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milktrey
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Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 1:41pm
Subject: Home Roasted Coffee Not Grinding Fine... :/
 

So my Breville grinder is out of commission at the moment (don't buy their stuff btw, terrible customer service and product quality), so I am using my boyfriends Baratza Encore grinder. It has always worked fine for espresso at its finest setting, but when we started home roasting coffee with the Behmor 1600, none of the home roasted coffee will grind fine enough with the baratza grinder (of varying roast levels). We just recently bought a pound from a local roaster and it ground fine enough for espresso just fine. Also, just for fun awhile ago, I roasted some green coffee in a pan before my roaster came, and that ground fine enough for espresso... So it's really just the coffee I'm roasting in the Behmor that won't work :(

I am super confused... what could be going wrong here? Thanks!
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Posted Mon May 19, 2014, 7:15pm
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milktrey Said:

So my Breville grinder is out of commission at the moment (don't buy their stuff btw, terrible customer service and product quality), so I am using my boyfriends Baratza Encore grinder. It has always worked fine for espresso at its finest setting, but when we started home roasting coffee with the Behmor 1600, none of the home roasted coffee will grind fine enough with the baratza grinder (of varying roast levels). We just recently bought a pound from a local roaster and it ground fine enough for espresso just fine. Also, just for fun awhile ago, I roasted some green coffee in a pan before my roaster came, and that ground fine enough for espresso... So it's really just the coffee I'm roasting in the Behmor that won't work :(

I am super confused... what could be going wrong here? Thanks!

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There is a difference in grind at times depending on the roast level.  The City roasts I do in the Behmor aren't as fluffy in the basket as the Full City and beyond roasts.  They are harder to grind (Pharos) as well.

 
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Posted Wed May 21, 2014, 12:44pm
Subject: Re: Home Roasted Coffee Not Grinding Fine... :/
 

milktrey Said:

So my Breville grinder is out of commission at the moment (don't buy their stuff btw, terrible customer service and product quality), so I am using my boyfriends Baratza Encore grinder. It has always worked fine for espresso at its finest setting, but when we started home roasting coffee with the Behmor 1600, none of the home roasted coffee will grind fine enough with the baratza grinder (of varying roast levels). We just recently bought a pound from a local roaster and it ground fine enough for espresso just fine. Also, just for fun awhile ago, I roasted some green coffee in a pan before my roaster came, and that ground fine enough for espresso... So it's really just the coffee I'm roasting in the Behmor that won't work :(

I am super confused... what could be going wrong here? Thanks!

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Don't tell me that :(
I have a Baratza Encore, and it produces a reasonable grind for espresso so far, but I will shortly be switching to a Behmor 1600.  I shall just have to wait and see if it works for me.

Alan
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