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Posted Thu Oct 4, 2012, 6:10pm
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frcn Said:

..but we can smack them around a bit. Here is a secret photo from laboratories at an undisclosed location showing the prototype of the Behmor HyperBRAZENbaric chamber allowing anyone to brew at or  below sea level regardless of their location or current barometric pressure. pressure is PID controlled so you get a perfect brew, every time, even if a storm approaches or you are falling from an airplane from 50,000 feet.

Posted October 4, 2012 link

Sweet - and only $11,111 for the first 11,111 people :)  Get 'em  while they last.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 4:09am
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Does it run on a Mr. Fusion?
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 4:17am
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First cup.... minimum water (600ml), 198f,35g Costco Rwanda, non manual, gold basket.... I gotta tell you this blew the Bunn B10 away. There was aroma and body. More to come....
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 5:41am
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Nice Adam!, & good to hear about the performance of the BraZen in your situation.
As if we didn't know what was gonna happen eh? {;-)

I should of also said on my earlier post (the one with the shower head pic) that the BraZen also blew away the brew/s from my commercial BUNN VPR-APS!

Fuller, sweeter, more rounded & balanced, more & better aroma, better body & flavor with less coffee (the prior pre-soak/bloom extraction)., just a SUPERIOR cup all around, & that's what it's all about!
Hat's off to Joe!!

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 9:17am
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Just got mine yesterday, yea!  Can anyone help with settings to reduce a slightly bitter aftertaste?  Temp 201, pre-soak 1:15, Starbucks gold cost (ground for drip), melita paper filter, 7tbs for 6 cups of coffee.  I was able to reduce bitterness and increase richness of the first taste, by turning the temp down to 201, but I still don't like the aftertaste so much.  This didn't happen with my cheaper Saceo machine.  Any tips?

Thanks!
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 9:23am
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Hi April,

Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums! {;-)

Congratulations on the wise move to go with the BraZen brewer.

There are several factors (coffee to water ratio, coarseness/fineness of grind, how fresh/old coffee is & the choice of proper pre-soak setting, etc.) that will effect the final output cup. How light or dark is your roast?
I could make a suggestion from there.

Simply put, lighter roasts prefer hotter brew temps, & darker roasts cooler temps.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:01am
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One Amazon reviewer stated, "Gold Coast is one of the most bold of the Starbucks Coffee. You can take deep mouth fulls of this. Has a slightly bitter flavor..."
Are you grinding whole bean, or buying pre-ground? Since you do not list your equipment in your profile we do not know. But dark roasted, stale coffee will be a bit bitter, and if it is preground, even more so. Try some other coffees. the Brazen is (likely) extracting the true flavor of the coffee which your old brewer did not.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:36am
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Thanks frcn, that helps.  Since I don't have a good burr grinder at home, I get mine ground at Starbucks.  I am rather new to the do-it-yourself approach, but love when I can get a professionally brewed cup of rich, deep and smooth brewed coffee...yum!  I am hoping I can make this work with the Brazen, or at least get close.

I would love to hear about other grinds/roasts (not only Starbucks) that folks have liked.  I am willing to experiment, this machine is not for the undetermined or lazy.

Joe,

Perhaps you could start a page on the Brazen website that has successful tested combinations..recipes if you will?  A lot of folks here are very professional and knowledgeable, but a bet a big portion of your target market is like me and could use tips. Basically I am feeling a little on my own and in need of guidance. The first pot I brewed, I almost cried it was so bad.  Things are getting better though.
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:09am
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April,

It is my intent to have a forum strictly for cross chatter on the Brazen, brew temps for types of coffee etc. Unfortunately it may be several weeks because of the amount of work I have on my plate already. Plus I've got another trip towards the end of month I must prepare for.

But I will get there... and interim many here will do what they can, as will I, to assist.

Juts remember every journey has it's twists and turns in order to get where you want to go..

 
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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:43am
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April,

The best coffee beverages come from whole beans, freshly ground, and freshly roasted. once coffee has been roasted the clock begins to tick. For drip you might stretch that to about three weeks. For me, I say about 14 days tops. There are exceptions for lighter roasts and certain origins and blends which like a longer rest, but if there is one rule with me it would have to be that if a bag of coffee beans does not say "roasted on___" with a date, shop elsewhere.

Once ground, coffee has about 15 to 30 minutes of life left for drip. Sure, you can pre-grind and set the timer for a morning pot to be ready, but if taste is important, set the alarm for ten minutes earlier and grind the coffee in the AM. Noise make folks unhappy? You are headed off to work or school, and you need that cup? Guess who wins in my book?

And you just bought the most advanced drip brewer ever sold (IMO). Get a grinder. If you aren't doing espresso, and don't intend to, a good choice is the Baratza Preciso Refurb Refurb for $239 or the Encore for $149. Not only is it important to grind fresh when you need it, it also allows you to adjust the grind to match the machine and your taste preferences.

 
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