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    aergrind

    sooo. same guys as feldgrind. thoughts?

    they've always been on my radar but never thought they'd do something like the doug did with the lido

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    Can't see the comparison to the Lido. This fits inside an Aeropress so is distinctly more compact. The Lido is another beast entirely. The Hausgrind is more of a physical match to the Lido.
    Placing the grind adjustment mechanism on the top plate is a good design feature.
    My only reservation would be the baseplate, which appears to have only one hole in it, something along the lines of the OE Pharos. Has anyone had hands on experience with an Aergrind, who may report on how this affects grind retention? Or is this a prototype compromise, and there may be some other, more open, arrangement in production? This is where the unitary construction of the Helor is a standout, with an entirely open bottom to the burr set and zero grind retention.
    Going on the reputation built up through the Hausgrind and Feldgrind, and the fact that they have crammed metal burrs into this, I would be prepared to invest - just because it fits into the Aeropress; which is an important attribute for me.

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    sorry wasnt my intention to compare to the lido. what i meant was creating something they can scale like the lido did.

    same here, going on their reputation and this very reasonable price-point id be very keen to invest too

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    I've gone and done it. Backed for a gentleman's pack (makes you feel good making way for others at cost of later delivery) which was virtually the last single grinder option available. Approx $110 landed, which isn't too bad considering you also get an aerdisk metal filter, t shirt and mug.
    If bottom plate stays same as in prototype that would be the first modification, with a view to having a more open pathway after the burr set.
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    Take back all I said about bottom plate. It's a dimple in the inner burr that, in poor quality photos, looks like an exit hole as per OE Pharos. I have now seen clearer pics and the grind path is completely open. Really glad now that I committed.

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    aergrind

    Just did first grind with my new Aergrind that arrived this morning. Super easy to setup and use. Grinding effort was smooth and easy - a bit over 100 turns.

    This first grind was 20g at 1:10 (about 1.75 turns on adjustment wheel) which is the recommended starting point for espresso. Extraction was a little fast but taste was great. I am comparing to a Rocky grinder. I'll be trying a grind a little finer once my caffeine levels permit!
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    Mine, too, has arrived. Very happy after initial grinds. I have had various Lidos, and still have a Lido3, and have used a Helor with both burr sets. The Aergrind is right up there with these. The Aergrind is very smooth and seems to be less hesitant when catching the occasional harder bean. It may be less aggressive than some others, and may take a few more turns, especially on espresso grinds, but the results are well worth it. The ergonomics are great and the smaller size and weight do not impact on effort required. The leverage provided by the handle length/size seems to be ideal. It seems to be ideal on espresso and anything below the recommended one turn out for start of espresso range will choke many an espresso machine. There have been comments on Home Barista that the Aergrind delivers excessive fines, but haven't had an opportunity to run it through the Kruve yet to see what grind distribution is like. At this early stage I am very happy with the Aergrind and it is definitely a keeper. Switching from espresso to drip and back is easy and consistent and is so good that the Lido 3 might be going. Build quality is excellent and IMO it is exceptional value for money.
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    I just had to try another grind. I moved the setting back to 1:9 and still 20g and this time the shot time was perfect. I have to say that there is a lot less mess, ie no spilling of grounds, compared to the Rocky.

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    I'm really impressed with mine also. I've been using it for a little over a week in place of the Lido3 for pour over - on around 2:7. Getting really tasty brews and it's effortless to both crank and change the grind setting - love the simplicity/design. Great build quality for the price. I agree it's up there in grind quality with the Lidos/Helor. In my opinion it's a much better design than the Helor 101 for a fraction of the price. (Not a fan of the Helor, I had reliability issues with mine and sent it back for refund). I'll probably hold onto the Lido3 as it has a bigger capacity.
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