Posted Sun May 18, 2014, 9:51am Subject: Re: Coffee ratios
In retrospect, I agree with you within the context in which it was used. I didn't mention the correct temperature because I couldn't find the temperature at which it was measured. I brew beer as well as coffee, and brew in 5 gallon batches. If you have a very small inaccuracy in converting ounces to grams, then that inaccuracy gets multiplied by 640 when talking about 5 gallons (which is not insignificant); but when talking about a coffee to water ratio, any errors are insignificant.
charlesmc2 Senior Member Joined: 31 Jul 2010 Posts: 8 Location: Texas Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Jun 28, 2014, 1:05pm Subject: Re: Coffee ratios
In a slightly different direction: I like to know how many grams of coffee I have so that I can use the ratio to determine how much water to use. I prefer my scale be in grams and I simply multiply by whatever ratio I am using to calculate how many ml of water to target. For example, a little while ago I used the last of some beans. I weighed the beans, multiplied by the ratio and made myself a (larger than normal) cup of coffee. In principle I could do the same thing using tablespoons and so on. I just find the metric to be simpler.
Day to day, I use a coffee measure to measure beans and a fixed volume of water. Point is, I know what "my" ratio is because I do weigh from time to time as my preferences and the beans change
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