G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder - Page 124

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

#1231: Post by PartySausage »

Bigun404 wrote:Burrs ordered from SSP £168 , metal dosing ring for PF and cup, metal cup ordered £68 . Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Good stuff.
Where did you end up ordering there burrs from? Did you go for the HU as you were originally thinking?

Bigun404

#1232: Post by Bigun404 »

I went for the HU in the end and straight from SSP , £168 delivered. I have watched a few Internet reviews over the weekend, that why I have chosen the HU. I will let you know the delivery time and if I incur any charges at the border.

Bigun404

#1233: Post by Bigun404 »

On another note I tried a V40 for the first time today. 1:15 ratio, 25 grams coffee , 375 grams of water. Grinder set at 50 , completed by 3 mins 25 . Didn't taste too bad, but the caffeine blew my head off. Light to medium roasted Peru beans, very floral in the nose.

PartySausage

#1234: Post by PartySausage »

Bigun404 wrote:I went for the HU in the end and straight from SSP , £168 delivered. I have watched a few Internet reviews over the weekend, that why I have chosen the HU. I will let you know the delivery time and if I incur any charges at the border.
Excellent. It will be great to hear how you get on with them.
After convincing myself I wanted the MP burrs I'm really on the fence again after reading some posts on a German forum.
I mailed SSP about the MP availability & they replied with a couple of weeks. The website doesn't show any 64mm variations in stock at the moment

Bigun404

#1235: Post by Bigun404 »

They must have the HU in stock but the MP are only available in two weeks. I did enquire about paying now and dispatching once the stock arrived, no worries if that the case. The PayPal payment was legit

Bigun404

#1236: Post by Bigun404 »

Me too , I don't want anything super clear . I can get very suttle tones of citrus with the standard burrs , I am not looking for a fruit bomb in the mouth . I am hoping the HU is just enough for me .

PartySausage

#1237: Post by PartySausage »

Bigun404 wrote:They must have the HU in stock but the MP are only available in two weeks. I did enquire about paying now and dispatching once the stock arrived, no worries if that the case. The PayPal payment was legit
That's good to know. Maybe by the time they're in stock I'll have made my mind up :?

Bigun404

#1238: Post by Bigun404 »

I recently purchased my machine in the UK , branded as Solo. I don't seem to be experiencing issues with the clump crusher. Can anyone tell me if the latest grinders purchased in the UK have an updated clump crusher. Will save me taking it apart .

Bigun404

#1239: Post by Bigun404 »

I have added a metal anti popcorn device today. Works well, not much behind my clump crusher. Enlarged the hole by 1mm with an 8mm bit but it's still tight on the nut. I was a little worried about the cutting fluid on my bits , but I washed with hot water and soap to remove , but honestly I could not see any residue. New burrs have been shipped , they are China, should be here by the end of the week. Also got a new bezel and sticker to set to zero in the original position .

tamhleten

#1240: Post by tamhleten »

What are your impressions with respect to (1) beans in, then grinder on vs. (2) grinder on, then beans on the DF64? I tried for a couple days (2) grinder on, then beans and counterintuitively I am getting a bit of bitterness that wasn't there with approach (1).

Please do try the other approach than what you usually use and post if you taste a difference. Particularly if you are trying to extract a lot/ pulling at 1:3 or above.

(For me this was with light roast Kenya, that I have been always pulling at 1:3 or even 1:3.5, so admittedly I am pushing it.
I am running SSP MP, untouched clump crusher, directly into the portafilter basket. Tap before bellowing so that the fines and chaff stay more or less on top of the puck. WDT and paper filter on top of puck.)