I am very glad to hear that you enjoy your AeroPress. I have three suggestions that I think will help with your problem. First, soak your chamber in vinegar for ten minutes or so and then wash it thoroughly with soap and warm water. Second, remove the seal from the end of your plunger and thoroughly wash the seal in soap and warm water. Then put the seal back on the plunger and try your AeroPress. If it is still difficult to eject the puck, put a little vegetable oil on the edge of the seal to provide a lubricant.
- previous post: First a few comments – I've been using Aeropress for over 10 years, since a roaster friend of mine in Paris told me – either spend 1,200 euro for a good espresso machine, or buy an Aeropress. Hmmm. Haven't looked back. I use a hand grinder (just switched today to a 1ZPresso mini that also fits into the barrel. Also, I find a 6 grams of water for 1 gram of coffee ratio to work out really well. If I do over 25 grams, I add a few grams of water. I'm also an inverted brewer – I like keeping all the water in the device until I'm ready to push it out. My question is – are there any "hacks" from the community of users that you've adopted yourself? Any favorites that you found improved things? – From Ted M.
- next post: I am fascinated by the shape of the grounds after pushing the water and remaining air through them. I had expected that the grounds would settle in a more disc-fashion. I assume the 3-D Poisson-like distribution is due to the way the holes around the circumference direct the flow, but before I hurt my brain, has anyone modeled this? – From Mike K.