TheMummaFamily Senior Member Joined: 18 Mar 2008 Posts: 992 Location: somewhere, out there Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Grimac Zola II 3 group &... Grinder: Mazzer Major, Pasquini H269 Vac Pot: We wish. Aeropress though. Drip: Technivorm Roaster: Corretto=HG/BM
Posted Mon Jul 19, 2010, 7:18am Subject: Re: Do you blow on your puck?
Technically, my labor is free. Whatever money I save equals my per/hr worth in a way. If I run out of time in the day, I just have to wake up earlier and/or stay up later. It all just depends on how what I do affects our home.
The sliding tube and spring are rather ingenious. I thought of making a mini tamper setup with a hacked nutcracker (the lever style) on some sort of sliding track or some setup with a can crusher and some sor of scale. Someone sent me a link to a home made press, but I need something a little more low-tech (read cheaper and wih items I can find in Dave's shop and Harbor Freight.)
I would like to do this, so if you think it is at all feasible*, I can start a new thread.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,220 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 Tue Jul 20, 2010, 5:53am Subject: Re: Do you blow on your puck?
Mark the only issue with the the versalab is the price. MarryAnn wants to make something much less expensive. I know your post was in jest but there are real benefits with a press, I have a manual tamper and used it for a long time before getting the press and I can say that the press is better and much more consistent, and consistency is what we are after....NO?
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!
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = 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.