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roach56
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Posted Thu Jun 17, 2010, 5:12am
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I got a slightly used moka express last week. It was only used 2-3 times. I ran clean water through it, then several pots of old beans. I have since ran 4-5 pots through it to drink. At first it taste pretty decent, but the metallic aftertaste stays with me all day. I'm using low to medium heat and it works the way I've read it's supposed to.
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Posted Fri Jun 18, 2010, 6:57pm
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roach56 Said:

I got a slightly used moka express last week. It was only used 2-3 times. I ran clean water through it, then several pots of old beans. I have since ran 4-5 pots through it to drink. At first it taste pretty decent, but the metallic aftertaste stays with me all day. I'm using low to medium heat and it works the way I've read it's supposed to.

Posted June 17, 2010 link

No aftertaste from any food should stay with you all day.  I would suggest a visit to your doctor, as there are many health complications that can result in a metallic taste, which can be aggravated by acidic foods, such as coffee.  (Acid reflux comes to mind, for one)
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Posted Fri Jun 18, 2010, 7:36pm
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Aluminum or stainless?
Either way, some folks are sensitive hot liquids in metal. Do you get the same sensation when brewing the same coffee as French press. If not, you have your answer. Use the exact same coffee, have your water at 200f.

 
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Posted Sat Jun 19, 2010, 5:58am
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IMAWriter Said:

Aluminum or stainless?
Either way, some folks are sensitive hot liquids in metal. Do you get the same sensation when brewing the same coffee as French press. If not, you have your answer. Use the exact same coffee, have your water at 200f.

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It the Moka Express aluminum 6 cup pot. I don't get the aftertaste with drip , french press or even pour over using the same fresh grounds. Most mornings I just drink one cup so the moka pot was ideal for me. I like my coffee hot with cream and my pour over cools too quickly. If it's the aluminum, then I'll try a stainless .
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Posted Sat Jun 19, 2010, 12:34pm
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How are you cleaning it after use? Rinse it out with cool water, don't use any detergents, and leave it in pieces until you're sure it's completely dry. Also make sure you're using low-medium heat.

Personally I can usually taste or smell aluminum, so I use only stainless.
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Posted Sat Jun 19, 2010, 2:21pm
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Maybe it's still not quite seasoned enough.  It was seemingly weeks before I started using mine.
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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2010, 4:51am
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Neill78 Said:

How are you cleaning it after use? Rinse it out with cool water, don't use any detergents, and leave it in pieces until you're sure it's completely dry. Also make sure you're using low-medium heat.

Personally I can usually taste or smell aluminum, so I use only stainless.

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I'm rinsing it with water only after use and storing it apart. I ran quite a few pots of old beans and clean water through it. The lady that sold it to me said it was only used for a couple demonstrations and then  cleaned, so I'm wondering what it was cleaned with. Thought maybe I'm tasting the residue of that cleaning. I'll keep trying with it.
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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2010, 3:35pm
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Try washing it with baking soda and water and a washcloth. You could also try sprinking some baking soda in there and letting it sit, dry, for a day and see if it gets rid of any odors, then add water and wash it. You'll want to re-season it afterwards.
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