Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Coffee: Machines and Brewing Methods
Pour over Whisk
Rocket R58 Double Boiler
Rocket Espresso R58 Double Boiler -  Everything you need for the perfect shot!
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Coffee > Machines > Pour over Whisk  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
sgnoobie
Senior Member


Joined: 22 Jun 2011
Posts: 59
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Expertise: I live coffee

Grinder: HMMS
Drip: v60 02
Roaster: Blue Bottle, Ritual,...
Posted Sat Apr 6, 2013, 6:10pm
Subject: Pour over Whisk
 

Anyone use a stainless steel whisk for agitation during pour over? There are tons on Amazon for sale - I'm guessing the mini ones would be most suitable. Any recommendations?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
sgnoobie
Senior Member


Joined: 22 Jun 2011
Posts: 59
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Expertise: I live coffee

Grinder: HMMS
Drip: v60 02
Roaster: Blue Bottle, Ritual,...
Posted Sat Apr 6, 2013, 6:11pm
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

For example, this one made by WMF

Click Here (www.amazon.com)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
DScottK
Senior Member


Joined: 5 Dec 2008
Posts: 19
Location: Towson, MD
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Sun Apr 7, 2013, 2:29pm
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

I've heard of people using the Hario bamboo sticks, but this is a new one from my experience.  Are people liking this?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,479
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 6:30am
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

To the question, no I do not whisk, I find that I get good agitation from the water as it is poured into the grounds, I use the Hario V60 so there is no valve to let the cone fill, it simply is water in, coffee out.

When using the Aero press, I find that the supplied "stick" is more than enough agitation to brew. YMMV!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
jliedeka
Moderator
jliedeka
Joined: 1 May 2002
Posts: 1,548
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Expertise: I live coffee

Grinder: Rocky Stainless
Drip: Technivorm, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor, heat gun
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 7:39am
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

I used a Clever Coffee Dripper for a while (until I broke it).  I just used a spoon for stirring.  I also use a spoon with a French press.  I don't stir at all with my filter cones.

If you want to use a whisk, that's fine but I don't think it will add anything.

    Jim

 
Cafe todo el dia, tequila toda la noche
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
rmongiovi
Senior Member


Joined: 7 Feb 2006
Posts: 396
Location: Atlanta, GA
Expertise: I like coffee

Grinder: Ditting KR805
Drip: Technivorm; Bonavita...
Roaster: Hottop B
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:29pm
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

The whisk, being metal, would help cool the water down.  Essentially you're dipping a multiple fin radiator in it.

I use a bamboo chopstick.  Available in any grocery store.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
jpender
Senior Member
jpender
Joined: 11 Jul 2011
Posts: 614
Location: California
Expertise: I like coffee

Grinder: OE LIDO
Vac Pot: S/S Moka Pot
Drip: Aeropress
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:45pm
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

I can understand why stirring an immersion brew makes sense. But what is the theory behind agitating a pour over? Is it to deal with unwanted channeling?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
yakster
Senior Member
yakster
Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 1,013
Location: San Jose, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Apr 8, 2013, 6:51pm
Subject: Re: Pour over Whisk
 

I occasionally use a mini-whisk with a clever to gently stir the grounds on top of the water so that they sink and extract.  I think since the metal surface of a mini whisk that touches the coffee is so small that any cooling would be negligible compared to a spoon.  It also doesn't agitate as much as a spoon might.

I use a Tiamo bamboo stick (from Orphan Espresso) or the plastic Yama spoon/stick that came with my Syphon pot to sink the grounds to make sure that they are fully wet too.

I don't use anything other than the pour to wet the coffee for a pour-over, and I try to minimize the agitation to prevent any channeling and promote an even extraction.

 
-Chris

LMWDP # 272
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Coffee > Machines > Pour over Whisk  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Saeco Espresso Machines
Large selection in-stock, includes Free Gifts and Free Shipping!
www.espressozone.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.239681005478)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+