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I love Squanch. Just a question about the grind.

Discussion in 'Squanch Kava' started by Plantacious, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    Like I said, I love Squanch. Grear quality and consistent. I'm just curious to know more about a unique quality. So, just an observation and a question.
    I noticed when comparing Squanch Medium Grind to other Medium Grind kavas, that Squanch seems much more coarse than other Medium Grinds.
    I just want to know more about that, in general.
    Like, is that intentional, and how it happens, and how does it change the results you get from the kava, etc.\

  2. sɥɐʞɐs

    sɥɐʞɐs ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Review Maestro

    Bags of whole root are left at the edge of the woods, in the night, and unseen by humans, the samsquanch emerges to chew the root. It's molars are quite large and can only produce a fairly coarse grind. This is the story of Squanch Medium Grind.

    On the real though...the grind size depends on the milling technique and tools available to the grinder. In fiji, if the kava doesn't get ground by someone with a ball mill or some other machine grinder the roots will just get manually ground by bashing it with a log or a metal pole. Different techniques and durations will make different grinds. The finer you grind up every piece of fiber, the more fine particulates will likely end up in your beverage...more fine particulates means and increased likelihood of some stomach discomfort (especially at higher doses) and also an increase of overall potency to some degree.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  3. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    That's interesting, if I understand correctly.
    That a finer grind is more potent - but yet Squanch and it's coarse grind, I find to be more potent than a lot of other Medium Grinds.
    So if I grind Squanch further, it will become even more potent, eh
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  4. sɥɐʞɐs

    sɥɐʞɐs ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾ Review Maestro

    Yeah, finer grind should be more potent...but only relative to itself. So a super fine squanch will be ‘some degree’ more potent than a super coarse squanch.

    Relating it to other kavas would have other variables. And personal subjective experiences to different kavas changes between people.
  5. Zac Imiola (Herbalist)

    Zac Imiola (Herbalist) Kava Enthusiast

    Key is
    Only relative to itself *
  6. Squanch72

    Squanch72 Kava Enthusiast Kava Vendor

    It's the preferred grind of the grinder and seems to unwind the finders
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  7. ThePiper

    ThePiper Kava Enthusiast

    I don't find the grind coarse at all. KWK borogu is coarse.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
  8. kavamehameha

    kavamehameha Magnum's 'awa drinking bird

    Squanch kava (waka and lawena) is fine enough for the AluBall, so I wouldn't say it's a coarse grind. There are much coarser out there.
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  9. kastom_lif

    kastom_lif Kava Enthusiast

    Squanch seems like a typical medium grind by 2019 standards. Medium grinds generally used to by WAY coarser just a few years ago.
  10. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    I would be way behind, and even blind if I did not admit your grind has been kind to me and my mind, as much as I dined on Squanch, I lined my pantry with Squanch.
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