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Old 04-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #21
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Do you just bottle in twist off cap glass liquor bottles? Or what bottles are you using?

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:35 PM   #22
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Boiling coffee tends to make it very bitter. Wouldn't it be better to make a smaller amount of VERY strong coffee, and not have to reduce (boil down) the coffee?

Seems like you'd keep the 'artisan coffee' flavor.

Never tried it, so I don't know nuthin. But sounds good. I'll try it.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:43 PM   #23
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I simmer the coffee, no rolling boil. Takes a couple hours. But you may be able to get all the coffee flavour in a lesser amount of water than I used.

As far as bottles go, I'm using old Kahlua bottles from the recycler. Any clean bottle will do AFAIAC.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:41 PM   #24
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Ok i am simmering the coffee, sugar and vanilla now. Never made this before at all just found this thread at work and thought it was worth a try. How long do you need to simmer(reduce) this stuff? I figure that if it is crap then it is cheap crap but heck i will try almost anything once, or twice I am just wondering how concentrated i need to make this concoctation (sp?)?


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Old 04-02-2008, 11:49 PM   #25
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I simmered mine for about 2 hours. It should look syrupy, but not thick like corm syrup. A spoon should feel slick on the bottom as is moves through. Like I said above, I boiled it down to 3 cups, and then added 1250ml 40% vodka. Tastes pretty good to me.

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Ok thanks mr. X, i only brewed about 8 cups of coffee but used the same amount of coffee that you said ( about 7 spoonfulls) and followed the rest of your directions as close as i could. I have had the mixture on a slow boil (simmer) for about 30 min so far. i guess i will have to wait a bit more. dang.


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Do you just bottle in twist off cap glass liquor bottles? Or what bottles are you using?
I just use the bottle the cheap vodka comes in. I think it's Aristocrat. It's only around $5.50 a bottle. I've saved up bottles and not I've got 9 of them....
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:21 AM   #28
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Sorry JimiGibbs I didnt mean to bogart your thread this stuff could be the best stuff ever and i want to thank you for starting it. I just put a couple of bottles in the fridge to chill before i make a white russian. Bless you my friend.


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Old 04-03-2008, 02:13 AM   #29
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OK holy crap is all I can say.. This stuff is the bomb!!! I am on my second white russian! and i may be durnk n GOOD JOB In the imortal words of Homer J. Simpson "woo hoo"



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I'm still finding this a bit sweet for me. I'm thinking next time to reduce the sugar by 3/4 cup. Just a matter of preference. A lot of people will like it this sweet. I may up the coffee a tablespoon as well.

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