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Topic: AeroPress and Bodum glassware (13 msgs / 383 lines)
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I did the tourist thing today in Canmore, Alberta, and found the 13 fl. oz bodum Canteen double wall thermo glasses. I am amazed how light they are.
I expect to use them for both beer and coffee.
Given how light and thin these glasses are, will they stand up to the pressure applied during AeroPress brewing? Has anyone on the list risked this?
They say they are made of borosilicate glass, which is commonly referred to as Pyrex. However, my Pyrex measuring cups are much thicker glass than these beverage glasses.
Dave S.

2) From: Sandy Andina
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I wouldn't risk it.  The walls are very thin crystal, as I discovered  
to my chagrin when I accidentally knocked one gently against another  
glass in my sink and it shattered.
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I wouldn't risk it.  The walls =
are very thin crystal, as I discovered to my chagrin when I accidentally =
knocked one gently against another glass in my sink and it =
shattered.
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I did the tourist thing today in Canmore, Alberta, = and found the 13 fl. oz bodum Canteen double wall thermo glasses. I am = amazed how light they are.I expect to = use them for both beer and coffee. Given how light and thin these = glasses are, will they stand up to the pressure applied during AeroPress = brewing? Has anyone on the list risked this? They say = they are made of borosilicate glass, which is commonly referred to as = Pyrex. However, my Pyrex measuring cups are much thicker glass than = these beverage glasses. Dave S.homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-23-856271804--

3) From: Scott Miller
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I was looking at some of the comments from buyers on Amazon; it seems 
some folks have also mentioned that they have lost some glasses in 
seemingly innocent ways: using the in-door ice dispenser from the fridge 
and things like that.
I still love the look and may get some for espresso.
cheers,
ScoTTT
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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I use mine only for espresso and hot espresso drinks.
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I use mine only for espresso and =
hot espresso drinks.
On Aug 10, 2006, at 8:09 PM, Scott =
Miller wrote:
I was looking at some of the comments from buyers on = Amazon; it seems some folks have also mentioned that they have lost some = glasses in seemingly innocent ways: using the in-door ice dispenser from = the fridge and things like that. I still love the look and may = get some for espresso. cheers, ScoTTT Sandy = Andina wrote: I = wouldn't risk it.  The walls are very thin crystal, as I discovered to = my chagrin when I accidentally knocked one gently against another glass = in my sink and it shattered. On Aug 10, 2006, at 7:41 = PM, daschell = wrote:
I did the tourist thing = today in Canmore, Alberta, and found the 13 fl. oz bodum Canteen double = wall thermo glasses. I am amazed how light they are. I expect to use them for both beer and = coffee. = Given how light and thin these = glasses are, will they stand up to the pressure applied during AeroPress = brewing? Has anyone on the list risked this? They say they are made of borosilicate glass, = which is commonly referred to as Pyrex. However, my Pyrex measuring cups = are much thicker glass than these beverage glasses. Dave S. = = --Apple-Mail-24-858506287--

