I use a Toddy and wanted to know if there is a difference and what in cold brewing and placing it in the fridge for 20-24 Hours versus the counter at room temp (65-70 deg)?

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Well if you put it into a fridge, all you are doing is slowing down the process. Cold brew is one of the hardest things to mess up if you ask me, so I would just brew it room temperature. If you extend a brew process in time - than you generally have a larger interval of time where the coffee will still taste great, but since it's already hours long I really wouldn't worry about it. All the shops i've ever worked at brew room temperature. Hope this helps!

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    This is supported by the Seattle Coffee Gear temperature test. Spoiler alert: they liked the room-temperature brewed batch better. It seemed to extract more (darker in color, anyway) over the same period of time, and was described more positively as stronger and more full-bodied than the fridge-brew.
    – hoc_age
    Mar 24, 2017 at 3:27

I don't really think there is a big difference in terms of taste, but the brew process time will be slower in fridge mode.

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