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Topic: Polyester Felt/Inverted Aeropress (4 msgs / 144 lines)
1) From: Got Aloha??
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Today, I received a sheet of the polyester felt from Scott Marquardt,  
thanks again scott.  I immediately opened the envelope, cut out a  
circle for my Aeropress, boiled the felt as recommended. I only had  
to make slight adjustment to the tabs of the aeropress screen piece,  
actually it screwed together without any adjustment but I figured if  
I was going to do invert it would probably save me a mess or 2.  My  
first cup was the same as my morning chemex cup - Kenya Gethumbwini  
Peaberry roasted to a FC++ (Man that one really is a light 1st  
cracker, had to stop my motor on my bbq drum and go manual to hear  
anything.) Using the
inverted method  I noticed a very rich cup as I usually do with the  
aeropress, there was a lot more depth in the cup probably as a  
result  of the oils that the filter had allowed to pass.  I was very  
impressed with the results and will enjoy using this method - way cool!
I look forward to making a cup of panama gesha at four days rest  
tomorrow morning (perfect timing, scott) I only got 1 lb. so I have  
been roasting weighed 1 lb. batches in my bbq for the last couple of  
weeks in order to perfect a roast that small.  Well that paid off, I  
was able to pull off a FC with a medium ramp, dropped heat at 12:40  
to lowest flame, first crack started at 13:20, cut heat completely at  
14:30 and dumped at 16:00 with the smell of earl gray and almost  
yirgacheffe like fragrances dancing in the smoke and not a whisper of  
second crack. This coffee was truly a joy to roast and even more of a  
joy to drink.
Justn
houstini
If There is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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Today, I received a sheet of the =
polyester felt from Scott Marquardt, thanks again scott.  =
I immediately opened the envelope, cut out a circle for my Aeropress, =
boiled the felt as recommended. I only had to make slight adjustment =
to the tabs of the aeropress screen piece, actually it screwed together =
without any adjustment but I figured if I was going to do invert it =
would probably save me a mess or 2.  My first cup was the same as my =
morning chemex cup - Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry roasted to a FC++ (Man =
that one really is a light 1st cracker, had to stop my motor on my bbq =
drum and go manual to hear anything.) Using theinverted method  I noticed a very rich cup as I =
usually do with the aeropress, there was a lot more depth in the cup =
probably as a result  of the oils that the filter had allowed to =
pass.  I was very impressed with the results and will enjoy using =
this method - way cool! 
I look forward to making = a cup of panama gesha at four days rest tomorrow morning (perfect = timing, scott) I only got 1 lb. so I have been roasting weighed 1 lb. = batches in my bbq for the last couple of weeks in order to perfect a = roast that small.  Well that paid off, I was able to pull off a FC = with a medium ramp, dropped heat at 12:40 to lowest flame, first crack = started at 13:20, cut heat completely at 14:30 and dumped at 16:00 with = the smell of earl gray and almost yirgacheffe like fragrances dancing in = the smoke and not a whisper of second crack. This coffee was truly a joy = to roast and even more of a joy to drink. 

JustnhoustiniIf There is anything = worth doing, it's worth doing right.


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2) From: Scott Marquardt
The coffee may have been a joy, but your description of the roast is
poetry.   ;-)
On 9/21/06, Got Aloha??  wrote:
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Scott

3) From: Vicki Smith
I am sure the poly felt is terrific, but for the AP, as for the KMB I use
for bigger amounts of coffee, I am using the cloth filters available on the
SM site http://tinyurl.com/5uqqy)for use in vacuum pots. They have to be
trimmed for the AP (but not for the KMB).
I don't btw, use them for my Yama pot--I have the cona glass rod for that.
vicki

4) From: Scott Marquardt
Since I've never commented on cloth filters, "the polyester guy" will now
chime in.    ;-)
I haven't tried these. I haven't tried bag coffee, either. However, in some
sense my tinkering with polyester is homage to them, and I suspect the
coffee from most cloth methods (including poly) is very similar. I'd like to
try every method!
Has anyone had experience with good filter bags?
My presumption is that cloth (poly or otherwise) produces somewhat "dirty"
coffee like a FP, but without fines. By "dirty" I mean that the cup will
contain oils and what I naively call "near-solubles" -- all of that a Good
Thing to have in a cup.
I guess in a pinch one could use one of Tom's cotton coffee bean bags for
brewing.   ;-)
- Scott
On 9/21/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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