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ashtonlady
09-30-2012, 09:27 PM
New Brazen is ordered. Look forward to seeing if it is as good as my Behmor roaster.

ashtonlady
10-05-2012, 12:07 PM
ETA is today. :)

Mr B
10-05-2012, 12:23 PM
Very cool lookin' brewer. Sounds like it has some nice features. Please let us know what you think.

ashtonlady
10-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Set up is easy. Brewed my first pot. But tomorrow morning will be the test. So far so good is the thoughts so far.

ashtonlady
10-06-2012, 10:57 AM
Ok, the final vertict is in, adjusted the heat a little, moved the ground up to a couple clicks finer. Roasted a batch of Coffee last night. And I am completely pleased with the Brazen. Thank you Behmor for another well thought out product.

Chainsaw13
10-09-2012, 07:02 AM
Laura, thanks for the review. I hadn't heard of the Brazen. I'd been toying with the idea of a drip machine, if just for the convenience factor. I still love my FP, but the limited quantity and what to do with the grounds every time can start to become a PITA. Time to start saving my pennies.

ashtonlady
10-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Bob, it is a new machine that has just come out. I like the fact that I can control the temprature and the soak time. It makes a big diffrence in how the coffee tastes.

germantown rob
10-29-2012, 03:56 PM
I have had the Brazen for a few weeks now and I am really liking it. There are brewers out there that can brew at the proper temp (195f-205f) but are either very expensive or just not what I wanted to spend my money on for various reasons. The Brazen allows the user to adjust the brew temp very easily as well as a presoak time which can be very important with fresh roasted coffee to help control the bloom. Darn good machine for $200 and Behmor has always had great customer service so I dont worry if there is a problem along the way since I know it will get fixed.

ashtonlady
10-29-2012, 04:51 PM
Glad I am not the only one that loves mine.

jonumberone
12-08-2012, 07:52 AM
This is on my wife's short list.
Laura, still liking it?

jonumberone
12-19-2012, 08:36 AM
Bit the bullet and ordered this.
Reviews seemed to be mostly positive and my wife hates the looks of the Technivorm pots.
Will share my thoughts after Xmas.

ashtonlady
12-19-2012, 10:34 AM
Yes I still love it. I am glad you are getting one. Let me know what the wife thinks :)

jonumberone
12-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Made the first pot this morning.
More than a decent cup.
Set up was a real breeze.
Will have to play around with it a bit, since changing the settings couldn't be easier.
So far, I am pleased.

jonumberone
01-05-2013, 07:43 AM
If I have one complaint, after the first cup, the carafe doesn't keep the coffee hot enough.
I thought about raising the brew temp, but I kind of like it where it is.
I've pre-heated the carafe with hot water, and found it doesn't make much of a difference.
The only real solution I've come up with, is to drink my first cup faster! :D

ashtonlady
01-06-2013, 05:20 AM
You must like really hot coffee, Mine is so hot I have to wait a few minetes to drink it.

jonumberone
01-12-2013, 08:12 AM
You must like really hot coffee, Mine is so hot I have to wait a few minetes to drink it.

Something isn't right here.
I have an email in to Tech support.
I don't know what the problem is, but the coffee is just way too cold.
I'll update when I hear back from them.

ashtonlady
01-13-2013, 04:45 PM
I will be interested in the reply.

longknocker
01-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Any Updates, Dom? I Have A Capresso 10 Cup Machine That Has Worked Well For The Past 5 Years, But I'm Always Looking For Something Better!:D:tu

ashtonlady
01-14-2013, 09:08 PM
The Capresso is what I replaced. I wasnt getting the great temp control I do with my Brazen.

longknocker
01-15-2013, 04:24 AM
The Capresso is what I replaced. I wasnt getting the great temp control I do with my Brazen.

Is The Coffee Better Tasting With The Brazen, Laura? Much Hotter?

ashtonlady
01-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Yes it is.
It takes some tweeking but it is better.

germantown rob
01-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Something isn't right here.
I have an email in to Tech support.
I don't know what the problem is, but the coffee is just way too cold.
I'll update when I hear back from them.

Behmor customer support is really good, they should take care of you but they may be a little busy so don't give up. There is bound to be real world issues that arise with a first release production.

The caraf is not supposed to go into a dishwasher because it can hurt the seal that joins the caraf together. If this seal fails the problem you are having sounds like the result, I am not saying you put it in the dishwasher. There have been a few reports just like this over at Coffee Geek and then they disappear from activity because Joe and his team take care of the problem, I don't think black vans show up at their houses but I can't really say :D.

longknocker
01-15-2013, 03:32 PM
Yes it is.
It takes some tweeking but it is better.

Thanks, Laura!:tu If My Capresso Ever Breaks Down, I May Get One. LMK If You Find Something Even Better. I Like The Idea Of The Capresso Grinding The Beans, But I Guess It's No Big Deal.

ashtonlady
01-16-2013, 10:44 AM
I dont like mine grinding the beans, I like to control it more than that. I also dont like cleaning the grinder in those kind of machines.

longknocker
01-17-2013, 05:17 AM
I dont like mine grinding the beans, I like to control it more than that. I also dont like cleaning the grinder in those kind of machines.

It Does Make A Mess. Laura: How Do You Know What Temperature To Set Your Brazen On? Thanks!:) BTW, Anything You Don't Like On Your Brazen Compared To Your Old Capresso?

jonumberone
01-17-2013, 05:26 AM
Laura: How Do You Know What Temperature To Set Your Brazen On?

