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Old 05-20-2018, 04:12 PM   #1
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I found a old enamel coffee pot (5 quart) I cleaned it up and plan on using it @ camp
Question is 5 quarts of water , how much coffee should I add to water before boiling?
And do you use the cold water method to settle the grounds or drop eggs in it to catch them ?
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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Where do you insert the Kcup? looks good
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:19 PM   #3
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I always make the morning coffee @ camp , and one guy always is 1st to the mr coffee
And fills his big thermos up and bolts for his blind leaving the others with a empty pot or a rebrew! This should help solve that problem
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:21 PM   #4
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Where do you insert the Kcup? looks good
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Love that old pot! What a dandy. That's got character written all over it. Bet it's got some good stories it's heard too.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:23 PM   #7
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3 Tablespoons of coffee per 8oz of water....and don't put it in BEFORE you boil it. Boil the water, take it off; as soon as it quits boiling, add the coffee, stir it and put it on low heat. Boiling it with the coffee in there can make it pretty bitter. That's why your coffee pot at home doesn't used boiling water.

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Old 05-20-2018, 04:31 PM   #8
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We use 1/3 cup of coffee for 6 cups of water. Not sure on the math for 5 quarts. And boiling it gets the bitterness/acid out. Curt is high. We boil for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cup or so if cold water to settle grounds, put it on low. Good stuff.

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3 Tablespoons of coffee per 8oz of water....and don't put it in BEFORE you boil it. Boil the water, take it off; as soon as it quits boiling, add the coffee, stir it and put it on low heat. Boiling it with the coffee in there can make it pretty bitter. That's why your coffee pot at home doesn't used boiling water.
So about 20 scoop of coffee?
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We use 1/3 cup of coffee for 6 cups of water. Not sure on the math for 5 quarts. And boiling it gets the bitterness/acid out. Curt is high. We boil for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Cup or so if cold water to settle grounds, put it on low. Good stuff.

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Boiling it for 7 minutes might work, but I ain't that patient.
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So about 20 scoop of coffee?
Five quarts is a lot. I'd guess about 1/2 cup. To be honest, we just eyeball it and call it good.
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So about 20 scoop of coffee?
I'm not sure. We use a big measuring cup. You'll have to see how many cups of water are in 5 quarts then figure out a 1/3 cup of coffee for every 6 cups of water. Dang algebra. Practice at home then write it down!
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:58 PM   #13
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I'm not sure. We use a big measuring cup. You'll have to see how many cups of water are in 5 quarts then figure out a 1/3 cup of coffee for every 6 cups of water. Dang algebra. Practice at home then write it down!
Looks like 4 x .333= 1 1/3 to 1 1/4 cup of coffee to water
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You don't measure cowboy coffee . You wait for the water to boil
then dump some seaport coffee straight from the bag and move the pot uff the fire
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Canít say I have ever had cowboy coffee, but I do love coffee.


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I put an egg shell in mine also. Helps settle grounds.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:18 PM   #17
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You don't measure cowboy coffee . You wait for the water to boil
then dump some seaport coffee straight from the bag and move the pot uff the fire
That was my next question whatís yíalls favorite coffee brand ?
I buy cheap for camp and my wife buys herself really expensive stuff
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:23 PM   #18
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Regular Folgers for us. I'm not a big fan of straight black coffee but I really enjoy it when we make it like this
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It will be great to use but I would say your first mistake was cleaning a coffee pot

Trial and error and don’t waste the first pots by making it too weak

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I'm not sure. We use a big measuring cup. You'll have to see how many cups of water are in 5 quarts then figure out a 1/3 cup of coffee for every 6 cups of water. Dang algebra. Practice at home then write it down!

There are 8oz of water per mesure-n cup. One quart = 32oz which = 4 cups of water. Multiply 4 cups x 5 (for quarts) = 20 cups of coffee per 5 quarts of water.



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Old 05-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #21
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I'm glad someone stayed awake in math class!
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:45 PM   #22
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It will be great to use but I would say your first mistake was cleaning a coffe pot

Trial and error and donít waste the first pots by making it too weak
It was out behind the barn and full of leaves, and sheep po dirt
It was my great grandparents and had lime scale on bottom from heavy duty use
But probably will never see soap again to keep it seasoned
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I'm glad someone stayed awake in math class!

