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Date: 15 Jan 2007 00:13:05
From: Steven C
Subject: Loose grounds in the basket...
I've been playing aroung with the tap/no tap of the PF during tamping
thingy. One of the things that has ocurred to me is the "elimination" of
loose grounds on the wall of the PF that the tap is designed to deal with
and the question of why are loose grounds a bad thing?

I read Dan Kehn's post on H-B that he heard that they "impart a burnt, ashy
taste because they heat faster than the grinds adhering to the puck" or
that it is purely a means to keep the Group Head clean.

What is the general opinion of a.c. on this matter?

Thanks,
Steven.




 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 23:25:50
From: Yiqin
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
I don't tap. I use a small brush to remove the losse grounds.

Yiqin

On 1=D4=C215=C8=D5, =C9=CF=CE=E78=CA=B143=B7=D6, Steven C <nos...@thanks.uk=
> wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:54:40 +0000, shall wrote:
> > On 15 Jan 2007 00:13:05 GMT, Steven C <nos...@thanks.uk> wrote:
>
> >>I've been playing aroung with the tap/no tap of the PF during tamping
> >>thingy. One of the things that has ocurred to me is the "elimination" of
> >>loose grounds on the wall of the PF that the tap is designed to deal wi=
th
> >>and the question of why are loose grounds a bad thing?
>
> >>I read Dan Kehn's post on H-B that he heard that they "impart a burnt, =
ashy
> >>taste because they heat faster than the grinds adhering to the puck" or
> >>that it is purely a means to keep the Group Head clean.
>
> >>What is the general opinion of a.c. on this matter?
>
> >>Thanks,
> >> Steven.
>
> > Silly question. There are no "general opinions" on a.c. :-)
>
> > Personally, I think tapping the grounds off the side is a useless,
> > compulsive fetish, and, yes, I do it every time.
>
> > shallLOL yeah I know, stupid question! But I've been watching 'a lot=
' of videos
> on YouTube and Coffee Video Magazine and almost everyone does something to
> get rid of those loose grounds. There MUST be reason why we dont want
> them, regardless of whether we tap the PF or not...- =D2=FE=B2=D8=B1=BB=
=D2=FD=D3=C3=CE=C4=D7=D6 -- =CF=D4=CA=BE=D2=FD=D3=C3=B5=C4=CE=C4=D7=D6 -



 
Date: 14 Jan 2007 17:20:53
From: razmoo
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
I tap, or push the loose grinds on the side down because I dont want
them to go up the sides of the grouphead thing.. like I think it makes
it more dirty.



 
Date: 15 Jan 2007 00:43:11
From: Steven C
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:54:40 +0000, shall wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2007 00:13:05 GMT, Steven C <nospam@thanks.uk> wrote:
>
>>I've been playing aroung with the tap/no tap of the PF during tamping
>>thingy. One of the things that has ocurred to me is the "elimination" of
>>loose grounds on the wall of the PF that the tap is designed to deal with
>>and the question of why are loose grounds a bad thing?
>>
>>I read Dan Kehn's post on H-B that he heard that they "impart a burnt, ashy
>>taste because they heat faster than the grinds adhering to the puck" or
>>that it is purely a means to keep the Group Head clean.
>>
>>What is the general opinion of a.c. on this matter?
>>
>>Thanks,
>> Steven.
>
> Silly question. There are no "general opinions" on a.c. :-)
>
> Personally, I think tapping the grounds off the side is a useless,
> compulsive fetish, and, yes, I do it every time.
>
> shall

LOL yeah I know, stupid question! But I've been watching 'a lot' of videos
on YouTube and Coffee Video Magazine and almost everyone does something to
get rid of those loose grounds. There MUST be reason why we dont want
them, regardless of whether we tap the PF or not...


  
Date: 15 Jan 2007 14:29:01
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
On 15 Jan 2007 00:43:11 GMT, Steven C <nospam@thanks.uk > wrote:

>There MUST be reason why we dont want
>them, regardless of whether we tap the PF or not...

perhaps the same that popularized the 30# tamp mantra?


 
Date: 15 Jan 2007 00:54:40
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
On 15 Jan 2007 00:13:05 GMT, Steven C <nospam@thanks.uk > wrote:

>I've been playing aroung with the tap/no tap of the PF during tamping
>thingy. One of the things that has ocurred to me is the "elimination" of
>loose grounds on the wall of the PF that the tap is designed to deal with
>and the question of why are loose grounds a bad thing?
>
>I read Dan Kehn's post on H-B that he heard that they "impart a burnt, ashy
>taste because they heat faster than the grinds adhering to the puck" or
>that it is purely a means to keep the Group Head clean.
>
>What is the general opinion of a.c. on this matter?
>
>Thanks,
> Steven.

Silly question. There are no "general opinions" on a.c. :-)

Personally, I think tapping the grounds off the side is a useless,
compulsive fetish, and, yes, I do it every time.

shall


  
Date: 14 Jan 2007 21:32:28
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Loose grounds in the basket...
On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:54:40 GMT, shall
<mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote:

>
>Personally, I think tapping the grounds off the side is a useless,
>compulsive fetish

and, no, I never do it.