John Park @ MAKE writes:

I enjoy making my own cocktail bitters, which involves steeping things like herbs, roots, barks, rinds, and more in high-proof alcohol for a few weeks, and then straining the mixture. The filtration of loads of teeny, tiny particles has always been a slow part of the process (using gravity and cheesecloth, for example). Until now. I grabbed my AeroPress coffee maker and started using it as the high-pressure filtration piston that it really is.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).