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Topic: Boiled water redux (4 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
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Well it's official around here. I don't know what chemically occurs when =
the water over boils but I am convinced that it does subtly affect the =
taste of brewed coffee in a Bodum Vacuum pot.
My wife has a better palate than I do. I have over boiled the water on =
purpose while she is still asleep and she has identified the taste each =
time. Her comment is always the same. It's too strong and has a bitter =
aftertaste no matter what coffee is used. 

2) From: Peter Z
Variation of the watched pot syndrome...
A non- watched pot boils water too much....
PeterZ
Wondering how much boiling is too much boiling, here in LHC.
Barry Luterman wrote:
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3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Ok I have a question about this you state you over boil it, what temp is
the water when you actually pour?
 
try this... make a normal pot mesure the temp. 
next pot same coffee/same amount/same room temp etc.. IOW reduce
variables as much as possable
over boil allow to cool to exact same temp then see if she notices a
difference
 
I know that with the AP I can boil the water all day as long as I let it
cool to about 185-175 my coffee comes out great 
(in my house I put the water in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup
to heat no added flavors)
as soon as the microwave beeps I grind with my Zass and cordless drill 
when the coffee gets into the AP the water is perfect temp every time.
 
just IMHO and of course as always YMMV
 
Dennis
	
	 
	 
	Well it's official around here. I don't know what chemically
occurs when the water over boils but I am convinced that it does subtly
affect the taste of brewed coffee in a Bodum Vacuum pot.
	My wife has a better palate than I do. I have over boiled the
water on purpose while she is still asleep and she has identified the
taste each time. Her comment is always the same. It's too strong and has
a bitter aftertaste no matter what coffee is used. 
	 

4) From: Barry Luterman
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MessageDennis to tell the truth. I am not all that curious as to what is =
going on. I rather take a more pragmatic approach. The coffee tastes =
better, to my wife, if I get to the kettle before it boils and transfer =
it to the glass pot. The results are consistent . She can taste it every =
time.


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