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rochar
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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014, 7:46am
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Need some help and advice regarding my new Baratza Encore. Replaced old Baratza Maestro with new Encore and the static electricity build up is making a real mess when I grind beans. Setting is 20 and I grind medium roast beans. Grounds are all over the place after grinding and almost impossible to get all grounds out of hopper. My old Maestro never had this problem and Baratza support has no idea why this is happening or how to solve this problem. Hoping some reader has a solution for this. Other than this problem, grinder does what it should do for an entry level grinder. Thanks for your help!!!!!
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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014, 10:43am
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It has been an exceptional brutal winter in most of the US. If you are in an area that is experiencing lower than normal temps this might be the problem.

With my Fote brew grinder and Preciso/Esatto I find that I need to pour the grounds out using all 4 sides of the hopper which seems to remove all that sticks to the sides.  For what falls down on the weigh area I use a brush and brush that back into the hopper then into the filter.

I am looking forward to higher humidity where this issue is not as prevalent.  Not a big enough deal for me to invest in a humidifier
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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014, 11:21pm
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I've never had any issues with my Encore. I've heard reports that certain roasts can cause more static than others. Have you tried different beans with the same result? The #1 consensus seems to be humidity, with perhaps the exception being really cheap "burr" grinders. If all else fails, this thread offers some suggestions for reducing static.

I've read that adding water to the coffee beans will get rid of your static issues. I couldn't find the website that had the "technique" but a quick Google search came up with two options:

  1. Add a couple drops of water to your whole beans when in the  hopper just prior to grinding.
  2. Add a couple drops of water to your whole beans in the sealed bag/container of your choice. They'll soak up the moisture and reduce static.

There can always be concerns about rusting, but even without stainless, I doubt that it would cause any damage, especially since the coffee grinds will wick up any excess. Certainly shouldn't be more water than an excessively humid environment such as the Southeast.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2014, 7:10am
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My guess it the weather. I am in MN (where it is always cold and the winters are long). However, this winter has been old school cold and the static has been especially notable.
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rochar
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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2014, 8:35am
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After some searching VIA Google, I think I have the answer. It is called the "Ross droplet Technique". Simply wet your fingers and "flick" a couple  drops of water of water over the beans before grinding. Just tried it and works wonders. Thank you Ross whoever you are.
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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2014, 9:07pm
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rochar Said:

It is called the "Ross droplet Technique".

Posted March 6, 2014 link

That's the one! Glad it worked for you.

 
"But it is not a perfect world and none of us are god-shots.  As for me, I am a little over extracted and therefore slightly bitter and my crema is thin..." -Buckley
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