64oz Cold Brew Coffee Glass Jar and Filter
This filter is to be used with an included 64oz Wide Mouth Glass Jar 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 gallon : 1 pound ratio. Given that the intended vessel is 1/2 gallon in capacity and the coffee will displace some of this liquid, we would recommend using less than 1/2 pound of coffee. Our recent test run used approximately 7.25oz of coffee topping off the rest of the jar with water (approximately 56oz).
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. 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. Remember that personal taste will allow for significant variation of these guidelines:
--Use a 1:1 ratio of coffee grounds to water; 1 pound of coffee to 1 gallon of water for concentrated batches
--A coarse grind is preferable; grinding your grounds to fine may actually heat them up creating the very astringent flavors that the cold brewed process is meant to eliminate.--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
Approximate Dimensions: 2-5/8" in diameter by 8" in length. 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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