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Thread: Cold brew in one of those T2 iced tea jugs?

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    Cold brew in one of those T2 iced tea jugs?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried making cold brew in one of those T2 iced tea Jugs? If so, how did it go?

    Image of T2 jug: https://goo.gl/images/dIq414
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    Good spotting MrVautin! I'd be interested to check it out.

    I like the fact those T2 jugs you mentioned have 1.2L and 2L. Another positive is the airtight lid locks in fresh. The down side which is likely is that the mesh for the infuser part will let out the ground coffee. Not a bad price either. Worth a look if you're nearby to one of their retail shops.

    After a bit more snooping I see the T2 jug is a rebranded Takeyausa product and they also make a cold brew coffee pot. Never know the mesh inserts might be good enough.

    I've just gone the other way on the weekend... I have two Hario Mizu Dashi pots. One I made up cold brew and the other worked well to make a (choc) mint infusion #freshfromthegarden. Makes up to 1L. Down side to these is that once you've made a batch with these brewers you should transfer it to some air tight glass bottle or wrap the top of the Hario.

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    Nice! Thanks for the reply. I have literally no knowledge about cold but after watching a video advertising a cold brew setup I couldn't help but notice how similar it looked.

    Keen to try over Christmas, you never know it might go ok. Do you or anyone else have a coffee gramage to water ratio guide or reference websites?
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    Hi mrvautin
    For that type of cold-steep arrangement I usually work on a 1:4 ratio - so 200g coffee to 800g water for example. Make sure you don't grind too fine, and allow 12-24 hours steeping time in the fridge before removing the basket

    Good luck!
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    Legend! Thanks!

    Grinding 200g of beans should be fun with my OE hand grinder. Going to have a Popeye arm!

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    Hi MrVautin. The Hario recipe base to start with is 80g coffee to 1L of water. Start with a brew at that ratio. Then adjust to your taste.

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    Cold brew in one of those T2 iced tea jugs?

    I picked up one of these 2L from T2 not long ago to make up some ice tea and finally getting a coffee brew in tonight. Will see how it goes. Starting at 160g. Not sure if it can fit 200g so it's going to be a lighter brew ratio.

    Quite like the look of the Brewista bucket mega cold brewing batch system.
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    Here's a cold brew recipe for one, in an Aeropress, from a guy in Melbourne.
    http://www.brewingisforeveryone.com/...d-brew-for-one

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    Need to say I'm a newbie to iced tea makers and have recently bought a 2 Litre The Jug (T2). I'm a little confused as to how many scoops of the fruit teas to use, I've been told around 7-8, but have also heard to do as many as 14? Also not sure how long to steep for that size jug as I've seen an hour on some instructions, but have also read to leave overnight. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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    Sorry to say, but this is a coffee forum! Although there might be some tea drinkers around to help....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trip2space448 View Post
    Need to say I'm a newbie to iced tea makers and have recently bought a 2 Litre The Jug (T2). I'm a little confused as to how many scoops of the fruit teas to use, I've been told around 7-8, but have also heard to do as many as 14? Also not sure how long to steep for that size jug as I've seen an hour on some instructions, but have also read to leave overnight. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
    I'd just ask at T2 - they always seem pretty friendly!
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    Haha what an awesome post.
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    I'm sure T2 and others have suggested recipes / ratios of tea to water.

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    Cold brew in one of those T2 iced tea jugs?

    I can say that the T2 maker does a decent infusion / steeped cold brew coffee. Big plus is that the jug is designed to seal and pour easily. One minor down side is the filter is a bit more fiddly to lock in to place than say the Hario Mizudashi pot. Not a big issue in practice but just a note for comparison.

    The mizudashi pot jugs aren't designed to be air tight so I cling wrap the top of those when stored in fridge.

    Also of benefit to the T2 it sits the filter - infusion basket down to the bottom of the pot which ensures max water contact.

    Brew responsibly.

    T2 left two litre version and Hario right 1L version
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    T2 left two litre version and Hario right 1L version
    Whoa - lawsuit in 3... 2... 1... 🤔
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