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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

This problem seems quite normal. Over time, the little holes are filled up with small coffee grounds and stuck there by the help of gluing force of grease. This grease is extracted during brewing ...
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Differences between Chemex & V60

Here's a few more things to add to @fredley's answer. Since the water is going to be in contact with the grounds for a longer time (1- using greater volume of water, and 2- Chemex filter will be ...
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Is there a difference in taste between bleached, unbleached and natural fibre filters?

This could depend on the brand of filters and the brewing method so it's worthwhile (and fun) to do the experiment. I'd love to see results from more experimenters. Bamboo vs. Paper Filters: I did ...
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Why does the filtrate sometimes well up in the upper cone when using the Chemex coffeemaker

Science! What follows is my bogus hypothesis, with pictures (annotated in the conventional style) and annotations to bolster my unsubstantiated claims. Other (non-Chemex) cone-style (and basket-style)...
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How can I improve this Chemex cold brew method?

What you're talking about is the "Japanese iced coffee" method, which is hot-water brew directly over ice. In contrast, cold-brew is using cold water in contact with the grounds. See techniques at ...
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Differences between Chemex & V60

So there are two main differences between the Chemex and V60: The V60 has a much finer filter than the Chemex, so extraction is much faster through the V60 filter, and more oils/solids come through. ...
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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

I would advise against using soap to clean anything coffee related. As a simple measure, just use boiling water to loosen the oils. You can also use citric acid (the recommended cleaner for coffee ...
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Amount of money I should spend on a Grinder

Depends on if you want to be able to grind true espresso grinds. My daily grinder I received as a wedding present and it suits me just fine, a Cuisinart for about $40 dollars. If I want to grind for ...
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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

The only thing that I've found that I've found that works elegantly, quickly, and completely is ultrasonic cleaning. After boiling with vinegar water, lots of rubbing and scrubbing, high pressure ...
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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

I tried boiling in vinegar and washing in the dishwasher over my bottle jets the other day. It did improve the flow situation greatly, but the filter was still brown. So I ordered urnex coffee ...
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How do I effectively clean a metal Chemex filter?

Use a water flosser, like waterpik to blast the coffee oils out. I tried boiling and vinegar, no use. Mini-pressure washer worked best. Water moves through the filter much faster.
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How can I improve this Chemex cold brew method?

Ever considered cooling your coffee down to 40 degrees immediately after you brew it? This would keep the freshness as well as not dilute it. Check out this link.
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How can I improve this Chemex cold brew method?

When I hear "cold brew" I think something like Dutch Coffee, or coffee brewed with cold water and long extraction times. Acidity likely wouldn't be reduced by cooling the coffee directly after, it's ...
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Amount of money I should spend on a Grinder

To begin, the Sweethome review The Best Coffee Grinder is quite helpful for background and their experimental evaluation of grinders, although of course they only tested a modest number of the ...
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Stability of Chemex Filter

This is a common problem I experience with my Chemex as well. My advice is as follows: Pre-wet your Chemex (brand) filter while it's in the Chemex. While doing this make sure it's flat against the ...
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Baratza Encore is grinding too coarse

I have the grinder myself too, and from what I recall (haven't used it for a while) the number scale doesn't correspond with a specific grind size. I haven't taken it apart, but when I would ...
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Chemex Setting for Bay Area Costco Grinder Machines

I tend to go with a coarse grind for my Chemex, but ultimately, it should depend on the flow through rate and your desired extraction. It will always be fresher and more consistent if you grind it ...
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Do all Chemex brand filters fit all Chemex brewers the same?

According to the official website for the Chemex products, the filters available for the Chemex are: CHEMEX BONDED FILTERS PRE-FOLDED CIRCLES (FC-100) CHEMEX BONDED FILTERS PRE-FOLDED SQUARES (FS-100)...
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Why does the filtrate sometimes well up in the upper cone when using the Chemex coffeemaker

Honestly, I think you simply just need to coarsen your grind. Also, make sure you align the thick part of the filter (that has more layers) with the spout on the chemex. This just allows air to pass ...
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