Grandma Nancy's Cookbook
How to Make Coffee in a 30-Cup Percolator
¾ cup per 12 cups for regular coffee
1 cup for stronger coffee per 12 cup
1 /½ cups for, regular strength 30 cups
2 cups - 2 tbsp. for stronger 30 cups
Remove the filter basket and stem from the percolator. Fill the percolator to the 30-cup mark with cold water from a sink tap if you have access to a banquet hall sink. At home, load the percolator with a large pitcher.
Insert the wide end of the stem in the bottom of percolator. Attach the filter basket to the top of the stem. Moisten the bottom of the filter basket with water.
Add ground coffee to the filter basket. Use 1 ½ cups for regular-strength coffee; use 2 cups for strong coffee; use 2 1/2 cups for double strength. Use regular coffeemaker coffee or grind your own beans to medium coarseness.
Place the lid on the percolator and take it to the serving table. Plug in the percolator. If the percolator has an ON switch, turn it on.
Wait 1 hour for the coffee to brew before serving. Only took 40 minutes. Remove the filter basket before serving the coffee to prevent bitter oils from dripping into it.
Unplug the percolator when you're finished serving. Let the percolator cool for 1 hour with the lid off before cleaning.
Only took about 40 minutes 1 tbsp per cup of coffee