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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 7:01am
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So, not a surprise that I have weak coffee. Just with my french press coffee though. I just got a new grinder and Im trying to find that right grind but I keep grinding finer to no avail. I'm using 55 grams of coffee to 825 grams of water which I think Is good, Using a 4 minite steep time. Should I just use more coffee? I can use 60 grams of coffee to 700 grams...

 
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Posted Mon Jul 22, 2013, 6:57pm
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I use 20g coffee to 300ml water in my press. That calculates pretty close to yours, but slightly less water than you.

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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 6:50am
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Thanks! Ill give that a try.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 9:00am
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

So, not a surprise that I have weak coffee. Just with my french press coffee though. I just got a new grinder and Im trying to find that right grind but I keep grinding finer to no avail. I'm using 55 grams of coffee to 825 grams of water which I think Is good, Using a 4 minite steep time. Should I just use more coffee? I can use 60 grams of coffee to 700 grams...

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Personally, I use a 1:16 ratio for FP and get great results.  Yours is slightly stronger than that.  What is your water temp?
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 10:19am
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I'll try the 1:16 brew ratio, maybe that'll do better. I usually bring my temperature down to around 200 degrees.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:16am
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Should I upload pictures of the grind I use for FP?

 
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Posted Tue Jul 23, 2013, 5:24pm
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Baratza Encore setting "26" Finer? Coarser? Using a standard 4 minute steep.

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