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msboo
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 3:19pm
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OK.....  EricBNC and ________, when you guys brew 500ml in your Bonavitas do you just flip the ON switch and let her go---no stopping water flow for bloom, etc (although water continues to drip thru filter basket since no flow control like TV)?

OR do you adjust your grind (finer)?

Anything?
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 5:02pm
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Yup.

My Technivorms don't have the flow control gizmo anyway (filter sits on top of the pot like the Melitta/Bonavita device).
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Posted Wed May 29, 2013, 5:07pm
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msboo Said:

Pwest....  Does your TV filter basket have the shut-off control on it?

Posted May 27, 2013 link

Yes, and I usually make coffee as follows:
- add 20 oz of water to the TV
- grind 1.4 oz of beans (setting 8j on my Vario)
- put a filter in the basket, add the grounds, and close the valve
- put the carafe (I use the very nice Thermos Nissan TGS06SC 0.6-L Vacuum Insulated Tabletop Carafe, not the original TV carafe) under the basket and turn the brewer on
- after a few spurts of water shoot into the basket, I remove the lid and stir the grounds around until they are well saturated
- put the lid back on and open the valve about half way.
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 3:37am
Subject: Re: ?? Best auto drip for brewing half/partial pots of coffee
 

msboo Said:

OK.....  EricBNC and ________, when you guys brew 500ml in your Bonavitas do you just flip the ON switch and let her go---no stopping water flow for bloom, etc (although water continues to drip thru filter basket since no flow control like TV)?

OR do you adjust your grind (finer)?

Anything?

Posted May 29, 2013 link

I use setting 20 on my Preciso which is calibrated to grind for espresso at setting 9 - 11. This #20 setting gives a nice grind for auto drip and I use it fir the TV and BV when making 500 ml pots. My TV has the flow control so I use the middle (slower) setting. If I don't the grounds do not get saturated as well as they do in the Bonavita.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013, 6:48pm
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EricBNC and _______, thanks guys, good stuff to know. My brews have been not so consistent so probably due to my grinder. Waiting for 2nd replacement Virtuoso so hoping for things to turn around, been grinding w/Infinity temporarily so issues there too.

With my original Virtuoso I had to dial back to #12 for decent drip, had boulders on #20!! Took the case off and it was calibrated to finest window---wasn't going to change it anyway but I was all over the place in the beginning trying to find a good drip grind as a beginner.
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013, 3:33am
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I think you've been unfortunate with your grinder.  I use a Dualit badged Solis166 for all non-espresso brewing. Inexpensive, and long since disappeared from the radar on here since newer grinders came along.  However, it seems to do a very good consistent job for drip brewing, and also for vacuum pots. For the latter I use both Cona glass rod filters and Bodum plastic filters.  Both have a reputation for being picky about the grind, but I've never ever had any problem with clogging or stalling.
 
Maybe I'm just fortunate and got a good one, but at the price I'd recommend them to anyone if they can be found.  (Also badged as the Starbucks Barista I think).

Hope you get it sorted.
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013, 8:22am
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__________ Said:

I use a Dualit badged Solis166 for all non-espresso brewing. Inexpensive, and long since disappeared from the radar on here since newer grinders came along.  However, it seems to do a very good consistent job for drip brewing, and also for vacuum pots.

Posted May 31, 2013 link

I have the Solis badged Solis 166, I agree, it is a good little grinder and well worth looking for.

 
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013, 8:29am
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Thanks and yes, unfortunate---new grinder down since May 6 so purchased a back-up locally. 2nd replacement due to arrive 6/4 or 5 (8 days ship time) so keeping fingers crossed. With over a week shipping time twice then emails, this has been little time consuming.
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