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osteenjames
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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013, 10:45am
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Verified Vario is calibrated by starting machine with macro and micro at bottom, lifting macro up to very top then lifting micro to middle and audible grinder tone is heard as if machine slowing down.

  1. Vario is set on Macro 3 and Micro V using Caribou Espresso beans with Oscar machine 30 second shot comes out slow dark at first then thin and blond. Crema is 1/2 inch thick but shot taste strong and bitter. Tamp was done on scale at 30lbs pressure. Need recommendation for this.

  2. I have REDBIRD Espresso beans coming UPS later today. Does anyone out there use OSCAR and Vario? Anyone please recommend Baratza Vario grind setting for REDBIRD and BLUE JAGUAR.
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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013, 11:53am
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osteenjames Said:

Does anyone out there use OSCAR and Vario? Anyone please recommend Baratza Vario grind setting for REDBIRD and BLUE JAGUAR.

Posted September 6, 2013 link

Coffeenoobie is your girl!  That's her setup and she's quite familiar with both of those blends. However, no two grinders are exactly the same - no matter who the manufacturer. You're just going to have to bite the bullet and dial it in - but she might be able to get you in the ballpark.  Good luck!

 
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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013, 12:01pm
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unfortunately, all of the vario's will be a little different.  They might be similar from the factory, but I'm not even confident on that.  I have calibrated mine using the tool a few times in the past couple of months, after taking out the burrs for cleaning and after adjusting the range to wide open coarse for press pot or cold brew.  I typically see most people comment that their macro is on 2 and the micro being in the middle to finer on the scale.  FWIW, when I calibrate mine using the instructions and videos found online (and the method you posted) I usually end up needing the macro on 1 and micro anywhere between D-L, depending on the bean/roast. Maybe I need to wait until the audible change when calibrating is more significant, but it works for me.
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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013, 4:31pm
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Thanks so much for the feedback. The more info I have on the Baratza the better I'll be able to handle changing situations with the machine.
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