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Topic: Aeropress poly filter life (9 msgs / 144 lines)
1) From: charles kertay
With the Aeropress poly filter, I have been trying an extended use of on=
e filter (20+ cups). I dont see any change in the filter after each cup, wh=
en I use the finished (shiny side) upstream, and throughly wash it after. I=
 have no idea what the life will be, but guess that it will go a while more=
.

2) From: Scott Marquardt
Cool. Yeah, that's been my experience as well. I end up retiring
filters after staring at them for a minute, wondering just how I
should make a decision one way or another, and then just subjectively
flipping a coin.
Aggressive cleansing -- as with scrubbing, twisting, wadding up, etc.
-- that will shorten the life. Cleaning methods that don't stress the
felt leave its filtering integrity intact, and then the only issue is
whether it's beginning to have off-odors or particulates that slow the
filtration.
- S
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Just as an aside, I promised I would let Scott know how well the poly worked
in the KMB.  I cut out a piece last night and used it this morning to brew
the Guatemala Fraijanes - Finca Agua Tibia in the Krups Moka Brew.  I used
it felt side up and dampened it.  The steam pressure really made the coffee
stick to the felt, but it rinsed off and I have a garbage disposal.  Next
time, I am going to try it melt side up.
The coffee was excellent.  Bunches and bunches of red grapes in the cup!
Eddie
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4) From: Michael Mccandless
I'm still in the experimental stage with the KMB.
I ordered (way too much) 5u felt from McMasterCarr.
This works great, but a bit of chore to get clean.
Penny suggested a paper filter on top of the felt.
Tried today & works great.
This pot is great, as it gives the coffee a deeper, more robust flavor.
Just a little food for thought.
McSparky
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5) From: Steve Hay
If a paper filter is on top of the felt, wouldn't that filter out the things
that the poly filter is supposedly passing through that you want in the cup?
On 10/28/06, Michael Mccandless  wrote:
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6) From: M. McCandless
Other way around.
The felt cine filters.
The paper passes fines that the felt filters out & 
serves to keep the coarse stuff out of the felt.
easier to clean.
McSparky
At 07:18 AM 10/29/2006 -0400, you wrote:
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7) From: MichaelB
It should be about a tastier cup, not a clean filter. The claim of poly is
that it filters out the fines similar to paper but allows the oils similar
to French press. So it produces a richer taste but a cleaner cup. Therefore
using paper with poly - either after or before - would compromise the taste
same as paper only.
--
MichaelB
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Dennis wrote, "January 17th is Hump day!!!!!!"
Sure is!  It happens to be a Wednesday!
Eddie
On 12/19/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Well thanks to Scott's generous donation (thank you!) I now have some
poly to try myself I just cut my first round and I plan on my next AP
cup in about an hour or so. I am anxious to see how it compares to the
reg filters for the AP.
January 17th is Hump day!!!!!! 
Dennis
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS/CS-5
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)
FPO AE 09532-2830
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Arabian Gulf
 "On station and on point 136 and counting down..." 
Cool. Yeah, that's been my experience as well. I end up retiring filters
after staring at them for a minute, wondering just how I should make a
decision one way or another, and then just subjectively flipping a coin.
Aggressive cleansing -- as with scrubbing, twisting, wadding up, etc.
-- that will shorten the life. Cleaning methods that don't stress the
felt leave its filtering integrity intact, and then the only issue is
whether it's beginning to have off-odors or particulates that slow the
filtration.
- S
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