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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2012, 7:41pm
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So I just stumbled on this video from SCG where they brew a press pot using milk instead of water. I'm not a fan of milk in coffee..but I find the idea interesting.

Click Here (www.youtube.com)

The two downfalls I can think of off the top of my head would be that 200F is too hot to heat milk and retain the sweetness, and that milk is too thick to properly extract the desired elements from the grounds.

Thoughts?
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Posted Sun Jun 10, 2012, 7:43pm
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I've thought about brewing with scotch instead of water ... but never got around to trying it yet ... I think all the alchohol would boil off at brew temps.
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012, 6:46am
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Not all of it!
It never totally is removed, even when cooking with it.

That said, I did accidently brew with some Vodka once. I bought a Oscar that was shipped from New York in the winter and the seller had added some Vodka to the boiler to prevent freeze damage (it worked wonderfully) but in my excitement to brew a shot, I forgot about the Vodka in the boiler and just pulled a shot and took a sip. NASTY NASTY NASTY AND  BURNS!!!!!! I spit it out and my mouth burned for hours. YMMV!

 
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012, 7:24am
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AndyPanda Said:

I've thought about brewing with scotch instead of water ... but never got around to trying it yet ... I think all the alchohol would boil off at brew temps.

Posted June 10, 2012 link

Always cold brew with Whiskey, then seek counselling... ;)
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012, 7:42am
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Well..I tried brewing with milk this morning. It was disgusting. A few interesting notes though:

I used whole milk which likely allowed less of the desirable solids to be extracted than say, skim milk.

When pressing down the filter, the milk curdled inside the steel mesh. This made it harder to push down, BUT it made the filter VERY effective as I got zero fines in the cup. Never had that clean of a cup from a press and I likely never will again.

The "coffee" was thick like the gooest, thickest chocolate milk. It also just...didn't taste right. Almost cardboardy. I had to add sugar to make it palatable.

I will likely not try this again, but if someone else wants to then I recommend trying skim milk.
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:17am
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I've heard of brewing coffee with distilled liquors with the cold-dripping method (known also as kyoto style, and many other names), sounds a lot more convenient, i think i'll eventually try it, maybe with rum or vodka. I'm guessing milk could work with this method too, but somehow i don't find that much appealing, the nice thing about it is that you don't need to heat the liquid up to a certain temperature, so you compensate with long extraction times, a cold-brew immersion should work similarly.
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Posted Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:21am
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They used 2%. I wonder how this would work as a cold brew.

 
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