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mattwilkes
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Espresso: Sunbeam (lower tier)
Grinder: Hario hand grinder, Bodum...
Drip: Hario V60
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Posted Wed Jul 24, 2013, 3:25am
Subject: Grinder problems: Hario Mini Mill vs. electric conical burr grinder
 

Hi folks,

I've been home roasting for a short while and producing some great stuff. I've been grinding my beans in a Hario Mini Mill and brewing with the Hario v60 02. Tastes great, brews in the desired 2:20-2:30 range, etc.

I've been so sick of hand grinding that I purchased a Sunbeam EM0480 conical burr grinder. I knew this was a lower end electric burr grinder, but I had heard that it was decent. I've dialed it in so that the coffee pours through in 2:20-2:30. The grounds look very consistently ground, and they make a perfect concave in my v60.

Here's the problem: the coffee tastes pretty bad, to be honest. It has a very over-extracted and bitter taste.

I'm not sure what the problem would be. Is there *that* much of a difference between the Hario grinder and this consumer level conical burr grinder? Is there something I'm doing wrong? Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help
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