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    Inconsistant shots using different beans?

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    I wonder if anyone on here can tell me why I get different shots with different beans. I generally use 2 different beans for my coffee, but I find that I need a finer grind for one than the other. Is it because one has more oil or is one stale etc. PS I use the same tamping pressure on both.
    I find if I use the same grind setting on both one will take approx. 30 seconds and the other about 15 seconds??? :-[

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    Re: Inconsistant shots using different beans?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F3D3530332E5C0 link=1322716171/0#0 date=1322716171
    I wonder if anyone on here can tell me why I get different shots with different beans. I generally use 2 different beans for my coffee, but I find that I need a finer grind for one than the other. Is it because one has more oil or is one stale etc. PS I use the same tamping pressure on both.
    I find if I use the same grind setting on both one will take approx. 30 seconds and the other about 15 seconds??? :-[
    Gday Sailor. Yes- all of the above can have an influence. You can add temperature, humidity and whether your tongue is pointing left or right to your list (and probably a host of other things) as well ;)

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    Re: Inconsistant shots using different beans?

    Every bean is different. After they have been roasted I find I am adjusting the grind about 3 times for each bean as it ages. It normally takes me about 7 days to go through 500g of roasted beans so about every 2 days I find I need to adjust the grind. As Chris stated humidity, type of bean, temerature all affect the grind

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    Re: Inconsistant shots using different beans?

    Something I can think of is the density of the bean among other things.

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    Re: Inconsistant shots using different beans?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    each bean has its own unique grind point which if not different from any other then at least requires constant attention - and even the same bean can vary 20 or more times during the space of a day

    and as a general rule the more a bean ages the more it gushes so a wider grind for newer beans and a finer grind setting as the bean ages is the order of the day...



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