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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:06pm
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I've got a question regarding the weather & the grind.  In Wisconsin, the weather has not been hot.  We have had a cool June, temps 50s-mostly 70s, occasional very low 80s.   What I've been noticing lately with some blends I've used and had no grind issues is this:  On my Vario, normally I would have the grind set around R-S (the lower quarter of the micro).  Consistent.   Now over the last month, even though it is the same age 4 days post roast, I am finding for it not to blond quickly--I have been putting the micro anywhere from  G-O (top quarter of grinder).   That's a big step.  I'm not a novice.  Anyone know why this could be happening?  I'm not doing anything differently.  Thanks.  (I posted this on a thread I started months ago, but don't know if it will be seen, so started this one.  Hopefully not a problem)?  This is important or I wouldn't have done it this way.  Thanks!
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:08pm
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The weird thing is this; sometimes even putting the micro further up---to say, D (almost at the top of the micro); it still is coming out fast & blonding too quick.   Now I'm talking about blends I've used before with no problems.  They claim they are not doing anything different with the roast.
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:21pm
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Probably the weather, readjust your grinder and try again.

 
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Posted Sun Jun 16, 2013, 1:55pm
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The weird thing is it hasn't been even very warm or humid.  I'm talking about a major adjustment on the micro----from S or T sometimes up to a D.  I don't know how normal that is.   :(
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