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Offline ANDREW.GROGAN1

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Cold brew on a large scale
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:44:56 PM »
Does anyone have  any experience making cold brew on a large scale...say 5 gallons?  I think the commercial places around me use home brew kettles to make their batches but I'm not sure how.   

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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 01:16:07 PM »
No idea, I guess 6 of those in parallel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INHsc_Y07BY
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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 05:35:06 PM »
That's awesome! I would love to get one of those! It would be a great show piece in the kitchen also.
  To the original question. I don't have any experience making that much cold brew at once. Would be interesting though.

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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 12:50:42 PM »
Check out the Filtron Pro. http://www.filtron.com/
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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 01:25:39 PM »
A friend who owns the local country store makes it with a sock similar to a mesh grain bag except with, I imagine since I haven't actually seen it, a finer mesh. He makes it in a food grade bucket. He says its a bit of a pain, but it works and their iced coffee tastes great.
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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 06:20:20 PM »
A friend who owns the local country store makes it with a sock similar to a mesh grain bag except with, I imagine since I haven't actually seen it, a finer mesh. He makes it in a food grade bucket. He says its a bit of a pain, but it works and their iced coffee tastes great.

I do it that way, it is a pain, but I only make a coffee stout once a year. I use a grain bag then I filter it again through Butter muslin. Everyday coffee I use the small filtron.
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Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 06:42:29 PM »
Oakshire, where I do tours, converted a hopback into a cold brew espresso maker.  90 lb. organic espresso beans and 60 gal. of water yields 50 gal. of cold brewed espresso.
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