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Topic: Question on vac pot volume (Was: Re: +brewing question (coffee urn?)) (13 msgs / 240 lines)
1) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Angelo" 
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If you're looking to go eVac, make sure you don't waste your money on the
original large model with clock and timer. They have a new second large
model, on & off switch only for $79 list price...
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Miss Silvia brewin'
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2) From: Owen Davies
Mike McGinness advised:
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But why would you want it at all, if not to have the coffee
waiting for you when you wake up in the morning?
Owen Davies
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3) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Owen Davies" 
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Grinding the night before defeats the purpose of fresh homeroast or any
whole bean coffee for that matter. Ground coffee goes stale in minutes, not
hours IMNSHO. We use the eVac during the week for Debi's convenience.
(weekdays she get's up before I do and doesn't 'get along' with Miss Silvia
when she's half awake.) I pre-measure the whole beans into the grinder the
night before. She simply grinds, dumps the grinds in the eVac, and presses
start and hits the shower. Ready when she gets out...
MM;-)
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4) From: Jack Berry
Mike, where have you seen the clockless eVac brewer? I can't seem to find
one.

5) From: Rick Farris
Owen wrote:
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Heresy!  Heresy!  He's letting his grounds sit all night!  Heresy!
-- Rick
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6) From: Owen Davies
Rick Farris wrote:
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I didn't say I'd do it.  Just wondered why anyone would want
the plastic wonder if not for the coffee-when-you-wake-up
convenience of having a timer to turn it on.  Myself, I get up
about 15 minutes early to make fresh French press French
roast.  This morning, not having bought roasting hardware yet,
I tried a new brand from a local roaster, took one sip, threw
the whole pot down the sink and the remaining coffee into the
trash--and brewed a fresh pot of Charbux, which is as good
as it gets in this neighborhood.  You can bet I'll be ordering
a Cafe Rosto very soon.
Owen Davies
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7) From: David Westebbe
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To have excellent quality coffee waiting for you after you grind the beans
fresh and make it manually, lovingly controlling every variable.  That's
why.
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8) From: Owen Davies
David Westebbe answered my question:
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But I can do that with either my French press or my non-electric Bodum
Santos.  Does the e-Santos allow more control than the manual units?
I'd thought its only advantage was that you could fill it at night and
find coffee waiting for you in the morning.  And its disadvantage (aside
from being plastic, which I'm not sure I mind) was that the thermistor,
or whatever, cuts off the heat before the coffee has brewed long enough.
Owen Davies
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9) From: John Abbott
Gosh you guys are working hard at this.  A small wall timer and my Solis
Master is fired up and waiting for me to stagger out into the kitchen and
poke it in the green light every morning.  Freshly ground and perfectly
brewed as I could NEVER do in my half awake state.  This morning I dumped in
some Kona Peaberry and my heart kicked in immediately after the first sip -
then I had trouble talking because of the smile on my face.
John - who used to grind the night before back when I first started with
home roast.

10) From: Ben Treichel
Owen Davies wrote:
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is also that you have to grind the beans the night before, which means 
that they will go stale before they are brewed in the morning.
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11) From: Ben Treichel
I thought you said that the sm5k 'held' two doses of coffee between the 
grinder and you normally threw away the first two shots because of that 
 fact?
John Abbott wrote:
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12) From: John Abbott
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Opps!  Well its still better than I could grind and do in the La Pavoni -
and the kitchen is still useable when I finish - maybe that's why the second
cup always tastes better :O)

13) From: Ben Treichel
John Abbott wrote:
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I understand that!
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