Sunbeam 0480 / Delter grind setting
Hi all, I purchased a Delter this weekend and am excited to get back into coffee geekery.
I have a Sunbeam 0480. I've ground the beans at med-fine (around 14).
The plunger was difficult to push and the coffee ended up being a bit sour on first taste.
Just looking for advice as I assume I should look at adjusting the grind?
If anyone is using this grinder, what setting are you using for Aeropress / Delter?
Originally Posted by melon
Two quick poioints
1) You can calibrate the 480 using shims, so the numbers are actually only relevant for that particular grinder.
2) Plungers need a coarser grind than what you described - hence the "difficult to push" issue. Unless you add a "chem lab type" magnetic stirrer - which I highly recommend - you will have to up (say) half a dozen steps on the 480.
I hope this helps.
just thought id ask as i also use a 0480 - have you gone deep and given it a through clean or is it new? FWIW, I cleaned mine out recently and there were 5 grams of coffee sitting below the burrs... and after this my numbers were also different. It is a good little grinder but with limitations.
there are also quite a few variables that dictate your grind setting. namely bean freshness and how you want it to present in the cup. I little bit of trial and learning your equipment will have you pushing through a decent coffee
Thanks for the reply all!
I've had the grinder for around 12 years but it's been in storage for around 2 years now. It's had a great run.
I did calibrate it with shims a few years ago.
I'll give it a proper clean through and see if it makes a difference.
I got the beans from Coffee Alchemy and I saw the roast date is 1 Aug so it was around 2/3 days in when I made this post - perhaps they are a little too fresh.