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Netphilosopher
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Crotonmark902
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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2013, 1:20pm
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ok so you are basically 16 - 17:1 ratio of water to coffee
Now if I can only convert this to metric :)



Netphilosopher Said:

Scales (decent ones that work fine) are around $20, and can do either oz, troy oz, metric, drams... just pick a unit and stick with it.

The ratio depends on the method, but for a drip/percolation/pourover, I'd recommend (your tastes may vary) starting at around 16.5 oz of water per oz of coffee.  This will produce a decently strong cup of coffee.

For 6 oz, you need 6/16.5 = 0.36 oz of coffee.

If you're using a Clever Coffee Dripper, AeroPress, French Press, Siphon you should try to use about 2 points stronger (2 points less water) or a Water Brew Ratio of 14.5 to get a similar strength.

for 6 oz, you need 6/14.5 = 0.41 oz of coffee if you're using one of these other methods (though the only ones that really work for only 6oz are the AeroPress and the Clever Coffee Dripper).


Now, keep in mind that this will PRODUCE only 5 1/4 oz of coffee (the rest gets stuck in the grounds).  If you want 6 oz in your cup, then just ratio the amounts of coffee and brew water up by ~15%

6.9oz water + 0.42oz of ground Coffee ===>> ~6oz of produced coffee in the cup for a pourover,

And you'd need to bump the coffee (and the adjust the water) a bit more for the immersion method:

7oz water + 0.48oz of ground coffee ===>>~6oz of produced coffee for an AeroPress.  (this recipe will actually produce a bit more, but it still works, long explanation on why).

Hope that helps.

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squaremile
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:18am
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Crotonmark902 Said:

I think adopting metric is incredibly pretentious for people who live in America.

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Isn't it more pretentious that America is one of the only countries that doesn't use metric?

The way all of this ratio stuff gets confusing is when one element is measured in grams (ground coffee), then another in ounces (brew water). Just do everything in grams and it's much easier.

FWIW, about 180g of water will make about 6oz of brewed coffee just as a good rule of thumb.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 2:34pm
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using how much ground coffee for 180g of water?
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 3:12pm
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Deleted post. Netphilosoper already covered point I was going to make.
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al_bongo
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 3:20pm
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Crotonmark902 Said:

using how much ground coffee for 180g of water?

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See Net philosophers post. 180/16.5 was his starting recommendation.
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