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    Grinder adjustment guidelines

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    As mentioned on another thread, Im starting this to have a clear idea of how to adjust a grinder to compensate for changing conditions. *

    How would you adjust your grinder to allow for the following:

    Roast type: The darker the roast adjust (finer/coarser/no change)

    Bean age: *The older the bean adjust (finer/coarser/no change)

    humid/wet weather: The damper the air, adjust (finer/coarser/no change)

    Bean type:?? *- not sure about this one. Im sure there is a factor but whether it is easy to provide guidelines

    Other: ________________??

    Quote Originally Posted by roknee link=1225586383/0#15 date=1225669315
    from my novice perspective
    bean age: as beans age, go finer
    humidity: with increased humidity, to achieve same time/voume pours, go coarser
    other: with decaf, go a fair bit finer compared to non-decaf
    EDIT: Just realised that this is not straightforward . For example, what happens with older beans but damper weather: No adjustment??

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    Re: Grinder adjustment guidelines

    Hi Flynn

    This is what works for me being a learner myself at least it is somewhere to stat...

    I have found that the best way for me is to just watch the flow of the pore if it becomes thinner I grind finer if it starts to slow and choke I grind coarser.
    Hope this helps
    Cheers Gra

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    Re: Grinder adjustment guidelines

    Thanks Gra. Im sure that would be useful info for doserless grinders more so than doser types. My Mazzer Mini tends to clump at the grinder throat port that empties into the doser chamber.

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    Sorry flynn the answer to that one is out of my Leigh mate...I don’t have clumping problems with the K3 touch” touch wood “yet..

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    Re: Grinder adjustment guidelines

    Ive noticed if I am using larger beans I need to fine up the grind slightly, age doesnt seem to make a noticeable difference

    cant say ive noticed anything from weather conditions or roast colour either, though from what I have read weather / temperature can play a factor

    This is all using a Rocky grinder, doserless with my Silvia fyi, if anything with your more high end gear yo uwould notice variances more easily?

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    Re: Grinder adjustment guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by phrostyboi link=1225669482/0#4 date=1225876720
    ....This is all using a Rocky grinder.......
    Generally speaking, my experience with a Rocky (6˝ years of daily use before I sold it) one click on a Rocky is about a three or four second change in extraction time for a double, so necessary changes in grind on a Rocky are rare- no more than one click to be sure.



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