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CMIN
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Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:54pm
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Espresso on mine is usually Macro 7-9 depending on dose amount and type of bean/blend, think I was at 7G today for espresso blend at 16 grams . I think when some are lower either the machine isn't calibrate/set right or they have wear and tear on the burrs or plastic ring.
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mamabean
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 3:05pm
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DaninMaryland Said:

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Posted March 1, 2013 link

Thanks, I will definitely check that out. My local whole foods just happened to carry Rabenz (http://www.rabenzcoffee.com/) roasted in Mt. Airy with a roasting date on it (only 4 days old!!) and it was amazing. The one I got was pygmy owl. If you check them out let me know what you think.


CMIN Said:

Espresso on mine is usually Macro 7-9 depending on dose amount and type of bean/blend, think I was at 7G today for espresso blend at 16 grams . I think when some are lower either the machine isn't calibrate/set right or they have wear and tear on the burrs or plastic ring.

Posted March 1, 2013 link

Good to know. The beans I first used must have been really old since the ones I'm using now are dialing in around 7B (was at 5 before) and they were roasted just a few days ago.

greekespresso Said:

My experience and I think the general consensus is the exact opposite. As coffee ages you grind finer.

Posted March 1, 2013 link

That's what I've been reading and it seems to make more sense to me too.


Ever Said:

I'm now using it at 3A for a fresh beans. ~20g, 28 seconds (per my roast's unique suggestions).

Laslty, I definitely experienced what people mentioned regarding having to increase the grind size as the coffee ages. I began my last bag at about 7 days post-roast at 3A. Within a week it was choking the machine at 3A, when at the start it was just fine.

Posted March 1, 2013 link

Maybe your dial wasn't working properly and then all of sudden it kicked in?

Madurodave Said:

Many of us started out with using air popcorn poppers. I have a WestBend Air Crazy from Target - $20.

You have to eliminate the temperature safety or it may not get hot enough. Do a search and you will see what I mean by this.

Bad thing about them - only 3 - 4 oz of beans at a time. But in 1 hour you could have a pound done. Slow, but fun and a great way to learn!

Posted February 28, 2013 link

Once I get my perfect shot, I'll be moving on to this :)
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Calendar
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic/PID
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 8:30pm
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My Preciso is set at 3C.  I find I rarely need to adjust it.

I'm vacuum sealing and then freezing beans about 3 days past roast in 1/2 lb increments.  I blend three different SO roasts (some decaf) from Black Gold Coffee http://www.blackgoldcoffeecompany.com/ (free delivery - I'm local).

My shots are 17.5 gr +- .5 - and I get about 1.75 oz in 30 seconds. I have a Gaggia Classic, so I keep the shots on the smaller side. It has a auber PID set to a start temp of 225F.
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 1:36pm
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CMIN Said:

Espresso on mine is usually Macro 7-9 depending on dose amount and type of bean/blend, think I was at 7G today for espresso blend at 16 grams . I think when some are lower either the machine isn't calibrate/set right or they have wear and tear on the burrs or plastic ring.

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I received a refurbished Preciso in early January as a replacement from Baratza.  Macro was 9 out of the box, and it's never been below 8.  I pull 2-6 shots a day, depending whether it's weekdays or weekends.  I've used 3 or 4 different blends at these settings.

 
My tongue is burned
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CMIN
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 2:13pm
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Calendar Said:

My Preciso is set at 3C.  I find I rarely need to adjust it.

I'm vacuum sealing and then freezing beans about 3 days past roast in 1/2 lb increments.  I blend three different SO roasts (some decaf) from Black Gold Coffee http://www.blackgoldcoffeecompany.com/ (free delivery - I'm local).

My shots are 17.5 gr +- .5 - and I get about 1.75 oz in 30 seconds. I have a Gaggia Classic, so I keep the shots on the smaller side. It has a auber PID set to a start temp of 225F.

Posted March 4, 2013 link

3C... that would choke my machine, actually anything really below 6 macro starts choking the machine. Have you checked your calibration?
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mamabean
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 11:37am
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Another question... when you're gearing down slowly to accommodate older beans and you get to for example 7A do you go to 6K? I can't figure out if grind size goes down consecutively like that or if I have to place it somewhere in the middle.
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dspear99ca
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 3:25pm
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mamabean Said:

Another question... when you're gearing down slowly to accommodate older beans and you get to for example 7A do you go to 6K? I can't figure out if grind size goes down consecutively like that or if I have to place it somewhere in the middle.

Posted March 24, 2013 link

According to Baratza, the macro settings overlap somewhat, so 6K is likely coarser than 7A and not the other way around as in your example.
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mamabean
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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 6:51pm
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dspear99ca Said:

According to Baratza, the macro settings overlap somewhat, so 6K is likely coarser than 7A and not the other way around as in your example.

Posted March 27, 2013 link

Bummer that's what I thought. Bit of a pain to tamper with to get the right grind settings!
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