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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 6:25pm
Subject: Can I brew "Half" Pots?
 

As stated In other posts, I own a Bunn Phase Brew 8 cup Auto-Drip coffee maker. Would It be okay to make half pots of coffee (30 ounces) Instead of full pots? I really don't want to waste coffee when I only need enough to fill my cup/mug. I use a 17:1 brew ratio and can basically round down to find the amount of coffee and water to use...Right?

 
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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 8:47pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

As stated In other posts, I own a Bunn Phase Brew 8 cup Auto-Drip coffee maker. Would It be okay to make half pots of coffee (30 ounces) Instead of full pots? I really don't want to waste coffee when I only need enough to fill my cup/mug. I use a 17:1 brew ratio and can basically round down to find the amount of coffee and water to use...Right?

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Sure, why not?  And doing just 1/2 pots you won't have to buy the extra large filters the bunn you have requires for a full pot.

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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 5:01am
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Yes you can.  As long as your stick to the brew ration measurements you will have no problem.
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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 5:11am
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Netphilosopher Said:

Yep - that's one benefit of a heated reservoir brewer.  Scale the coffee to half and use the same brew ratio.

Just be sure that you have at least 20mm depth on your grounds - or the water will pour through the grounds too quickly and you'll end up underextracted (and weak).  You can adjust this by grinding a touch finer.

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You bring up a good point, especially as it relates to the Bunn Phase Brew.  That machine has had many comments on some review sites of how the hole in the basket needs to be restricted a bit when doing less than full pots (and even full pots as related from some posts if I recall).  So if there is a way to restrict it a bit (with a stainless disk with smaller hole in it placed above baskets hole?) I believe that would be a plus when doing the 1/2 pots.

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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:01pm
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Well actually It brews a max of 40 ounces. And half pots are 30 ounces. And I timed how long It takes to brew a full pot, and It took 3 minutes out of the default 4 minutes. Does this mean I should grind finer until I achieve the right brew time? Oh and It doesn't fill the pot up to the "8" Meaning I may need some more water, but how much more? I use 1190 Milliliters.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 1:40pm
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Just sitting here scratching my head ...

Why would a company have a max of 40 oz. (full pot I would presume), and then have their 1/2 pot equal 30 oz. ???

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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 2:35pm
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Yes, I use 70 grams of coffee to 1190 grams of water. And 1360 grams of water wont fit. 1200 grams of water Is pretty much max. So can I still use 1190 grams of water to 70 grams of coffee? I will grind finer to Increase the extraction but, I heard grinding finer will make the brew time longer because It takes longer for the water to go through the coffee versus a coarse grind the water passes through too quick. And Bunn uses "5 oz" Cup markings so, to them a full "8 cup" pot Is 40 ounces. As far as the coffeeless water test should I just use the plain 1190 grams of water?

 
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