Gig103 Senior Member Joined: 12 Feb 2012 Posts: 204 Location: Arizona Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Crossland CC1 Grinder: Baratza Vario Drip: French press!
Posted Thu May 31, 2012, 9:23am Subject: "Always" tighen while running?
I know this rule of thumb is to protect your burrs from getting jammed with beans. But if I have emptied a grinder (Vario in my case) to change beans out and clean it, can I run it empty down to my previous setting before refilling it? Now that I'm doing the right thing and buying fresh roasted beans, I don't like throwing out the grounds that it takes to go from coarse to espresso. I also know it will need to be dialed in again, but this would at least get me to a better starting point.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,685 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu May 31, 2012, 9:51am Subject: Re: "Always" tighen while running?
If there are no beans in the grinder, yes it is fine to tighten without the motor running. As you said, the reason to run the motor is not to jam beans between the burrs and thus overload the motor when it does start. No beans, no problem.
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