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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013, 9:17am
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dyqik Said:

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</ runs from the room screaming!  "Ene', not only are there all kinds of coffee makers out there; they now have loads of different CUPS!!!"
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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2013, 5:10pm
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mgoldst Said:

if i do look at a pour over, what is the best for my needs? i am happy to spend the time & practice it takes to perfect a V60 or Chemex, but I am not sure what will work best. Bee House? Kalita? something else? my understanding is that the V60 seems to be considered the "best" pour over so long as you take the time to perfect the technique?

thanks very much for your help!

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I was sort of in the same boat as you awhile back and decided on the v60 02...I've never regretted it. Ceramic to me is superior to the BPA free copolyster used in the Clever and Aeropress, and the v60 is almost the same price as the Clever. I did all my research and found that the buttload of technique/tutorials out there on the v60 makes it a better choice (even though some people say that the bee house produces different tastes, I've never really noticed the difference).

If you're gonna cream and sugar it up like me......think you'll be more than happy with the v60. Make sure you have a scale too though. G'luck!
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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2013, 10:01pm
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sgnoobie Said:

I was sort of in the same boat as you awhile back and decided on the v60 02...I've never regretted it. Ceramic to me is superior to the BPA free copolyster used in the Clever and Aeropress, and the v60 is almost the same price as the Clever. I did all my research and found that the buttload of technique/tutorials out there on the v60 makes it a better choice (even though some people say that the bee house produces different tastes, I've never really noticed the difference).

If you're gonna cream and sugar it up like me......think you'll be more than happy with the v60. Make sure you have a scale too though. G'luck!

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I've been using V60 and Clever a lot the past couple years, and I've added something else to the mix that makes the biggest difference I've tasted in my brewing -- separation of fines. I use a screen that ends up separating about 1/6 of the grind. I brew the rest (the grind is dialed in for a 3 minute extraction), then toss in the fine grind the last 30 seconds or so and stir it gently in (this is with the Clever, but it's doable in a V60 as well).

I have a dull palate, I think, but on this matter I can really tell the difference. Much better extractions.

It's valuable to taste this method with, and without, the fines added back in.
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Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013, 11:06am
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rasqual Said:

I've been using V60 and Clever a lot the past couple years, and I've added something else to the mix that makes the biggest difference I've tasted in my brewing -- separation of fines. I use a screen that ends up separating about 1/6 of the grind. I brew the rest (the grind is dialed in for a 3 minute extraction), then toss in the fine grind the last 30 seconds or so and stir it gently in (this is with the Clever, but it's doable in a V60 as well).

I have a dull palate, I think, but on this matter I can really tell the difference. Much better extractions.

It's valuable to taste this method with, and without, the fines added back in.

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I'd love to try this...what are you using to sift the grinds? Do you agitate at all prior to including the fines?
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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2013, 8:09pm
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Hmm. And I've not tried a Saran wrap pressurizer!

Not sure what screen size I've been using -- picked some up at McMaster back when I looked into it. I know it's more coarse than a coupla baristi've been using of late.

I'm moving toward erring on the side of finer grinds of late, which may help me with this. No TDS meter, alas, but let's just say I'd like to push a bit past 20.
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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013, 1:15pm
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Thanks for the advice everyone.

i want to thank Scott from Aerobie who got in touch with me and graciously offered to send me a new Aeropress at no charge - that is impeccable customer service, thanks Scott!

i guess the question i am trying to answer is maybe harder to find, which is basically: what are the characteristics of each type of pour over device? what does a V60 do better than a Clever or a Kalita? what are the best kinds of coffees for a V60 vs a Kalita vs a Chemex vs a Clever? i am not really that worried about "easy", i am more worried about "good".

I did find this link for a beginners guide to pour over coffee which seems to try and answer this: Click Here (prima-coffee.com)

thanks again!
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 4:26pm
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Do you have a Vacuum pot? If not, I think you would like it, it's quite unique in its own right compared to other brewing methods out there, it produces a very clean cup and works exceptionally well for a bean like Yirg which tends to have nice fruity flavors. While I understand you're ruining your coffee with cream and sugar, I think you'd still like it, you may even find that the coffee is nice and sweet without sugar added! If you do, I recommend a metal filter screen for it.
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 5:34pm
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[quote623338 While I understand you're ruining your coffee with cream and sugar, I think you'd still like it, you may even find that the coffee is nice and sweet without sugar added! .[x]


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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 6:36am
Subject: Re: Pour over vs. Aeropress for Ethiopian Yirgacheffe?
 

Well, I am going to add a third voice for a vac pot. The Aeropress is a great little brewer, I have two of them but I also enjoy a vac pot. It is a different brew. Clean and similar to a press pot without the sludge. I nearly always brew espresso at home but when brewing "other" methods, the vac pot is hard to beat.

 
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