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Jimbo63
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Posted Sat Nov 27, 2010, 4:03pm
Subject: Virtuoso grinder calibrated to "Fine"
 

I just bought a Baratza Virtuoso grinder that had been calibrated to "Fine".  If, in the manual, the setting for medium (for drip coffee) is 16-32 would that change on my grinder to about 25-35 because of the grinder being calibrated to Fine?  The reason that I ask is that I ground some beans at the 20 setting and the grind came out real fine....not what I would consider a "medium" grind.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 27, 2010, 5:26pm
Subject: Re: Virtuoso grinder calibrated to "Fine"
 

Jimbo63 Said:

I just bought a Baratza Virtuoso grinder that had been calibrated to "Fine".  If, in the manual, the setting for medium (for drip coffee) is 16-32 would that change on my grinder to about 25-35 because of the grinder being calibrated to Fine?  The reason that I ask is that I ground some beans at the 20 setting and the grind came out real fine....not what I would consider a "medium" grind.

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i just bought a virtuoso rerfurb and i assume it is not set to "fine"...but for my my drip grind is like 35....anything finer and i feel it is too fine.
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Posted Sun Nov 28, 2010, 10:29am
Subject: Re: Virtuoso grinder calibrated to "Fine"
 

Hi,

I also bought a Virtuoso not too long ago.  I bought it new from Seattle Coffee Gear, so it's calibrated to whatever the factory default setting is(I have no idea what that is, but I also assume it isn't factory set to fine).

I've been brewing my coffee with a Clever Coffee Dripper, which calls for a "finer" medium grind.  I initially tried grinding my beans at setting #19, which is pretty fine for a medium grind.  I tried that pinch test to see if the grinds would "cake", which they didn't, so I knew I wasn't getting too fine a grind(for the CCD).  I've been quite pleased with my resulting cup, but started wondering if a slightly less fine grind would make an even better cup.  So I adjusted my setting to #20.  I was surprised to see what a noticeable difference in grind one setting "notch" made.  The grind was visibly coarser, not by a huge degree, but still quite noticeable.  The resulting cup is still quite good, perhaps just a tiny bit less bitter, but also perhaps a tiny bit less flavorful...if that makes any sense.

I've also used the Virtuoso for my Zojirushi auto drip brewer, and the #22-24 settings work very well for my wife's and my taste.
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