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Topic: Chemex - filters question (8 msgs / 152 lines)
1) From: Slinkster
I scored a 6-cup Chemex (machine-made, not the swanky hand-blown model) 
at thrift a few days ago.  It was filed under "vases" and priced at a 
whopping fiddy cents.  I have #4 brown cone filters on hand and they're 
a decent fit
Is there any real reason, aside from easy removal, to find locally or to 
order from SM's the special Chemex square filter papers?
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2) From: Scott Miller
The Chemex paper is different from standard cone papers.
I would stick with the manufacturer's paper for best results.
cheers,
Scott
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3) From: Dave Huddle
YES !   Chemex filters are considerably different from cone filters.
Thicker, differnent shape, better suited for use in the Chemex
brewers.
Dave
Westerville, OH
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4) From: Jim De Hoog
Chemex filters end at a point whereas a cone filter does not, so you do not=
 the fit.  Chemex filters will not tear when you lift it out.
Jimd "Ice Bucket Roaster"
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Subject: [Homeroast] Chemex - filters question
I scored a 6-cup Chemex (machine-made, not the swanky hand-blown model) at =
thrift a few days ago.  It was filed under "vases" and priced at a whoppi=
ng fiddy cents.  I have #4 brown cone filters on hand and they're a decen=
t fit
Is there any real reason, aside from easy removal, to find locally or to or=
der from SM's the special Chemex square filter papers?
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5) From: John A C Despres
In addition, I think the coffee filtered through a Chemex filter tastes
better. In fact, I use them in all my drip applications. Good clean coffee.
I like Swiss Gold muddy coffee as well.
John
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6) From: Lynne
Unless you've used your last filter for about two months (yes, I'm a very
sad creature..), washing it out after every pot... until it tears when you
make your morning pot...
 Jim De Hoog  wrote:
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picture son fitting remaining good portion of filter over two canning jars
to preserve the morning brew...
.... think it's time to buy more filters!
Lynne
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7) From: Jerry Procopio
Besides the better fit, Chemex filters (originally created by a chemist) 
are made of special paper that allows the oils to filter through better 
than regular paper filters.  This is supposedly why coffee made in the 
Chemex tastes better than just a regular manual drip through a #4 paper 
filter.  Chemex filters flow slower so you may have to grind a little 
coarser to keep from overextracting.
JavaJerry
Alive & well and still RK Drum roasting in Chesapeake, VA
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8) From: Paul Whitener Jr.
The Chemex proprietary filters are also great for filtering cold  
brewed coffee. Standard paper filters get gummed up with oils; the  
filtration will grind to a halt after a few minutes. While there's  
some slowdown with the Chemex as well, they're able to plow through  
and get the job done. I regularly filter up to a half gallon of cold  
brew with one Chemex filter with no problems.
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