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Topic: Ever try Whatman's filter paper with coffee? (3 msgs / 47 lines)
1) From: Michael Cruse
I'm sitting here in my lab staring down an unopened box of Whatman #2
and wondering how it would work in coffee. Any experience? What #? I
think 5 or 6 would be too fine...but 2 might be the sweet spot...
Thanks for the info...

2) From: Aaron
Whatman filters.  oh wow now I heard it all ROFL....
I think even a #2 would be too fine, I believe it'd plug up pretty quick 
with the sediment in the coffee..
I use a #4 for acid filtering to recover precious metals and that's slow 
as ... well it's sloooowww.... I can't see a #2 being much faster on 
something as sedimenty as coffee...
go ahead and give it a little try.  make a small pot or whatever, and 
run some through to see how fast it comes through and how well the 
watmans last.... from what I remember they can get rather fragile and 
hot water makes them even more so...
aaron

3) From: Mike Koenig
If you have any of the pre-folded #2 papers (the pleated ones),  plus
a nice pyrex funnel, you have yourself a nice chem-geek pourover
setup.  If you are using the flat discs, once you fold them, you end
up with one side as a double layer, so you might get an uneven
extraction.
--mike
On 5/7/07, Michael Cruse  wrote:
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