Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Coffee Boiler
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 07:57:45 -0700
"John P. Blanchard" <Foxblue@AOL.COM> asked:
>I know of one method of making coffee in it in which you
>please grounds in a "clean" white sock and literally boil the
>water for a while. The amount given seemed high ( I think one
>lb.if memory serves me right.........
And Mike Walton replied:
>You're right on track, John...it should be a pound (16 ounces).
>In a regular perculator, it's 1 tablespoon for each two cups of
>COLD water. So, for 30 cups, it'll be 15 tablespoons. Now,
>according to Betty (Crocker), those same two tablespoons equal 1
>ounce; so 15 of them will make it REALLY CLOSE to a pound (16
>ounces = 1 pound).
Tablespoons (all spoons, come to think of it) measure volume, not
weight. Two tablespoons equal one *fluid* ounce. 16 fluid ounces equals
one pint, not a pound. I don't know exactly what a pint of ground
cofffee weighs, but I'm guessing quite a bit less than a pound.
Hey, my grandpa was a baker and my mom was a home ec. teacher, so I grew
up on this stuff. ;-)
SM Troop 761
Thousand Oaks, CA