Large capacity drip coffee

Recommendations for espresso equipment buyers and upgraders.
bgn

Postby bgn » Jan 13, 2018, 5:26 pm

I don't own a drip machine. I have a large espresso machine for personal use with friends and family. But, there are times when hosting parties that it's not convenient to excuse myself for 20 minutes to make a half dozen espressos. I have a hario pour over which will make a few cups and is often enough for a dinner party when some of the people don't drink coffee. But I have need several times a year to make a lot of coffee for dozens of people in my home. Even a large 15 cup Technivorm would be too small. I know that for $50 I can get a urn that will do 60-100 cups. But I don't like it and would stil like the quality of my home roasts to be evident in the flavour. Are there newco, bunn or other companies that sell commercial equipment that can be brought home, that is, 110V, pour over design, with air pots?

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TomC
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Postby TomC » Jan 13, 2018, 10:42 pm

This is a pretty clever method for large airpots if you're willing to do some work.

Brewing ideas you've stolen from the pros?

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aecletec

Postby aecletec » Jan 13, 2018, 11:30 pm

Not quite understanding what he did as I've not used that equipment, did he make his own shower screen and poured over the top of that onto a basket that fits on an airpot?
Thanks

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TomC
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Postby TomC » replying to aecletec » Jan 14, 2018, 2:17 am

I believe he'd pour straight off the boil from that massive kettle for the initial agitation and thorough wetting, directly onto the coffee bed, then slow pour over a perforated plate for the remainder of the extraction.

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aecletec

Postby aecletec » Jan 14, 2018, 3:22 am

Thanks Tom!

pizzaman383

Postby pizzaman383 » Jan 14, 2018, 3:17 pm

Curtis
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drgary
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Postby drgary » Jan 16, 2018, 12:14 pm

I agree with Curtis that the Bunn VPR airpot brewer would be a good way to go. Awhile back I was getting ready to set up better coffee gear for my workplace and found its cousin on Craigslist for $75. I cleaned it up and it was easy to use. The possible drawback is this isn't a brewer you'll use for light, acidic roasts. If I remember correctly it brews at about 190°F, but you can call them or call Bunn to find out. Mine had an adjustable thermostat, but it wasn't easy to get to, because these are really designed to be at a work break room.
Gary
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What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!

pizzaman383

Postby pizzaman383 » Jan 16, 2018, 1:13 pm

I rebuilt one for my wife's company. They are well designed and should last basically forever. The most important point for good tasting coffee is to NOT pour the water in using the same vessel into which you brew the coffee. That will pollute the boiler and will add off-putting "notes" to the coffee.
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russel

Postby russel » Jan 16, 2018, 3:58 pm

The Fetco batch brewers that I've had were all 110/220 switchable. I hate having to hold a reference guide in one hand while trying to set brew papameter, so I preffer the XTS line. They aren't sized or priced as consumer equipment, but some will run off of 15A/110v lines. A Cutis Gold Cup might also work for you, but it would require attention while brewing.
russel at anacidicandbitterbeverage dot com

Coffeecityzen

Postby Coffeecityzen » Jan 16, 2018, 4:29 pm

I would buy one of these and just make as many pots as you need. You could even buy a airport to fill.
https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/techn ... hed-silver