Step 3: Filtering

So now the coffee is ready, but it is stuck in the coffee can.

Luckily, the coffee filter covers the top of the can enough to be a good filter.
*Don't use paper towels, no matter what the commercials say, they are NOT strong enough*

Take the plastic lid and cut a whole in it. A good size, I'd say 50% of the top, but not to the edge.

Put the filter over the top of the can, this will take a little practice and bending. Just be sure not to rip the filter anywhere.

Use the lid so secure the filter between the lid and the can.
You should be able to see at least a little bit of the filter hanging over the edge.
Or at least know that the filter is in between the can in lid all the way around.

Then the trickiest part.
Take a deep breath, grab the can and be sure to hold the lid.

Now flip the whole can over and place on top of the pitcher.
You should now see delicious cold brew coffee draining into the pitcher.
<p>It's a good method for adding coffee flavour to beer when brewing coffee stout. BUT, because caffeine is almost insoluble in cold water, you won't get any &quot;kick&quot; from this one :/</p>
<p>Actually caffeine is relatively soluble at room temp. ~16 mg/mL which would be around 3800 mg/8 oz cup. Not even hot brewed coffee has that much caffeine (somewhere b/w 95-200 mg/8 oz cup usually).</p><p>One cold brewed coffee company I found says their concentrate usually has around 80 mg caffeine/oz, or 640 mg/8 oz cup.</p>
<p>The comment on the paper towels made me laugh, sounds like you found that out the hard way..</p>
<p>Looks good, very creative idea! For a more up market set up I found <br>http://www.labfriend.com.au/cold-drip-coffee-kit</p>
I was lucky enough to find a handled strainer that fits perfectly on top of my pitcher and exactly holds a standard size coffee filter. I &quot;brew&quot; in a 2 quart Rubbermaid bottle then pour through the lined strainer.<br>A lot less messy and the results are still fabulous!
Just use a plastic bag such as a slow cooker liner. When you let the coffee filter then the bag will collapse allowing the constant equalization of air pressure.
Nice, always wanted to brew cold. Will try tonight, see how it is tomorrow.
Tastes good! Thanks for the ible.
Glad you enjoyed. Cold brew is the only type I stick with these days.
very very interesting ! Thank you for sharing

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