If you roast lighter, then this effect is
substantially diminished, and you probably won't see it at all if you're
grinding as light as a City roast.
Let us know how you make out with your new vacpot. We don't have a lot of
data on the Cory-Cory combination!
Doug
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6) From: Yakster
I'm jelous too... I bid on and won a Cory on eBay, but it broke when
the seller was trying to pack it so I never saw it (got refunded).
I did pick up a Cory rod and have paired it with a Yama 8 cup... Need
more experience on this, but the test run turned out well.
-Chris
On 9/7/09, Doug Hoople  wrote:
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7) From: Jason Brooks
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I have a Cory with cory rod, but not a NIB one.  No lid.  Gasket is a
bit hard so I haven't used it much in a while.  Takes a little too much
attention when I'm making breakfast for the children and processing the
goat milk.
Jason
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8) From: Slinkster
Yakster wrote:
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I'm glad to know that.  The gasket on my Corey split up one side this 
morning when I was getting it assembled for its inaugural run.  I'll 
definitely be trying the glass rod filter in my Yama though!
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9) From: raymanowen
"...most of the really good scores (e.g., Mazzer Major for$35) are in Oregon
or other places on the west coast."
At that price, I'd consider a second one except that the replacement burrs
still cost nearly double that, plus, I'd be taking a great grinder from the
available pool for somebody else. 1 BUFF is adequate for this non-SBUX.
Corporate exercise of waste on a governmental scale a few years ago. Their
loss = my gain.
Cheers, Mabuhay-RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?
Persist in old ways; expect new results - suborn Insanity...
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10) From: Angelo
Not necessarily. I've scored (among many other things) two Olympia 
Cremina lever espresso machines, one for $50 and the other for $35. 
These were in Manhattan, NY East Coast...
It's all in getting yourself out of the way of letting the universe 
give you what you need/want.
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11) From: Michael
Angelo,
Not to take anything away from your cosmic connection but the primary  
US seller of Olympia Cremina machines for at least two decades was  
Zabar's on Broadway and 81st Street in Manhattan. Of course this could  
still be amazing serendipity if you found them on the east side of  
Manhattan  :-).
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espressoperson
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12) From: Allon Stern
On Sep 8, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Angelo wrote:
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Hah, I love that philosophy.
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allon
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13) From: Phil Palmintere
I'll be at 81st & Central Park West -- I'll have to go check them out.
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