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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 6:40am
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couchman Said:

I have a vario.

Problem solved
Finished the rest of the bag and bought fresh beans and bam no more problems.
Must of been the age.
Thanks again to evveryone for their input.

Posted October 6, 2013 link

not a problem

base on my experience, usually 3days post roast is good to go, then tweak by 6th day until after a week the beans becomes stable, no more adjustments in the grind until 2weeks and then start of regular tweaking, chasing the espresso. suggestion, maximum is 1 month, that is after the mid of 3rd week to the 4th you will be chasing espresso. after 1 month - why will you go through all the trouble of chasing the espresso when its not worth it anymore, the flavors are totally gone. fresh beans and within 2weeks. so dont buy bulk roasted beans

 
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 6:57am
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that's interesting on 17g not being enough, i'll try more. at what point (weight) would i no longer be able to lock the portafilter in place because there's too much coffee?

using a rocky and assume that larger dose = courser grind. i'm currently at #8 (burrs touch at the first marker right of 0).

thanks for the video link above - i really hate the idea of doing this myself; not because i don't think i can do it, but it's kinda bs that these things are being shipped at this point without them working properly.

i did notice that the steam wand is much better on the 2nd machine, but the wand joint is much looser - can this be tightened? fwiw, both machines are /B models.

okay, last question: if i want to upgrade my grinder. what would be a great grinder for the BDB at around $500 (or less?).

thanks everyone!!
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 6:59am
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carz07 Said:

you will find in this thread a way how to open the back and loosen the pressure, that should give you either 9 or 9.5
how old is your beans?

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current batch of red bird roasted on 2 october 2013
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:06am
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yaacov Said:

current batch of red bird roasted on 2 october 2013

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great so the bean age was the culprit hehehe you should be stable with it, dont let it reach 1 month

 
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:15am
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yaacov Said:

that's interesting on 17g not being enough, i'll try more. at what point (weight) would i no longer be able to lock the portafilter in place because there's too much coffee?

using a rocky and assume that larger dose = courser grind. i'm currently at #8 (burrs touch at the first marker right of 0).

thanks for the video link above - i really hate the idea of doing this myself; not because i don't think i can do it, but it's kinda bs that these things are being shipped at this point without them working properly.

i did notice that the steam wand is much better on the 2nd machine, but the wand joint is much looser - can this be tightened? fwiw, both machines are /B models.

okay, last question: if i want to upgrade my grinder. what would be a great grinder for the BDB at around $500 (or less?).

thanks everyone!!

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baskets are able to handle +-2grams like if its a 18g basket it can handle 16 to 20 grams
weighting is important as baskets are designed for gram capacity base on shower head clearance after tamping

 
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:17am
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carz07 Said:

great so the bean age was the culprit hehehe you should be stable with it, dont let it reach 1 month

Posted October 6, 2013 link

assume you mean bean age was NOT the culprit, right?

yeah, a lb lasts me about 7-9 days tops.
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:19am
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carz07 Said:

baskets are able to handle +-2grams like if its a 18g basket it can handle 16 to 20 grams
weighting is important as baskets are designed for gram capacity base on shower head clearance after tamping

Posted October 6, 2013 link

that makes sense - thank you. just changed the grinder setting 10 (2 ticks courser) and did 18g and the flow was too fast, so will try around there. but pressure with the blind still at 10.5. where should it be with the blind?
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Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013, 7:24am
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yaacov Said:

that makes sense - thank you. just changed the grinder setting 10 (2 ticks courser) and did 18g and the flow was too fast, so will try around there. but pressure with the blind still at 10.5. where should it be with the blind?

Posted October 6, 2013 link

if its too fast then try finer to regulate flow, that is if you keep you tamp constant

with the blind filter it should be 9-9.5, if your hitting 10.5 then you should adjust it
at 10.5 is overextracting

 
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Posted Mon Oct 7, 2013, 5:15am
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carz07 Said:

if its too fast then try finer to regulate flow, that is if you keep you tamp constant

with the blind filter it should be 9-9.5, if your hitting 10.5 then you should adjust it
at 10.5 is overextracting

Posted October 6, 2013 link

thanks again.
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Posted Mon Oct 7, 2013, 8:53am
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to CG and in the process of choosing a new espresso machine. I'm really trying to decide between the BDB and the Crossland CC1 but I'm currently leaning toward the BDB.

The best price I've found currently is on Overstock (using a 1st time purchase coupon) but they have two units listed with the same model number with two different prices. Neither of them says it's a refurb. One is priced at $1193.39, and the other listing is at $1062.99 Click Here (www.overstock.com)

I can't seem to find any differences between the two listings but wondered if one might be a newer version.

I'm also wondering if it's possible to temporarily have coffee ground at a local espresso shop & use the double wall portafilters just to get by until I can save up enough (and find) a good grinder. I may be going with a used Mazzer Mini or something along that sort. It would probably be a month or so. I wouldn't expect anything amazing, just is it doable? We were using a Mr. Coffee ECMP50 and using the coffee grinders at Costco w/ a double wall portafilter so I know what that tastes like (at least on the machine we were using). Our ECMP50 couldn't even handle very finely ground beans. If so, is there a specific range we should ask for or will pretty much any espresso setting work okay? I would prefer to have them ground fresh vs buying preground in a bag if possible.
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