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1) From: Justin Schwarz
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On Dec 28, 2006, at 4:02 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:
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The portafilter basket to the estro profi (53mm) looked like it might  =
work, and after careful consideration I decided to cut a hole with a  
2 1/8" hole bit in the bottom piece of the AP.  The bit was the  
perfect size for the profi basket, and the holes in the AP screen are  =
in odd numbered rows so it was easy to find the center.
On to brewing.  First, I tried to brew a "shot" filling the basket  
~14-15g and tamping as I would for espresso, put an AP paper filter  
on top of the basket in order to restrain the water (2.5 oz. @ 200ºf)  =
before pressing.  The result was a very weak brew and was not  
drinkable. I did use a grind between espresso and drip and may try  
again with a finer grind, but the original result was not promising.
Next, I tried using the naked AP for invert method.  this worked very  =
well and produced a result very close to the polyester felt, cleanup  
was easier too.
Photos here!      It looks like you have to sign in but just click to  =
view slideshow
anyone know if Aerobie will sell replacement parts for the AP?  I was  =
trying to figure out ways to make paper or polyester filters work  
with the modification as I was cutting the hole.   I have an e-mail  
in to them, but it's the weekend now and don't expect to hear back  
until tuesday or so.
I am happy I did this mod, should be fun to play with.
Justin Schwarz
houstini
If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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at 4:02 PM, Scott Marquardt wrote:
very recent post at = CG suggests an = intuitive and fetching mod to the Aero which could give more headroom = for slurry, in part accommodating the inevitable bloom that can be = problematic in larger brewings in the = Aero. 
The portafilter basket to the = estro profi (53mm) looked like it might work, and after careful = consideration I decided to cut a hole with a 2 1/8" hole bit in the = bottom piece of the AP.  The bit was the perfect size for the profi = basket, and the holes in the AP screen are in odd numbered rows so it = was easy to find the center. 
On to brewing.  First, I = tried to brew a "shot" filling the basket ~14-15g and tamping as I would = for espresso, put an AP paper filter on top of the basket in order to = restrain the water (2.5 oz. @ 200ºf) before pressing.  The result = was a very weak brew and was not drinkable. I did use a grind between = espresso and drip and may try again with a finer grind, but the original = result was not promising.
Next, I tried using the = naked AP for invert method.  this worked very well and produced a = result very close to the polyester felt, cleanup was easier = too.
Photos here!      It looks like = you have to sign in but just click to view = slideshow 
anyone know = if Aerobie will sell replacement parts for the AP?  I was trying to = figure out ways to make paper or polyester filters work with the = modification as I was cutting the hole.   I have an e-mail in to = them, but it's the weekend now and don't expect to hear back until = tuesday or so.
I am happy I did this mod, = should be fun to play with.
Justin Schwarzhoustini
If there is anything worth = doing, it's worth doing right.

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2) From: Scott Marquardt
Nice work!
Photos here!  is nice blue underlined text, but that's about all.   ;-)
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3) From: Justin Schwarz
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4) From: Scott Marquardt
Interesting.
I suspect, though I'm not sure, that your grind is lossening up in the
basket when you press (resulting in the weak brew).
Alan did some testing after I discovered that a press through a poly cookie
did a complete extraction, and he found that in his case, he got an
over-extraction.
If you can do something to keep the puck compact while pressing, you may
have much better luck.
In my case, it took some serious pressure to move the water through in 30
seconds or so.
On 12/30/06, Justin Schwarz  wrote:
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