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Sam21
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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2013, 8:01am
Subject: Aeropress Method and Beehouse Method
 

I have seen plenty of ways of approaching both of these brewers, but wanted to share my approach which is the results of lots of experimentation, simplification, and practice.

Aeropress
- I use a base ratio of 17-18g/275ml and adjust to taste. I grind at a fine drip grind - that's worthless info, so start with a pour over grind and adjust for taste!
- 196-205*F water depending on the coffee, unheated Aeropress, and DISK Fine or paper, with an un-inverted aeropress.
- Coffee in, start timer, 275ml of water in with a 3sec stir.
- Let it steep until 1:20, remove plunger and stir, and begin plunging at 1:30.
- Finish plunge at 2min.
- Enjoy!

I've dialed in this method and the cups are delicious - you can adjust the batch size easily and keep the same time. I've used this method with 180-200ml batches, which is perfect for that late afternoon cup. Once you find your starting grind, you are all set! I have also had fantastic results without checking my water temp - using different water temps can just add subtle enhancements to a coffee. I find that a brighter coffee like a Kenyan becomes more savory, sweeter, while retaining brightness at lower 196-199 temps. I'm drinking a cup of Verve Lake Tawar Sumatra that was perfect at 204*F. It brought out the earthy herbal notes AND acidity for a more balanced cup.

Beehouse
- I use a base ratio of 18-19g/300ml and adjust to taste. It's actually roughly the same grind as the Aeropress.
- I use a water temp around 203-206*F.
- Bloom with 2x the amount of coffee - 36-38ml roughly in this case. Pause for 25-30sec, or longer if the bloom is exceptionally active!
- Begin with small pulse pours of 15-30ml right down the center with a pause to let it drain each time.
- As the bloom softens after the first minute, begin expanding into circles.
- Continue with the light pulse poured circles until 3min. Aim for 3:15-3:30 total time.
- If the coffee is draining too fast, wash the sides of the dripper down at the end. This clogs the filter a bit and slows the drawdown.
- If your kettle does not allow for drawing out the time like this, shorten the pour time to 2:30 and a total time of around 3min.

Pick a time, a ratio (60g/1L is a good starting point), and try to hit that time. Adjust grind for taste.

Hope this helps!
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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:19pm
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Sam, I'm having good results with your Aeropress recipe, so thanks! Will be using it while in Boston for SCAA starting tomorrow. I'm not bringing a scale because I find a heaping Aeropress scoop of beans gets me about where I need to be in terms of coffee weight, and I can eyeball the water weight now that I've done a few test brews. I enjoy not having to use the inverted method; about that, as long as partially insert the plunger after that first stir and then pull up slightly drip-through isn't an issue--even with what's probably a somewhat coarser grind than described.
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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:37am
Subject: Re: Aeropress Method and Beehouse Method
 

Hmm. I use 20g and the most I can get in is 235mL. Do you fill it up all the way to the brim and just risk spilling coffee when you put the plunger in? Or, if you're doing inverted, I still don't understand. Ha.

 
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Sam21
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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013, 10:49am
Subject: Re: Aeropress Method and Beehouse Method
 

uRabbit Said:

Hmm. I use 20g and the most I can get in is 235mL. Do you fill it up all the way to the brim and just risk spilling coffee when you put the plunger in? Or, if you're doing inverted, I still don't understand. Ha.

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I am using it regular and not inverted. If the coffee is very gassy, I stir after about 200ml to deflate the bloom and then top it off.


jbviau Said:

Sam, I'm having good results with your Aeropress recipe, so thanks! Will be using it while in Boston for SCAA starting tomorrow. I'm not bringing a scale because I find a heaping Aeropress scoop of beans gets me about where I need to be in terms of coffee weight, and I can eyeball the water weight now that I've done a few test brews. I enjoy not having to use the inverted method; about that, as long as partially insert the plunger after that first stir and then pull up slightly drip-through isn't an issue--even with what's probably a somewhat coarser grind than described.

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Glad to hear it! It's a great recipe and very simple. The no heat, no rinse, etc. makes it very easy to do on the road because you can just guess the water temp etc. I have a tiny and cheap pocket scale that I travel with. Just happy to hear that somebody has found this method useful!
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