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Intrepid510
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:36am
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IMAWriter Said:

As a point of information, this grinder wasn't meant for 1 minute of continuous grinding.
If you don't get 16 grams in 10 seconds or less (espresso grind) something is going on.
I have a suspicion that some of these problems come from trying to adjust the grinder finer without running the grinder (with beans in the hopper.) This should NEVER be done. The result is often beans stuck between the burrs, causing a clogging, and possibly worse.

Hope you get it sorted out.

Posted June 1, 2013 link

+1

Since you are using oily beans you probably need to reduce the speed of your grinder so the burrs can properly grab the beans.

Click Here (www.baratza.com)

 
Less water, more grounds.
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CMIN
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:31am
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wardw Said:

CMIN: I usually use beans designated as "dark roast" or "espresso," from a grocery store, just because I like the stronger flavor. So I'll either have to just clean out the grinder more often, or try alternating with a light roast; maybe that'll do some cleaning out in the process.

Posted June 3, 2013 link

Thats pry your problem right there, 1) anything bought at a grocery store is generally charred/oily, and 2) stale... just gunk your grinders up. You have to get fresh roasted beans especially for espresso. That flavor your liking reminds me of folks who like Starbucks, they interpret that burnt log charcoal taste as "coffee" when all their tasting is the burnt roast. Can't pull shots with beans like that.

Get some fresh roasted beans and you'll see a night and day difference, a true roasters dark roast is completely different then "dark roast" carried in grocery stores etc. You get that deeper taste with way better flavor since the roast isn't burnt.
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 8:40pm
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Intrepid510 Said:

+1

Since you are using oily beans you probably need to reduce the speed of your grinder so the burrs can properly grab the beans.

Click Here (www.baratza.com)

Posted June 3, 2013 link

Interesting line when I click that link  "Does NOT APPLY to PRECISO."  Caps are in the quote, I am not shouting  :)

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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donner
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Posted Mon Jun 3, 2013, 9:50pm
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For espresso, I try to stay away from oily and very dark beans- those often are over-roasted.  Some of the nicest roasted beans we have tried have been medium brown in color and not oily at all.  We use a Vario-W grinder and have had no problems with it gumming up or grinding too slowly.
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Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013, 5:07am
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I had no idea how fast/slow my Preciso is.  So I timed it this morning - 18 grams in 25 seconds.

I blend fresh roasted beans from a local roaster - I mix regular and decaf. The regular beans (70%) are a mahogany color - the decaf are darker with some occasional spots of oil.
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Intrepid510
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Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:57pm
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D4F Said:

Interesting line when I click that link  "Does NOT APPLY to PRECISO."  Caps are in the quote, I am not shouting  :)

Posted June 3, 2013 link

It is interesting because it's under trouble shooting for the Preciso and since he is having trouble grinding a dark roast it makes a lot sense to try.

http://www.baratza.com/troubleshooting/

 
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Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013, 1:26pm
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Flori Said:

I also have the same the problem with my grinder. Any other helpful tips to fix this?

Flori
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Posted May 18, 2013 link

if you grind a couple handfull of rice you are sure that burrs are clean and that should solve  the problem, if still does not grind then it is time to change burrs.
in fact the rice trick should be in all grinders instruction booklets.
<<<<<<<<<<<ciao, Pietro
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