08-23-2016, 10:03 AM
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  • Mer
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I got an Aeropress maybe 7 or 8 years ago and really liked it.  Being the gadget addict that I am, I moved on to the french press, then the Chemex and lastly the Keurig.  Now I'm using the Keurig to heat the water for my Aeropress.  Smile

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 08-23-2016, 10:55 AM
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Haha. An excellent use for the Keurig.

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 08-23-2016, 11:49 AM
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  • Barrylu
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(08-23-2016, 10:03 AM)Mer Wrote: I got an Aeropress maybe 7 or 8 years ago and really liked it.  Being the gadget addict that I am, I moved on to the french press, then the Chemex and lastly the Keurig.  Now I'm using the Keurig to heat the water for my Aeropress.  Smile

perfect brewing temp for Aeropress is 205 deg F. You might want to check temp from Kureg. It is probably far cooler than the optimine temp for Aeropress

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 08-23-2016, 11:55 AM
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(08-23-2016, 11:49 AM)Barrylu Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 10:03 AM)Mer Wrote: I got an Aeropress maybe 7 or 8 years ago and really liked it.  Being the gadget addict that I am, I moved on to the french press, then the Chemex and lastly the Keurig.  Now I'm using the Keurig to heat the water for my Aeropress.  Smile

perfect brewing temp for Aeropress is 205 deg F. You might want to check temp from Kureg. It is probably far cooler than the optimine temp for Aeropress

I've never actually checked the Keurig brewing temp but I will tomorrow morning.  I thought you never wanted to get above 195-ish when brewing because it will make the coffee bitter.

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 08-23-2016, 12:22 PM
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(08-23-2016, 11:55 AM)Mer Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 11:49 AM)Barrylu Wrote:
(08-23-2016, 10:03 AM)Mer Wrote: I got an Aeropress maybe 7 or 8 years ago and really liked it.  Being the gadget addict that I am, I moved on to the french press, then the Chemex and lastly the Keurig.  Now I'm using the Keurig to heat the water for my Aeropress.  Smile

perfect brewing temp for Aeropress is 205 deg F. You might want to check temp from Kureg. It is probably far cooler than the optimine temp for Aeropress

I've never actually checked the Keurig brewing temp but I will tomorrow morning.  I thought you never wanted to get above 195-ish when brewing because it will make the coffee bitter.

For pour over range should be 195 to 205. Aero pot should be more to the higher temp since it is allowed to sit and brew and cool off see https://www.sweetmarias.com/product/chem...-two-sizes. Heat below 195 will not extract the sugars and oils from the bean as effectively.Most of the taste will remain in the grind

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 08-23-2016, 12:35 PM
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  • Mer
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Gotcha, thanks.  So tonight is experiment time.  Measure the temperature of the water coming out of the Keurig and then time how long it takes in the microwave to bump it up to the 205 range.

Let's see how many appliances I can use to make 1 cup of coffee.  Smile

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 08-23-2016, 02:22 PM
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Temperature out of the Keurig, 170 degrees for 10 ounces.  An additional 1:10 in my microwave = 207 degrees.  I'll be testing this tomorrow morning.

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 08-23-2016, 02:50 PM
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That is typical. Mr Coffee machines and cheap coffee makers do that as well to make a pour over that generates enough heat generally costs in the high 200s. Let us know if the coffee improves tomorrow. Be careful not to go over 205 that is the highest you want to go. At 160 you were very much under extracting the sugars and oils from your beans.

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 08-24-2016, 05:58 AM
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Much better.

I used to pay closer attention to the water temperature when I first got my AeroPress, French Press and Chemex.  Once the Keurig came into play, I got lazy.

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 08-24-2016, 06:36 AM
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(08-23-2016, 10:03 AM)Mer Wrote: I got an Aeropress maybe 7 or 8 years ago and really liked it.  Being the gadget addict that I am, I moved on to the french press, then the Chemex and lastly the Keurig.  Now I'm using the Keurig to heat the water for my Aeropress.  Smile

Biggrin  Will the Keurig heat the water hot enough? Edit...never mind...I continued reading the thread. Blush

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 08-24-2016, 06:38 AM
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Nope, only gets it to 170.  I pop it in the microwave for another 1:10 and it's right at 205-207.

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 08-24-2016, 08:38 AM
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(08-24-2016, 06:38 AM)Mer Wrote: Nope, only gets it to 170.  I pop it in the microwave for another 1:10 and it's right at 205-207.
If you've given up completely on the Keurig, a better (IMO) use of countertop space is an electric kettle for heating your water. There are even ones that you can set the temperature on, so you can be more precise than "off boil", like for green tea and such.

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