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    Syphon Timing, Dosing and Grinding

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    Well I am in a quandary at a Syphon demo at St Ali yesterday run by Toshi and he was dosing really differently to me and to most others here from the recent posts on Syphon brewing.

    Brief run down was coarse Plunger, 24g using 150-160ml of water in a TCA2 Hario and a 45 second brew time. Stirring method discussed elsewhere. Also using a really light roast at only a couple of days old. From the talk he was giving he was aiming to get 1 cup of coffee (130ml) and the extra water being absorbed by the bean mass.

    Up to now I have been running 7-8g/120ml of fine plunger and have settled on about a 60 second steep time.

    The high dose and the coarse grind makes the draw down time really quick which is a benefit if you are trying to manage bean contact time.

    I have tried some shorter brew times around the 40 second mark using my normal dose and grind but found it weak. So up he dose shorten the time and coarsen the grind or leave it how I have it now is the question?

    Call this a straw poll of the 3 major factors apart from stirring techniques How long, How much and How coarse?

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    Re: Syphon Timing, Dosing and Grinding

    Quote Originally Posted by 585F5B545C564353545D3A0 link=1237260092/0#0 date=1237260092

    Call this a straw poll of the 3 major factors apart from stirring techniques How long, How much and How coarse? *

    Depends on the bean and roast profile I reckon. hehe

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    Re: Syphon Timing, Dosing and Grinding

    Noooo another variable ;) Sticking with 8g on the Esmeralda BTW couldnt bring myself to use so much to get so little ::)

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    Re: Syphon Timing, Dosing and Grinding

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Nice one Yeeza, trust you to throw more headache in to the mix. We missed you on Sunday 8-)

    Yes BF came home with many tweaks to be tested too, ah such is life, its not easy being a Snob, didnt you read the fine print when signing up?

    I was surprised by grind size :-/

    CB



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