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Topic: AP Filter Options and Poly (5 msgs / 139 lines)
1) From: sci
Dean, Steve, (and other AP fans):
You beat me to it! Now I must get a Swiss Gold disk. Some CG folks even
double up with two different filters. I like using two Chemex disks. Some
think the extra pressure is too hard to press, but I believe extra pressure
makes the water penetrate the grounds a bit more, like a MP or KMB. Isn't
that what those to revered methods do?  When I use two filters the coffee is
stronger than a goat's breath (but definitely milder than a camel's :)
Somebody asked about different filter media like the poly and how to do it.
I just use a new paper filter for a pattern, lay it on top, cut around it
with scissors, and wah-lah. The filter material can't be too thick or the
mounting ramps for the filter assembly won't work. Some have filed theirs
down a little. I haven't had to do that yet. If you don't get what I'm
saying do this: put about 12 paper filters in the black plastic filter
holder and try to mount it on the tube. See what I mean?
Concerning glass or stainless steel AP models, I think Alan Adler, AP
inventor, knows the AP fan base wants something like this. I mean a
stainless steel AP ought to be easy to make, no? Probably cost less too. I
definitely am hooked on AP, but definitely don't like the plastic which does
have BisA. A hefty Pyrex version would be a dream, but Stainless would last
forever and be clean, esp. if they would mirror polish the inside tube. [I
hate how you can get a mirror polished stainless mug, but the inside is
brushed. Brushed steel harbors org. compounds that build up. I'd rather have
the inside polished. I rant. ]
Ivan
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2) From: Steve Barber
Ivan,
When you say you use two Chemex discs do you mean a double layer cut from a
Chemex filter? I am like you I would love to see a Stainless Stell AP.
Probably wouldn'e look so much like medical equip. like the plastic version.
Steve
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3) From: sci
Steve,
Yea, I cut two disks for the AP from a Chemex filter, put both in the filter
holder, and press the brew. It will be harder. The purpose of this is to
increase pressure so as to get an MP or KMB-like profile. I love MP (don't
own a KMB), but clean up on an MP isn't convenient, especially for a single
cup. Those Chemex disks can be easily reused with a thorough rinse.
I've heard complaints about AP being hard to press. Maybe...they should go
workout a little, ha, do some push ups. You can always put the AP on the
floor to press. :]
Ivan
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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 21:52:17 -0500
From: "Steve Barber" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] AP Filter Options and Poly
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Ivan,
When you say you use two Chemex discs do you mean a double layer cut from a
Chemex filter? I am like you I would love to see a Stainless Stell AP.
Probably wouldn'e look so much like medical equip. like the plastic version.
Steve
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM, sci  wrote:
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4) From: Seth Grandeau
Ivan,
How does that compare to using 2 paper AP filters?
-Seth
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5) From: sci
Fairly close to the same results.
Chem filters are thicker and IMO a grade better and make pressure a bit
higher.
I've never tried three, but hey...maybe with a few more pushups each day I
could pull it off.
Ivan
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Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 19:55:46 -0400
From: "Seth Grandeau" 
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Ivan,
How does that compare to using 2 paper AP filters?
-Seth
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