Dialing in your grinder every day ? - Page 2

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.
HH

Postby HH » Feb 12, 2019, 3:32 am

With the Niche Zero I currently have I rarely change grind setting. I usually dial a new bean in, then write the grind setting on the outside of the bag. The only reason I record it is because I usually have 3-4 different beans on the go, and like to switch between them. I haven't found any need to change the grind setting throughout the course of a bag of beans unless the humidity changes, otherwise it's pretty bang on.

rockethead26

Postby rockethead26 » Feb 12, 2019, 9:24 am

Same here as HH with my Niche. If the humidity increases more than 20-30% from the southwest norm I will dose 2-3 tenths of a gram less. I really don't need to adjust the grind setting ever except with a different blend.

aabushan

Postby aabushan » Feb 12, 2019, 2:04 pm

Looks like a grinder issue , I use a very cheap https://www.graef.de/en/p/coffee-grinder-cm-800/ grinder, it is not stepless , i was thinking the grinder might be the issue but i am not sure.

aabushan

Postby aabushan » Feb 12, 2019, 2:07 pm

danny31292 wrote:I find that if I use coffee that is too fresh (like 5 days), I sometimes have to go coarser as it ages. Once its reached its peak on around day 8, my grind rarely changes with my pharos.


The coffee was exactly 5 days old. maybe this is the issue ?

aabushan

Postby aabushan » Feb 12, 2019, 2:08 pm

Radio.YYZ wrote:What grinder do you use?
The beans from a roastery or bagged beans?


I use a starter grinder https://www.graef.de/en/p/coffee-grinder-cm-800/ , the cofee is fresh roasted and was 5 days old when i started to use it.

def

Postby def » Feb 12, 2019, 4:08 pm

aabushan wrote:Looks like a grinder issue , I use a very cheap https://www.graef.de/en/p/coffee-grinder-cm-800/ grinder, it is not stepless , i was thinking the grinder might be the issue but i am not sure.


I agree -- I would guess grinder. If the grinder loses its adjustment easily, then you will spend a lot of time/coffee chasing the setting. It is very frustrating, especially when you are just learning how to pull a shot.