[Homeroast] Electrical question on coffee brewers

miKe mcKoffee mcKona at comcast.net
Thu Oct 7 00:59:53 CDT 2010

All electrical theory aside, heating the water to a specified temperature is
not the same thing as dispensing the same water temperature to the grinds so
likely not defective or technically false advertising. For example one might
PID a Silvia brew boiler, but an offset must be set to compensate for the
lower temperature at the group. The PID then "displays" the brew temp, not
the actual higher boiler temp. Same principle for a dripper, there will be
heat loss from the maximum heated water temp...

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com 
> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On 
> Behalf Of Dennis Guyer
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 11:18 AM
> To: SweetMarias
> Subject: [Homeroast] Electrical question on coffee brewers
> I hope I can explain my situation properly.  I have a drip 
> coffee brewer that is advertised and being able to heat the 
> water to 195° - 205°.  It is also listed as using 1400 watts. 
>  Using my Kill a Watt meter, it reads somewhere between 1200 
> and 1250 watts draw.  My line voltage is usually 118v to 120v 
> dropping it around 116v during the brewing process.  The 
> water using a K-Probe is reading 185° for most of the cycle 
> ending at a high of 193°.  My question is - is the brewer 
> defective?  Is the line voltage determining the low readings? 
>  Do I take the brewer back and demand my money back or is 
> this to be expected?
> Dennis

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