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Posted Tue Jun 12, 2012, 5:42pm
Subject: Newbie Here Needs Help with Bunn LPG Grinder
 

Hi, I have a Bunn LPG Grinder and a Bunn VP17 Brewer.  I can't seem to get the grind set right.  Can anyone help me with possibly getting this set correctly?  Tonight I brewed a pot with 3 3/4 ounces of columbian supremo coffee and it came out very bitter.  With this set up, I would think I should be able to get some good tasting coffee.  This grinder does not have number settings on it.  Thanks!
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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2012, 5:09am
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HI.
the LPG is a good grinder and Bunn makes a good brewer. You don't say how old the grinder is but it may need new burrs, you also don't say how old the coffee is, for drip brewing, three weeks from the day it was roasted is getting to the end of things. The rule of thumb is two weeks for espresso but I find I can get a little longer out of a drip process, your taste can be different.

A lot of people do not understand the importance of fresh coffee. You can almost never buy fresh coffee from a supermarket. If there is a "best by" date on the bag/can then you are dealing with hopelessly stale coffee and you will never get good flavor from it. You need to buy coffee with a " Roasted ON" date, this will let you see just how old the coffee is.

The LPG has two adjustments, one for time and one for grind. You can download the manual for it here, http://www.bunn.com/products/grinders/lpg.html
The manual should be able to guide you to proper adjustment for that grinder.

 
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