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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 6:37pm
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 5:21am
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I'll take a picture of my setting 18. Lol that's the setting I use for auto-drip!

 
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 8:04am
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I agree go down finer, that looks almost too coarse and uneven. Go to 18 like said above, and then you should have a good idea of whether to adjust up or down if need be on taste.
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 10:54am
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Much the same advice as the previous two posts. Looks like you've got some big fragments of coffee among some more powdery grinds.

I had a Maestro+ (predecessor of the Encore). I certainly found it was more consistent at coarse grinds more towards filter ie more to "mid range".

For French Press although you want coarse you also want consistency, even if it means a finer grind to get that consistency, with possibly a shorter steep than you would traditionally associate with FP.
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 1:59pm
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Here Is my setting "18" on my encore. Like I said I use this grind for my Auto-Drip machine (Flat Bottom) While we're talking about It, do you think I should use something coarser or finer for Auto-drip? How does this look for FP?

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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 5:48pm
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Ill use that setting then. As far as the grind, what steep time should I use relative to that? I think 4 minutes Is fine at 55 g to 825 grams of water.

 
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