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Topic: Chemex- was Re: Percolator (2 msgs / 58 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
Get some of the white filters and try this: Brew a pot of water through a
brown filter, an identical one through a white filter and pour yourself a
cup of the boiled water that you used. Taste them all three. If you taste
anything different from the brown one, or the white one try a prior pour of
hot water through the paper filters and then repeat the experiment. Make
your coffee with whichever method tastes best to you.
On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM, Ed Needham  wrote:
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2) From: Lynne
Ed -
Sixth - don't be afraid to break the rules.
The OP mentions that he has a Rocky, but I use only a whirly blade grinder
(that's all I have, all I can afford, but I'm blissfully happy since I don't
know any other way), and I also don't use a coarse grind (the whirly's can't
do coarse, basically). My Chemex gives me a terrific cup (as does the French
Press).
I think Tom wrote somewhere (don't know if it's on the SM site, or if it was
a post here) that the Chemex is very forgiving - that it is possible to use
a finer grind and still get a good cup).
Previous discussions did mention that if one is going to make a full pot, as
opposed to one or two cups (for me, it's mug-sized cups), it's better to
make sure your grind is not too fine.
Best thing, IMO, is to try different methods, until you get the results that
you are satisfied with.
Lynne
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