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Topic: brew temp (8 msgs / 170 lines)
1) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
It is bad to be brewing with water that is at 212? I know that a  
common mistake is to brew with water below 200 and I read that the  =
ideal temp is around 205 but I have never seen any word about  
brewing at too warm of temps.
I have been heating my french press with very hot water (boiling),  
emptying the hot water, adding grounds to the press, and then adding  
boiling water.
dave

2) From: Justin Schwarz
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On Jan 18, 2007, at 11:49 PM, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:
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I get much better coffee brewed at temperatures closer to 200, I use  =
a thermometer and make sure of it.  If you are 6500 ft above sea  
level then water boils at 200 anyway!
Justin Schwarz
houstini
If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right.
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It is bad to be brewing with = water that is at 212?

I get = much better coffee brewed at temperatures closer to 200, I use a = thermometer and make sure of it. If you are 6500 ft above sea level = then water boils at 200 anyway! Justin = Schwarzhoustini
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3) From: Ken Mary
Anywhere close to 212F will "boil" the coffee. Optimum brew temps are in th=
e
range of 195 to 205F. I suggest that after preheating the press, leave the
pot off the heat until it reaches 205 by thermometer, then add it to the
press.
Another option if you have a microwave safe press is to fill with water and
heat to boiling. When the water in the press falls to 205, add the coffee
and stir. This method is more effective in heating the glass and will hold
the brew temperature longer.
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
I heat water to boiling, then pour just a little down the side of the press
pot and into the grounds, swirl a bit, add a bit more water in the same way=
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swirl a bit more to get all the grounds wet. I figure that the temp is well
below 200 at this point, so I feel safe in adding the rest of the water.
This method limits the bitter edge I used to get sometimes.
Brian
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5) From: Laura Micucci
I'm wondering if this is a silly question but I will ask it anyway.  is
water that is heated in a tea kettle at boiling temperature when the kettle
whistles?
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Theoretically yes, but would depend on the design and quality of the whistle
valve precisely how much steam pressure causes it to start whistling. For
practical purposes even if it started whistling before coming to a boil
likely by the time you heard it and got to it full boil would have been
achieved. Simple enough to verify, open the kettle and look at the water!
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
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	I'm wondering if this is a silly question but I will ask it anyway.
is water that is heated in a tea kettle at boiling temperature when the
kettle whistles?

7) From: Laura Micucci
:o)  I can't see in the little hole.  My kettle doesn't have a removable
lid.  it's an older copper bottomed shiney (well if I keep it clean) silver
domed kettle.
Thanks!
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8) From: Eddie Dove
It sounds as though Laura is unwilling to donate one, meager eyeball to
science ... the mystery continues.
Eddie
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