Overextraction Again, Bitter Coffee

Modern Life SurvivalistModern Life Survivalist Saturated Fat Truther ✭✭

I had my slow pour down perfect, now using a thermometer and making sure I got the right coarse grind for my Chemex, and I was getting the best flavor I've ever had out of my Upgraded Beans. All of a sudden, it is getting a bitter taste again, and when I pour it over the grounds, it looks as if it's getting "flooded" like it did when either the grind was too fine or the temperature was too high. But I'm measuring the temp and it's coming down to 185 before I start to pour. Should I just keep lowering the temperature, or is my grinder suddenly grinding too fine on the highest (coarsest) setting? I am so lost and upset about this, because the bitter coffee also makes me feel kinda bad, too, and get a little lightheaded.

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  • @Modern Life Survivalist
    "Allof sudden," means its the same batch of beans?

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  • Modern Life SurvivalistModern Life Survivalist Saturated Fat Truther ✭✭

    @Bull of Heaven said:
    @Modern Life Survivalist
    "Allof sudden," means its the same batch of beans?

    Actually it's a new batch. I was concerned that that was the issue. I noticed I have more of the issue when it's a smaller bag (the 12-ozer. vs. the 5-lber).

  • Modern Life SurvivalistModern Life Survivalist Saturated Fat Truther ✭✭

    @Bull of Heaven said:
    @Modern Life Survivalist
    "Allof sudden," means its the same batch of beans?

    I actually got it right this morning by lowering the temperature and it seemed to foam up the proper way it always has. My afternoon coffee turned out bitter though at about the same temp. I usually use less beans at that time, so maybe the grounds bunched up in a way that it wasn't letting the water get through fast enough...

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