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Brew Guide: Woodneck

Woodneck brewing originated in Japan in the early 1900s. It’s unique flavor comes from the use of a cloth filter and the slow brewing process. We recommend the Woodneck to those who are truly dedicated to the craft of home brew – it requires patience and precision to get the bold, sweet cup it’s known for.

This brew is intermediate, and takes about 12 minutes.

WHAT YOU NEED

Coffee
Water
Woodneck
Cloth Filter
Gooseneck Kettle
Grinder

AMOUNTS

3 tbsp coffee & 8oz water
5 tbsp coffee & 13 oz water
24 grams coffee & 236 grams water
40 grams coffee & 385 grams water

 

 Woodneck

GROUNDS

You’ll want to grind your coffee on a medium grind – a #6 for those who have their coffee ground on an industrial machine.

 

 Woodneck

STARTING TIPS

If you have a new Woodneck cloth filter, make sure you remove the cloth filter from its frame and soak it in boiling water for 5 minutes before beginning to brew.

 

 Woodneck

WATER

Heat your water until it’s boiling and then remove it from the heat source. Woodneck brews best with an unusually low temperature of water – around 175 – 185 degrees. Let your water cool for about 1 minute before you begin the brewing process.

 

 Woodneck

FILTER

Place the filter onto the the wire frame, set it over the carafe and pour boiling water through the filter. The main purpose of this step is to warm your vessel prior to brewing to keep your coffee hotter for longer.

 

Woodneck

ADDING GROUNDS

Once you’ve dumped the water out of your woodneck, place the grounds into your filter. Give it a gentle nudge, so the grounds settle flat.

 

 Woodneck

POUR TO BLOOM

Begin pouring water in an very slow, circular pattern, starting at the edges and working your way towards the middle. When the water has barely covered the grounds, stop and let it bloom for 45 seconds.

 

 Woodneck

CONTINUE POURING

To continue the brew, pour half of the remaining water in the same slow circular fashion as before, and then wait for it to fully filter through. Finally, pour the last round of water very slowly until the filter is full and wait for your brew to finish.

 

 Woodneck

FINAL STEPS

Once it has all filtered through, you can set the filter aside. To properly care for your cloth filter, give it a thorough rinse and store it in a small dish of water in your fridge.

 

Woodneck

ENJOY

Now enjoy your strong, bold cup of Buzzbox Coffee.

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