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, 6:18am 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: 6,839 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010, 4:53am 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?
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