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Topic: CHemex First Observations (WAS Re: +Chemex Arrived - Time for Questions!) (5 msgs / 155 lines)
1) From: Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks wrote:
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Well, I have two posts of the Chemex down.  First, yesterday morning, 
was a well rested Indonesian Flores Bajawa Highlands.  This morning's 
was a two day rest Panama 1800M.  This was the second of the Indonesian, 
the first of the Panama. I noticed interesting nuances in both that I 
don't think I would have seen in the FP.  I definitely lives up to a 
clean cup, in many ways similar to a Vac Pot.  I'll have to do some 
comparison with the two.  But it's definitely different from a FP.  In 
order to maintain heat, I've found that it's best if I keep the kettle 
on the heat - this morning's brew was much hotter and better.
With the thinness of the glass, is the lid even of use, to anyone's 
experience?
Thanks,
Jason
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Jason Brooks
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Hanging Out in the Heart of VA,
Roasting in a Poppery, and soon arriving BBQ roasters,
Pressing in a Bodum Chambord and Columbia, 
Vaccing in a Cory Vac Pot,
Espresso from a Magister Home, and a Krups Gusto,
Drinking good coffee with anyone that arrives!

2) From: Ed Needham
The lid is a waste of glass.  Brew and pour into your cup and a thermos.
You might be amazed at how thick the Chemex glass really is.  The lip around 
the top is not a good indicator.  Once in 30 years I got to see one break 
when my son was reaching over the pot and knocked it onto the hard floor. 
I'd say the bottom glass on that one was over 1/8th" and almost 3/16" thick.
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3) From: Linda Sharpe
Jason:
I agree with Ed, remember to pour into a glass lined thermos not SS.  The
thread on stainless was so helpful, knew there was something wrong when the
brightness appeared in my coffee but it wasn't until the Forum discussed it
that I understood.  Linda

4) From: Ed Needham
The thicker ones are the hand blown Pyrex units.   Some mfg'd in Germany are 
labeled Auerglas, which I'd bet is the German equivalent to Pyrex.  They are 
also very nice.  The others are much thinner and have a very cheap feel to 
me.  The cheaper ones and the hand blown pots are both Pyrex.
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5) From: Les
My Chemex from Alchemist John broke :>(( .  Of course it had been
through a fire.  I am planning on ordering another one.
Les
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