Originally Posted by unclemick2
Did a little jackleg experimenting - Winn-Dixie generic instead of Walmart 13 oz vacuum pack coffee - put 13 oz in a plastic ice tea pitcher last night - put 1 pint water(16 oz) - wasn't enough to 'wet' all the grounds - added 'enough' to wet to the top.
This morning strained half a cup of 'the liquor' thru paper towel into cup added water - nuked in the microwave - richer, rounder, fuller with less 'acid bite' than my normal perk stuff.
Hope the caffene content is down - plan to 'experiment' with portions on a few more cups.
Fwiw, we use about 72 oz of water - 9 pints - which just fiolles the container they supply, when it also has coffee in it. After it is drained, the usable liquid is about 48oz. The rest is absorbed by the grounds. (If I am in a REALLY frugal mood, I squeeze another few ounces out of the grounds.)
Also, the filters can be bought separately, something like $1.50 - $2 each. They last many months. They are about 3/8" - 1/2" thick, and look like they are made of felt, or something with similar consistency.
Coarse coffee works best - finely ground coffee tends to clog the filter.