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Topic: New mazzer and Cona glass filter (3 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: David York
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Thank you all for your help so far.  I am making real progress.  The =
first thing I did was run some commercially ground coffee (Folgers from =
Sam's club) through my Hario.  My apologies to all for even having the =
stuff in the house.  It went north and than south with no stall.  Next I =
went with the idea that my grind was way too course.  It was producing =
coffee grinds about the size of your typical bolder.  I am now grinding =
about 10 or 15 clicks more course than of an express grind.  The other =
major change I made was to change the coffee I was using.  I suspect =
that I have chaff in my home roasted espresso blend.  I switched to =
Sumatra.  I have now had about 10 successful brews without a single =
stall.  I have not retried my espresso blend but will do so soon.  The =
coffee tastes great.  The Mazzer is a delight to use.  It was hard =
deciding to spend the money.  But now that I have I have no regrets. 
I have always been attracted to a glass filter.  No possibility of the =
taste being influenced by the paper filter and clean up is so easy.  I =
hate having to buy paper filters also.  Thanks again for the very =
helpful ideas on getting rid of my stalls.
David York

2) From: John Abbott
Way to go David!!  Don't toss your over-chaffed roast - it makes a killer
French Press!  A French Press is also a great tool for rescuing stalls in
the future, by pouring the contents of the top section into the FR you can
then separate the brew from the grounds.
John - way to experienced at rescuing stalls :O)

3) From: Stephen.Morrow
Hey there David
When I get a stall in my Cona I can quite often clear it by turning the
heat back on so the coffee goes North for a few seconds.
This seems to dislodge the glass rod enough for the process to work
properly.
I hope I have posted this properly - this is my first post to this list!
Cheers
Steve Morrow
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