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I have not been camping in a long time and I just have a quick question.

 

How long should I boil my perculator for normal strength coffee. Just some general guidelines.

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If a horseshoe sinks to the bottom of your coffee pot/kettle, it's not yet done.

 

John

who having spent 4 years in Germany, wants my coffee strong enough to bring itself to the table.

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Amen to that John-in-KC....nothing better than Campfire coffee.

 

Seriously though, unlike a drip coffee maker, strength of coffee in a perk depends much more on perk time than on quantity of coffee grounds. So this will be trial and error for you until you find what you like. I always perk mine until it is strong and haven't gotten a complaint from the line of leaders at mytent yet ;)

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Two words. French Press.

OR Freedom Press for those who watch FoxNews.

 

Perculating is torture for the flavor of the bean.

Please think of the bean.

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Ditch the perculator and try this...

 

Cary's Cowboy Coffee

 

Throw your coffee into coffee pot or pot (I go with three scoops of coffeefor 12 cups)

Add water

Bring the concotion to near boiling.

Take off the heat source

Let stand for 5-6 minutes

Pour contents into cup slowly

 

Drink up...do not take the last sip or you will have a mouthfull of coffee grounds.

 

I have been doing this for years, and several Scouters love my coffee.

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Have to echo the sediments on the French Press.

I have the java kit for the Jet Boil and its worth the weight for that fast first cup of morning coffee.

 

Got banned from making coffee in my former office, folks claimed I stood a few too many Coast Guard Mid-watches. No complaints from the current office yet.

 

AK-Eagle

aka

Phillip Martin

Scoutmaster Troop 700

Juneau Alaska

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Make PureIces's cowboy java in the morning while making breakfast. Throw your eggshells into the coffe pot, they will drag the suspended grounds to the bottom of the coffee pot making it easier to pour. (Strain through teeth as needed :) )

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Cowboy coffee is Freedom Press coffee, just hold the grounds.

Or Freedom Press coffee is cowboy coffee when the screen breaks or doesn't seal properly. That is of course if you don't boil the water. Might as well boil your socks too if you let it reach a boil. Flavor is the same.

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Perc it until it smells like coffee from a yard away.

 

Ed P.

 

Who spent six years in Germany and is good friends with coffee.

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The most important thing to remember about the process is whoever complains makes the next pot.

If my ASM is along I don't even bring grounds, I just make sure we've got enough water.

Don't need the horseshoe to float for me, just need the spoon to stand up.

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Just watch the bulb on top. When the color looks right, perk another minute of two and it's ready. The color always seems to get right before it's strong enough.

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A correction on Purcelce recipe:

 

(I go with three scoops of coffeefor 12 cups)

s/b

(I go with three scoops of coffeefor 1-2 cups)

 

Got the french/freedom press down pretty good. A couple of floating grounds but a couple of taps on the side of the cup sends most of 'em down.

 

We had a guy ( who is an executive CHEF ) bring his own 'condensed' coffee - just add water. What he did was to boil down his leftover coffee from home so they could make quick on-the-run stuff in the microwave. Talk about nasty! He is now the guy we put with the apple on his head when we do our archery demostrations. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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