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How to practice controlling the flow of hand-made coffee? What's the difference between a big current and a small one?

Published: 2024-07-18 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/07/18, The taste of a cup of hand-brewed coffee does not depend on the shape of the powder layer after brewing. It mainly focuses on whether the parameters you use are in line with the current beans, utensils, and whether the flow of water during cooking is properly controlled! Large and small flow will have different effects on cooking, when you can not stably control the water, the water

The taste of a cup of hand-brewed coffee does not depend on the shape of the powder layer after brewing. It mainly focuses on whether the parameters you use are in line with the current beans, utensils, and whether the flow of water during cooking is properly controlled!

Large and small flow will have different effects on cooking, when you can not stably control the water, the flow will not only increase and decrease, but also make the falling point deviate, which can easily lead to excessive bypass water, uneven extraction and other negative conditions. Therefore, what Qianjie has to share today is how to enhance its "water control ability".

Precautions before practice before we practice water control, we need to choose and fix the hand flushing pot we use for practice! Because different hand pots will bring different effects, we can not switch back and forth between different pots for water control exercises, otherwise it will greatly weaken the speed of proficiency improvement. The reason why the whole process needs to be fixed, the main reason is that it comes from the spout of the hand punch pot! The flow of water poured out from different types of spouts has different characteristics: the flow from the small-caliber spout is smaller, while that from the wide-caliber spout is too large. Therefore, the water control difficulty of the small-caliber spout is often lower than that of the wide-caliber spout, and its operation cycle will be very short. But the disadvantages are also very obvious, the water control ability that can be mastered without too much practice can only be used in small diameter pots, but it is difficult to be used in wide caliber pots.

Because the wide-caliber pot is more difficult to use, it takes more proficiency to control it. Although the wide-caliber spout has a longer cycle, other types of hand-punching pots can be operated freely after being skillfully controlled. Therefore, Qianjie suggests that you can choose the hand punch pot according to your own needs, and those who want to get a quick start can choose the hand punch pot with a small caliber spout; if you want to gain higher water control ability, you can choose the hand punch pot with a wide caliber spout. Then enter the practice teaching of water control.

The exercise of constant water injection at a fixed point will be very boring, but it is also very important because it is the basis for controlling the flow of water. Only by laying a good foundation can we better master the difficult ability of water control. What we need to do is to put two-thirds of the water in the hand flush pot, and then at a fixed point, continuously pour out a uniform vertical flow, repeat it over and over again, first practice the small flow, and then practice the big flow.

It looks very simple, but it is not that easy to do ~ because the water in the pot will continue to decrease, so the weight will continue to change during the cooking process. What we need to do is to adapt to the reduction in the amount of water and make corresponding adjustments, so as to make the whole process of the poured water uniform. Keep repeating until the muscles can form a memory and skillfully pour out a uniform flow of water to move on to the next stage of practice.

Second, the practice of uniform water injection around the circle is to lay the foundation for water injection around the circle! When we brew, we need to keep making circles to stir the coffee powder, so as to obtain higher extraction efficiency! And circling is the cause of the sudden increase and decrease of the current.

Whether the circle is round or not is one thing, and the most important thing is how you circle it and how to keep the current stable and uniform. Many friends use the wrist to send force when injecting water around the circle, and the wrist force will make the hand flush pot complete the water injection at different tilt angles, which leads to the sudden increase and decrease of the water flow.

Therefore, the practice of circle water injection is not to use the wrist to control the circle of water injection, but to use the body to control the whole circle water injection! The specific operation is to fasten the "chassis" (lower body) firmly, then the arm does not move, the wrist controls the angle of the kettle, and the body rotates to drive the kettle to circle, so as to ensure that even in the state of circling, the water can continue to flow out evenly.

Of course, we can also use wrist force to circle at a uniform speed, but it is too difficult to practice. While circling, we have to control the tilt angle of the pot, which is much easier than the rotation of the body. Therefore, Qianjie will be more recommended to practice using the body to control the circle ~ it is best to circle slowly at the beginning, until a steady flow of water can be injected, then the speed of the circle can be accelerated and the difficulty can be gradually increased. After you can control the speed and the size of the water flow at will, congratulations, you have made a successful start.

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