Hey, I just wanted to mention after reading a thread a while back, about how someone got the most out of their kava, I figured out a way to simmer a LOT more stuff out of the kava without it getting that super-thick, slimy texture it does, if you just simmer medium grind. It's ezpz. You just knead your kava in cool/ lukewarm water like you usually would. Make sure you get it down to nothing but makas, like a real good knead. Get ALL the fine particles out. Set the first kava batch aside. Then put the makas in a small saucepan, add just enough water to cover them, and bring it to a simmer, then turn it off the heat. Let it sit until it's cool enough to handle, and then strain it out again. Add that liquid to the batch, shake or stir, and enjoy your increased potency. The minimal fine particles mean there's not so much starch getting boiled, which is what makes that thick texture some of us can't stomach.