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Post  Whatever on Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:17 pm

I started with a small 8 oz french press made by Bodum. It works well for mini-mashing very small amounts of grain for color adjustments, as well as making a dryhop tea.

I recently purchased a 48 oz. version of the same french press off ebay for $20 shipped.

One of the cool things about the french press is that the removable borosilicate glass jar is flat on the bottom, so it is compatible with a yeast stir plate.

Curved bottom vessels, like growlers and ball jars tend to throw the magnetic stir bars off center.

So for $20 to $30 can get you a device that allows you to make a mini-mash, a dry-hop tea, a 1.5 liter stir plate friendly yeast vessel with lid, and a pot of coffee.

They also make a 32 oz. version that is usually listed on ebay for less than $15 shipped.

Instead of spending $20 on a 1 Litre flask, buy something more useful.

Multi-taskers kick ass...especially when they make a decent cup of joe, too.

If you are going to buy one, make sure you get the model with the all stainless plunger. You can disassemble/reassemble them for cleaning

IMO, FYI
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Post  CGreen on Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:41 pm

They are also good for making starter wort when you forget to buy DME...
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