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      03-09-2016 02:03 PM #1
      Disclaimer: I don't drink coffee, I'm not a fan of hot beverages and I don't know anything about the "artisanal" coffee scene.

      Can you guys explain the difference between regular coffee and cold brew? I always assumed it was just hot coffee and hot coffee dumped on ice for iced coffee.

      Reason I asked is someone recently told me about cold brew coffee that's kegged and served via nitro tap, basically stout without the alcohol?

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      03-09-2016 02:09 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      Disclaimer: I don't drink coffee, I'm not a fan of hot beverages and I don't know anything about the "artisanal" coffee scene.

      Can you guys explain the difference between regular coffee and cold brew? I always assumed it was just hot coffee and hot coffee dumped on ice for iced coffee.

      Reason I asked is someone recently told me about cold brew coffee that's kegged and served via nitro tap, basically stout without the alcohol?
      It can be kegged and poured via nitro. Stumpdown does that. Cold brew is essentially a concentrate. You steep the grounds in cold water and extract the liquid later. It is not extracted via hot water or brewed.

      I have one of these: https://toddycafe.com/

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      03-09-2016 02:53 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      It can be kegged and poured via nitro. Stumpdown does that. Cold brew is essentially a concentrate. You steep the grounds in cold water and extract the liquid later. It is not extracted via hot water or brewed.
      Holy **** J., why are you working in an office? Mind officially disintegrated.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
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      03-09-2016 03:18 PM #5
      Cold brewing steeps the grinds in water at room temperature. It takes a lot longer though. Supposedly you avoid acidic flavors from the beans this way, and some people prefer that. I like acidic coffee, so I'll stick with my brewer.

      Edit: I drink black coffee.
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      03-09-2016 03:18 PM #6
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      03-09-2016 03:26 PM #7
      I used to think it was some dumb trend, then I tried it. The cold brewing process does not extract the acid from the beans, so you get a smoother, sweeter brew. End result is I can enjoy it black, which is a big deal for me, as I'm normally a cream and sugar guy all the way. I HATE black coffee.
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      03-09-2016 03:29 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Coffee f****** genius.
      I wish! It's just a coffee culture out here now. I tend to get real geeky with beverages for some reason.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      I used to think it was some dumb trend, then I tried it. The cold brewing process does not extract the acid from the beans, so you get a smoother, sweeter brew. End result is I can enjoy it black, which is a big deal for me, as I'm normally a cream and sugar guy all the way. I HATE black coffee.
      I bought the Toddy because I have acid reflux issues and it does decrease the acid significantly. It's just a pain to make the stuff but I'm going to start again soon. It hits you like crack because it is so strong.

      I also need to learn how to use a semicolon.

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      03-09-2016 04:00 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      I'm normally a cream and sugar guy all the way. I HATE black coffee.
      Then I don't think it really matters. Hot or cold, people can just add whatever cream sugar flavoring they need until they get the liquid dessert they want that started out as coffee.
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      03-09-2016 04:01 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      It hits you like crack because it is so strong.
      This place is down the street from my office: http://www.cultureespresso.com/

      They have awesome chocolate chip cookies and it's nice outside so I decided to go try their nitro cold brew; they were out of it so I got some cold brew iced coffee.

      I must be a total ***** because my head is buzzing after 2/3 of the glass, that's with a lot of milk and sugar added.

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      03-09-2016 04:39 PM #11
      I love it and drink a ton in the summer when it's just too warm for me to bike in and then drink hot coffee.
      I think better than hot brewing and pouring over ice IMO. Tends to be a bit sweeter. I go with the full concentration and add a bit of half and half.

      I use one of these Hario filter pitcher things.
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      03-09-2016 05:55 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      I also need to learn how to use a semicolon.
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      03-09-2016 06:10 PM #14
      Sorry, can't stand cold brew... and yes, I've tried many times.

      Just doesn't work for me.

      I should just stick to double espresso.

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      03-09-2016 07:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      Then I don't think it really matters. Hot or cold, people can just add whatever cream sugar flavoring they need until they get the liquid dessert they want that started out as coffee.
      Did you miss my point? Cold brew is the only coffee I can drink without first converting it into liquid dessert.
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      03-09-2016 07:43 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      Disclaimer: I don't drink coffee, I'm not a fan of hot beverages
      Thank you! People at my work think I'm crazy for having this exact feeling about coffee.
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      03-09-2016 08:29 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      Did you miss my point? Cold brew is the only coffee I can drink without first converting it into liquid dessert.
      Oh ya I know, I think I just saw you're from Mass and I grew up with Dunkin Donuts so I automatically just went on a tangent with the cream and sugar.

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      03-09-2016 08:50 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      Oh ya I know, I think I just saw you're from Mass and I grew up with Dunkin Donuts so I automatically just went on a tangent with the cream and sugar.

      Don't get me wrong, sometimes a MediumRegular from Dunks really hits the spot. It's not even coffee, I don't compare it directly with the real stuff.
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      03-09-2016 09:27 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      Oh ya I know, I think I just saw you're from Mass and I grew up with Dunkin Donuts so I automatically just went on a tangent with the cream and sugar.

      GTGs at Dunkin Donuts are the best.

      Man, that was a LONG time ago!

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      03-09-2016 11:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      Don't get me wrong, sometimes a MediumRegular from Dunks really hits the spot. It's not even coffee, I don't compare it directly with the real stuff.
      Yes. I understand.
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      03-09-2016 11:58 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      GTGs at Dunkin Donuts are the best.

      Man, that was a LONG time ago!
      LOL at the thought and time I am wasting thinking about it. Thanks.
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      03-12-2016 07:46 PM #22
      I really like Kyoto cold brew. The most common method of cold brew, the toddy method, mixes grounds and water and then they steep, typically for 24hours, then are strained. The kyoto method slowly drips ice cold water over grounds at the rate of 35ish drips per second. 32oz takes 5-6 hours. Very low in acid, just like toddy method, but it retains much more of the flavor profile of the coffee. I use a Yama kyoto brewer. It kinda looks like Walter White's coffee setup. The 5-6 hours total time only has about 20 minutes active time including cleanup. Portion size is 4-5oz. Caffeine content is high.

      I use an 11:1 water to coffee ratio. 105g coffee, 1150g water is max for my brewer. about 250g of the water is ice.


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      04-25-2016 02:43 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      I love it and drink a ton in the summer when it's just too warm for me to bike in and then drink hot coffee.
      I think better than hot brewing and pouring over ice IMO. Tends to be a bit sweeter. I go with the full concentration and add a bit of half and half.

      I use one of these Hario filter pitcher things.

      I also have one of these and works great, i just let it do it's thing for 12-24 hours in the fridge and savor the flavor after!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Robstr View Post
      I use one of these Hario filter pitcher things.
      Huh. Nice price on those. Might just get me one. I've had cold brew and find it way smoother than regular, but have just never gotten around to checking out the makers.
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