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Kava Preparation Fist kneading

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Camaytoc, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Camaytoc

    Camaytoc Kava Enthusiast

    Hi,

    I discovered that while doing the tradprep, there's always a a chancoe to soak and compress the maka by using my fist.
    It does not replace the soak and knead but it help breaking the cells and this ending up getting up a bit more "clay" in the strainer.
    Does any of you experience this? I do this let say 15% of the 10 min spent on the prep
  2. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    Fisting will always loosen things up I would have thought.
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  3. Camaytoc

    Camaytoc Kava Enthusiast

    By fisting I mean appling huge pressure on maka fully soaked, approx 15% of the time during preparation. The rest remain trad prep
  4. Intrepidus_dux

    Intrepidus_dux Kava Enthusiast

    Well, this all sounds very dirty. Hope you wear gloves. ;)
  5. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Haha yes I do this ... I don't know why but it came naturally while prepping one day and now I do it occasionally
  6. Couchkumara

    Couchkumara New Member

    LOL....evidently i am a child
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  7. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    No, just us being childish. You'll find a distinct lack of trolls on this forum but plenty of friendly banter :)
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  8. KavaKhris

    KavaKhris Member

    I do this a ton actually. I will twist up my kava strainer, knead it with one hand and sort of rotate 45 degrees, then press down HARD with the knuckles, knead, rotate, repeat.