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Date: 05 Mar 2007 07:35:27
From: pheasant
Subject: Slowing drip
Made a 6 cup batch in a 12 cup drip. Weight of grounds directly
proportional. Water exactly half.
Pot tasted watery and thin. Figure it must be the time the water
spends in contact with the grounds.
Use a rigid gold filter basket.

Any ideas on how to improve taste of small batches using the same
equipment, or some non major modification to slow the brew rate?

Neat idea on the Technivorm drip machine to allow the water to steep
with smaller batches. am hoping someone has figured out something like
this for cheap old run of the mill machines.

Thanks
k




 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 19:59:22
From: Roger Shoaf
Subject: Re: Slowing drip
Several ideas.

Add more coffee.

Obstruct the hole so the water takes a little more time to flow. A
toothpick may work if you soak it in water for a while and then give it a 90
degree bend. Stick one of the legs into the hole and then the filter basket
on top.

Run a blank pot before and after to test the time and be sure you do not
over flow the basket.

--

Roger Shoaf

About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
they come up with this striped stuff.
"pheasant" <kiavan02@yahoo.com > wrote in message
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> Made a 6 cup batch in a 12 cup drip. Weight of grounds directly
> proportional. Water exactly half.
> Pot tasted watery and thin. Figure it must be the time the water
> spends in contact with the grounds.
> Use a rigid gold filter basket.
>
> Any ideas on how to improve taste of small batches using the same
> equipment, or some non major modification to slow the brew rate?
>
> Neat idea on the Technivorm drip machine to allow the water to steep
> with smaller batches. am hoping someone has figured out something like
> this for cheap old run of the mill machines.
>
> Thanks
> k




 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 17:13:26
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Slowing drip
Both our Krups and our Cuisinart brewers have small batch cycles as well as
full batch [10 and 12 cups]. The Krups brews 1-3 cups without any watery
taste. We only use the Cuisinart when we need decaf as well as regular, so
I haven't tried the small batch setting with it. I assume other
manufacturers make similar models. BTW, I have a half-dozen new Krups
machines purchased at garage/yard sales that were Gevalier premiums and
still in the plastic wrap [unused]. So they qualify as "cheap" for me.

"pheasant" <kiavan02@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:VuCdnQ0DxdqHgHHYnZ2dnUVZ_sOknZ2d@midco.net...
> Made a 6 cup batch in a 12 cup drip. Weight of grounds directly
> proportional. Water exactly half.
> Pot tasted watery and thin. Figure it must be the time the water spends
> in contact with the grounds.
> Use a rigid gold filter basket.
>
> Any ideas on how to improve taste of small batches using the same
> equipment, or some non major modification to slow the brew rate?
>
> Neat idea on the Technivorm drip machine to allow the water to steep with
> smaller batches. am hoping someone has figured out something like this for
> cheap old run of the mill machines.
>
> Thanks
> k




 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 10:47:54
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Slowing drip
In <VuCdnQ0DxdqHgHHYnZ2dnUVZ_sOknZ2d@midco.net >, on Mon, 05 2007
07:35:27 -0600, pheasant wrote:
> Made a 6 cup batch in a 12 cup drip. Weight of grounds directly
> proportional. Water exactly half.
> Pot tasted watery and thin. Figure it must be the time the water
> spends in contact with the grounds.
> Use a rigid gold filter basket.
>
> Any ideas on how to improve taste of small batches using the same
> equipment, or some non major modification to slow the brew rate?
>
> Neat idea on the Technivorm drip machine to allow the water to steep
> with smaller batches. am hoping someone has figured out something like
> this for cheap old run of the mill machines.

With the Melitta Momentum, I interupt the brew by
moving the selector from "brew" to "fill" for a minute
in the middle of it.

Given a "cheap old run of the mill machine" I'd
probably use a press, but to improve the produce of
the COROTMM, I'd probably power up to start the brew,
and once coffee was dripping through, I'd power off
for a minute before allowing the brew to finish.

Problem with that is that COROTMMs generally don't
brew hot enough to begin with, and brewtus interuptus
would probably tend to cool the process even more.



 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 10:51:04
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Slowing drip
1. Try using paper filter - water runs right thru gold filter. Paper will
hold back the water somewhat. Melitta "micropore" filters still allow some
oils thru.


2. If your machine has "drip stop" you can remove the carafe for a time to
let the coffee steep. Be careful to observe the water level in the basket so
it doesn't overflow.




"pheasant" <kiavan02@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:VuCdnQ0DxdqHgHHYnZ2dnUVZ_sOknZ2d@midco.net...
> Made a 6 cup batch in a 12 cup drip. Weight of grounds directly
> proportional. Water exactly half.
> Pot tasted watery and thin. Figure it must be the time the water spends
> in contact with the grounds.
> Use a rigid gold filter basket.
>
> Any ideas on how to improve taste of small batches using the same
> equipment, or some non major modification to slow the brew rate?
>
> Neat idea on the Technivorm drip machine to allow the water to steep with
> smaller batches. am hoping someone has figured out something like this for
> cheap old run of the mill machines.
>
> Thanks
> k