Baratza Vario - Page 11

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
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Postby BillK » Sat May 30, 2009 11:46 pm

IMAWriter wrote:Folks, though the Vario's popcorning isn't a huge problem, I did notice a bit of a loose pull when I was down to the last 14 grams or so.

I currently use a 53mm tamper to prevent it on my SJ. Any reason why I couldn't do the same thing if I had the Vario?

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Postby IMAWriter » Sun May 31, 2009 2:27 pm

Yes, a purge is smart, and without measuring, I would guess no more than 3 grams stale grind are retained. Overnight was where I encountered a bit of next day 1st shot problem. A 2 hour wait between shots didn't seem to make much difference.
Still, I have to think a quick purge of a 3 grams (after a 2 hour break) ain't no biggie.
heck, Per day, with THIS high octane crowd, that's probably no more than 6 grams per day. :lol:
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Postby IMAWriter » Sun May 31, 2009 2:30 pm

BillK wrote:I currently use a 53mm tamper to prevent it on my SJ. Any reason why I couldn't do the same thing if I had the Vario?

Bill K

yes, Bill. I mean, NO it wouldn't work, as there is the trademark Baratza raised dome, which actually helps to control popcorning very well in the first place.
I think the best thing is just use up what you have, or turn the grinder upside down (way easier than with the mighty SJ) and dump the beans back into a bag, then change grind.
I love this grinder with a 1/3 full hopper (at least)
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Postby nixter » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:13 am

Ok I've had this Grinder for about a month now and I have to say i love this thing. It's the perfect grinder for my needs. It grinds consistently, it's SIMPLE to use, you get almost all of what you put in, and it doesn't take up much room. Oh and it's it's very quiet.

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Postby DigMe » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:39 pm

IMAWriter wrote:It ain't in the bedroom, so why the angst.


You're darn right it ain't...I just marked if off of my list of contenders for my bedside espresso setup. :x

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