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
--Apple-Mail-4--235898488 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset O-8859-1; delsp=yes; format=flowed On Jan 18, 2007, at 11:49 PM, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote: <Snip> I get much better coffee brewed at temperatures closer to 200º, I use = a thermometer and make sure of it. If you are 6500 ft above sea level then water boils at 200º anyway! Justin Schwarz houstini If there is anything worth doing, it's worth doing right. --Apple-Mail-4--235898488 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset O-8859-1 On Jan 18, 2007, at = 11:49 PM, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote:
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. -- ---------- <Snip> <Snip>
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= , 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 On 1/19/07, Dave Ehrenkranz wrote: <Snip>
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? On 1/19/07, Brian Kamnetz wrote: <Snip> f <Snip> -- Laura Micucci www.freshroastedforyou.com
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 URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Laura Micucci Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 12:31 PM 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?
: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! On 1/19/07, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip> -- Laura Micucci www.freshroastedforyou.com
It sounds as though Laura is unwilling to donate one, meager eyeball to science ... the mystery continues. Eddie -- My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 1/19/07, Laura Micucci wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 1/19/07, Laura Micucci wrote: <Snip>