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Topic: AeroPress Problems, cont'd (13 msgs / 480 lines)
1) From: Mike Denson
Not sure about the dust.  I have a Gaggia MM and a Bodum C-Mill.  I've
been using the Gaggia and turned it to a very course setting.  I have
used the Bodum in the past, and while it was better (not quite as hard
to push as with the Gaggia) it was still pretty tough.  I'll try your
suggestions, thanks for the help.  In the end I may just put the
AeroPress away and continue using my drip pot, where the results are
great, and predictable.
Mike

2) From: Scott Marquardt
As long as others are having no problems with their own Aeros, your giving
up on the device would be like setting down a great mystery novel without
finding out whodunnit.    ;-)
Seriously. Think about it. This isn't about the Aeropress at all, really.
- Scott
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3) From: Angelo
Predictability is very overrated...
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4) From: Scott Marquardt
Ob-poly:
Anyone using polyester can vouch for its superb throughput, making it almost
impossible to stall a press. Might be worth trying.
Not that I'm a huge advocate for that or anything.
;-)
On 11/27/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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5) From: Scott Marquardt
Roasting in the IO, eh? Listen, if you make it to Diego Garcia, don't be
venturing up into those coffee plantations in the high steppes. The air's
pretty thin up there.
;-)
On 11/27/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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6) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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    Ok some are going to cringe when I tell every one this but it may
shed some insight for you...
 
If I am down to the last of my coffee (not quite enough for a cup) and I
want to make one more AP Cup I will take my ZASS and set it as fine as
it will go Turkish powder fine as talc. and make my AP cup that way and
I can stretch out one scoop into 2 scoops with out tasting over
extracted...Now to the point of all this... I have found that it is not
how hard you push on the AP it is the constant pressure I can do 2
scoops of Turkish grind ALL POWDER and still have no problem just takes
a bit longer and the puck looks and feels like clay...  
    when you put the plunger in to the chamber you have some air push
down and watch the air compress now just HOLD the plunger there wait and
watch the water drop to uncompress the air now repeat until the water is
all gone once you get used to it it will become second nature for
pushing down and it won't be incremental but that is a great way to
start. 
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 159 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!"

7) From: Leo Zick
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i think im more scared  that iraquis are selling oil for terrorist funding,
and youre in the ocean roasting beans.. 
maybe you can sell coffee to them, get em all hyped up so they run around
and will be easier targets :p  
From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) [mailto:TrueDW] 
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 7:06 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: RE: +AeroPress Problems, cont'd
I kinda doubt that we are going to get that far west unless N Korea really
gets wild.... more than likely we will stay here them more to support for
Iraq until we head home....
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 157 and counting down." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support of
Operation Eagle!"

