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ggcadc
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Joined: 25 Mar 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA
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Espresso: QM Alexia
Grinder: Mazzer mini E, Virtuoso,...
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: All of them
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:03pm
Subject: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

Click Here (www.flickr.com)

it works very well, it's just a separatory funnel and a 4" o-clamp attached to a 24" steel stand. all of this can be had on amazon, for much cheaper than the giant drip towers that are essentially the same thing. Most everyone here will have a v-60 of sorts and a carafe. I cant wait til summer to try it out. thought i'd share.
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:24pm
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Nice! did you consider using the upper part of your siphon instead of a V60? my guess is that the conical shape of the V60 isn't ideal for this kind of extraction, but it might work.

Btw, i found a considerably cheaper cold drip tower on Ebay, seems like they're made in Korea, they look almost as good as more expensive ones, and they even have a plastic version for 35$ that includes a drip valve..i'm thinking of getting one: Click Here (www.ebay.com)
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ggcadc
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Joined: 25 Mar 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: QM Alexia
Grinder: Mazzer mini E, Virtuoso,...
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: All of them
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 8:05pm
Subject: Re: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

that would have been the way to go a few weeks ago, but this will make twice as much coffee, and it looks like i'm making drugs.
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ggcadc
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Joined: 25 Mar 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: QM Alexia
Grinder: Mazzer mini E, Virtuoso,...
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: All of them
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 9:33am
Subject: Re: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

I changed it up a bit and I think this will work better... I have a Hario Fretta and that works perfectly with the top glass from my yama vac brewer (3 cup)

much more direct brew path. this is still not as cheap as the ebay brewer from korea, but I think the extra capacity (1l) is worth it.

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Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:46pm
Subject: Re: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

That really looks nice.  What coffees to you enjoy with the cold drip method?

 
-Chris

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ggcadc
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Joined: 25 Mar 2008
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Location: San Diego, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: QM Alexia
Grinder: Mazzer mini E, Virtuoso,...
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: All of them
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013, 9:15am
Subject: Re: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

I enjoy brighter coffees all the time. I was brewing a fruited Ethiopia in the photo. The single origins seem to do well as long as there is some body and theyve had ample time to rest, otherwise they turn out quite flat.
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Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Wed Feb 27, 2013, 2:00pm
Subject: Re: Built my own Cold Drip Tower
 

That makes sense, I enjoy the brighter coffees too and usually prefer to hot brew over ice with a Chemex using a nice SO Kenya or Ethiopia.  I did try a cold brew from Barefoot Coffee at the Mock Competition this month at B2 that was pretty good, had some brightness and the barista explained that they were using good quality centrals.  My beef with cold brew is just what you mentioned, they can turn out flat and uninteresting.

 
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