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Sam21
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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 6:22am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso and my V60.
 

derekfulmer Said:

Should I focus more on the Macro or Micro settings when going finer?

This morning I carelessly used too much water and my coffee was really weak, bland, watery.

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Focus on the macro. The micro is great for dialing in a shot where you need one or two micro clicks. For pour over, stick to the macro clicks. Once you find the setting that works for you, use it as a starting point for all the different coffees you drink. I find myself in the 18-22 range for most coffees, so I start at 20 on the first cup and adjust a click at a time with each cup. Most of the time all the cups are fine, but you can just dial it in. Too watery, thin, or under-developed sweetness, go a notch or two finer. If it tastes really nice, good body, good acidity, but with an astringency in the finish, go a notch coarser. If it tastes completely astringent and bitter, go a couple notches coarser. You'll get the hang of it!
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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 6:25am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso and my V60.
 

Sam21 Said:

Focus on the macro. The micro is great for dialing in a shot where you need one or two micro clicks. For pour over, stick to the macro clicks. Once you find the setting that works for you, use it as a starting point for all the different coffees you drink. I find myself in the 18-22 range for most coffees, so I start at 20 on the first cup and adjust a click at a time with each cup. Most of the time all the cups are fine, but you can just dial it in. Too watery, thin, or under-developed sweetness, go a notch or two finer. If it tastes really nice, good body, good acidity, but with an astringency in the finish, go a notch coarser. If it tastes completely astringent and bitter, go a couple notches coarser. You'll get the hang of it!

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Thank you so much.

I really appreciate yours and everyone's advice and for sticking through the thread and adding help as my questions grew in number.
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Roaster: Hottop KN-8828B-2K
Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 6:31am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso and my V60.
 

I'm happy to help as I'm sure everyone is. Feel free to email with questions too.

Sam
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