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Neddos

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Jan 2021
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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Thank you all for your replies.

    I am still looking if anyone else out there has anything available.

  • in General
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    The forum has been a really great thing during the pandemic (and before it and, no doubt, after it). Thanks to everyone that keeps it going!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I got a 700 x 42c Continental Sport Contact II in 2016 CdF. I reckon there would've been room to go slightly larger, maybe 45c, but I am yet to test this theory.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I am starting to like the AeroPress a bit more. Just going a bit finer on the grind suddenly yielded much better results. Part of the fun with coffee, for me anyway, is the trial and error and the 'research' and experimenting. Even if the AeroPress doesn't become my favourite method of brewing coffee, I am glad I could give it a go and I will find some use for it.

    I remember the inventor mentioning that the paddle should be used so that you don't scratch up the filter paper whilst stirring (or the plunger, I guess, if using the inverted method). The handle of the measurer probably works fine, although I have just spotted a large burr on the end of my one.

    One thing I have noticed is that the process itself does not feel particularly smooth. For example, I often find myself unsure where to put my paddle down after the first stir, unsure where to put my filter cap, trying not to scald myself whilst rinsing and preheating the filter paper, dripping water everywhere, etc.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I want to give these a shout out. Up there with the best mince pies I have ever had. Currently reduced from something like 2.29 to 0.99 in our local Aldi

    If I were to receive the chance to review them on https://mincepiereviews.co.uk/ , they would get a 9/10 from me.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This reminded me of a new one that has come on fairly recently: revolving doors. Something about the weight of them and their momentum once they get going sets me off thinking about decapitation. I don't care if I am holding people up or even if I miss my window and have to go round a second time, I have to make sure the timing is perfect before I enter/exit.

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    Glad it's not just me. I think you're right about the mouthfeel. I expected fewer of the oils to get through but was a bit surprised with the resulting cup. The metal filter seems like a good solution, but I'm not in any rush to buy yet more coffee crap just to get the coffee to taste like the coffee I can make with my other equipment. I might relegate it to office use if/when we go back. Can't wait to have to explain this new device to the same people who had never come across a cafetiere before...god offices are awful places.

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