Any tips/tricks I'm missing. Tried it yesterday and it seemed to work a lot better than traditional.
Oh, it works great. I find that the clean up afterwords is longer and more tedious than traditional prep and quite frankly once I am krunk I get real lazy. Be forewarned you should use a glass blender versus plastic if you want any chance of getting the yellow sticky KLs cleaned up.Any tips/tricks I'm missing. Tried it yesterday and it seemed to work a lot better than traditional.
Hello. That's interesting, and I have seen that exact view expressed by numerous others recently, regarding aluball vs blender.I think I might try the blender method again sometime soon. I used to use the blender method every time when I first got into kava. I remember doing big blender batches with my brother of Kava by Rex Tongan. I do like the froth that you get at the top, the texture of that "head" you see tends to show whether you've got a potent brew. You can always do blender and then finish off with a minute or two of kneading when you go to strain it. I do think the blender method puts aluball to shame though.
I just have 2 strainers from thekavasocietynz. I used one of them to practice this method, keep the other for the blender- I would let the bag sit submersed for consecutive, or even initial washes and it did shrink up a bit but still fine to use.
It intensifies the krunkitude. After many tests I found no advantage to letting it sit longer than 10 minutes. Doesn’t hurt it, just won’t become me more intense after 10 minutes of waiting.
Wow, this is something I'm going to try. I usually use a food processor for 5-10 minutes on the highest speed.I would also add that higher speeds on the blender are not necessarily better. I actually get better results from lower speeds because the higher you blended the more it mushes it up and it becomes this gelatinous ball rather than the fibrous materials that release all the kavalactones goodness