I have been using my new Moccamaster for just over a week and absolutely love it. It took me a few tries to get the coffee and water amounts right for my daily use, but I’m all good now. So when I was researching I saw that the Moccamaster had a model that had an option to brew a half or full carafe. While watching videos I initially thought that the main difference between the 2 was the temp of the hot plate. But after finding a couple of other videos with very experienced owners I realized that the full carafe option brews more quickly. But I still can’t find if the hotplate temp is different. What I’ve been doing is brewing my 8 cups at the full carafe setting, then pouring my big mug and then changing the button to the half carafe setting to keep the remaining coffee hot for a bit while I get ready for work. It is only on the hot plate for about 15 minutes before I pour it into my thermos to take to work. Just wondering if anyone knows if the hot plate temp is different for the 2 settings?