I just bought this iced tea maker and was hoping some of you have it, too. I need recipes! I tried to follow the directions in the booklet, but they made no sense to me, plus did not suggest sugar amounts, etc. In fact, they had me putting sugar in the brew basket, which made a huge clump of it remain in the basket. I tried it again today and put the sugar and lemon in the otherwise empty pitcher, while it waited to be filled up with brewed tea. It was much better, but not perfect. I would like to try fruit teas or mint tea, but I hate to waste all of time, ice, and tea that it takes to make the three quarts of tea. I guess I could make less, but then what if it was a perfect batch? Any help on recipes? Also, if you have one of these, can you explain the ice situation? Do you add ice all the way to the ice mark before you brew the tea, or after the tea fills the pitcher halfway? Apparently I am a moron who cannot figure this out. Gracias!