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Thread: V60 - What type to buy and should I go for mesh or paper?

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    V60 - What type to buy and should I go for mesh or paper?

    Hi guys,

    Looking at eBay and other websites, I see plenty of V60 variants.
    I like the all-in-one designs but I'm not sure if there are pros/cons to this over the classic dripper and pot design.

    For the classic design, would you use the plastic dripper or ceramic/glass?

    Lastly, does anyone have any experience with mesh filter vs. paper filter?

    Looking at eBay, I'm interested in eBay link removed as per Site Posting Policy
    But before I commit to buying, I'm really interested to hear about your experiences and what would you recommend.

    Thanks!
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    v60-02, plastic, paper filters. plastic is the best at heat retention. the advantage of the traditional design is that you can lift the whole device off the carafe after you finish brewing. the chemex-style v60 brewer you posted may be a little hard to clean - that's the issue with all-in-ones. you can sit the normal one on a mug if you want - it's pretty cool like that.
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    Site sponsor coffee parts do decent prices on v60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil80 View Post
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    Either of them will do depending on how you want to use it. You don’t really need the glass carafe if you’re only going to be making a single drink each time, but they’re not particularly expensive so I guess it’s good to have the option. This is the exact set up I have and it’s great. The plastic V60 with the paper filters is the way to go. Watch a tutorial on YouTube for how to use it properly. There’s good ones by people like Scott Rao, Matt Perger and Chris Baca along with many others. Personally I find Scott Rao’s method gives the best results, but I do vary it at times.
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    Hi Gil80, how did you get on and what did you end up getting? I use a French press at work and love the result, and have been thinking about trying the V60 method. Any advice would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchpin View Post
    Hi Gil80, how did you get on and what did you end up getting? I use a French press at work and love the result, and have been thinking about trying the V60 method. Any advice would be great.
    French press is great, but V60 I tend to use more, produces a much cleaner, delicate cup. Great for complex coffees with a ton of things going on! I have the plastic V60 and use paper filters. It's great exploring all the different brewing methods, and heaps of fun. You learn so much using them all too!

    Ps. Welcome to the forums lynchpin, great to see you getting amongst it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchpin View Post
    Hi Gil80, how did you get on and what did you end up getting? I use a French press at work and love the result, and have been thinking about trying the V60 method. Any advice would be great.
    Hi.
    I got the v60 plastic and its great.
    I use Scott Raos recepie and I really enjoy it.
    it's a bit of work but still worth it if you like clear and crisp coffee.

    I also use fresh press but my grinder is poor in consistency for French press.
    I have to use a filter grind setting and shorten the brew time to 6 minutes to get good results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil80 View Post
    Hi.
    I got the v60 plastic and it’s great.
    I use Scott Rao’s recepie and I really enjoy it.
    Awesome, I'll check this out for sure. When you say you have a plastic v60, is that the Hario, or are they all much the same? Do different kettles/pots make much difference? Appreciate the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchpin View Post
    Awesome, I'll check this out for sure. When you say you have a plastic v60, is that the Hario, or are they all much the same? Do different kettles/pots make much difference? Appreciate the advice!
    It is hario.
    The pot is glass but the pour over thingy is made of plastic as it doesn't absorb the heat, or something like that.
    It's explained in the youtube video by Scott Rao on his V60 recipe
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