1 Gallon Cold Brew Coffee Glass Jar Filter
This filter is to be used with a 1 Gallon Wide Mouth Glass Jar (see option) to make cold brew coffee. How much coffee you can produce is a factor of how much coffee grounds you use to brew and the displacement created by the coffee and the filter itself. The filter itself displaces very little of the liquid.
While we are by no means baristas, we talk to them all the time and they have recommended using a 1:1 gallon to pound ratio. Given that the intended vessel is 1 gallon in capacity and the coffee will displace some of this liquid, we would recommend using less than 1 pound of coffee.
Keep in mind that you are creating a concentrated coffee meant to be poured over ice or diluted. You can also add hot water for traditional hot coffee. Also bear in mind that, just as in brewing beer, personal preferences and differing opinions will dictate your brew.
Here are some general guidelines for using. Keep in mind that personal taste will allow for significant variation of these guidelines:
--Use a 1:1 ratio of coffee grounds to water; 1 gallon of water to 1 pound of coffee for concentrated batches
--A coarse grind is preferable; grinding your grounds too fine may actually heat them up creating the very astringent flavors that the cold brewed process eliminates
--Much like with brewing beer the minerals in your water will affect your coffees flavor. Consider using water from different sources to discover what works best for you.
--12 to 15 hours at room temperature or in the fridge seems to be a good steeping time, but we have heard some folks steep for up to 24 hours
--Your coffee should last in the fridge for 2-3 weeks
We sell this jar as an OPTION to go with the filter. Many shops specializing in homebrew, kombucha, tea, or vinegar making carry it as well. It has a marking of A-4128 on the bottom. The glass itself is food grade with a plastic BPA-free lid. The jar is 10.5" in height and 6" at the base. The mouth of the jar measures approximately 4-1/8" wide. The filter itself is made with 74 micron mesh.
This item is perfect for creating a cold brewed coffee to add to a beer. It's also currently being tested to create tinctures so the utilization goes beyond just coffee. Infuse your own liquid or alcohol just as easily!
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