Jun 1, 2011|

Dr. Brew:
I just bought a Smart Wave APS and I am having trouble setting it up. Using default settings and adding 8 heaping teaspoons of coffee to the basket it sometimes over flows and creates a big mess. I like my coffee strong and I'd like to know the combination that allows for the best brew without overflowing? Also, I don't know what the difference is between brew time and brew meter. It would be helpful if the manual explained what these things do :-)
Thank you for your help.



You mention the use of the factory default settings. the volume of water dispensed over the ground coffee should be approximately 64 ounces. I used a couple different roast & ground coffee samples to find out how much (weight) coffee you were actually using. On average I measured between 1.3 & 1.4 ounces of coffee with your 8 heaping teaspoon method. This coffee to water ratio is going to make a pretty weak brew. I would suggest two& a half time more coffee (3.5 ounces).

Brew Time (A-1 or B-1) is the setting required to control the volume (64) entering the heating tank. (increase to add volume/ decrease to reduce volume)

Brew Meter (pre-programmed pulse-brew settings) is a method to extend the duration, at which the water is dispensed over the ground coffee.

I would also suggest a drip grind.

Happy Brewing,
Dr. Brew


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