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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 9:03am
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Hi

I am unsure  about how much water is needed to brew a given volume of coffee.

I would like to brew 25 ounces of coffee. I plan to use about 48-60 grams of coffee. Does that mean I start with 25 fluid ounces of water, or do I start with  something approaching 28-30 fluid ounces of water, to allow for pre-infusion/absorbtion? I am very cunfused about this.

Can someone explain?

Thanks

Jay
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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 4:37pm
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The starting point is normally recommended as 60g coffee to 1 ltr water, and work from there until you find a ratio you like for a particular coffee.

If you experiment and see how much is absorbed by the coffee bed, then allow for that by starting with a slightly higher volume water to get the resulting coffee volume you want, you can just up the amount of coffee slightly to maintain the same ratio.

Sorry, can't do fluid ounces these days, and then mixing metric with it as well gives me a headache ;o(
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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 5:01pm
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jaybar Said:

I would like to brew 25 ounces of coffee. I plan to use about 48-60 grams of coffee. Does that mean I start with 25 fluid ounces of water, or do I start with  something approaching 28-30 fluid ounces of water, to allow for pre-infusion/absorbtion? I am very cunfused about this.

Posted June 30, 2012 link

The amount of water absorbed varies with the brew method. But you'd be in the ballpark using 28 fl oz brew water and 50 g ground coffee.

Other people here could give you a much more detailed answer -- right, Steve?  :)

 
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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 6:05pm
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I am using chemex or hario v60 and I want to end up with 740 ml/grams of brew.

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