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schreibers
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 6:09am
Subject: Technivorm Brew Question..
 

So I was able to replace the cold water reservoir on my KBT741 easy enough and my first pot didn't really "wow" me.  However I wasn't putting in enough coffee and once I measured it and refined the grind a bit that first cup was a whole new world.

My remaining question is regarding the fine sediment which resides in the last 1/4 cup in the carafe and slightly the cups themselves (similar to a french press).  Is there a way to remedy this or is it just part of package?

I'm using a Frieling (swiss gold) gold filter and do stir the grounds a bit once the grounds are saturated.  The only thing I was thinking is beause the permenant filter doesn't sit on the bottom of the brew basket since one side has a flat part but watching it during the cycle it never overflowes out of the swiss gold filter so I don't think that's an issue.

Any hints/help is appreciated thanks!

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 6:18am
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Your grind is too fine.
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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2013, 9:55am
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Either that or your grinder may be producing too many fines.  Some dust is unavoidable and will wind up in the brew if you don't use a paper or cloth filter.  A grinder with larger burrs will usually produce fewer fines.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:14pm
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You should think about using a paper filter. In my experience you will get the best cup that way. I'd also think about a coarser grind if you are getting greater than 6-7 min brew times. I use a little coarser than recommended but more coffee (about 75 grams). I stir after the first 15 seconds with the brew basket off for about 30 seconds (so 45 seconds total until I let the brew basket release coffee). By using more coffee with a coarser grind I can get a strong cup but have the coffee move through the system quicker. Works for me.
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