Re: GE Automatic filter problems and question.
- Hey Larry - I'm maybe the wrong guy to ask about that since I always
remove the pot from the burner according to a timer clock. I like
pretty strong coffee and always use a near espresso grind from a
Rancilio Rocky grinder. I let steep about 3 minutes, stirring
occasionally, then remove the pot from the burner and let it draw
down which usually takes about a minute. I always use the GE glass
rod, and yes I do have a two sweatband insulator wrapped around the
upper pot to keep steeping temperatures up. EML
--- In email@example.com, Larry Hollenberg
> Thanks EML
> I will watch for one of those.
> I was thinking you might be a source to ask about the
> length and strength of coffee in the Automatics.
> Would it be possible to get a reasonable cup of coffee
> by reducing the amount of grounds, or perhaps the
> grind size to try and compenstate for the length of
> time the GE Automatic runs. I know you can remove the
> pot anywhere along the line. But if you want to let it
> run its course is there a way to modify the coffee to
> get it to at least be drinkable.
> When I changed to the metal filter and reduced the
> grounds it seemed to make what some would consider a
> drinkable cup of coffee. A lot better than when I used
> the full strength and the cloth filter. I think it did
> however have that sort of over cooked taste which is
> probably unavoidable.
> --- long9875 <long9875@...> wrote:
> > Hey Larry - The GE glass filter rods are very well
> > made, perform
> > well, and won't bottom out against the metal
> > stopper. EML
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > "larry hollenberg"
> > <larryhollenb@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi All.
> > >
> > > I went back through the post to reread our earlier
> > discussion on
> > the cloth filters. Dave
> > > recommened Oxyclean for filters, I am going to
> > look for that
> > product tonight. Reason for
> > > asking is I was trying the GE again today to time
> > another stove. I
> > noticed before when I
> > > used the cloth filter over the porcelain holder
> > the coffee had a
> > disagreeable flavor. I was at
> > > first tempted to blame it on the longer run time
> > of the GE stove.
> > Again today it left a taint
> > > to the coffee and the same smell was in the
> > filter. I have tried
> > what the companies
> > > recommended which is bleaching the filters and
> > keeping them in cold
> > water in the
> > > refrigerator. The silex cloths which aren't as
> > heavy a weave seem
> > to be alright. The Ge
> > > Cloth was new when I put it on and only used a few
> > times. I am not
> > sure what to blame it
> > > on, the bleach or the water or what? As a test I
> > made a pot of
> > coffee using a ABCO filter
> > > rod with the screen and used slightly less coffee.
> > The taste was
> > considerably better. I
> > > rather think that reducing the amount of grounds
> > to account for the
> > long brew cycle might
> > > make the GE usable, although not perfect. Should I
> > perhaps not use
> > the water storage
> > > method and let the filters dry?
> > >
> > > I have seen GE glass rods on Ebay and was never
> > sure if they were
> > just cory rods renamed?
> > > I notice the cory rod would go way down to the
> > area where the metal
> > magnetic float rides.
> > > The Abco stopped short of that. Was the GE glass
> > rod as long as the
> > Cory? Or is is a
> > > shorter bottom stem?
> > >
> > > I am going to experiment some with the non cloth
> > filters in it and
> > the amounts of coffee to
> > > see what happens. The first try was reasonably
> > successful.
> > >
> > > Larry
> > >
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