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Topic: 2 Quart Pourover? (6 msgs / 138 lines)
1) From: Jack M. Rogers
I recently bought a #6 filter cone to use with my airpot. Since it was JUST below SweetMaria's $15 minimum for shipping ($14.99 or close, with #6 filters), I had to buy it on Amazon. I bought Melitta filters locally. 
It seems that it works perfectly for the first quart, but then the filter starts getting plugged up with fines and the second quart takes forever. I don't think the problem is my grinder, but I'm not sure. I grind with a Cunill Tranquilo, and I've tried grinding more coarsely. It's my understanding that all grinders produce SOME fines, and I don't think mine produces an unusual amount. 
My questions: 
Is this normal, and should I just be content to brew 32-48 oz. at one time? 
Would better filters (Filtropa) allow me to brew two quarts at once? 
Or, is it the grinder? 
Thanks. 
Jack
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2) From: Jack M. Rogers
Fourth attempt...maybe this one will post. I'm trying different things (doing same thing and expecting different results = insanity). 
Jack

3) From: Ira
At 06:45 AM 11/2/2009, you wrote:
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The lower the water level, the less area for the water to filter 
through. You might try not breaking the crust so the coffee grounds 
stay on top. Probably harder with that then the Clever I'm using.
Ira
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4) From: Jack M. Rogers
If I understand correctly, "crust" = grounds that are not saturated enough to sink, floating only by surface tension.  I think I'd rather saturate them (break the crust) and allow them to brew.
I have _some_ control over the water level by adjusting my pour rate.  I assumed the water level needed to go at least above the coffee level to ensure full saturation.  The hole in the cone does a pretty good job controlling the flow rate...until the filter clogs.
Anybody had any success brewing large batches with the #6 cone?
Jack

5) From: raymanowen
A minor hassle, but a nylon mesh stocking with the correct quantity of
coffee grounds, can be dropped through the neck of the airpot thermos to
brew as desired. This was originally an idea for using the ubiquitous church
percolator to brew large quantities of decent coffee.
Water heated then coffee bag soaked ala tea bag...
Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
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6) From: smcoffee
Sounds like a workable alternative, but I'm not yet ready to give up my pourover cone (I just bought it).  I'm still wondering about my three questions:
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And the fourth, has anybody had success using the #6 cone and large batches?
I posted this on the forum also, but no replies there yet.
Thanks.
Jack


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