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AlanAdler
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Espresso: AeroPress
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Posted Tue Apr 29, 2014, 2:58pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

rasqual Said:

I find that utterly implausible as a sufficient explanation for what I'm seeing. No way. Utterly no way possible.

Alan? How "waxy" was that puck?

Posted April 25, 2014 link

Hi rasqual,

The gooey seal I sent for analysis was very sticky -- more like molasses than wax (which I think of as slippery, not sticky).

For your information, the seal material is a formula which is used in medical syringes.  

Best,

Alan
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AlanAdler
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Posted Tue Apr 29, 2014, 3:10pm
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TheoDickson Said:

Hi all. I've been playing with my Aeropress for about a month now.

......Well the trouble with this is that you lose some while pouring and stirring then even more during the insertion of the plunger. .....

Posted April 27, 2014 link

Welcome to the AeroPress.  Thank you for posting.

The above was your comment about normal (not inverted) pressing.  But of course you don't really "lose some".  It all goes into your cup, just the same way it does when you press.

People don't like gravity to do the work for them, they want the brew to flow only when they press, and no other time.  That led to rasqual's inventing the inverted method.  But, as I've written here before, the small amount that gravity pushes does not degrade the brew in any way.  So, no need to worry.

Incidentally, at the U.S. AeroPress Championship on April 27th, about half of the contestants brewed inverted.  But the first three places were all awarded to normal brewers.

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Alan
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AlanAdler
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Posted Tue Apr 29, 2014, 3:46pm
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Hi Everybody,

As you can see from my three consecutive posts, I'm catching up.

As I've written before, some people encounter goo, and some (including me) do not.  But we'll happily replace a seal if it gets gooey or simply wears out.  Just call our office and tell them that you think you qualify for a free replacement.  650-493-3050.  If you want to buy a seal, it's $4.  We also replace a lot of caps ($5) for people who eject them into their trash.  Some people order a second seal or cap for an additonal $2.

I've just spent three days at the Specialty Coffee Association of America exhibition and conference.  This year and next it is in Seattle.  I also attended the U.S. AeroPress Championship on Friday night -- hosted by Stumptown Roasters.  Thank you Stumptown.  It was a fine party.  Here are a few links about the event.

Click Here (sprudge.com)

Click Here (www.24-7pressrelease.com)

http://worldaeropresschampionship.com/recipes/

The AeroPress Championships are grass-roots events which are run by enthusiasts worldwide.  It was the brainchild of Tim Wendelboe and Tim Varney in Norway.  We contribute trophies, but we try to stay out of the way.  It's the people's event.  

I find it amusing that we've organized championships for our sporting toys, such as the Aerobie flying ring and golf discs.  These are sporting devices.  Yet the AeroPress Championships have surpassed our sporting toy events by several orders of magnitude.  For a coffee maker!  

Best regards to all,

Alan
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Posted Sun May 11, 2014, 5:46am
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Aeropress has been fun, I think I've purchased 3 so far. One each for work and home, then one for my parents house.  I'm such a sucker, I'd probably buy another set if there was a fancy looking metal version.
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 8:38am
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress - Tote Bag?
 

I've had my Aeropress for several years - probably 7 or 8 -  - and I use it for BBQs, camping, picnics, and while traveling.

The original box it came in is getting pretty ratty-looking. I've seen Aeropress tote bags advertised. Has anyone used one of these tote bags? Are they the right size? Well made? Worth getting?

Thanks!
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 8:58am
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

AlanAdler Said:

As I've written before, some people encounter goo, and some (including me) do not.  But we'll happily replace a seal if it gets gooey or simply wears out.

Posted April 29, 2014 link

My seals used to "wear out" after a few months.  It seemed they sort of shrank...or something, so they would no longer seal.  I started putting an 8 lb. weight on them between brewing session and that has taken care of the problem.  I have used the current plunger seal for about a year now with no trouble.

I would be interested to know if others have tried this and what the results have been.
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 9:30am
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

Could you explain exactly what you mean? Do you take the seal off of the plunger and put a weight on it or do you balance an 8lb weight on the end of the plunger?
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 12:53pm
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Aeropress championships?  

Eh I should not make fun of this considering some folks may take it very seriously.
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Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014, 7:58pm
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Wow, This post got 284 pages

How in the world.

 
Only true passion and expertise will make the best coffee.
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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2014, 8:47am
Subject: Re: Aerobie Aeropress
 

z0mbie Said:

Aeropress championships?  Eh I should not make fun of this considering some folks may take it very seriously.

Posted June 5, 2014 link

You can make fun of anything.  This world has some pretty ludicrous competitions, at least to those outside of that genre.

I too was amused at the thought of an Aeropress championship when I first heard about it.  But it is real, and some excellent coffee is made.  So, why not?

 
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