Different Aeropress Methods.

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Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby jason dominy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:07 pm

I am preparing to host another Alternative Brewing Methods class here at Dilworth, and was researching some different methods for Aeropress, my #1 or #2 favorite method, depending on the coffee. The way I have traditionally used it, is the way described in the book that comes with it. Originally it was because I didn't have the time to experiment, but then I realized, I like that way. I grind it the first espresso setting on a Bunn bulk grinder, use two scoops, fill to the 2, stir, then plunge. Then, I finish with about 6-8 ounces of hot water, like an Americano. I prefer this taste. Everyone I've ever made it for, fell in love with the Aeropress from this method.

But, I could be wrong, there could be other, better methods, and I am never afraid to learn, so I checked out the methods from the three finalists from the World Aeropress Championship this past year. (http://timwendelboe.no/2009/06/top-3-aeropress-methods/) I tried them today with our Ethiopian Sidamo, and have to say I wasn't impressed with either of the first two I tried. I know that they used a Bolivia, which I think is a milder coffee, and maybe their brewing parameters were for that coffee specifically.

I also tried Mark Prince's method, and didn't have as much luck with that one either. I wondered if any of you had had better luck with any of the other methods for brewing with Aeropress. I really do love brewing with it the traditional way, but don't want to miss something better.
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby Jason Haeger on Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:08 am

The "traditional" method produces a very different cup than most other modified methods.

I tend to prefer the fine grind, instant press method using as much water as I can. I personally don't prefer the traditional method.

I've personally always felt that I got a more accurate extraction that way. Of course, like most things in life, YMMV.
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby Klaus on Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:45 am


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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby jason dominy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Thanks Klaus. There's some interesting stuff in there, I can't wait to try them!
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby Aaron Ultimo on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:12 pm

I'm fairly new to the Aeropress world, but have been really pleased with the cups that I've been getting. Anybody know if there are any plans out there for a 12 oz version. I'm not a huge fan of the concentrate method, but just like it as a straight brew. Anybody?
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby George Giannakos on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:06 pm

Hey Jason.
We have 7 different aeropress techniques over at brewmethods.com as of current.
Some you may be familiar with, others perhaps not!
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby jason dominy on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Yeah George, I've been playing with some of them. Just not had good look with any of the inverted methods. I tried Klaus' method the other day with no real success. I am going to keep playing with them. Thanks for posting all of them!
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby Brett Hanson on Mon May 24, 2010 2:45 pm

I don't think this is a fork...

Did all the talk about a metal aeropress filter ever develop into a product?

Would a metal filter even be allowed at the upcoming World Aeropress Championships?
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Re: Different Aeropress Methods.

Postby theotherone on Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:07 pm

I've been played with my aeropress every now and again over the last year, and honestly it freaks me out. The amount of potential variables are frighteningly large, but I'm mostly intrigued by the soluable AND insoluable yield due to the added pressure. Is this a correct assumption? I've been able to make cups with huge body that are clearly underextracted.
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