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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 5:48am
Subject: Re: Bunn Trifecta MB Owner's Thread
 

Yep, at their manufacturing plant in Springfield IL to be exact. Mine took just under two weeks from order to sitting at my front door. Take care!

Jim

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2012, 6:32am
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redkiosk Said:

Upon closer inspection of the knobs on my Trifecta, I notice that they are both slightly skewed to the left, but still positioned very close to the front panel. Most likely the position of the switches themselves, are not perfectly perpendicular to the front of the brewer. There is a small allen head set screw on each knob that can be loosened and the knob positioned in or adjusted slightly. Regarding the scratches… not the most careful machining on their part. If I look closely at mine, I see what you are talking about. I'm sure the knobs can be removed and replaced with some cool, machined aluminum knobs. But don't get me started on mods for this baby quite yet. Take care!

Posted July 15, 2012 link

Good to know mine is not an anomaly.    Sure doesn't affect the function..........I rocked it with ice tea this weekend.
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:49pm
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sosha Said:

.......I rocked it with ice tea this weekend.

Posted July 16, 2012 link

I've been doing the same for the past couple of weeks too, but I'm sure, not as eloquently as you probably are. Part of the "spouse approval" for this thing was gained by me selling her on it's additional tea brewing ability. Not that we're into tea as much as we are into coffee, but every so often, have a cup during the evening. The thought of having a cup of tea in three minutes or making iced tea in that same time frame, really intrigued us. I contacted Lisa at Bunn and was able to purchase an extra brew chamber, for I didn't want to contaminate the two we use daily for coffee. Still trying to figure out a way to tastefully label the tea specific chamber. We've always used tea bags, never loose leaves, so that's what I decided to go with. The first one was great and have since experimented with different teas, all of them in bags. As of lately, our iced tea recipe is as follows… 8 ounces of water and two tea bags (string/tag removed and NEVER EVER use tea bags with staples) placed in the brew chamber. The Turbulence/Time setting is C/3:00. A 16 oz double-walled tumbler is filled with about 7 oz of ice and the tea is brewed directly over the ice. The addition of a little simple syrup and lemon juice/wedges completes the drink. Take care!

Jim

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 8:56am
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redkiosk Said:

Still trying to figure out a way to tastefully label the tea specific chamber...

Posted July 17, 2012 link

We used a Sharpie to write a small lowercase "t" on ours. ;) Probably not the most tasteful solution one can imagine!
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 2:21pm
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jbviau Said:

We used a Sharpie to write a small lowercase "t" on ours. ;) Probably not the most tasteful solution one can imagine!

Posted July 18, 2012 link

Being a designer is a 24/7 blessing — and many times — a curse. It's always the f-in' details! Either God is in the Details or Devil in the Details. BTW, was that a serif or sans serif lowercase "t"? Take care!

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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2012, 6:20pm
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Ha! Sans serif, I'd say. Figured it would come off easily with alcohol or similar, if necessary.

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 6:32pm
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OK, Trifecta users.........got a question:

Has anyone had trouble with grounds staying dry?  I've tried different turbulence settings, but sometimes there's dry coffee on top of the "puck" when I go to clean it out.

I'm grinding slightly coarser than drip.

Patty
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 6:55pm
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Nope, sorry. How much coffee are you using when this happens?
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 7:05pm
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Patty,

What's the volume of water and weight of grounds when this happens? I regularly brew 12 oz. with up to 27 grams of coffee with no problem. Bunn recommends you don't go over 35 grams of coffee. Some people regularly go up to  30 grams with no problem (that I have heard about).

You could be losing pressure when the turbulence cycle is on. Try this… on the underside of the spray head, there is a small panel held by a single phillips screw. Unscrew the screw and lower the panel. You may have to use your finger nail to get it out. There is a small slot on the right edge of the panel just for this purpose. There will be two check valves either stuck into the spray head or sitting loose in collars in the panel. Take them both out (pull down) and clean them both well. Also clean the whole area where the check valves and panel sits. If it was like mine, it was full of coffee bloom residue. When replacing the check valves, the black one is for hot water and goes on the right side. The red one is for air, and goes on the left side. If you brew a lot of 12 oz cups and use fresh coffee, the bloom residue just hangs onto that panel and goes into the vent holes for the check valves. Over time this builds up. If there are coffee particles lodged in the check valves, they will not close properly and could leak air pressure during the turbulence cycle, resulting in inefficient mixing of the coffee grinds with the water.  Unfortunately, the instruction manual mentions nothing about cleaning these check valves, only those in the brew chambers.

Hope this helps and let me know if it works. Take care!

Jim

 
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012, 8:52pm
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redkiosk Said:

What's the volume of water and weight of grounds when this happens? I regularly brew 12 oz. with up to 27 grams of coffee with no problem. Bunn recommends you don't go over 35 grams of coffee. Some people regularly go up to  30 grams with no problem (that I have heard about).

You could be losing pressure when the turbulence cycle is on. Try this… on the underside of the spray head, there is a small panel held by a single phillips screw. Unscrew the screw and lower the panel. You may have to use your finger nail to get it out. There is a small slot on the right edge of the panel just for this purpose. There will be two check valves either stuck into the spray head or sitting loose in collars in the panel. Take them both out (pull down) and clean them both well. Also clean the whole area where the check valves and panel sits. If it was like mine, it was full of coffee bloom residue. When replacing the check valves, the black one is for hot water and goes on the right side. The red one is for air, and goes on the left side. If you brew a lot of 12 oz cups and use fresh coffee, the bloom residue just hangs onto that panel and goes into the vent holes for the check valves. Over time this builds up. If there are coffee particles lodged in the check valves, they will not close properly and could leak air pressure during the turbulence cycle, resulting in inefficient mixing of the coffee grinds with the water.  Unfortunately, the instruction manual mentions nothing about cleaning these check valves, only those in the brew chambers.

Posted July 24, 2012 link

I'm using 24g for 12 oz of coffee.  C:50 for settings.  Went to the check valves you describe, Jim; they weren't clogged.   Cleaned 'em anyway. :-)  Thanx for the instruction on the 2 different sides.

Will see how it is tomorrow morning.

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