Spitz.me wrote:Before you start trying things that make no sense - like trying to use a hopper full of beans instead of single-dosing to get a more evenly distributed pile of grinds in your basket
Come on, Tony, I'm trying to help the guy! I'm not sure why you think you need to interject and shoot my suggestion down as if just trying to change something, let alone suggesting to operate the grinder exactly as it was intended (with a hopper of beans), is going to cause irreversible effects and should not be tried. Have you tried it? And, I don't know where you got the idea that the hopper full of beans would provide better distribution. I claimed that the hopper full of beans would provide better, more consistent shots without WDT. I think the cause is deeper than visible distribution, hence my theory about particle distribution. I stress "theory" so people don't get all heated about a claim. Again I theorize: I think WDT is necessary for a lot of single dosed grinders because the particle distribution is less forgiving and a more perfect distribution is necessary. I do not claim that a hopper fed grinder distributes better, and that is why I made it clear that good distribution is still important.
Spitz.me wrote:Also, don't assume - myself included - that anyone giving you pointers is actually doing a better job at pulling shots than you are.
Yes, assumptions are bad, so let me be explicit. Tom has channeling, I do not. Tom and I have similar equipment (quality 64 mm flat burr grinder, e-61 machine), I offered a legitimate suggestion that I honestly believe can solve his issue of channeling shots if his skill set is up to snuff. No offense to you personally, Tony, but I think it's ironic that the guy with the $1400 grinder who needs WDT for consistent shots is nay-saying the guy with a grinder that costs half that and gets good, consistent results with nothing fancy.
I know I struck a nerve with you recently, so I'm not here to start an argument with you, but it's not appreciated when someone swoops in and thinks he/she has the authority to fully discredit everything suggested previously. I'd understand you chiming in if I had offered malicious/careless/uneducated advice, but I offered good, sound advice, that I honestly think will help Tom. Additional suggestions are good, and Tom, you should definitely try them first if they are easier and more sensible for you, or try them next if my suggestion doesn't work for you, but I'd place money on my suggestion and it's not your place, Tony, to call it nonesense. Please read my posts thoroughly to avoid misunderstanding my words or mistaking me for ignorant.
Tom, I apologize in advance, how this is about to make your thread messy