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Topic: Swiss Gold and overflow (7 msgs / 179 lines)
1) From: Jason Turner
Hey everyone.  I just opened and tried out my Swiss Gold KF-10 filter for my
Bunn A-10 drip.  Now, I know the real Swiss Gold that was made for the A-10
was discontinued. I emailed Swiss Gold, told them what I had and they sent
back a message saying to get the KF-10.  I did and on my first brew about
3/4 of the grounds over flowed into the pot.  I had to pour into a FP in
order to remove the stuff and make it drinkable.  Any ideas on how to
control overflow or was I just led down the wrong path.  Thanks!
Paducah, KY

2) From: john nanavati
I'm sorry. I don't use the SG, yet. But could your grind be too fine and is
clogging the filter?
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

3) From: Wesley Simon
Did you add the Bunn optional low-flow head?  If you use the correct amount
of coffee along with a Bunn filter, it will overflow.  I switched to the
low-flow head and it stopped overflowing.  One thing I noticed about the
Bunn over other types of brewers is that the Bunn is very good at muting the
flavor of coffee.  I would assume that the Bunn is designed for people that
drink coffee out of a can.  I'm sure it tastes mild because it actually
mutes the flavor.  When brewing really good coffee, the flavors I want to be
emphasized are muted in the Bunn!
Back during the holiday season, I found a Presto Scandanavian at Kmart.
That thing worked about 2-3 months and then started only brewing about 3/4
of the water.  I'd have to turn it on and off repeatedly to get it to brew a
full pot.  It did brew coffee that was better than the Bunn.  I finally
broke down a few months ago and picked up a Technivorm that was on Tom's
sale page at a discounted price.  I also picked up a Swiss Gold filter that
fits in it.
Due to time constraints, I drink more regular brewed coffee than any other
coffee drink.  After using the Technivorm for a month or two, I now realize
that I should have purchased it a long time ago.
On 4/17/07, Jason Turner  wrote:

4) From: Floyd Lozano
Bunns brew fast and hard it seems.  The Bunn filters are typically a little
taller than normal filters because of this.  When you try to make more than
6 or 7 cups you're going to overflow and 6 or 7 will be a close thing.  You
can sorta trick it I think, but it's not clear what it's doing with the
water - if you rotate the cap open, it will stop brewing.  You can let the
drip go through, then open 'er up again.  But like I said, there's no
guarantee that it's not now mixing your nice fresh room temp water with the
preheated in the boiler brewing temp water, so ymmv.  I am still not used to
brewing in my (sort of) new TV - apparently you have to grind a lot coarser
than I am used to, since I keep choking that machine, and I was used to
grinding finer to slow down the Bunn brew and get good flavor out of it.
ps never heard of a low-flow head before now.  maybe shoulda tried that!
On 4/17/07, Wesley Simon  wrote:

5) From: Ed Needham
Back a few years ago when I was married, my wife insisted on the convenience 
of a Bunn for her morning coffee before I got up.  I did a little mod that 
made the Bunn coffee significantly better and resolved any overflow problems 
at the same time.
I used a Melitta #6 cone filter sitting directly on top of the Bunn carafe. 
Interestingly, it was a perfect fit!  Very solid, level and the 
carafe/filter slid perfectly under the brewhead.  I think the cone filters 
do a better job of extraction than the flat filter baskets.  I could also 
step up to the better quality Melitta cone filters.  No overflow, better 
Here's a pic of how it looked...(behind the La Pavoni stuff)http://www.homeroaster.com/setup2.html*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)

6) From: Ross
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Jason and Wesley,
Opinions are like Bunns we all should have them.  Mine is, for a fast =
brewing drip machine the Bunn is very good.  I have done taste tests and =
compared various brew methods with the same coffee trying to be =
marginally scientific about it and found the results with Bunn to be =
quite good, your mileage may vary but I think there is a reason you see =
the Bunn's in many coffee shops.  As for the overflow, I like the way =
the hot water and grounds steap for a while so my solution to the =
overflow problem is to not brew a full pot.  Try brewing just 4 to 6 =
cups, that will allow you to use enough coffee to make it good and not =
overflow.   If you go less than 4 cups the machine is confused about =
whether you are serious and may or may not launch.  I use either the =
Bunn paper filters or a swissgold filter, both will work good with up to =
a 6 cup batch in the A-10 Bunn.  I'm sure there are more coffee snob =
correct ways to make coffee but I make my first batch every day in the =
Bunn, it's as close to instant gratification as you can get and you have =
to have something to drink while the espresso machine heats up!

7) From: raymanowen
Now I know how to describe the appearance of the interior of my computer.
What a rat's nest it is. Why did I bother getting the picture window?
Computers aren't stupid, but the Win-box designers and builders all seem to
consume way too much *$ or the premium McDreck from the Golden Arches.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
AHIP - Altitude Has Its Privileges. Water boils at 200° F here (5413ft ne=
Denver town)

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