G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder - Page 97

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

#961: Post by Kran »

Added a quick mod to help my workflow, specifically with a mini vivaldi portafilter that didn't fit the stock forks:





Grinds pile up a little to the right but i'm pretty happy with the hands free grinding. I've also simplified my workflow and eliminated WDT with consistently good results, 6 shots in.

It's a little hard to get to the grinding button so that will inevitably be the next thing I work on.

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luvmy40

#962: Post by luvmy40 »

cmin wrote:Lol, so in South FL you can't, libraries will print but it's for demo purposes not public, they banned public printing after that scandal a few years ago with people bringing in files for modified gun parts. No joke lol. I know areas in other states banned library printing as well, guess not all since you did ha.

People were making plastic guns or parts that actually worked but wouldn't be detected.
Shoot me a PM, I can get an anti popcorn device printed for you. Just send a link to the one you want. I'll ask my son to print it. Just pay the shipping.

mwynne

#963: Post by mwynne »

Kran, that is TIDY. No static mess eh?

(My unit arrived today, finally!)
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LObin

#964: Post by LObin »

cmin wrote:Yeah I'll try seasoning further. Going to remove/cut out the declumper, I've honestly never liked screens/declumper on any grinder, seem to cause more issues, even on the Vario that lil Itty bitty flap sucked lol. The one on my SJ was awful till I modded that grinder.

Wish I knew someone with a 3D printer, mine is popcorning really bad and few times it grinds pretty fast and I was slower to get the bellow on and there go beans and chunks on the counter. I already have the dial indicator from portakeeper.
I believe someone here tried the DF64 without the clump crusher and the results were not great. Again, there are simple 3D printed models that would work better than the stock flapper so that would be the 1st route to explore imo.

I'm still trying to get my head around your case. It's obvious you know what you're doing and you've tried various things in order to improve the results.
At this point, I would clean the grinder thoroughly and check the alignment again but manually only. A single finger on the adjustment disc is enough to alter the test. I tried both methods and I found the manual method to be much more precise for this grinder.

Btw, the SSP Mazzer SJ burrs fit on the DF64. But not all 64mm mazzer burrs fit on the DF64... :shock: Confusing...
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Kran

#965: Post by Kran »

mwynne wrote:Kran, that is TIDY. No static mess eh?

(My unit arrived today, finally!)
RDT, thought everyone used it.

cmin

#966: Post by cmin »

LObin wrote:I believe someone here tried the DF64 without the clump crusher and the results were not great. Again, there are simple 3D printed models that would work better than the stock flapper so that would be the 1st route to explore imo.

I'm still trying to get my head around your case. It's obvious you know what you're doing and you've tried various things in order to improve the results.
At this point, I would clean the grinder thoroughly and check the alignment again but manually only. A single finger on the adjustment disc is enough to alter the test. I tried both methods and I found the manual method to be much more precise for this grinder.

Btw, the SSP Mazzer SJ burrs fit on the DF64. But not all 64mm mazzer burrs fit on the DF64... :shock: Confusing...
So I'm actuly pulling a light Sidamo right now and it's pulling better and seems to keep getting a bit better. And I have an order from Anodyne incoming with various bags. I was using a light roast Harrar that was very finicky in general, but why it pulled better on Vario or other grinders is beyond me, it was seriously terrible and still was on thr DF till I ran out this morning and started the Sidamo which is pulling much better even with only light profiling on the BDB.

I am definitely not liking that stock flapper I get about a gram after stopping grinding but also quite a bit of fines/dust. Am curious what it will be like with it removed as every grinder I've done that too has been much better, even the Vario with that lil flap reversed 0 clumping/blockage, super fluffy grinds and 0 retention.

I have a feeling like early reports on the Df64 the flap is holding grinds back of which some may re-grind, maybe even when using bellow with air circulating which could explain that "dust" production.

Giampiero

#967: Post by Giampiero »

LObin wrote:Btw, the SSP Mazzer SJ burrs fit on the DF64. But not all 64mm mazzer burrs fit on the DF64... :shock: Confusing...
Yes LObin, SSP burrs has the inner diameter of 38mm, while original Mazzer it's 37mm, the DF64 lower burr carrier does not match with 37mm.

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clwood

#968: Post by clwood »

Quick question and if I'm not in the right spot I do apologize.
Im wondering if the DF64 will hold 65 grams for filter coffee .
On the fence on getting this as we do 80% filter and 20% espresso

mikelipino

#969: Post by mikelipino »

It can easily hold 65 g. I often grind 60 g for a Moccamaster with lots of space. If you remove the top cap and fill the bellows, the capacity is over 100 g (if I remember correctly, as I ground through pounds of coffee early on to season the burrs).

clwood

#970: Post by clwood »

Thanks for the reply on that.

Where about on the dial are you setting for your moccamaster
I do know everyone is going to be slightly different

And does the stock dosing cup hold your 60 grams?