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mckolit
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:12pm
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After reading this Click Here (prima-coffee.com) I wanted to try it. I wanted to keep it as low budget as possible so instead of an aeropress I went dollar tree foam. Some of the foam, hot glue, and tape and I was ready to go. I use 40 grams of coffee for 12 ounces of water. Drips come every 15 to 20 seconds.

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012, 8:32am
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If it works, then it works, no need for big bucks!
I have seen cold brew machines that look like lab equipment gone awry and it is said that it produces great cold brew coffee. I really don't like coffee cold regardless of how it is brewed. Your improv looks great.

Another way to do this is with a long immersion brew. Basically you steep the grounds in cold water, in the refer for about 12 hours, then drain.

Good on you for making your own!

This method won't cost much and you might like it also.
http://www.ineedcoffee.com/06/coldhome/

 
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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:49am
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Try getting a spigot for the water bottle so you can control the drip speed, you can find cheap ones in aquarium shops, 15/20 per drip sounds incredibly slow, you should be aiming for 1 or 2 per second.
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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:37am
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actually the trick machines that I have seen in the coffee shops for making cold tbrewed coffee drip on the average of about 5 to  10 drips per minute. it takes hours and hours to make a pot of coffee this way but they say it is the best. however I would not know as I do not drink cold coffee!

 
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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:44am
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oktyone Said:

Try getting a spigot for the water bottle so you can control the drip speed, you can find cheap ones in aquarium shops, 15/20 per drip sounds incredibly slow, you should be aiming for 1 or 2 per second.

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Thanks for the tip. I will go to my lfs soon. I mixed the numbers up when I was reading about cold brewing. He had 40 drips a minute, for some odd reason I aimed for one drip every 40 seconds. Oops. It is hard getting a hole that small with a bottle cap and pin. It clogs up easily on what, I don't know.

 
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