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  • Could my grinder be burning my beans?

    I have a silvia with PID that has been consistantly been producing burnt shots since i bought it.

    I bought a new Breville smart grinder with it and no matter what grind/tamp combo or pid temp from 106 down by 1 degree each time to 90 there is still a burnt taste in the crema and shot residue. I always thought it was me or maybe the silvia but then had an idea that because of the constant burnt taste that maybe it happened before the shot.

    I have not yet been able to try another grinder but did (at the risk of burning it out) start and stop my grinder so it never
    reached a high speed while grinding a shot, less than 1 second on at a time and low and behold no burnt taste!

    Was wondering if any more experienced snobs had heard or come across this problem.

  • #2
    Mine was consistently sour the whole time when using the SG because it could not grind fine enough

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    • #3
      Do the grounds smell burnt when they come out of the grinder?

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      • #4
        What beans are you using Ozcutter? If you roasted them yourself, how dark did you do so?

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        • #5
          Oki, it will grind fine enough to choke.
          Barry, several types of locally roasted beans all fresh, reliably and all with much the same result.
          dski, I will check and let you know

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          • #6
            Perhaps the next time you buy beans, ask the roaster to grind some of them so you've got a baseline to measure your grinder against.

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            • #7
              you might be over extracting. how long is a shot taking? 25-30 secs? usual question, are you making singles or doubles? I'd try a few shots ground coarser and see what happens (apologies if you've done this). might also be worth giving the grinder a good clean.

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              • #8
                Argh! beans beans beans. Have tried a bean from a coffee van i particularly liked a coffee from and managed to get hold of a kilo and immediate difference, was definitely a lighter roast thanks Barry.
                Richard, coarser seems to be the solution. Running a bit coarser shots are taking about 20 seconds but no burnt taste. As soon as i go finer burnt taste comes back

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                • #9
                  Do your 20 second shots taste sour at all?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ozcutter View Post
                    Argh! beans beans beans. Have tried a bean from a coffee van i particularly liked a coffee from and managed to get hold of a kilo and immediate difference, was definitely a lighter roast thanks Barry.
                    Richard, coarser seems to be the solution. Running a bit coarser shots are taking about 20 seconds but no burnt taste. As soon as i go finer burnt taste comes back

                    tried the coarse grind and increase the dose? (been out of e-mail contact for a few weeks. it is still possible to do this if one travels far enough)

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