I'll learn spell-n and formal englis whens yousa learn count-n.
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Nope. First ground that hits my tongue the coffee is drinking is done. That is the nastiest way to make coffee.
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That was my next question whatís yíalls favorite coffee brand ?
I buy cheap for camp and my wife buys herself really expensive stuff
Best camp coffee right here or even anytime coffee.
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My guide up in the Yukon Territory would throw two hands full of coffee into a rolling boil, after about 5 minutes he would take coffee off fire and throw a hand full of snow in it, maybe the best coffee I ever had,30 degree temps, 30-40 mile per hour winds, rain, sleet , snow, could have something to do with that.
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Nope. First ground that hits my tongue the coffee is drinking is done. That is the nastiest way to make coffee.
If you can't chew your coffee it ain't that good.
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I've heard old folks say things like that. I attribute it to senility.

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That’s a cool pot with little practice it should make good coffee. I bought a percolator instead for camp coffee.
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Nope. First ground that hits my tongue the coffee is drinking is done. That is the nastiest way to make coffee.
Grande non fat caramel, chocolate, rasberry, chocolicious, latte, frapaciuno, mochadevanilla for you sir
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Maxwell House original in the Mr. Coffee. Folgers is fine as well. I do like a little sweetener in it. Splenda if available.

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People keep talking about the coffee coming out bitter,
The most bitter/burnt tasting coffee is @ Starbucks! And some of these millineal coffee spots
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"Some westerners find our coffee too strong for their tastes, Mr. Hopkins. What do you think?" Sheik Riyadh

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Old 05-21-2018, 09:43 AM   #37
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Here's how we make ours at camp. Kent knows how to cook and make coffee.

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Sorry BK didn't see that you had already posted it. You have good taste in cowboy coffee!
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3 Tablespoons of coffee per 8oz of water....and don't put it in BEFORE you boil it. Boil the water, take it off; as soon as it quits boiling, add the coffee, stir it and put it on low heat. Boiling it with the coffee in there can make it pretty bitter. That's why your coffee pot at home doesn't used boiling water.
That will be some strong coffee.... If my figuring is right, that would be 3.75 cups coffee to 5 quarts...

I would start with one cup coffee and start adjusting from there. On a side note, it is going to take a long time to boil 5 quarts, so brew a pot in the Mr. Coffee while waiting for the cowboy coffee to get ready.
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I always make the morning coffee @ camp , and one guy always is 1st to the mr coffee
And fills his big thermos up and bolts for his blind leaving the others with a empty pot or a rebrew! This should help solve that problem
Should be VERY easy to break him of that habit.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:05 AM   #41
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That will be some strong coffee.... If my figuring is right, that would be 3.75 cups coffee to 5 quarts...

I would start with one cup coffee and start adjusting from there. On a side note, it is going to take a long time to boil 5 quarts, so brew a pot in the Mr. Coffee while waiting for the cowboy coffee to get ready.
If coffee isn't strong, what's the point?
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Should be VERY easy to break him of that habit.
A few squirts of Turbo-Lax in that thermos will do the trick. Hide the tp.
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I didn't see the part in the video where you add the caramel or sprinkles? Did I miss something? What about the non-dairy, non-fat soy?
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:25 PM   #45
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A few squirts of Turbo-Lax in that thermos will do the trick. Hide the tp.
Yep 400 - 500 m/g of magnesium citrate should evacuate the bowls in short order
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Patiently waiting for the guy from the last "Cowboy Coffee" thread who claimed it can't be called "Cowboy Coffee" because he's a real cowboy and doesn't make it that way.
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I didn't see the part in the video where you add the caramel or sprinkles? Did I miss something? What about the non-dairy, non-fat soy?
Use a flaming roasted marshmallow as sweetener
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Pilar,
That is one Super cool looking pot of your grandparents. Glad you saved it.
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Have one that my granddad used back in the 30's and 40's. Its completely black from use on the fire. May have to get it out and try it.
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