8) From: Scott Marquardt
No worries. Roasting beans is the least of anyone's worries. The Navy's so
much better than when I first joined. Just before the Navy went "zero
tolerance" on drugs in the early 80s, at one point a study found that at any
given point, 52% of the Navy was stoned (whether commissioned or enlisted).
Not, "52% use drugs," mind you. No -- 52% WERE STONED at any given time.
Within months of the new policy that had dropped to, basically, zero.
It was the most amazing transformation I've ever seen in any organization.
Those who couldn't change were dropping like flies. "So long. Nice knowing
ya."
Interestingly, the term "Joe" for coffee dates to the unpopular ban on
seafaring alcohol early in the last century in the American Navy. But I
can't imagine that consumption of coffee in the world's navies would ever be
in jeopardy.
Semper Roastum!
;-)
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9) From: Sandy Andina
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Scott,
	I am finding that with the poly in the filter holder, it won't screw  
onto the grounds chamber--for some reason, the "bayonet ears" won't  
fit into the recesses. When I switch back to paper filters, it's  
fine. Did I miss some essential step, like ironing the poly? And does  
it go fuzzy or embossed side up (e.g., the side that touches the  
coffee)?
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Scott,	I am =
finding that with the poly in the filter holder, it won't screw onto the =
grounds chamber--for some reason, the "bayonet ears" won't fit into the =
recesses. When I switch back to paper filters, it's fine. Did I miss =
some essential step, like ironing the poly? And does it go fuzzy or =
embossed side up (e.g., the side that touches the =
coffee)?
On Nov 27, 2006, at 12:43 AM, Scott Marquardt =
wrote:
Ob-poly:   Anyone using = polyester can vouch for its superb throughput, making it almost = impossible to stall a press. Might be worth trying.   = Not that I'm a huge advocate for that or anything. =   ;-)   On 11/27/06, True, = Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) <TrueDW> = wrote: =     Ok some are = going to cringe when I tell every one this but it may shed some insight = for you...   If I am down to the last of my coffee (not quite = enough for a cup) and I want to make one more AP Cup I will take my ZASS = and set it as fine as it will go Turkish powder fine as talc. and make = my AP cup that way and I can stretch out one scoop into 2 scoops with = out tasting over extracted...Now to the point of all this... I have = found that it is not how hard you push on the AP it is the constant = pressure I can do 2 scoops of Turkish grind ALL POWDER and still have no = problem just takes a bit longer and the puck looks and feels like = clay...      when you put the plunger in to the = chamber you have some air push down and watch the air compress now just = HOLD the plunger there wait and watch the water drop to uncompress the = air now repeat until the water is all gone once you get used to it it = will become second nature for pushing down and it won't be incremental = but that is a great way to start. = = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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10) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I am hoping I can get those Poly samples one day next summer and give it
a try myself!
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 158 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!" 
 
 
 
Ob-poly:
 
Anyone using polyester can vouch for its superb throughput, making it
almost impossible to stall a press. Might be worth trying.
 
Not that I'm a huge advocate for that or anything.
 
;-)
 
On 11/27/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote: 
	    Ok some are going to cringe when I tell every one this but
it may shed some insight for you...
	 
	If I am down to the last of my coffee (not quite enough for a
cup) and I want to make one more AP Cup I will take my ZASS and set it
as fine as it will go Turkish powder fine as talc. and make my AP cup
that way and I can stretch out one scoop into 2 scoops with out tasting
over extracted...Now to the point of all this... I have found that it is
not how hard you push on the AP it is the constant pressure I can do 2
scoops of Turkish grind ALL POWDER and still have no problem just takes
a bit longer and the puck looks and feels like clay...  
	    when you put the plunger in to the chamber you have some air
push down and watch the air compress now just HOLD the plunger there
wait and watch the water drop to uncompress the air now repeat until the
water is all gone once you get used to it it will become second nature
for pushing down and it won't be incremental but that is a great way to
start. 

11) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
have your gaggia burrs been brushed out lately - maybe they are 
clodded up with caked powder. just another thought ... i pulled the 
burrs on my ditting mill after i realized how l;ong it had been since 
i checked them out. I was surprised how caked up they were, and 
(after  brushing them thoroughly and then running through some coffee 
to purge them) my grinds screened much more evenly.
tom
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12) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I kinda doubt that we are going to get that far west unless N Korea
really gets wild.... more than likely we will stay here them more to
support for Iraq until we head home....
 
Dennis 
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True 
CS/CS-5 
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) 
FPO AE 09532-2830 
Man of many hats! 
HG/DB and Z&D roasting in the Indian Ocean 
 "On station and on point 157 and counting down..." 
"Direct support for troops on the ground is only a call away in support
of Operation Eagle!"

13) From: Scott Marquardt
Yah, yous gotta file the bayonet mounts a bit. Sorry I didn't mention that!
Very little material needs to be removed. This picture indicates that
minimum:http://marquardts.org/images/filebayo.jpgFor my part, I usually take off a lot more, and slope it out further along
the bayonet mounts. As long as you leave at least some of the bayo width
unfiled, this will not affect the Aero's performance with paper. If you wish
to play it safe, just file the leading quarter inch or so, as shown.
Bear in mind, you want to turn the cap further than the amount filed in the
picture. It's not too difficult -- it just needs that bevel to get it
started.
Be glad Scott didn't find the 1 micron poly better; it's much thicker.   ;-)
- Scott
On 11/27/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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