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    New cold brew - Cold Bruer on kickstarter

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    Stumbled on this while browsing Kickstarter - a neatly contained, adjustable cold brew system called the Cold Bruer

    I don't think I can list the links so you have to search?

    Price is appealing compared to the Hario setups

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    An interesting system that would be interesting to try. I think they need to make a cover for it though. Make it from the silicone used elsewhere in the Bruer and design it to seal against the inside with a raised handle in the middle both to grab and to clear the drip rate adjusting shaft when/if used in the upper chamber. It should fit both the upper and lower chamber. While it may only get used in the upper chamber for storage it will be used all the time in the lower one when storing the brew in the fridge.

    They'll have to be careful of their price point once it hits retail. Competition is starting to heat up in this area.


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    Yes lid is a definite must
    I was interested in the iwaki model but this looks very neat

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    just asked the developers re lid... they're currently seeing if one is feasible and dont want to compromise on quality of the lid if they do roll it out.... fingers crossed they do! =) also... just curious if anyone is bulk shipping these things... would'nt mind saving a couple bucks on shipping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdimdom View Post
    just asked the developers re lid... they're currently seeing if one is feasible and dont want to compromise on quality of the lid if they do roll it out.... fingers crossed they do! =)
    I'm all for them not compromising on quality. However. I think they'll loose a lot of sales if there's no lid for at least the bottom chamber.


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    I just backed this project, pretty excited to do Cold Drip at work :-)

    They posted an update 3 days ago, they're prototyping a lid after all the feedback:

    We have had a lot of people ask if there will be a lid for Cold Bruer. Yes, we are currently in the prototyping stage, and are working on a couple different designs to see what will work best. We will share more about this as soon as we get samples back!

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    It bodes well for them that they're listening to and acting upon peoples suggestions.


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    I've backed them as well. Timing will be perfect for our summer. Will love to see some reviews and set ups when we receive it.

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    they've posted an update which includes a pretty nifty lid on the system =) also doubles as an airtight seal on the main vessel.
    excited to see them for real!

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    New update again, this time detailing that the majority of the glass has been manufactured.

    Fingers crossed we'll be able to make cold drip while it's still summer!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...m/posts/666950

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    Will be getting one of these for Christmas

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    Has anyone heard when they are likely t be shipped. I missed out on the order through Kickstarter, but ordered on the web site. Haven't heard any likely shipping date but Kickstarter backers may hear first.

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    Thank you.

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    Yes, sounds like a great price point at USD55. Will be ordering one on their web-site too but do not think they can ship in Feb with the Chinese New Year holidays.

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    Wow, looks amazing! Beats my current method of cold brew, a lot less fuss!!

    I may or may not have just ordered one.

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    Pre-order is USD80 with non-US shipping, no cheaper with combined shipping either

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    Has there been an update lately since #10?

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    I e-mailed them today to ask if they can provide an ETA of the order I made in February.

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    I received an email last week to say that they're in shipping mode.
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    Mine arrived today. It was an early easter bunny day.

    Yet to try it but beautiful build and stunning packaging too. I won't spoil the surprise for those who have ordered one.
    coldbruer.jpg

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    Looks nice.

    Cheers

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    I got an email today that they are still shipping the Kickstarter orders. If you ordered after Kickstarter as I did (early December) those should start to ship within weeks. Of course that's what they told me several weeks ago. But here's hoping.

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    Thanks for the update - I ordered mine in February, so I'd suggest I've still got a bit longer to wait!! Would love to hear how it goes though, please provide a review!

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    I ordered in early November... still waiting and no email replies

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    Sounds like a bit of a working capital problem. Hope it eventually sorts itself out for you guys.

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    Mine arrived today. Packaging is amazing. Got a long agonising wait for the brew to finish.

    Everyone at the office wants a cup, should make my money back in 10 cups ;-)

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    Received email early this that they will charge to PayPal a day before shipping and got confirmation today, so hoping to receive it in a few days. Shipped to a US address so hope to try it soon. Seeing some great feedback so far.

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    Got an e-mail yesterday saying that it had been shipped!!

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    Bombora supplies have added this to range (at our request) and it will be available from us (and possibly some other sponsors who do business) with them soon

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    Got mine late last week. Made 2 brews so far. Quite impressed.

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    Dear bruer-users,
    How have you found it so far?
    What's the flavor like, is it practical to use/clean?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveeer View Post
    Dear bruer-users,
    How have you found it so far?
    What's the flavor like, is it practical to use/clean?
    Cheers
    It's my first attempt at cold drip, I've done full immersion before (nothing fancy, pint glass, let it sit for 12 hours).

    I've done about 4 cold drips, it's really easy, taste is very smooth. Not hard to clean at all.

    Only frustrating thing, it starts fogging up making it hard to see the drip rate.

    Really impressed so far!

