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Postby voodoodaddy on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:18 pm

Rounded and polished. A little less friction for a smoother grind :)
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Postby Bak Ta Lo on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:26 am

Nice Will! I new you would be tearing the Lido apart as soon as you got it. :)

Look forward to your Lido voo doo!

Just made an Aeropress; 18 g of Guatemala Huehuetenango Decaf 3 days off roast, 1 and 3/4 turns on the Lido, 190 degree water, 1:30 total brew time, excellent! I am leaving fines and anything else stuck to the grinder bottom out of the brew, knocking it in to the Grindenstein.

I like having my Lido set for Aeropress so I can leave the Pharos locked in the espresso range. I can pull a shot or brew a cup without giving the grinder a thought once they are dialed in.

I wish the catch jar on the Lido had a straighter wall, no curve at the top. It is hard to get the last gram over that hump without tapping the jar, which then loosens the fines stuck to the glass. I would like a second jar that is thinner and lighter, with very straight sides, and one made from a hard plastic Lexan for travel (no breakage) would be awesome. Anyone have a good link to a place on the www to buy jars that fit?
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Postby orphanespresso on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:52 am

Well, it had to happen :lol: . I would think that this indicates that we thought of almost everything if all Voodoodaddy could find to do was to polish the end of the adjustment bolt!

BTW, we just finished a video with some detail building the grinder and doing the final setup of the burr and adjuster, for those in Texas with jar lids to replace. And Voo Doo, when you are putting your LIDO back together one hint...try not to overthink it as it is simpler than it seems...it took me 95 builds (35 grinders each built 3 times over) to discover the simplest way to align and assemble and the less I obsessed about every little detail the easier it became.
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Postby Sam21 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:01 am

orphanespresso wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-aiP8UdRE&feature=youtu.be


That's a very useful video! Even though I have no plans to disassemble my grinder, it's nice to know how it all fits together. When lining up the plates, I assume that it is most important for the top spacer and outer burr carrier to be lined up?
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Postby MSH on Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:52 am

Bak Ta Lo wrote:...I wish the catch jar on the Lido had a straighter wall, no curve at the top. It is hard to get the last gram over that hump without tapping the jar, which then loosens the fines stuck to the glass. I would like a second jar that is thinner and lighter, with very straight sides, and one made from a hard plastic Lexan for travel (no breakage) would be awesome. Anyone have a good link to a place on the www to buy jars that fit?

^^^^^^^This! I'm finding the same issue, but very, very minor in the grand scheme of things.

Really loving the Lido so far. I have a feeling my Rocky grinder is purely going to be reserved for times when we have a lot of folks over at the house drinking coffee and speed is paramount.
I have been playing with the Aeropress, French press yesterday when the folks stopped by, and espresso shots and it has been fantastic in each regard. Still getting use to the optimal settings, but so far all the grinds look fantastic. As others have mentioned previously, for the same amount of beans, the Lido grinds faster than my Hario Minimill.

Today I have probably had my best cups in the Aeropress going with Jeremy's setting above ---> 1 and 3/4 turns from zero and the same coffee...Guat. Huehue (albeit the caffeinated version and a little younger @ 1.5 days post roast - City/City+). Inverted/17g/230ml/1:15 steep + 30s press. Smooth and oh so sweet cherries and apple!

I can't thank Doug and Barb enough for answering all my annoying (pre and post purchase) emails and questions on the phone. This is my first OE product purchase and it will most certainly not be my last!
Lastly, as Sam stated above the Tech video is very useful and helped give me some additional insight/background on my " going below zero" related question.
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Postby Sam21 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:17 pm

MSH wrote:Today I have probably had my best cups in the Aeropress going with Jeremy's setting above ---> 1 and 3/4 turns from zero and the same coffee...Guat. Huehue (albeit the caffeinated version and a little younger @ 1.5 days post roast - City/City+). Inverted/17g/230ml/1:15 steep + 30s press. Smooth and oh so sweet cherries and apple!


I too just made my best Aeropress cup yet, or maybe tied for best one using my Preciso, using a 6 day old Kenyan Ngunguru roasted to full city. Inverted/18g/230ml/1:00 steep + 45 press using Disk. Aroma of sugary fudge and I found that a quick swirl of the cup while hot brought out pungent winey fruit notes. As one would expect, the cup is extremely sweet with an intense brightness that is kept perfectly in balance. Blackberries, tart black cherries, raw sugar, and rich chocolate. To think that I can take this setup on the road with me makes me smile :D

*EDIT* I should note that the grind looked like a coarse drip grind. It was right at the edge of something that could be used for drip, but likely too fine for press. It's perfect for my aeropress and even though I used the Disk, I ended up with just a dusting of sediment in the bottom of the cup - a handful of fines.
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Postby Sam21 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:41 pm

orphanespresso wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-aiP8UdRE&feature=youtu.be


I now have a question about the zero point that has come up from watching this video. From what you say towards the end of the video, it sounds as if users do not have to do any form of searching for the zero point unless they completely take the grinder apart. Is that correct? So, for someone that broke the jar attachment cap, it's as simple as loosening all four nuts, noting everything's exact position, and then putting it all back in the same exact order?

I'm not much of a technician, even with simple builds like this one, but am I right in my understanding that unless you decide to pull the entire grinder apart, the zero point is factory set and will not need to be reset?

I think it's about time for another aeropress!
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Postby voodoodaddy on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:20 pm

orphanespresso wrote:Well, it had to happen :lol: . I would think that this indicates that we thought of almost everything if all Voodoodaddy could find to do was to polish the end of the adjustment bolt!


For now.....Stay tuned :wink:

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Postby hankua on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:53 pm

I'm looking for a cnc machined jar lid from Will. Are you on it yet? :D
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