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jpender
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Vac Pot: S/S Moka Pot
Drip: Aeropress
Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:04pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

I also have to keep re-adjusting my cap, especially if I don't use a disc. A disc helps reduce the pressure of squeezing the grounds making my cap convex.

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Posted August 1, 2013 link

I missed that post. Very interesting. I thought that the caps were supposed to be convex but when I got a second Aeropress I noticed that the new cap was flat. So you can reflatten it with the heat of boiling water? Mine hasn't been causing any problem... especially since I haven't even been using the cap.
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AlanAdler
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Location: Palo Alto, Calif
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Espresso: AeroPress
Grinder: Baratza - Virtuoso
Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 2:09pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

My preference now for using the AP as an extractor (not a steeper) and doing the steep in a mason jar or Pyrex is probably extending the life of my system.  I am starting to see crazing in the plastic where there is the most heat and pressure (right where the puck is).

I also have to keep re-adjusting my cap, especially if I don't use a disc. A disc helps reduce the pressure of squeezing the grounds making my cap convex.

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Posted August 1, 2013 link

When I first made the AeroPress I stirred the coffee and hot water in a measuring cup, then poured the slurry into the press.  But after brewing this way for about a month I tried doing it all in the press.  I could not detect any reduction in brew quality, so this became the standard method -- one less item to rinse.

Regarding your crazing.  We will happily replace your chamber.  Just call our office 650-493-3050.

Best,

Alan
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AlanAdler
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 3:31pm
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Hi Net,

My goal behind the AeroPress was shorter wet time.  I theorized that this would reduce bitterness.  I found that it did, yet the brew had rich flavor.  

Now, eight years later, I still prefer short wet-time brewing.

Best,

Alan
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jpender
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Drip: Aeropress
Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 5:23pm
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AlanAdler Said:

My goal behind the AeroPress was shorter wet time.  I theorized that this would reduce bitterness.  I found that it did, yet the brew had rich flavor.  

Now, eight years later, I still prefer short wet-time brewing.

Posted August 1, 2013 link

Speaking of short brewing time, is it normal to brew with one of those pre-packaged single serve cups so fast? Near the end of that video about the CajunCoffeePress the guy pushes the water through in about 2 seconds. I steep my instant coffee longer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuS3FYRpI-g

It that normal for a k-cup type brewer?
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 8:03pm
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^^^ John, no, I think there was some video magic going on there. Typical k-cup extraction times would be more like 40 sec. or so IIRC (depends on cup size, etc.).
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 9:20pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

paulbel,

If the shipping is the only thing holding you back, when I get back to San Diego tomorrow I will see what I can do for our Canadian Neighbors!

Thanks,
CajunCoffeePress
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 9:24pm
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It actually is better to press a small amount and wet the grounds in the cup and then finish with a slower press.  This will give you a better extraction!  I did edit out some of the pressing to save time on the video.  I have noticed that the Kickstarter crowd does not seem to like long videos.
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paulbel
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Espresso: aeropress
Grinder: conical burr (cuisinart)
Drip: sometimes
Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:15pm
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CajunCoffeePress Said:

paulbel,

If the shipping is the only thing holding you back, when I get back to San Diego tomorrow I will see what I can do for our Canadian Neighbors!

Thanks,
CajunCoffeePress

Posted August 1, 2013 link

As I said above, I was interested enough to contribute, but I didn't see the merit in paying the same shipment to Thailand for Canada.
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Grinder: baratza vario
Vac Pot: aeropress
Drip: manual
Roaster: cafe rosto
Posted Fri Aug 2, 2013, 2:22am
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jpender Said:

I have a question for those with lots of brewing experience.

I like the Aeropress. It's my go to brew method. Cheap, simple, forgiving, fast, portable. But for me it tends to produce coffee that is muted in flavor. Round, warm, smooth, easy to approach -- but not especially complex.

Posted April 30, 2013 link

90% of my coffee life is espresso, and if i didn't travel for a living, it would be more... BUT... what you present in this quote, particularly the part i bolded, is precisely what I like about the Aeropress.  i use it when i have old coffee that doesn't make the grade for espresso, but i can't bear throwing it away.  The Aeropress, using Alan's recipe exactly as he presents it, is far and away the most enjoyable way of drinking post-prime coffee, that I have tried.

-Peter
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