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Netphilosopher
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AlanAdler
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Espresso: AeroPress
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Roaster: Fresh Roast SR-500
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 9:19pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

Alan,

The bodum bistro grinder is or can be extremely fine if you grind one step finer than the drip icon.  The inflection point for the grinder varies - one demo model at the pourover/drip icon grinds like my personal one at Drip+3, and both are roughly equivalent to a Ditting set at 6.  I can't even grind finer than drip-2, because I get burr clash before I get to the espresso icon.

Posted November 27, 2012 link

I use a Ditting at 4 or 4.5 for AeroPress.

Regarding clash, most grinders allow you to turn a screw which sets the knob so that the finest knob position is just above clash.

Best,

Alan
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Vac Pot: Cona D
Drip: Bona-Vita, CCD, Aeropress.
Roaster: Gene Cafe, Modded Poppers
Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 8:06am
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AlanAdler Said:

This coarse a grind will produce a weaker cup.
We recommend 1 step finer than drip.

Posted November 27, 2012 link

So will using 170F water, and only keeping it for 30s in the Aeropress.  I'm using an inverted 2-3 min steep and 195-200F water.  Strength in the cup is function of time, temperature and grind size.  This cup was too strong if anything.
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Grinder: OE LIDO
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:43am
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Thank you, Alan. I really appreciate the excellent customer service.
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 6:17pm
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jpender Said:

Thank you, Alan. I really appreciate the excellent customer service.

Posted November 28, 2012 link

Hi jpender,

Thank you.  Your message above implied that you've emailed me your mailing address (as I requested) so that I can mail you some replacement parts.  But I've not received an email from you.  Did you send anything?

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Alan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 6:23pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

I have some Ditting 4 and 5 samples that average around 550 and 625 micron average respectively, with sigma ~300microns, if I remember correctly (fit to a normal distribution using the cumulative distribution and through center slope with progressive sieves).  Have you ever checked your grind?

Posted November 28, 2012 link

I've only bought ground coffee (while traveling) at shops that used a Ditting.  I also used the Ditting in the SCAA laboratory in Long Beach, CA.  A setting of 4 to 4.5 pressed well for me, but I didn't measure the particles.  For two scoops and about 12 pounds of push, I like about 30 to 40 seconds press time.

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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 8:32pm
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AlanAdler Said:

Your message above implied that you've emailed me your mailing address (as I requested) so that I can mail you some replacement parts.  But I've not received an email from you.  Did you send anything?

Posted November 28, 2012 link

Nope. I called Aerobie customer service and used a fake name. I wanted to see if they offered the same deal that you did here on CG. They did. I got a box on the doorstep tonight. THANK YOU! I won't have to boil my plunger tomorrow morning or scrub my cylinder with a toothbrush anymore.

Now... if you could just get to work on the flying Aerobie Aeropress. Back in the 70s there was a device called the "Buzzbee". It was a frisbee, but with a 1970s twist. I don't see any reason why this couldn't be done with a coffee brewing device. Just get the grind and water temperature right and give it a fling: the perfect cup!
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012, 9:12pm
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jpender Said:

Nope. I called Aerobie customer service and used a fake name. I wanted to see if they offered the same deal that you did here on CG. They did. I got a box on the doorstep tonight.

Posted November 28, 2012 link

Great!  No need for a fake name, jpender is the only name we have.

Best regards,

Alan
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:34am
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Another satisfied customer here.
I just recently bought an Aeropress, with the intention of using it when on business travel - hotel coffee is horrible and it's kind of inconvenient to swing by some of these non-starbuck indenpendents.

Anyways, while using it I accidentally dropped it and one of the tabs on the filter holder broke off making it unusable.  I had the darn thing for just 2 weeks  :(

Called Aerobie and asked to order a replacement filter holder.  Was told it was $x and change with shipping and sales tax.  Eventually was asked if I wanted to buy extra filters and I relayed I just bought it and don't need extra filters - the rep then asked why I need a filter holder then and so I told him.  "Well, in that case, the filter holder will be shipped to you free of charge sir".  WOW.  Awesome customer service.

I think I need to buy another one for home and keep this one permanently packed in my luggage.
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