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Do tea filter bags filter out vitamins and minerals?

Nutrients are microscopic, the pores in tea bags are far too large to act as a filter. However, tea bags will absorb a very small amount of liquid, and in that liquid there will nutrients, sugars, ...
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Is NeoSoilon the right textile for a reusable tea bag?

The link you've provided explains that NeoSoilon is produced from organic products and is biodegradable; the difference with its predecessor is that it is GMP free, and it is nowhere described as ...
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Are these dregs or what?

Regarding the oil film, this is called 'tea scum' and it's completely safe. The filter gets clogged because the tea particles are small and fill up the spaces in the filter. Then it gets in touch ...
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What's the biggest reuseable filter with smallest pore size?

The key is probably prefiltering, combined with sedimentation. It's worth experimenting; you may not need all the steps. I've used a similar approach with a few different kitchen filtering needs (...
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What's the biggest reuseable filter with smallest pore size?

They can't be using these teeny filters, because customers can't wait that long. Specialty coffee shops that offer 'pour-over' (drip) coffee definitely make coffee to order using small filters like ...
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What device to remove pulp from sloe gin

I think following should do: first: coars filter to get out the big stuff second: coffee filter to remove the finer stuff optional: you could leave the gin standing for a few days in cold, this ...
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Do tea filter bags filter out vitamins and minerals?

Paper filters such as tea bags, exclude at a size of 1 to 1000 microns, nutrient vitamins and minerals in foods and drink are measured in nano sizes for consumptions. Unless you are dealing with a ...
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Best way to filter out okara from soymilk without hurting hands/wrist?

After a lot of experimentation (involving various different combinations of cafetiere, nut milk bag, sieve, and several funnels), I have finally come up with a good solution to this problem, and I ...
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Best way to filter out okara from soymilk without hurting hands/wrist?

On the low tech/cost versions exist side a cheese, wine, or cider press. You're still squeezing and straining the milk from the okara, but you're not doing it directly by hand. On the high-tech/high-...
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What's this brush for a reuseable stainless steel mesh coffee drip filter?

It's to clean the filter. With the structure of a coffee filter, rinsing and using a towel or kitchen sponge won't be able to clean the tiny crevasses of the filter, hence the bristles are there to ...
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What's this brush for a reuseable stainless steel mesh coffee drip filter?

It cleans the filter. Pretty much any kind of sieve or filter is best cleaned with a brush.
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What's the biggest reuseable filter with smallest pore size?

Black pepper will make the clams purge the sand in mildly stirred ice cold water for about 20 mins. That's how we did it and was almost always more efficient.
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What's the biggest reuseable filter with smallest pore size?

You can try looking for a 10 micron sieve, which is definitely larger than a coffee filter, but may be a bit messier to work with. I did a quick Google search and came up with a bunch of relevant ...
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Do I need two filters to strain cold brew coffee?

I make cold brew regularly using an ISI whipper, and simply filter through one paper filter in a Chemex set up. So, I am sure you are just fine. The wool filter appears to be the main filter in this ...
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how does the fryer oil filter machine work?

Without knowing which make and model you're using, I can only give a general answer. I worked at a restaurant a couple of decades ago that had a fryer filter machine that looked (and worked) a lot ...
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What is the right consistency for ghee?

Ghee is suppose to be 100% butter fat. The water has since been boiled off. If it has a liquid portion at room temperature this is either they did not remove all the water and solids that floated to ...
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Black tea develops cloudy dregs; how to avoid?

In a tea ceremony style brewing, the tea is first poured into a 'fairness pitcher'. Usually a filter is put on top of the pitcher to make sure no particles end up in the pitcher. Then the tea is ...
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Making soy milk: best way to separate okara?

https://youtu.be/JxiAMhfJRks This looks like a great device for what you are asking about. They sell on ebay and amazon. It's called the Titan Soy milk filter. watch the youtube video...it's old ...
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