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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:54pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

cafedj Said:

Noticed this link in that thread to a write-up and review: Click Here (www.snobcoffery.com)

Posted November 16, 2012 link

Thanks CJ for that.
I did read that particular thread & searched when there on the HB forums for any & all info about the ss filters & the AeroPress in general too.

I just invert brewed two 10 oz cups earlier in the morning, & about 5 minutes ago just brewed three 10 oz topped up mugs.
My coffee was blooming like crazy, but I managed in three small 2 oz top ups of 210F water from the kettle & stirrings to mix & break/collapse down the bloom to a managable level & brewed @ 195F.

These were very good clean Colombian Supremo cups, but my guesstimated coarseness level from the 2 cup to the 3 cup grind was slightly too fine for the longer time I took (2 minutes)., so I'll open up the Preciso a few more clicks.

I love the AeroPress & I should of bought one years ago!

 
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:16pm
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CraigA Said:

My coffee was blooming like crazy, but I managed in three small 2 oz top ups of 210F water from the kettle & stirrings to mix & break/collapse down the bloom to a managable level & brewed @ 195F.

I love the AeroPress & I should of bought one years ago!

Posted November 16, 2012 link

Hi Craig,

You probably already know this, but bloom usually disappears with lower water temp.  

And of course all my tasters say that the brew tastes better with lower water temp.

I'm pleased that you like your AeroPress.

Best,

Alan
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 1:29pm
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Alan, with regards to the crazing, could inverted brewing lead to this? What about preheating the cylinder with boiling water?

The crazing on mine is coincident with where the seal supported the whole enchilada during an inverted brew (near the "4"). The plunger first stopped sealing in those first few centimeters just below this point. Could the crazing be a sign that the cylinder has widened slightly at the end due to stress?

AlanAdler Said:

One easy trick for a marginal seal is to run hot water over it, or immerse it in hot water for a few seconds just prior to pressing.  The hot water expands it and  lubricates it.

Posted November 15, 2012 link

Mine has gotten to the point where hot tap water isn't very effective anymore. But if I submerge it in boiling water just prior to plunging it works like it's brand new.
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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2012, 4:30pm
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Hi Jpender,

Yes, what you suggest could be the cause.  I've never objected to people "hacking" the AeroPress procedure, but in fact the inverted method does stress it more than the normal method.

The plunger never even contacts hot water in the normal method.  During pressing it pushes air, then at the end it contacts the damp puck.

But I stand by my offer to replace parts if needed.

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Alan
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 5:41am
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CraigA Said:

P.P.S. I just ordered & only found out about over on the HB forums yesterday Mon Nov 12th, a Kaffeologie S filter Tues Nov 13th at 11:45am. I'm set for life now lol! {;-)

Posted November 11, 2012 link

Thanks for alerting me to this new filter. I have both of the Coava filters, and surprisingly I prefer the original to the fine. Ordered the Kaffeologie yesterday and am looking forward to some experimentation with it.

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 9:41am
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Great Vince!

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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:18am
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I just ordered the Kaffeologie, too.  I am looking forward to using it.

 
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Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 4:24pm
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Prof Said:

I just ordered the Kaffeologie, too.  I am looking forward to using it.

Posted November 18, 2012 link

Well, THAT was quick.  Turns out they're made here in Seattle, so one just showed up in my mailbox.  

Looks to be well-made and pretty sturdy.  I've only used it one time, and the coffee tasted fine.  More on that later.

The instructions show it being used in the Aeropress inverted method.  I guess the volume loss is greater than the filter for normal non-inverted use.

 
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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012, 3:30am
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My new plunger arrived today, thanks very much Alan
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Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012, 9:32am
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AlanAdler Said:

Yes, what you suggest could be the cause.  I've never objected to people "hacking" the AeroPress procedure, but in fact the inverted method does stress it more than the normal method.

Posted November 17, 2012 link

I realized something yesterday that should have been obvious I suppose. The crazing on my Aeropress is deep enough that the plunger is slipping at that point because air is channeling through the crazing grooves. No matter how much I pre-warm the plunger this happens. I watched some bubbles of air and water sneak past at the bottom of the crazed area. This is only a minor issue with using the Aeropress -- it really only matters if the unit is filled really high or the bloom is very large (or if I try to use it inverted).

But the grooves also hold oils and coffee residue and are really difficult to clean. I need a toothbrush and a lot of time to scrub them. So I'm going to throw this 1.5 year old Aeropress into the recycle bin for that reason alone.

I'm still wondering exactly how the crazing occured. Physical, thermal, and/or chemical stress? Will it happen again with my next AP?
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