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geogecko
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 9:38pm
Subject: Re: How Much Coffee seems to be the question.
 

I know this is an old thread, but found it seemed to have a lot of good information, however my test brew came out pretty horrible, and was wondering if you experts could help me understand how to fix it.

6 cup Chemex w/ Chemex square paper. Filter rinsed with about 200g H2O, and dumped
900g H2O @ 205 deg F, roughly
54g Kicking Horse Kick A.. Coffee grind in Hario Mini Mill Slim w/ 8 de-clicks (9 + .9 + .9 * 5)

Dumped coffee in filter, poured enough water to cover grinds
Bloom 30 sec
Slowly poured water until within about 1/4" from top of glass
Slowly added more until all 900g was out

Last coffee dripped out at 6-6:30 (including initial 30 sec)

This seems like too long of a brew time, which probably explained why it was bitter, and some said it was way stronger than they normally had it.

So, what am I doing wrong here?  Do I need to open up the Hario MMS quite a bit to get a coarse enough grind to allow the water to pass faster?  Is that too much coffee (total liquid amount) to make undiluted (i.e., do I need to use the same setup, but half the water, then add the other half after brewing to dilute it?

Help!  This is only my 3rd batch.
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geogecko
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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013, 1:24pm
Subject: Re: How Much Coffee seems to be the question.
 

LOL, yeah, really old thread...

Holy coffee, that made all the difference.  Thanks so much for the help.  Brought the temp down to 200, and used multiple pours of 120g of water (I was just continuously pouring last time).  Took the HMMS up to16 de-clicks, but as you noted, there were still quite a few fines within the mix.  I actually bought the HMMS as a temporary grinder, until the LIDO 2 becomes available, hopefully in October.

It took exactly 4 minutes when I finished the last pour, and then about another minute to go through that one, exactly as you said.  Pretty amazing, it's obvious you have done many experiments, LOL.

The taste is way better, and out of the 4-5 samplers at the office, everyone was raving about it this time.

Thanks again for all your help, and your contribution to coffee lovers.  Of course, I mentioned posting about my issues yesterday, and I'm being told that I've nerded coffee up.  That's okay by me.
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