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by Vince_in_Montreal, 59 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Is roasting darker about increased heat or longer time?

This will be the way I roast my next few batches. I'll aim for 410-415-420 drop temps and compare at about 20-25% DTR. As close to 20 maybe as I can.
by Vince_in_Montreal, Yesterday, 11:54 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Is roasting darker about increased heat or longer time?

Now that is interesting, I'd have figured the same or slightly higher max ror with a slightly shallower slope to end with a higher ROR at first crack and higher temp possibly at the same DTR.
by Vince_in_Montreal, Yesterday, 11:52 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Is roasting darker about increased heat or longer time?

Thanks for the input Keno, yea my end goal is to get the nutty and chocolate but minimize the bitter and roasty as much as possible. I understand that roasty will probably come with the territory of going darker, but I'd like to keep it down as much as is possible.
by baldheadracing, Yesterday, 11:50 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Baratza Fortario fail? Slippery calibration & noises don't sound right

I'd suggest repeating the marker test before taking the machine apart again. Keep in mind that each burr can be mounted in three different positions, so that's six marker tests to determine which orientation is best before shimming ... also, the upper burr mount threads have to be meticulously clean. Ridiculously clean. A few coffee grounds stuck in the threads...
by pcrussell50, Yesterday, 11:30 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Baratza Fortario fail? Slippery calibration & noises don't sound right

If you've had your Vario for a while and especially if you've had it apart, make sure your lever shims are in place and in the proper location. Without them, the adjustment arms can click out of position/move while grinding. It's a super easy, basic maintenance and inspection and procedure for all Varios. {video}-Peter
by rdubb205, Yesterday, 11:18 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Mysterious drain line on 90s era La Pavoni commercial machine

I picked up an old 90s era La Pavoni Commercial machine called the "Compact" a few weeks ago. There's not much about the machine online, so I'm turning to the experts here to help me out. Here's the problem. I had just gotten the machine working well enough to start making espressos. While doing some cleaning, I noticed a disgusting...
by Gingko, Yesterday, 11:10 pm in Buying Advice
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Wondering about a grinder in my budget.. Hamilton Beach 80405

I can agree with some of the stated manual grinders - possibly commandante too. You could also look for used Sette 270 or baratza vario if you can increase your budget slightly, those can be found on fb marketplace or buy/sell forums for $200 or less if you're lucky. And I also haven't tried so may need some research, but...
by guziallo, Yesterday, 11:07 pm in Grinders
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Mahlkonig E65S GbW issue

Hi Bobby - I also have an E65S GbW and would like to access the service menu. Would like to check scale calibration and also reset the DDD 0 point as it is wrong now that I have adjusted the actual grinder zero point. Would you be able to share the password with me? Assuming its the same? I have...
by acodring, Yesterday, 10:55 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Baratza Fortario fail? Slippery calibration & noises don't sound right

Well, you've just undone many years of ignorance. Thank you. I've struggled for so long to get normal pressures from my Andreja I've been clicking up and up with the micro lever and ended up thinking it was normal to be tighter than the touch point. I did the marker test a couple of times today while rebuilding. My eyes...
by coffeemmichael, Yesterday, 10:49 pm in Grinders
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2020 Coffee Grinder Showdown

{video}Another entry, strong contender