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Topic: stupid question - grams per ounce (15 msgs / 440 lines)
1) From: Kevin
I couldn't come up with a search string that worked on the archives and my
gmail archives and I know this question has been answered before.  I
apologize for the redundancy.  What is the appropriate mass of beans to
grind per fluid once of water used to brew?  Presently, I grind ~ 50g for a
24 oz. brew.  This is 4 level Technivorm/SCAA scoops for 6-4oz cups on the
TV.  I usually only drink 2 cups of 4-5oz each in the morning.
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My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

2) From: Larry Johnson
The ratio that I've heard is 1.2 to 1.5 gr/oz. That would compute about 30 -
36 grams coffee for 24 oz water. I lean towards the high side of that, using
50 gr. for 32 oz. when I'm brewing in my Presto Scandinavian (drip brewer).
But if you like it stronger, go for it.
On 4/17/07, Kevin  wrote:
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Larry J
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please
bring me some coffee.
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Kevin,
My brewing ratio is about 1.7 grams of coffee per ounce of water ... this
seams to be in line with a previous post by Tom ... excerpted and quoted
below:
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we are a bit on the strong side in terms of what we brew for general
consumption here (in a technivorm). we use between 50-55 grams with
32-34 fl ounces of water. So averaging it is roughly 10.5 grams
coffee per 6.6 ounces water. wow, maybe we should back off a little.
then again, it's personal preference and I like this brew a lot -
doesn't have that liquor-like taste of too-strong coffee.
Tom
PS: we use the blue scoop we sell, the scaa scoop for measuring. i
don't like tablespoons or other wide measuring spoons because the
"heaping" amount above level is very subjective. Whatever you measure
in, i think it is better if it is flat, not rounded or heaping. my
.02 cents...
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Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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4) From: Kevin
Perfect, thanks again!
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5) From: Ken Mary
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You should realize that if all the caffeine is extracted, you have 1000mg
(at 2% of roasted weight) in that pot. Different brew methods have different
extraction efficiencies. So use what you need to get the flavor you want.
As a comparison, I use 9 grams per 11 oz water for my cowboy coffee. I like
to think that this method has the highest efficiency, and gives me the
maximum flavors for the amount of coffee used. I do not often use a vac
brewer, but that 9g/11oz dose yields a much weaker cup.
BTW I bought a really nice digital scale, 55g x .01g for weighing out my
powdered diet supplements. Now I can be really anal retentive about
measuring my coffee dosage down to 10mgs.
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6) From: john nanavati
I brew with 1 1/2 or 2 tablespoons per 8oz of water.
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

7) From: Coffeenut
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This is truly a test of your "coffee geek-ness" if you know your coffee to
water ratio!
(hand going up here)
1.3 seems to be the ratio my family prefers.
Rick  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:45 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +stupid question - grams per ounce
Kevin,
My brewing ratio is about 1.7 grams of coffee per ounce of water ... this
seams to be in line with a previous post by Tom ... excerpted and quoted
below:
----------  Begin Tom's Post  ----------
we are a bit on the strong side in terms of what we brew for general
consumption here (in a technivorm). we use between 50-55 grams with
32-34 fl ounces of water. So averaging it is roughly 10.5 grams
coffee per 6.6 ounces water. wow, maybe we should back off a little.
then again, it's personal preference and I like this brew a lot -
doesn't have that liquor-like taste of too-strong coffee.
Tom
PS: we use the blue scoop we sell, the scaa scoop for measuring. i 
don't like tablespoons or other wide measuring spoons because the
"heaping" amount above level is very subjective. Whatever you measure
in, i think it is better if it is flat, not rounded or heaping. my 
.02 cents...
----------  End Tom's Post  ----------
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
-- 
Docendo Discimus
Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
On 4/17/07, Kevin  wrote:
I couldn't come up with a search string that worked on the archives and my
gmail archives and I know this question has been answered before.  I
apologize for the redundancy.  What is the appropriate mass of beans to
grind per fluid once of water used to brew?  Presently, I grind ~ 50g for a
24 oz. brew.  This is 4 level Technivorm/SCAA scoops for 6-4oz cups on the
TV.  I usually only drink 2 cups of 4-5oz each in the morning. 
-- 
My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/
Kevin 

8) From: Coffeenut
Great point Ken,
If I'm using my TechV to brew a full pot I'm using ~66gms of coffee in 48oz
of water.  Sometimes, I just like to make coffee by the cup from my espresso
machine's hot water arm.  In that case, I'm using a #2 filter/mini Melitta
style brew basket, 8oz of water and 20gms of coffee (same grind level as I
use for the TechV).  I've tried using less than 20gms in the one-cup brew,
but the coffee tastes too thin.  Extraction, manual flow, etc are variables
in that case, so the TechV is more efficient from a qty of coffee required
perspective.
Rick

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
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My starting rule of thumb for any regular "coffee strength" brewing is 1.6
(8gram/5oz) and adjust to brewer/taste.
 
For our houselhold's most commonly brewed cups grams coffee/ounce water:
 
Cafe' Crema style shot Americano ~1.8 (most common "cup of coffee" brewed
here)
Normale straight shot ~9.0
Ristretto shot ~14.4
Normale shot Americano ~2.0
Press pot ~1.6 (seldom used except for coffee cupping comparisons)
Royal Balance Vac Brewer ~2.0 (seldom used except for alternative WOW factor
entertaining, though excellent refined cup lacks some of the flavor of
espresso extraction "cup of coffee" IMO)
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering V
 http://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Konnaisseur 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.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archives
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Coffeenut
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 7:19 AM
This is truly a test of your "coffee geek-ness" if you know your coffee to
water ratio!
(hand going up here)
1.3 seems to be the ratio my family prefers.
Rick

10) From: raymanowen
"I can be really anal retentive about measuring my coffee dosage down to
10mgs."
I was the instrument tech and got to calibrate a Cahn balance at the CSM
research institute's analYtical Lab.
You could read 0.1mg directly and interpolate 0.01mg (10mcg) pretty easily
until the weekend assayers panned for Gold in Clear Creek and blew up the
AA  and left the Cahn balance a mess.
I'druther have Cowboy coffee than Precision coffee any day. What would
happen if a breeze blew 20mcg of Chaff to Kansas? Would it really affect the
cup, er- can?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - - Martin Diedrich 17-Apr-07 10:48

11) From: Larry Johnson
At some point, it's almost like it's not about the coffee anymore.
On 4/17/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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Men have become the tools of their tools.
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12) From: Lynne Biziewski
Two scoops (think it was someone bought it at a Charbucks for me, something
like 7 yrs ago) to the middle white print on my French Press. Also go by my
'timing' memory, and if I hold the FP in the other hand, I upset my instinct
(not to mention end up pouring boiling water on the other hand, too)...
Lynne
(forever un-scientific)

13) From: neal prentiss
Somebody posted this a few weeks ago (sorry I can't remember who).
Standard Brewing
Ratio
Neal
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14) From: neal prentiss
Sorry for the broken link, here it is again:http://www.blackbearcoffee.com/Brewing%20Ratio%20Charts.htm(if clicking link doesn't work, then copy and paste)
Neal
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15) From: RK
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I go a bit stronger at 1.875 or 60 grams per 32 oz. of water for a pour =
over Melita cone.
RK


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