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ocarolina
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 4:24am
Subject: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

I just got a Preciso last month, and am having trouble getting the right grind for espresso.  I go coarser, and no crema, I go finer, and grinds are saturated with a puddle of water, with a semi-weak shot.  I have a Rancilio Silvia- and am getting accustomed to temp surfing, but I cannot seem to get the grind right for a good 25 second shot with good crema.   I roast my own beans, so they are fresh - SM monkey blend, and espresso workshop blend.  I have been going between 8 and 11  - and it does not seem to matter if I fine tune the grind.  I had great pucks at first when I got the unit, but now not having too much luck.  

Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 3:02pm
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

Read this...

"Preciso burrs worn out?"
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pilot25
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 4:02pm
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

I have a similar problem.  I think the Silvia sets the pressure too high.  I'm going to attempt to set it to 9bars vs. the 15 Silvia is automatically set at.

It's not an easy fix.
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ocarolina
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Espresso: Rancilio silvia 3
Grinder: baratza preciso
Drip: french press - no drip
Roaster: behmor / iroast2
Posted Mon Apr 2, 2012, 7:45pm
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

How can they be worn out, when I just got the dang thing 2 weeks ago? If it is that bad of a product, they why are people recommending it?  It cannot be the burrs - will look into adjusting the bars.
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 1:52pm
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

I am not quite sure what was wrong with mine, but I had it for a while before my issues started coming up and I did grind a lot of coffee through it. They mailed out a refurbed one to me, and I do think the burrs were worn out, but that is just my guess.

As far as your issue, you are not seeing a difference when you adjust your grind down? i.e. no difference from 12 to 8? Is the red dot on the upper burr holder in the 5 oclock position?

 
Less water, more grounds.
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ocarolina
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Espresso: Rancilio silvia 3
Grinder: baratza preciso
Drip: french press - no drip
Roaster: behmor / iroast2
Posted Fri Apr 6, 2012, 7:15am
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

I got great espresso now, but I had to adjust all the way down to the lowest setting.  I guess it does not matter if it is the lowest setting, as long as it works.  My espresso beans were not ground fine enough at 8, so I guess I will just keep it there till the newly roasted beans are in there tomorrow.
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Posted Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:06am
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

ocarolina Said:

I got great espresso now, but I had to adjust all the way down to the lowest setting.  I guess it does not matter if it is the lowest setting, as long as it works.  My espresso beans were not ground fine enough at 8, so I guess I will just keep it there till the newly roasted beans are in there tomorrow.

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My first Preciso exhibited the same symptoms that you describe - at first setting #10 worked, but gradually I needed to grind finer and finer - a part of the adjustment ring inside the grinder had failed - Baratza made it right though.

I can't recommend strongly enough that you give them a call.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 5:28am
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

I love my preciso, it sounds like you have a problem with yours. At the least it could be calibrated to give you the right grind a bit higher in the scale. Honestly once you get it figured out I think you'll be very happy with it. Being my first prosumer grinder, it has made all the difference in my coffee, and I have heard excellent things about baratza's customer support.

Erik- I bought my preciso from you correct? If so the thing still holding up great, Craig did a great job with the fix for you. I have had nothing but consistant grinds since day one with it!

EricBNC Said:

My first Preciso exhibited the same symptoms that you describe - at first setting #10 worked, but gradually I needed to grind finer and finer - a part of the adjustment ring inside the grinder had failed - Baratza made it right though.

I can't recommend strongly enough that you give them a call.

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Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 7:16am
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

jmrmotorhead Said:

Erik- I bought my preciso from you correct? If so the thing still holding up great, Craig did a great job with the fix for you. I have had nothing but consistant grinds since day one with it!

Posted April 11, 2012 link

Mine went back to Baratza last year after they shipped me a replacement - I am not sure what happened to it after I dropped it off at the UPS store.  

Glad to hear yours is working well too.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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jmrmotorhead
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Espresso: Delognhi ec310
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Roaster: Popery 2
Posted Wed Apr 11, 2012, 8:22am
Subject: Re: having difficulty getting right grind from Preciso
 

EricBNC Said:

Mine went back to Baratza last year after they shipped me a replacement - I am not sure what happened to it after I dropped it off at the UPS store.  

Glad to hear yours is working well too.

Posted April 11, 2012 link

Hah must be a different Eric. I bought mine here in the for sale forum from somone earlier this year.
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