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post #95821 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

What's the SF PREFERRED way of making iced coffee that won't require me to spend more than $10 on new equipment?

Been making coffee ice cubes and then throwing them in hot coffee haha

theres two ways

you can brew it hot to extract all the flavors you would normally get and then ice it

or you can brew it at room temperature to extract the less volatile flavors more


the first way you get more acid and citrusy notes (flavors you'd find in hot coffee) but dulled by the ice. the second way is a bit more sweeter and more emphasis on darker richer fruit notes. they're both tasty


the hot way you need to use more coffee than normal (and steep it longer because of that) so when it hits the ice and dilutes you get the right brew ratio and its not watery

i use an aeropress, add about 40g of coffee and fill with boiling water (about 230g) , agitate 30 seconds, brew for 60 seconds (normally 60 seconds total), and then i push onto ice.

you might want to use a little sugar to balance out the bitterness cuz at colder temperatures sweetness is less noticeable but bitterness remains about the same.



the room temperature way i do 1:1 by weight (coffee to water). leave it at room temperature overnight and dilute to taste cuz a cup of that will give you jitters and diarrhea in the next 30 minutes.

room temperature way is much easier. i wouldn't recommend sticking it in the fridge because that would require a much longer extraction time than 1 day (probably 2 days).


you can buy fancy equipment and stuff but they do about the same thing as the above.
post #95822 of 109053
there's an ice brew device that doesn't cost that much that is supposed to be good, sure you can go without it (disclaimer i've never made iced myself)

copped some new mechanix gloves for the gym which are excellent for bar work to replace my old vented ones which got tore up
post #95823 of 109053
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soap talk (Click to show)
This stuff is brilliant, next time Rakuten has like a free shipping sale or whatever:

Body soap:
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Face/body bar soap:
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Better than cdg hinoki, total "man of the fresh cypress forest" action going on

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post #95824 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Socks are against my religion

No socks in boots sounds really unpleasant.
post #95825 of 109053
I have a huge sock collection.
post #95826 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post

Socks are against my religion

No socks in boots sounds really unpleasant.

Been doing it for years, I would actually feel more uncomfortable if I had to wear socks. Just thinking of those bands digging into my ankle....I am lucky in the foot department though in that I never get any odors
post #95827 of 109053
psa - I had an excellent buying experience from Matches.

Ordered Tuesday night, had the item on Thursday morning. Duties prepaid and no VAT. Shipping to the US was free. Item was $300 less than I have seen it anywhere else.

The box and presentation were great but not over the top. Got a hand-signed note from someone who evidently prepared the package.

So, buy from them
post #95828 of 109053
Overnight cold brew isn't long enough imo. I generally like my cold brew to steep for at least 24 hours. Last batch I made I think I used a 1:6 ratio of coffee to water, ground a bit coarser than usual french press.
post #95829 of 109053
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Overnight cold brew isn't long enough imo. I generally like my cold brew to steep for at least 24 hours. Last batch I made I think I used a 1:6 ratio of coffee to water, ground a bit coarser than usual french press.

Depends. I generally have do 18-24 hrs but there are times when I think an overnight steep is good enough, particularly if I want to make something that won't completely fuck my face with caffeine.

@nicelynice I know you said you didn't want to really buy new equipment but I have the hario cold brew pitcher which I have liked. I make a week's worth of cold brew coffee and just continue steeping and making more if I'm running low. Iced cold brew is a godsend in summer. You can essentially achieve the same results with some cheesecloth and a pitcher or a large french press if you don't want to buy a new "specialized" piece of equipment but I got mine for around $10 during a sale.

If you've never had cold brew (but I think it's actually quite a popular process in asia), it's got a sweeter, really crisp taste to it, much less acidic and really great to drink black and iced. That said I always use cheaper beans cause it uses so much coffee, though.
post #95830 of 109053
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

there's an ice brew device that doesn't cost that much that is supposed to be good, sure you can go without it (disclaimer i've never made iced myself)

copped some new mechanix gloves for the gym which are excellent for bar work to replace my old vented ones which got tore up

the fancy onces like the kyoto towers you fill up with ice and as the ice melts it drips onto the coffee and slowly extracts it. takes about 8 hours, but the towers are a tad expensive. there's also ones that act like an immersion brewer with a filter so its easier to clean, but honestly i don't think the flavor differences warrant the price.

the best most easiest way without using scales and shit is the room temperature way using 1:1 volume

find a container with enough room to make the amount of coffee you want. add coffee and water roughly in equal proportions. leave outside and filter out the coffee. if you don't have a filter you can just pour of the top but you'll leave a lot of coffee behind or will get beans in your coffee. french press grind size is about right. it'll taste different every single time you make it tho. so if one day you find it tasting really good you won't be able to replicate it. which I've done a few times and it sucks
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

Overnight cold brew isn't long enough imo. I generally like my cold brew to steep for at least 24 hours. Last batch I made I think I used a 1:6 ratio of coffee to water, ground a bit coarser than usual french press.

i've played a lot with brewing parameters and i find that at 2 days it starts to get over extracted and 3rd is kinda bad. just unbalanced towards the sugary notes and especially the bitter notes. its especially bad because cold brew doesn't extract the volatile acids that hot brews get so it tastes very unbalanced

1:6 is too watery to my taste. the extract i use has a dense texture thats nice and poured over ice it dilutes over time.

i also recommend not using south american coffees. ethiopian and hawaiian are my favorites to use. i think a mocha java blend is also nice, but wouldn't do either of those by themselves unless you really like them. java especially brewed cold brew tastes like a mouthful of dirt




the part i hate about cold brew is its so delicious and at a cold temperature its really easy to just drink it all in a minute. that will give you the shits really quickly.
post #95831 of 109053
man....maybe that's why my bowel movements are so good all the time foo.gif
post #95832 of 109053
Knew the coffee talk would bring out the nerds haha

I love coffee but I don't turn it into chemistry. I enjoy my chemex because it's pretty hard to make bad coffee with it even if I measure improperly and the clean-up is a cinch so if there's something similar for cold brew I might look into. My limiting factor is actually fridge space, I have a tiny fridge with brita and iced tea pitcher already taking up room
post #95833 of 109053
Coffee freak and clothes addict

Wish I'd never put myself on a 2 year clothing ban on 3rd May 2014

My ex boyfriend used to buy me loads, but now he's dumped me no new clothes until 3rd May, except new Lobb boots next year, but no garments

:-(
post #95834 of 109053
indes i was talking about the filtron, only 50 bux i may get it
post #95835 of 109053
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Originally Posted by RegisDB9 View Post


Been doing it for years, I would actually feel more uncomfortable if I had to wear socks. Just thinking of those bands digging into my ankle....I am lucky in the foot department though in that I never get any odors

 

If you're wearing ankle socks with boots...you're doing it wrong. OTC broooo!!!

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