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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    Yeah, the minimum recommended dose for the Pulsar is 20g. I do 18g half the time, and there's already a difference, though not necessarily a negative one. I've done a few 15g doses for those last few beans in a bag, and sometimes I remember to grind finer to compensate.
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    Official Fountain Pen Aficionados Thread

    I just inked up one of my first fountain pens, a TWSBI 580 Clear, after I replaced its feed which I had damaged when I tried to remove it a couple years ago: it has very fragile fins. Other than not being able to post its cap, I forgot how nice a pen it is! The nib is a no. 5 size, I think, and...
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    You should try a Nextlevel Pulsar if you like the good cups from the Kalita: it's the most consistent pourover method out there.
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    jfc dude
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    Both are good choices, though I prefer OXO's steel carafe. Even simpler could be a big French press. Also congratulations on the upcoming baby!
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    I'm not a big fan of these new processing washes that're becoming more popular recently. A lot of times, it introduces flavors that aren't really coherent with the classic coffee profile, and seems more like a stunt than appreciating what the coffee intrinsically has. It also makes the coffee...
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    Cars We Drive!

    It's ridiculous that Guards Red is now a $1500 option, and still free on the 718.
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    Light roasts really benefit from resting. Dark roasts will stale faster and need to be used more quickly.
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    Lots of variables here. 3rd party filters mostly adjust how fast they let the water through, with most of them being much faster than the default tabbed Hario filter. If you can get the Japan-only non-tabbed Hario filters (available from Prima), they're a little faster than the tabbed ones, but...
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    I hear you! My freezer is getting full of coffee: I currently have 2 subscriptions, and can't resist all the cool stuff that shows up on Howell or the Fellow coffee drops. The Fellow stuff is especially insidious because you literally have to text 1 character to buy a bag. Nevertheless, I highly...
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    I agree that a large volume commercial drip machine will make better coffee than most pourovers: it minimizes all the issues one has with single-serving brews because the volume of water and coffee is so much bigger. Also with Fellow, I'd avoid their version 1 stuff: their V2 stuff tends to be...
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    Official Fountain Pen Aficionados Thread

    I just kopped the new Dark Lilac: it looks like a sheening monster. I have no experience with the original DL. Also got the limited edition Cliff ink and the violet blackberry Safari in EF. I write every night in two journals before I go to bed: a Rhodia Goalbook with my version of bullet...
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    Official Fountain Pen Aficionados Thread

    I just saw the news that Mitsubishi Pencil (the people who make the Uni Kura Toga mechanical pencils) bought Lamy.
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    Official Fountain Pen Aficionados Thread

    Bungubox, Itoya, Maruzen Tokyo Pen Shop Quill, Maruzen are among those I'd want to check out. Do you know about the Tokyo Station Pen podcast? It's a great podcast about pen culture in Japan, and he has a map marked with shops: https://tokyostationpens.com/fountain-pen-shops-of-japan/
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    Official Fountain Pen Aficionados Thread

    I went last year, and it was good: lots of really interesting stuff and vendors show up there, and it's organized and spacious. I was in the area for this year's show, but the awful traffic was making me late for something else already, so I ran out of time to drop by.
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    I haven't used the Switch, but I've used the Clever, which does a similar style of brewing to the switch. I'd say that they are completely different since the Switch is mainly an immersion brewer, and the Pulsar is mainly a percolation brewer. You could do the bloom in the Switch as a steep, and...
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    I've done a few low dosage brews on the Tricolate, and it's tricky, because you not only have to level the bed, but you have to make sure it doesn't punch through the bed with the drips. I normally do 18g, but have done 15g a few times, and 12g once. The 12g brew wasn't bad. On the Pulsar, I do...
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    I haven't watched the video, but is he diluting the brew at the end? No bypass is important when extracting, but you can always dilute the extracted liquid to get it to your tastes. Jonathan Gagné who helped design the Pulsar has his own method too. It's not to my tastes so far, but I still...
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    It's a paper filter that looks like the same size as the Tricolate, but I haven't compared them yet. It's the dumping of the grounds that's harder than it has to be. The best way I've found is to remove the clear chamber, and then the filter comes out with the puck of coffee. Previously, I was...
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    Lets talk about COFFEE

    I just got one of the NextLevel Pulsars: https://www.scottrao.com/products/next-level-pulsar It's a hybrid no-bypass percolation brewer, meaning in addition to a design that prevents water from bypassing the coffee bed (cf. Tricolate and the previous gen of the NextLevel), it also has a little...

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