Boots the Badass Coffee Babe here! And I’m back to talk more about Toddy! In the last post, I talked about equipment and the chemistry behind why Toddy tastes so darned good.
This post is going to be all about how to make good Toddy. Getting set up, directions, dos and don’ts, how to store your finished Toddy . . . all of this fun stuff to learn!
First of all, here is a demonstration video — brought to you from the Toddy gurus — that walks you through all of the steps necessary to start brewing.
And here are a few tips from me that urge you to be mindful as you go about brewing your Toddy. Some of these are a repeat of what the expert in the video advises, but I am not afraid to go overboard when it comes to helping someone else avoid a kitchen disaster. None of the points below can be overstated!
- Do not jam the plug into the bottom of the white plastic brewing container/funnel. Setting the plug using conservative, non-Amazonian strength is sufficient. You are not going to spring a leak. Promise. And attempting to get an over-zealously-jammed plug out of the bottom of the funnel that is full of cold-brew slurry is tempting fate and just plain scary. One little extra tug of ambition will send your cold brew pouring all over the kitchen.
- While your Toddy is brewing, put it somewhere SAFE. The definition of SAFE in Toddy lingo is a place where . . .
- . . . your cat won’t tip it over.
- . . . your roommates won’t tip it over.
- . . . sloppy cords from other appliances won’t slither forth and coil around the Toddy maker such that when you pull your blender out to make a smoothie, you won’t topple the whole Toddy system when you do so.
- . . . your other critters won’t have a heyday with it (bird, ferret, sugar glider, etc. Beware of the darting sugar glider!)
- . . . you won’t tip it over.
- . . . and again: . . . your cat won’t tip it over!
- Use a coarse grind to make your Toddy.
- Use good, filtered water. I cannot emphasize this enough. If your water tastes like hard well water and you use it to make your Toddy, well . . . you can guess what your Toddy is going to taste like: coffee-flavored hard well water.
There is a theme here: Use good water and don’t tip the dang Toddy over!
Okay! You now have 12-24 hours to wait until you can pull the plug and drain your Toddy into the glass decanter.
Boots here until next time then when we pull the plug and taste some Toddy!
Click on the image or the link to view the Toddy brewing system!
And while you are dream-shopping, here is a really good water filtering pitcher. This pitcher delivers great-tasting water!
Click on the images or the links below.
Or how about this kicky purple pitcher?