Gig103 Senior Member Joined: 12 Feb 2012 Posts: 238 Location: Arizona Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Crossland CC1 Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: French press!
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013, 12:17pm Subject: Would you recalibrate this Vario?
I used to have issues with grinding on my Vario, where even calibrating to the point a little past when the 'laboring sound', I needed on some roasts to be at 1C to get a decent shot. My Redbird was at about 1M.
I sent my CC1 in for some service to the steam arm, and it came back and seems less fussy about the grind, so now I'm at about 2M for a shot. Would you think loosening my calibration is an okay idea, so that I get something a little coarser for my press pot, or should I leave it as-is for different grinds?
yakster Senior Member Joined: 25 Feb 2009 Posts: 1,043 Location: San Jose, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina... Grinder: Vario / Kyocera Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /... Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 4:42pm Subject: Re: Would you recalibrate this Vario?
I sense some hesitation in your message about recalibrating your Vario, and since the grind you require may change with the coffee roast, origin, and freshness, you might do well to leave it where it is at until you have a chance to run a few different coffees through to get a feel for the required adjustment range you will need.
How much do you feel your giving up on the coarse end for press pot by running at 2M? My Vario is set so that my Macro lever is all the way up for espresso, and the micro is a few clicks down from the top (I don't have the letter/number labels on mine) and I'll typically adjust the Macro for about midpoint for my brewed coffee which is normally brewed in the BraZen or a Kalita Wave 155. I almost never grind at full coarseness, but I don't typically do press pot.
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