Greg, just like finding the right RH for your cigars, it's trial and error.
Adjusting the grind and temp to suit your palate, is part of the fun.
I'm finding that the carafe isn't keeping my coffee warm enough.
I could just raise the brew temp and see if that helps, but that defeats the purpose of the machine, IMO.

BTW, I did receive a response from Behmor yesterday.
We're going to take the readings at some point today.
I'll keep all posted as to there response.

Hello,
So that we can better help figure out what is going on, can you take a temperature reading just after brewing and at 40 minutes?
Depending on your brew settings, we would expect to see the carafe hold at around 170 degrees at 40 minutes from brewing.
Let us know,
Lara

ashtonlady
01-17-2013, 08:31 AM
It Does Make A Mess. Laura: How Do You Know What Temperature To Set Your Brazen On? Thanks!:) BTW, Anything You Don't Like On Your Brazen Compared To Your Old Capresso?

I love my Brazen, to me it was well worth the cost. The Capresso didnt allow me to get the full flavor from my coffee and because of the way it was set up I was getting grounds in my water chamber.

No, I dont think grinding coffee seperately makes a mess. It allows me to have more control of my grind and to see it before I put it in the filter.

jonumberone
01-20-2013, 07:34 AM
I did what they asked and received an email from Behmor on Friday.

Based on your temperature readings, we would like to try sending you a new carafe to see if it holds temperature better than the one you have. Send us your preferred shipping address and we will get that heading your way.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Lara

Hopefully this resolves my issues.

longknocker
01-20-2013, 08:53 AM
I did what they asked and received an email from Behmor on Friday.



Hopefully this resolves my issues.

Let Us Know, Dom & GL!:):tu

jonumberone
01-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Got the new carafe, holding temp much, much better.
Now the issue is the mess the new carafe makes when pouring.
I expect a little mess when pouring, but this is too much.
Took me 4 paper towels to clean up the spill from pouring 1 cup of coffee.
I'll report back with what they say.

ashtonlady
01-28-2013, 10:15 AM
That is interesting Dom, my husband complains about it making a mess, but it doesnt do that to me. I will be interested to hear what they have to say.

germantown rob
01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
Got the new carafe, holding temp much, much better.
Now the issue is the mess the new carafe makes when pouring.
I expect a little mess when pouring, but this is too much.
Took me 4 paper towels to clean up the spill from pouring 1 cup of coffee.
I'll report back with what they say.

I had a top for the caraf that had been changed during production I guess, the thumb lever was at a steeper angle and it was hard to not pull the brew basket out when pulling the caraf. The side effect of the replacement was no more mess when pouring.

longknocker
01-28-2013, 06:17 PM
Got the new carafe, holding temp much, much better.
Now the issue is the mess the new carafe makes when pouring.
I expect a little mess when pouring, but this is too much.
Took me 4 paper towels to clean up the spill from pouring 1 cup of coffee.
I'll report back with what they say.

If You Pour My Capresso Carafe Too Quickly, It Spills All Over, Dom. Is This The Issue?:confused:

germantown rob
01-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Let me update. I pulled the old caraf top out and the two they sent as replacements, I see no difference in the thumb lever. I then tried the old top on the caraf to see if it would pull out the brew basket, amazing how muscle memory can adjust to avoid mess making. I could not repeat the same problems. However when I put hot water in the caraf and did some pour comparisons, the old top dripped down the front of the caraf, the other two do not (much). Honestly I have never had a 100% spill free pour with any caraf but the old top is bad, the newer ones are not perfect but more then acceptable to me.

jonumberone
02-17-2014, 07:42 AM
A year later and an issue developed where the coffee maker wouldn't brew a full pot.
I descaled the pot a few times, and there was no improvement.
Reached out to Behmor, and they went ahead and replaced the pot with a new one, at no cost to me. :tu

longknocker
02-17-2014, 06:02 PM
A year later and an issue developed where the coffee maker wouldn't brew a full pot.
I descaled the pot a few times, and there was no improvement.
Reached out to Behmor, and they went ahead and replaced the pot with a new one, at no cost to me. :tu

:tu So It's Working Well, Again, Dom? Finally Got My Technivorm Perfect With A Lot Of Trial & Error With Grind & Coffee Amount. Basically Found That 1 Tablespoon Coffee/6Oz. H20 & Medium Grind Works For Me!:)

jonumberone
08-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Here I am 6 months later and the new pot that they sent is on the fritz.
I absolutely love this coffee pot, and thus far their service has been top notch, but having to constantly resolve issues with this brewer is growing tiresome.
Reached out to Bemohr, and received some diagnostic steps to try and resolve the issue myself.
If I can't get this resolved it might be time to switch and try a Technivorm.

jonumberone
09-02-2014, 07:50 AM
Here I am 6 months later and the new pot that they sent is on the fritz.
I absolutely love this coffee pot, and thus far their service has been top notch, but having to constantly resolve issues with this brewer is growing tiresome.
Reached out to Bemohr, and received some diagnostic steps to try and resolve the issue myself.
If I can't get this resolved it might be time to switch and try a Technivorm.

Another new pot is on it's way to me.
Due to the issues I've had, I'm going to ask if they will extend the warranty, as I think my 2 years is up in December.
Hopefully there will be no more issues, and I won't even need that extension.
The product is terrific (when it works right), and so far, their customer service has been top notch, so for now I'm sticking with my Brazen.