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TB3 Brewer is brewing weak tea - how do I adjust?

Is there a way to simply adjust the water ratio so less cold water goes into the basin and more hot water goes thru the tea basket?

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Hello. Yes, however, you would need to adjust the brewing cycle time to make up for the lost bypass water in order to get the same container level. In other words, the cold water part of the brew cycle is separate from the hot water part of the cycle, if you put in less cold water, and want to keep you container filling to its current level, you would need to increase the hot part of the brew cycle to make up for it, other wise it will brew less into your normal container. If you go to:
http://www.bunnomatic.com/
find your unit by model/type, you should be able to get a owners/installation manual, this will tell how to do it, or call the manufacture.
Hope that helps, and thank you.

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