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Vac Pot Advice

Postby MarkA » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:08 pm

Just got myself a vac pot :D

Anybody got any advice on quantity of coffee / coarseness of grind?

Will hopefully get a chance to try it out this evening!
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Postby AlanP » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:20 pm

Try here for starters Mark.
Zaffiro (sold) - Cona - AeroPress
Rocky - IRoast (I ruined it) - Hottop
Now mainly use French Press
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Postby MarkA » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:58 pm

Thanks Alan
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Postby HughF » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:50 pm

I used 25 from true Rocky zero but have just sold the Rocky.


Grinders : Macap MXK conical for espresso, Mahlkoenig Vario for Chemex, Macap MC6 (spare when our office was closed) for cafetiere, Zassenhaus Knee Mill for cafetiere when working away from home.
La Spaziale Vivaldi S1 espresso machine. HotTop KN8828P roaster. Chemex manual drip for most brewed coffee plus cafetieres and eSantos.
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Postby zapty » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:37 am

I love our vac pots and balance brewers, they make a very nice and smooth coffee.
We usually use a coarser grind then what we use for the espresso machine but I find that the vac pots are very forgiving in that regard.
Make sure once all the water has gone to the top receptacle you let it steep long enough before you remove the heat source.
Bezzera B3000A, Giotto Premium, several Cona's, several Balance Brewers, Atomic, Milano etc,
Aristarco, Rancilio MD 40, Ditting and Eureka MCI grinders, several antique roasters, a mini500/800N propane/electric Taiwanese roaster, greens all over the place...and some other unmentionables that have not been mentioned......
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