luca wrote:When you talk about the low uniformity burr set leading to results that are jucier and clearer, what are you comparing it with? The stock burr set? Or another SSP burr set? Edited to add: Maybe "low uniformity" is low uniformity relative to the other SSP burrs, but not relative to the Mahlkonig burrs?"
Correct, prior to my burr and carrier change, I had the Mahlkonig stock burrs from....2013? Can't remember exactly when I bought this EK. I used the marker test to align the burrs, but really how close can you get with that?...Total guess, they've had maybe 1000 lbs go through them.
I spoke a lot with Hansung from SSP and it's all so, so confusing. Here's my current understanding:
"Low uniformity" is simply a shorter primary peak on the ground distribution chart compared to the "high uniformity". Hansung says it's better for drip in that it adds more complexity than the "high uniformity". He said the "high uniformity" burrs excelled for single origin espresso, but since I'm mostly brewing and cupping and only occasionally brewing espresso, he recommended the "low uniformity" burrs. My sense is that the "uniformity" burrs both have less fines and outperform the stock and SSP cast burrs. According to SSP, their cast burr is similar but improved geometry compared to MK stock burrs. And cheaper. Also according to the very confusing website, the "low fines" burrs have more fines than both of the "uniformity" burrs. The "low uniformity" and "low fines" have the same primary distribution peak but the "low fines" makes more fines, hah!
Strangely, the "ultra low" aka "low fines" burr (depending where you look) has more fines than both of the "uniformity" burrs, which to me sounds more like it's "low fines" compared to stock or cast burrs, but not "low fines" as in "the lowest fines burr SSP makes". Hope all my quote signs are helpful