Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 7:12pm Subject: Re: K30 Vario vs K8 Fresh, trying to decide
Yea they are located in Durham, NC. which is a 3 hr drive for me. If I was to upgrade this is the one I will get next, right now I've got a Cimbali Junior which I've had for two yrs and haven't had any problems I clean it out three times a year. I may get a new set of burrs but that's it for now
Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013, 3:36pm Subject: Re: K30 Vario vs K8 Fresh, trying to decide
7lbs later, the grinder is definitely showing improvements of being "broken in". While fewer grounds hit the portafilter holder, there is sometimes a single clump at the very end that may still hit the puck and bounce out onto the counter. It's improved on it's own significantly though. Still seems to have a little clumping towards the end, but that's not an actual problem. The grounds are nice and fluffy.
Played around with distribution methods throughout (vst basket) and while before a nutation would produce a slightly nicer shot for me, it is the method that most produced that higher variable pour from the period of no pour leading to dripping and ending in a strong stream. The puck is alot messier and harder to knock out (those VST baskets require some serious banging on the knockbox regardless of my grinder/distribution).
Been practicing the stockfleths move, still need another week or two at least before my palm/fingers are fully desensitized to the heat of a 201 degree basket rim. The pour skips the dripping phase and goes into a stream right away (after about 6-7 seconds of nothing) and thickens a little but remains much more consistent throughout. Also much cleaner knockout of the puck which is especially useful when pulling multiple shots.
Never heard of RDT, but I can safely say I have no plans on testing it :P
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