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    EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,

    Ive noticed that my machine (Gaggia Classic) was starting to choke a little on the grinder setting (5) that I usually use, and have had to drop back a notch or two to get things back to normal. Im wondering if this is just a characteristic of the grinder being a little variable, or whether different beans and different roasting levels could also be a factor. Any suggestions?

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Hi there
    I find i have to adjust my grinder settings with different bean types. For example i have just moved onto some SO indian high grown bold from a blend and forgot to adjust the grinder and the shot gushes, when i adjust the grinder in the morning it will come back to what i normally expect.

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Quote Originally Posted by bolb link=1217589007/0#1 date=1217595285
    Hi there
    I find i have to adjust my grinder settings with different bean types. For example i have just moved onto some SO indian high grown bold from a blend and forgot to adjust the grinder and the shot gushes, when i adjust the grinder in the morning it will come back to what i normally expect.

    Mal
    I adjust mine on been type, when they are fresh and after a day or two I may have to but by the end of the week... for sure.

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    at the moment I have a columbian going thru my 0480 on a setting of 11, suits the Domobar fine, if I switch to an Ethiopian from the same supplier I have to open the grind to 16 or 17.

    so yes, bean, roast and freshness does affect the grind

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Yeah, bean, roast and freshess affect the grind directly.

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    and too the quantity of beans in the hopper

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Hello
    Sounds like your grinder is OK,
    Its only problematic when you have to constantly keep grinding finer and finer and finer. Generally I start, say El Salvador Boqueron at 18 and eventually move one or two notches finer at the end of the week. *I also pre measure the beans before I grind them, it helps to keep one aspect constant.

    There are inconstancies with the grinder but dose and tamp should correct them, Im the biggest variable in the hole production line.

    Still, a pretty good grinder at this price point!
    Rancho


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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Another variable with grinding is weather. I live in the Southern Highlands of NSW, and the extremes of weather that we get here (frost and rain yesterday, gale force winds last night, not a cloud in the sky and relatively warm today) can cause several adjustments over the course of a day. This affects all grinders, not just the EM0480.

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Im now finding I need to get down to 3 or 4 to make the pour more than 10 seconds or so. Not quite sure wheyter it is the grinder of my Gagia Classic having too much pressure again. Is there an easy way to work it out?

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 383625253A3638530 link=1217589007/8#8 date=1261311167
    Im now finding I need to get down to 3 or 4 to make the pour more than 10 seconds or so. Not quite sure wheyter it is the grinder of my Gagia Classic having too much pressure again. Is there an easy way to work it out?
    Doubt the comment above..

    Having to go fine is usualy one of two things..

    1: SM grinder bedding in... A washer is a simple fix. Use teh search feature and folloy the sticky as to how to search.. All been covered previously.

    2: STALE BEANS... Yep stale beans will bean they go soft and ya have to go finer to get a decent grind... But opps... Cause they are stale.. They will also tend to not behave as normal and you will get gushers... Quick pours, even with a heavy tamp and fine grind..

    A: Green beans < 3 years
    B: Brown beans < 3 weeks post roast date... If the use by is greater than a month pas the roast date... Not a good sign..
    C: Ground beans < 3 min.. Yep after 180 seconds... Good as ya average suppermarket bean.. Compost...

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Sounds like the 0480 needs an extra washer.

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    Re: EM0480 - adjusting grind for different beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 0C232A283F002C232C2A28202823394D0 link=1217589007/9#9 date=1261313472
    A washer is a simple fix.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1925382329283F2A22294D0 link=1217589007/10#10 date=1261313695
    Sounds like the 0480 needs an extra washer.
    I Agree. With settings THAT low.

    Did the same thing to mine a few years ago..best thing i ever did :) other than replace it I had a laugh :P



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