Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:03am Subject: Re: Bad to run grinder with no coffee in it?
Okay, so I just checked as per your instructions. I assume it's an auditory cue that will tell me when they start touching? If so, it sounds like they start rubbing together at 15, maybe even 16.
Sorry, yeah it's auditory., steel on steel.
Is it normal to be so far off proper calibration? Does it matter?
Well it's not carved in stone, but I've seen grinders vary from the standard factory calibration numbers I mentioned. There are manufacturing tolerances, but don't try & overthink everything.. No it really doesn't matter, it has just moved the grind range a bit further upscale., & you'll only lose out on the very top end.
You don't need the boulders from that high of a grind # anyway I'd assume.
Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012, 12:21am Subject: Re: Bad to run grinder with no coffee in it?
Nope, certainly don't need anything that coarse. However, if my zero is at 15 and I'm grinding in the 10 - 11 range for espresso, it sounds like I shouldn't be letting the grinder "run dry" (for lack of a better term) at that setting? Now I'm going to have to figure out how to fit afternoon espressos into the mix... :P
I'm new to espresso brewing, but am I correct in thinking it's unusual to have to go that far below zero point in grind setting? Maybe I'm not quite sure what I'm trying to listen for. Basically, if I start at the top and work down with the grinder running, the sound is exactly the same at every click until I hit 15. Then it changes slightly. I'm scared to go below that now without any beans in the hopper.
Posted Sun May 6, 2012, 5:41am Subject: Re: Bad to run grinder with no coffee in it?
I'm in a similar boat as I have the Preciso, and frequently switch beans and use the grinder for espresso, drip and other methods. I weight out my beans.
In order to grind everything in the hopper, I pretty much have to run it empty for a couple seconds. I've sort of been assuming that it's all relative and a couple seconds don't matter much. Am I deluding myself?
Also, I think it's supposed to be running when you change grind settings (at least from coarse to fine). I don't want to do this with beans in so I sometimes pulse it for a moment and move the setting. Any thoughts on that practice?
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