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Thread: What kettle for aeropress?

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    What kettle for aeropress?

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    Which kettle do you use for aeropress?
    I looked at the bonavita and the brewista kettles, but will a good ordinary kettle with temp control do the job?
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    Brazen is a good aeropress kettle...😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbroaster View Post
    Brazen is a good aeropress kettle...😀
    True that, constantly using the brazen kettle function when I feel like an aero press.

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    IMO 93deg is too hot for soft brew, including Aeropress. What I do at home is pour from my kettle into a milk steaming jug that I keep specially for this purpose. I do this pretty much straight after its boiled then use a thermometer of some sort to check the temp. I've got a thermapen style digital one that I've popped a clip on so it can attach to the side of the jug. I then wait until the temp hits about 85deg before making my coffee. This doesn't take very long and is usually ready by the time I've got everything else set up.

    When I was traveling recently I didn't have a thermometer so I waited about 5min after boiling the kettle then poured some water into a mug and took a very careful sip to check the temp. Not very accurate, but if the water is still uncomfortably hot then it's too hot to brew coffee.
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    So no need for a goose neck???

    And temperature control is overrated as a kettle feature???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexpid View Post
    So no need for a goose neck???

    And temperature control is overrated as a kettle feature???
    Temp control will make life a lot easier and a if you buy one with a gooseneck it'll mean you can pour direct from the kettle without making a mess. If you're planning on buying a new kettle anyway then definitely get one with these features. From what I've seen the Bonavita and the likes are cheaper than appliance brands with temp control so that's what I'd be doing. In the meantime you might be able to use equipment you already own like I do.
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    I use my aeropress when I travel with whatever kettle is in the hotel room. To get the temperature right I tip the boiling water into a cold cup then into the aeropress.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Thank you for your answers. I've just bought a brewista smart kettle and am playing around with different temperatures for my aeropress. 80 degrees seems to be a sweetspot.
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