I was using a Brewista smart dripper that took Kalita 185 filters made from borosilicate until it broke. I replaced it with a ceramic Kalita 155 which I find really good. It seems tiny compared to the 185 size and drains a lot quicker.
I also use V60 filters in the uncommon Biarro Alto brewer (possibly UK only?) which essentially is a metal mesh filter holder. It can take chemex filters also. I don’t like chemex filters but you can use Hario V60 size 03 in a chemex as an alternative.
Beside that, I use the Bonavita immersion brewer (porcelain version of the Clever dripper). You can do pourover with it as well. Also, I use a Brewista steeping brewer which is plastic and takes Kalita 185 or bigger basket filters.
I have an aeropress but don’t ever use it thesedays. I also have a little ibrik that I haven’t used in ages. Thank for the reminder @pavel ! I liked to use it with naturals. I must try it again.
My recipe/methodology whatever you want to call it, is identical between V60 and Kalita 155. The only variable is the bean. I don’t get hung up on water/slurry temperatures or the next guru’s magical method. FWIW, I don’t like the Rao V60 method. It doesn’t work for my small brews. I do 13.5g coffee/ 225g water. I don’t use the Perger stirring method either, too much agitation.
The secret, if there is one, imo, is to pour gently using a pouring kettle and keep agitation down as much as possible. Use grind size to get to the sweetspot for the brewer then stick with it. Don’t go changing grind for every bean. Aggressive pouring will tend to cause longer drawdown times and a muddy looking post brew slurry. Some folks stick rigidly to fixed brew times and start altering grind to hit the magic time. I don’t worry if beans have slightly different drawdown times. For any given method the most beans will probably vary from the average by +/- 15 secs. You’ll get the odd outlier. Usually something like a Brazilian pulped natural that often seem to generate a lot of fines and can feel like grinding stones