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crlssctt
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 9:41pm
Subject: Stainless steel mesh filter for chemex
 

I didn't seem to find the answer so here it goes.

I want to try the kone for the chemex but I remembered something.

I have and use stainless steel mesh as wicking material for my vaporizers (been smoke free for 7 mos. thanks to them)

Anyway, the stuff I use is #400 and #500 stainless steel mesh.

Question is, can I use either of these in the chemex, folding it like a regular chemex filter as a Kone alternative??

Edit: I wanted to add, the holes on the mesh are 25 to 30 microns big depending on the mesh used
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:32am
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crlssctt Said:

I didn't seem to find the answer so here it goes.

I want to try the kone for the chemex but I remembered something.

I have and use stainless steel mesh as wicking material for my vaporizers (been smoke free for 7 mos. thanks to them)

Anyway, the stuff I use is #400 and #500 stainless steel mesh.

Question is, can I use either of these in the chemex, folding it like a regular chemex filter as a Kone alternative??

Edit: I wanted to add, the holes on the mesh are 25 to 30 microns big depending on the mesh used

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What grade is the stainless?  Choose 304 if you do not know.
You probably already have a supplier, but if not choose: www.mcmasters.com

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:09am
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crlssctt Said:

Anyway, the stuff I use is #400 and #500 stainless steel mesh.

Question is, can I use either of these in the chemex, folding it like a regular chemex filter as a Kone alternative??

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I've used 400 and 500 mesh stainless for Aeropress filters. They are somewhat fragile (especially the 500 mesh). But I think you'll get excellent results with the Chemex if you treat the mesh with care.

 
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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:05pm
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

What grade is the stainless?  Choose 304 if you do not know.
You probably already have a supplier, but if not choose: www.mcmasters.com

Len

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andys Said:

I've used 400 and 500 mesh stainless for Aeropress filters. They are somewhat fragile (especially the 500 mesh). But I think you'll get excellent results with the Chemex is you treat the mesh with care.

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Sweet, in true coffee geek fashion I'll run some tests and post them here.
I ordered #325 and #400 316 SS mesh, I'll time the how long water gets through each, and with coffee, keeping all else the same. Depending how it goes maybe we can organize a group buy, though those can be a nightmare.

Anyway, I went with the UK company because I got a free sheet of each with my order, A4 size. With trimming ill have some left over for my vaporizer setup
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:48pm
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Brilliant idea. Please keep us posted on your test results.
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