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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 9:01am
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So I think I'm finally brewing better coffee with my Technivorm and other new brewing tools. I started decreasing my dose because I think my coffee has been a bit bitter and the smell of the coffee is a bit over whelming. Drinking my coffee right now, brewed at 55 grams to one liter and a grind setting of "18" Is somewhat good. The taste is almost there, a tad weak though. The water stopped at around 4:30 I believe, but the coffee didn't stop dripping until around 5:20 or a few seconds more, which seems a bit off as I would say it should finish around 6 mins...As for the taste and time in your opinion should I drop the grind down to "16"? I think the dose is good for my tastes.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 9:48am
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

So I think I'm finally brewing better coffee with my Technivorm and other new brewing tools. I started decreasing my dose because I think my coffee has been a bit bitter and the smell of the coffee is a bit over whelming. Drinking my coffee right now, brewed at 55 grams to one liter and a grind setting of "18" Is somewhat good. The taste is almost there, a tad weak though. The water stopped at around 4:30 I believe, but the coffee didn't stop dripping until around 5:20 or a few seconds more, which seems a bit off as I would say it should finish around 6 mins...As for the taste and time in your opinion should I drop the grind down to "16"? I think the dose is good for my tastes.

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Do you have the TV with the 3 position filter?

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Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 3:07pm
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Yes, I have the Technivorm KBT-741 with the 3 position switch.

 
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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 7:06am
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I have the KBT741 also and have found this gentlemans brewing technique helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkFS25Ca8Tg

I do everything except the last tapping of the basket on the holder.  I really do not think it is necessary and may contribute to breaking the holder.

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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 9:26am
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Believe it or not I was using that technique too! For awhile anyways. I have some questions regarding that technique since you use it....After 30 seconds do you switch to full drip or slow drip? And do you use his ratio or your own?

 
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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 11:31am
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

Believe it or not I was using that technique too! For awhile anyways. I have some questions regarding that technique since you use it....After 30 seconds do you switch to full drip or slow drip? And do you use his ratio or your own?

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After the 1st 15 seconds I stir briskly for 15 seconds making sure all grounds are mixed well (with basket in no drip setting).  I then switch to slow drip.  I use the freiling gold basket.  About a minute till the end of the water drip I give the grounds another good stir then let it go till done (still on slow drip).

I use the Breville Smart grinder and set it to 12 cups, then 2 cups, to make a total of 14 cups setting wise (as the breville only goes to 12 cups).  I have never measured the total amount in grams.   I use 36 fluid oz of water total.  I use the drip setting on the grinder.

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Posted Sat Oct 26, 2013, 7:49pm
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I decided against a gold tone filter right now, because I want to save money. It's been troubling trying to find a grind setting on my encore...Going to grind a notch finer to "16" Can you send me a large pic of your grind? That would help, as your grind seems to work well for you. I know the grind must be my main problem. Because I filter my water with a brita and I use proper proportions with good coffee. And the coffee still seems low on body :/ I think that this technique will help, especially if I use "Slow Drip" included! That may aid in longer saturation. Maybe that's my problem...

 
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Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 4:45pm
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Well, after careful examination of my coffee grinded on setting "16" I think that'll be my sweet spot for the grind. I compared it to canned folgers and the grinds are highly similar and almost equally consistent. The grinds appear less coarse then they were in earlier brews on 18-20. And they look more like what Transcend coffee recommends for the grind on the TV. I'll try using my "Slow Drip" option also as I think this will aid in longer saturation.

 
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Posted Wed Nov 6, 2013, 3:21pm
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for 16oz of water two tablespoons of whole beans, rounded, 32 oz, 4 tablespoons, 48 oz, 6 tablespoons. 16-32 oz, use the small opening, 40-48 oz use the large opening. dont need to mess with the stiring, let the brewer do its thing, and use fresh beans
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Posted Fri Nov 15, 2013, 2:42pm
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Can you give me accurate weight measurement for the tablespoons, please? Preferably grams. I have been using the above technique from the video, and I finally dialed in the grind for all my different coffees. And It's been worked flawlessly even with the stirring. I do however agree somewhat that the stirring my not be necessary...

 
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