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    Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

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    I have a Bo-ema RR45 grinder, which uses a stepped grind setting mechanism. It has 40 settings on it, however I am finding that sometimes the steps are too far apart to get the right grind. I can turn the setting dial half way between steps and stop before it clicks in to place. Can I grind with the dial in this position, or will that risk damage to the machine?

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Theres no risk of damage, but you will find that it will drift to the next coarsest setting then click in.

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Thanks for that. I appreciate your help :)

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    i should imagine it wouldnt be too hard to convert it to stepless adjustment...

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Hello all. Some comments:
    Q: Can I grind with the dial in this position, or will that risk damage to the machine? ......
    A: Theres no risk of damage, but you will find that it will drift to the next coarsest setting then click in.

    If you are lucky. Otherwise the torque twist on start up could wind it around a good deal before it stops at some posi that is streets away from correct grind (to the point where many in cafes put in a service call because they dont know how to adjust it back).
    Suggest.....no....strongly advise you leave it at the closest setting to what you want with locking pin firmly engaged at all times.

    In addition: In my opinion there is no problem with the stepped adjustment on this or any cafe sized coffee grinder. The operators job is not a "black and white" affair of following a specification with stop watch in hand and exact adjustments of equipment. It has been said zillions of times that coffee making is a bit of a black art, and one baristas technique to good coffee is another baristas recipe for disaster. Suggest therefore, once you have found the grinder setting that is closest to what you want, you vary your dose, settle and tamp slightly to best effect. This shows the operator understands the principles, and can adapt technique accordingly to suit whatever different models of equipment are presented.

    Dont blame the equipment, adapt your technique, particularly as you need to do that anyway as the beans age, burrs wear, or as you change blends etc.

    Hope this helps, enjoy your equipment and your coffee *:)

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Quote Originally Posted by 5147424253515D54545757320 link=1289541348/1#1 date=1289542344
    PS: Sometimes, or perhaps I should say, a lot of times, there is no need to make anything more than a tiny adjustment with any grinder. Up or down dosing can produce nicer results than adjusting grind settings.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1C283F29320519353C3C3F3F5A0 link=1289538800/4#4 date=1289801891
    Suggest therefore, once you have found the grinder setting that is closest to what you want, you vary your dose, settle and tamp slightly to best effect. This shows the operator understands the principles, and can adapt technique accordingly to suit whatever different models of equipment are presented.
    If we both keep saying it, one day theyll believe us! ;D


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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Thank you so much for your advice. The grinder is relatively new to me, (and my first), so I am still learning...(and at times feeling quite overwhelmed, but getting there).
    Now to experiment with dosing and tamping...

    -- turion

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    Re: Bo-ema RR45 Grinder mid-step settings

    Quote Originally Posted by 3523262637353930303333560 link=1289538800/5#5 date=1289803232
    Quote Originally Posted by 5147424253515D54545757320 link=1289541348/1#1 date=1289542344
    PS: Sometimes, or perhaps I should say, a lot of times, there is no need to make anything more than a tiny adjustment with any grinder. *Up or down dosing can produce nicer results than adjusting grind settings.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1C283F29320519353C3C3F3F5A0 link=1289538800/4#4 date=1289801891
    Suggest therefore, once you have found the grinder setting that is closest to what you want, you vary your dose, settle and tamp slightly to best effect. This shows the operator understands the principles, and can adapt technique accordingly to suit whatever different models of equipment are presented.
    If we both keep saying it, one day theyll believe us! *;D

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