jaybar Senior Member Joined: 13 Sep 2011 Posts: 162 Location: Brooklyn Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:45am Subject: Can the six cup Chemex handle batches up to a half liter?
Of all the brewing methods I have tried, I prefer the chemex. I generally brew 20-14 ounces, but sometimes I want to brew smaller. I find the three cup awkward. Can the six or eight cup handle batches in the 13-17 range batches? If so, what grind for this smaller batch? I am using a baratza vario-W.
yakster Senior Member Joined: 25 Feb 2009 Posts: 1,033 Location: San Jose, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina... Grinder: Vario / Kyocera Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /... Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012, 2:21pm Subject: Re: Can the six cup Chemex handle batches up to a half liter?
I've used the 8 cup and 10 cup Chemex and based on this experience, you should have no problem brewing 15 ounce batches in the 6 cup Chemex. I was doing about 20 oz (600 Ml) batches in my 8 cup with regularity.
I would recommend you grind for your target pour time, probably bloom at least 30 seconds and have a pour time of three to four minutes. The grind will vary based on load size and filter.
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