Appreciate the links! Will look into them!nickw wrote:
Not WDT, but I did a distribution technique (mixed in a bowl, then dumped in).
We'll see what mine is like once it's back from Frank. He says no distribution needed anymore.
The wipers wont affect grind distribution (or do you mean distribution in the basket?), but they will effect retention. You need the wipers or much of the dose (33-50%?) would stay inside the grinder from static electricity. All grinders must deal with static electricity from grinding somehow.
0.005mm, that's super impressive! I'm sure you can't wait to experience the upgrade when it comes back from Frank.
But that's also where my question comes from again, is it that important to get down to 0.005mm or even 0.02mm? What is the minimum tolerance before we start seeing/tasting a noticable deteriorate in quality? I guess no one knows the answer at this stage - maybe Mazzer does but as usual it's a trade secret. Frank might be able to find out as well. What I know for sure is those visually obvious alignment, is definitely way more than 0.02mm.
Yup, I refer to grind distribution, not particle distribution. I guess that's another question I have. In a perfectly (let's take that as tolerance = <0.01mm) aligned grinder, with a straight drop grind design and single dosing mode (ie, HG one style or Versalab), will the grind have to be mixed in order to produce acceptable pour? My experience is yes with all the grinders I have access to, however I don't have a grinder that I can confidentally say is within 0.02mm tolerance.
I was suspecting the Versalab didn't need distribution because the wipers are mixing them sufficiently. On my HG-1, I did mod to improve the mixing and that eliminates the need for distribution completely. If a perfectly aligned grinder doesn't need distribution of any sort to get a perfect extraction, then it can be used as a useful alignment indicator for us common folks.
Keep the discussion and info coming!