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    I opened mine last night and put on a brew using a dark roast SO on espresso grind. As expected the result is a little bitter and overwhelming. I found my hand grinder this morning and have done another brew with a courser grind, same bean though. I expect a little less bitterness but I think the bean used for cold drip needs to be a lighter roast that I typically use for espresso.
    I'm not a huge fan of the ice+water method so I will also try just chilled water and doing the brew in the fridge.

    Anyone have any bean recommendations for cold brew?

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    Light roast all the way for these. Fruitier beans can often do really well. A sidamo for example.

    Over summer, a team effort with a buddy ended in with the following:
    • Sidamo pulled a few deg before 2nd crack became a cold drip table centerpiece
    • Tiramisu made with same sidamo (via aeropress) and Absolute Salted Caramel vodka in place of the usual marsala (I normally hate flavoured vodka, but this was terrific!). Sadly, I don't think it can be purchased on Oz.
    • Cool sidamo cold drip and the tiramisu. A few had a shot of the vodka as well to wash it all down..
    • Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astr0b0y View Post
    I'm not a huge fan of the ice+water method so I will also try just chilled water and doing the brew in the fridge.
    You can also do the brew at room temp.


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    Got mine today - very excited!! Until I found a crack in the handle. Hopefully can get a replacement, e-mailed them today. photo (2).JPG

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    Brewed a few batches but I've got issues trying to get it to drip slower. My brew is usually done in about 5 hours. Anyone else has this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene View Post
    Brewed a few batches but I've got issues trying to get it to drip slower. My brew is usually done in about 5 hours. Anyone else has this issue?
    Yup i have the same problem. I put about 60g of beans in ground at a bit finer than filter coffee(tried a super coarse espresso and found it too bitter) in with around 550-600ml of water(no ice). I use my tamper to flatten out the grinds. The first drops from the coffee grinds appear at around the hour mark and finished in 4-5. I tried setting it to a drop every two seconds to no real help.

    The last brew i tried i also found it stopped mid way through and had to constantly watch and readjust (hard when the chamber fogs up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    Yup i have the same problem. I put about 60g of beans in ground at a bit finer than filter coffee(tried a super coarse espresso and found it too bitter) in with around 550-600ml of water(no ice). I use my tamper to flatten out the grinds. The first drops from the coffee grinds appear at around the hour mark and finished in 4-5. I tried setting it to a drop every two seconds to no real help.

    The last brew i tried i also found it stopped mid way through and had to constantly watch and readjust (hard when the chamber fogs up).
    What I found tends to happen is that when the volume of water changes, the drip rate changes as well so it feels like I constantly have to have my eye on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene View Post
    What I found tends to happen is that when the volume of water changes, the drip rate changes as well so it feels like I constantly have to have my eye on it.
    Had a similar train of thought. Good to hear it's not just mine. Would love to know if anyone has managed a brew time of above 10 hours.

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    Bruer cold brew system

    Anyone tried this before? Looks interesting. It's quite pricey but not as expensive as Yama for example.
    Bruer Cold Brew Coffee

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    sorry seems it has a post about this already

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    Had a similar train of thought. Good to hear it's not just mine. Would love to know if anyone has managed a brew time of above 10 hours.
    I got mine to 12 hours over the weekend.

    I've been using no ice to make it easier to monitor, at room temp.

    Checked the drip rate every few hours and ended up speeding up for the last hour so I could put the finished product in the fridge before going to bed.

    Probably could have stretched it to 15 hours.

    First time I've ever been able to do that though.

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    Apparently it's now generally available, picked mine up yesterday.

    Does what it says on the box First batch was pretty successful but I need to tweak my grind a bit, the valve is a novel design but a bit twitchy.

    At this price point it's pretty much unbeatable.

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    hey guys - this is my first comment on the forum (so be nice). I'm thinking of getting a bruer to make some cold brew and would like to get a pretty decent grinder for the job. I'd also like it to do a good espresso grind in case i make the investment to getting an espresso machine. My current preference is a vario doserless. I would appreciate any advice! Cheers

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    Jbrewster how much did you pay?
    (Edit, removed the bit from the wrong thread)
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    Preiam I was going through the same decisions when I was looking for a new grinder and I ended up buying a Breville Smart Grinder. I have not regretted it at all, check the thread in the grinder section for way more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrewster View Post
    At this price point it's pretty much unbeatable.
    It sure is beatable check out the Australian invention Brewover on Kickstarter that is currently running. There is another thread about it if you want to know more. This has the functions of the Bruer but with a large cone for pourovers and a solid valve. Several CS' ers including myself have pledged for it already. Very affordable
    Last edited by gonzo89; 16th November 2014 at 12:30 AM. Reason: typo

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Preiam I was going through the same decisions when I was looking for a new grinder and I ended up buying a Breville Smart Grinder. I have not regretted it at all, check the thread in the grinder section for way more info.
    I just purchased a Smart Grinder Pro for pourovers and i must say for its price it performs very well. I love the functions it has. Although I still prefer my Eureka for espresso, but its not bad at that either.



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