Fellow Stagg XF Dripper - Page 4

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
tv79

Postby tv79 » Apr 12, 2019, 4:46 pm

Shawnaks5 wrote:Sounds good. After you dial in the XF do you mind taking a pic of your grinds and telling me your setting? You said you have your Vario calibrated to 1A right?


Yep, Vario is calibrated at 1A. I'll hopefully have some time this weekend to break out the refractometer and see where I'm at in terms of EY.

tv79

Postby tv79 » Apr 13, 2019, 10:38 am

Finally..an excellent cup from the XF!

I was brewing a new coffee (Counter Culture Santa Maria), ground at 4K and brewed using a modified version of 4-6.

The resulting cup tasted evenly extracted with a noticeable and pleasant acidity. I'd happily brew this cup again, so I'll be interested to see how easy it is to replicate with the XF.

jevenator

Postby jevenator » replying to tv79 » Apr 14, 2019, 11:00 pm

Fantastic! I hope to get some first impressions within the next few days! How coarse/fine would you say your grind is. I'm going to be grinding with a Lido 3.

tv79

Postby tv79 » replying to jevenator » Apr 15, 2019, 11:20 am

Sounds good, keep us posted!

I haven't tried the XF with my Lido, but I'd probably start at 0+8 and adjust from there.

Shawnaks5

Postby Shawnaks5 » Apr 15, 2019, 11:50 am

tv79 wrote:Finally..an excellent cup from the XF!

I was brewing a new coffee (Counter Culture Santa Maria), ground at 4K and brewed using a modified version of 4-6.

The resulting cup tasted evenly extracted with a noticeable and pleasant acidity. I'd happily brew this cup again, so I'll be interested to see how easy it is to replicate with the XF.


What does "a modified version of 4-6" mean?

tv79

Postby tv79 » replying to Shawnaks5 » Apr 15, 2019, 12:35 pm

My usual is 5 pours, 1 every :45. Sometimes if I'm getting a slightly overextracted cup and don't feel like messing around with grind changes I'll start the second pour at :30, then the remaining ones as soon as the bed becomes visible from the previous pour. I also remove the dripper no later than 3:30 rather than waiting for every last bit to drain - this usually doesn't amount to much, but IME it can help avoid some of the bitterness that tends to develop towards the end of the brew.

I don't think 4-6 is necessarily better than any other pulse pour method (and I'm a bit skeptical of the logic behind it), but I have found I get significantly less astringency with it than any other continuous pour method I've tried.
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jevenator

Postby jevenator » Apr 15, 2019, 3:41 pm

So I finally got to brew with the XF, and for the first time impression and first time making pour over ever myself. I was very thrilled with the results.

I did a +6 on my Lido 3 (6 tick marks away from zero) with 20g coffee and total of 280g water. Ended up being a ~2:50 brew time. I just started with a 40g bloom for 30 seconds and went with slow circles until reached target water weight. I then let it drip all the way through. It was pleasant to drink, a bit underextracted actually, had an acidity that shouldn't be there with this blend (Campfire Blend by Lofty Coffee) IMO. I'll grind a bit finer next time I guess.

I am excited to try to make an Ethiopian Guji in the afternoon once I get done from school.

Edit:
Made another small batch. 20g beans, 300g water, finished with 3:20 brew time with 30-sec bloom. The grind was a little bit finer this time and the cup was very very good. Very similar to the cups I've had in shops and they use a modbar for their water source and brew on Kalita Wave. Bright, juicy, hints of blueberry and red raspberry acidity.