5) From: Scott Marquardt
Alan Adler (the Aero's inventor) is also enamoured of these, and
experimented with them during a period when he was also discovering that his
press didn't always need quite as much pressure as his instructions suggest
(15 pounds). I believe he ended up placing a thin rubber coaster or somesuch
under the cup, just to absorb any jolts while pressing. He's had some good
luck.
I won't do it, myself. Like many others, I've broken a couple of these
expensive things.
- Scott
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6) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Like so many "what to buy" discussions, it's hard to advise other people on
how to spend their money, and if this thread goes on long enough, someone is
sure to post that there's no need for anything other than a used jelly jar
you can purchase from Goodwill.  :o)
I've bought over 20 of the double walls in 4 different sizes, and lost a
total of four (one due to the little blow-hole "pimple" getting knocked off
and water seeping between the walls).  The total cost adds up to a set or
two of Illy collector cups. I routinely use the 2 larger Bodum sizes with
the Aero without a problem.  I do take care to push down straight, but the
greatest risk factor is in washing the cups in the men's restroom sink.
Few products add (or detract) so much aesthetic, practical, and sensory
pleasure to the coffee experience as the cup we put to our lips. IMO, all
other cups offer a slightly lesser experience, but your tastes and
priorities might differ.
-- 
Martin
Heat + Beans
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7) From: Brett Mason
Have you considered a used jelly jar from Goodwill?  That's probably all you
need....
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Brett Mason
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8) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
I disagree with me.  Ebay jars are a better deal.
(Now, stoppit) :o)
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Martin
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9) From: Sandy Andina
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Actually, I prefer those glasses left over after burning Yahrtzheit  
candles--they bring back memories of my Grandma's house. Of course,  
the candles came in neat French-bistro-style glasses back then; and  
Grandma (she hated being called "Bubbie" or "Babushka") used them for  
homemade Green Rivers (syrup and a spritz from an old-fashioned  
sealed seltzer bottle) and tea--Swee-Touch-Nee with a dollop of  
raspberry jam, sipped through a sugar cube held between her teeth.   
Cups were strictly for coffee.
I use my Bodums for espressos and cappas/lattes.  For Americanos, I  
use Intelligentsia's trad-cappa cups. But for my Aeropress, I use one  
of about two dozen large mugs I've collected (most souvenirs of the  
Chicago Pen Show, others were gifts or promo items).  I like a wide,  
firm and sturdy base on which to rest the press.  Last week, I stayed  
in an Embassy Suites, and it was extremely annoying to have to  
balance the press atop the provided narrow-mouthed mugs to avoid spills.
On Aug 11, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
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Sandy
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Actually, I prefer those glasses =
left over after burning Yahrtzheit candles--they bring back memories of =
my Grandma's house. Of course, the candles came in neat =
French-bistro-style glasses back then; and Grandma (she hated being =
called "Bubbie" or "Babushka") used them for homemade Green Rivers =
(syrup and a spritz from an old-fashioned sealed seltzer bottle) and =
tea--Swee-Touch-Nee with a dollop of raspberry jam, sipped through a =
sugar cube held between her teeth.  Cups were strictly for =
coffee.
I use my = Bodums for espressos and cappas/lattes.  For Americanos, I use = Intelligentsia's trad-cappa cups. But for my Aeropress, I use one of = about two dozen large mugs I've collected (most souvenirs of the Chicago = Pen Show, others were gifts or promo items).  I like a wide, firm and = sturdy base on which to rest the press.  Last week, I stayed in an = Embassy Suites, and it was extremely annoying to have to balance the = press atop the provided narrow-mouthed mugs to avoid = spills.   On Aug 11, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Brett Mason = wrote:
Have you considered a used jelly jar from Goodwill?  = That's probably all you need.... On 8/11/06, Heat + = Beans --all the rest is commentary < heatgunroast> = wrote:Like so many "what to buy" discussions, it's hard to advise = other people on how to spend their money, and if this thread goes on = long enough, someone is sure to post that there's no need for anything = other than a used jelly jar you can purchase from Goodwill.  = :o) I've bought over 20 of the double walls in 4 different sizes, = and lost a total of four (one due to the little blow-hole "pimple" = getting knocked off and water seeping between the walls).  The total = cost adds up to a set or two of Illy collector cups. I routinely use the = 2 larger Bodum sizes with the Aero without a problem.  I do take care = to push down straight, but the greatest risk factor is in washing the = cups in the men's restroom sink. Few products add (or detract) = so much aesthetic, practical, and sensory pleasure to the coffee = experience as the cup we put to our lips. IMO, all other cups offer a = slightly lesser experience, but your tastes and priorities might differ. = -- Martin Heat + Beans    =  all the rest is commentary =
-- = Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast    = Zassman = = --Apple-Mail-28-924433527--

10) From: Erik Snapper
I've used the Aeropress on these glasses a few times, but it made me
nervous!  You can greatly reduce the pressure if you use two hands - press
the plunger with one and hold the barrel (near the top where it's not very
hot) with the other.
I do love drinking from these glasses, so if you regularly aeropress you may
want to do it this way. It wouldn't be fun if one were to collapse.
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11) From: Steve Hay
Why not just AeroPress right into your mouth?  All you need then is a little
crushed ice! :)
(sorry)
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heatgunroast> wrote:
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Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

12) From:
Personally, I have difficulty with the technique of holding the concentrate in one cheek while trying to dilute with the correct amount of hot water.
Otherwise I would surely endorse the simplicity of your suggestion. ;)
Dave S.
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13) From: Steve Hay
Haven't you ever heard of a dental dam? (Bad Joke)
On 8/12/06, daschell  wrote:
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Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."


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