[Homeroast] Cold Brewing Coffee

Starfinder Stanley coffee at starf.org
Mon Dec 28 18:02:26 CST 2009


I have done almost exactly that at music fests: pour from the bucket into
the french press, press it, pour off the supernatant, repeat....

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Ryan M. Ward
<silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> I agree with you, this method is so simple I don't think you need to
> purchase anything special other than a filter(It was a gift that I never
> requested- or even knew about, but was very happy to receive!).
> It's good to know that you have had success with a gold filter, I imagine
> using the gold filter instead of the cotton one it comes with would produce
> a richer flavor.
> I also find it interesting that you let it sit for 12 to 24 hours with good
> results, this is double what I have been doing for the last few days. Next
> batch I will leaving it longer and see how it goes.
>
> Hmmm, now that I think about it, I could probably just throw everything
> into my french press, let it sit for 12-24 hours and then pour out then end
> product, this would subtract out several layers of complexity, make clean up
> easy, and you get the advantage of a metal filter. This would be easier than
> using the contraption I got(Not that it is THAT complicated but what they
> heck).
>
> Thanks for the tips
>
> Ryan M. Ward
>
>
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>
> > From: coffee at starf.org
> > Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:33:15 -0800
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cold Brewing Coffee
> >
> > Funny, I was just thinking about querying the list about cold brewed
> coffee
> > this morning....
> >
> > I've done it, and to be honest was quite surprised at how tasty it is.  I
> > can't imagine what kind of store-bought equipment they convinced you
> you'd
> > need to do it ---I just grind a rather coarse grind of a large volume of
> > beans, dump it into a sealable bucket, pour in the cold water (I can't
> > recall the proper volume, it was either 1:1 or twice as much water as
> > grinds), cover, and let sit for 12-24 hours or so.  I give a swirl every
> now
> > and again, and ultimately filter the stuff through a gold filter.  I
> > wouldn't use fabric or paper filters, as they'll absorb some of the oils
> and
> > rob you of flavor.  Yields nice concentrated stuff, great for iced coffee
> > with a shot of cream and no worries about ice dilution.  Great for those
> > summer music festival weekends, or car camping when it's hot hot hot and
> you
> > don't want to mess with a stove....
> >
> > ...Starfinder
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Ryan M. Ward <
> silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hey everyone,
> > > I doubt this email will reach you but what the heck. Has anyone here
> tried
> > > cold brewing? I just discovered it over the holiday.
> > >
> > > Personally, I prefer iced coffee over hot. For Christmas, my Mother in
> Law
> > > got me a Ronco cold brewing kit thing:
> http://www.ronco.com/coffeetime/ .
> > > I was a little skeptical about it because it involves letting the beans
> > > steep in cold water for 8 to 12 hours(not to mention that I generally
> am
> > > skeptical of As seen on TV products) but I am finding that the taste is
> very
> > > distinctive. I believe that Seattle's Best uses a similar technique to
> > > produce their iced coffee in house.
> > >
> > > The basic set up is very simple, you grind the beans for a regular drip
> > > brewer, let them brew in cold water for 8 to 12 hours and then filter
> > > through a good filter (The Ronco comes with a cotton thick filter, I am
> not
> > > sure if a gold filter will work, I don't see why not.) The instructions
> have
> > > you add 8 oz beans (I think this is by weight), to 48 fluid oz of
> water.
> > > This produces a concentrated coffee base which you can dilute
> appropriately
> > > (approx. 1 to 1 ratio base to water). Ronco claims the base will retain
> > > flavor in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (which I do not believe
> for a
> > > minute but am going to experiment with).
> > >
> > > Ronco is not the only company to produce such a system, I believe
> Seattle's
> > > Best has a couple different types(theirs appear to be of higher
> quality).
> > >
> > >
> > > Ryan M. Ward
> > >
> > >
> > >
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