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jaybar
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:44am
Subject: Can I use a Hario V60 with a Coarse Grind?
 

Hi

Chemex is my brew method of choice. I have a Hario V60 that I would like to use for a single 12-14 ounce mug.

The general consensus is that the V60 requires a much finer grind than Chemex. However, I do not want to have to go through the hassle of changing grind settings and purging the grinds, every time I switch between Chemex and Hario.

Can the Hario V60 be used with a coarse grind? If so would my dosage and other parameters change ? How ?

Alternatively would I be better off using my 8 cup chemex or even the personal Chemex to brew 12-14 ounces?

Are there alternative pour over methods that use a coarse grind?

I am open to alternatives as long as I do not have to fiddle with my grinder frequently.

Thanks

Jay
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 1:45pm
Subject: Re: Can I use a Hario V60 with a Coarse Grind?
 

Aeropress likely would work for you, they are inexpensive to buy, like under $25 or so. I know I have 2 of them, one at home and one at work. For single cup brewing, they are great and very forgiving of water temp.

However, as you already have the V60, brew some and see, you might be OK with using a little more grounds YMMV!

 
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 6:21pm
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As long as the brew takes around 2:30/3:00 you should be fine, accomplishing that with a coarser grind is harder though, as the water will run too fast through the grounds, but in theory you could still do it if you pour slow enough, ideally with a flow restrictor on the spout of the kettle. You could also updose a little bit and see what comes out of it..
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