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atytse
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Posted Mon Nov 18, 2013, 12:05am
Subject: Vario question/issue
 

Hi all, been playing with my Vario for the past couple days using the same beans. Would love to get some help or advice from experts on this machine.

Initially had some luck pulling sortof nice shot at about 2w. Figured it could be nicer if it's grinded slightly coarser.

So I went to 3A then all of a sudden it's choking my machine.  Went to 3D, no luck either.  Had to go to about midway down in order to get some very slow drips (over extracting still).

Does this mean 2w is coarser than 3e? What's going on here? (assuming tamp force and beans weight about the same)
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Posted Mon Nov 18, 2013, 1:34am
Subject: Re: Vario question/issue
 

My Vario works quite the same. Each set on the right makes a kind of preset, from which on the left side can be more slightly adjusted. The possibilities to adjust tend to overlap. So the Vario doesn't work the way you think "2Z to 3A" even if this would be the more logic way.

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Marcus
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Posted Mon Nov 18, 2013, 1:07pm
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Just my own personal experience...I found when my Vario was new and getting broken in the grind would jump around. Seems to have settled in now. Plus you really have to make sure you are adjusting the settings when it is running.I tried adjusting it a few times without it running because I was afraid of wasting beans and it seemed to mess things up a bit.
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