Posted Sun Jun 30, 2013, 7:58am Subject: Macap MX not grinding
I have had a Macap MX for about 2 years. Light use mostly. I recently replaced the burrs and every once in a while the burrs cant catch the beans. I have it set pretty fine and I recently roasted some Vienna roast coffee and the burrs ant catch any coffee.. I cleaned the grinder yesterday and it didn't help.. Any ideas?
Could cold burrs do this? Only happens in the early morning when a window next to the grinder is open.
awesome! I was really baffled by your question. It didn't seem to me like the cold should cause your grinder problem, but since I didn't know I didn't want to say anything...was hoping someone with lots more experience would provide the answer.
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Well at first I dialed back to drip and noticed I was getting fine grounds for coffee. Once I dialed it down a bit towards espresso I choked my Silvia. That flicked on the light bulb. lol Now I know why people redial in each coffee. I roasted some Brazil Yellow Bourbon to Vienna roast and smoked out my garage. :s
Posted Thu Oct 24, 2013, 6:28am Subject: Re: Macap MX not grinding
Emraguy it looks like your right. The Macap MX isn't for single dosing.. I went through about 400g of Sumatra FC just in the hopper without problem. I just finished modding to stepless so I had to remove all of the coffee and clean the burrs. Once done I tried single dosing several times and got the problem again. I think it has to do with the coffee oils acomalizing on the burrs. Maybe the stale coffee left in between the burrs cleans them off when I purge during the next grind.
Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 7:27am Subject: Re: Macap MX not grinding
Nope. I double checked everything last night. I have the problem when trying to grind around the same spot stepped or stepless. I am leaning towards it being a cold temp issue. Last night after double checking everything I threw in some beans and it single dosed nice and fine. The kitchen was nice and warm. I tried again this morning, kitchen was cooler and it clogged up again. It's is driving me crazy.. I'm seriously considering selling this grinder for cheap and moving to a conical doserless.
Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 10:42am Subject: Re: Macap MX not grinding
I've been talking to an HB member with the same grinder and says this looks like a problem with this particular grinder. The Burrs eventually need to be weighed down when single dosing in order to push the beans into the burrs. I am gonna look for something tomorrow and make sure there isn't a problem with a full hopper.
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