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ecelis
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:11pm
Subject: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
 

I recently upgraded from a Rocky to a Mazzer Mini. The only way I can get a decent shot is by grinding my coffee very close (one notch away) to the zero setting (where the burrs start to touch). See picture. I am aware that some factors may affect the grind setting such as coffee type, darkness of roast, time since it was roasted, humidity, etc...  However, I am somewhat surprised that I have such little room to adjust.

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frank828
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Espresso: GS3
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:40pm
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How old is your coffee?
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ecelis
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:54pm
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I roast my own and it is 3 days since roast.
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ecelis
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 1:20pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
 

Would there be major differences between home roast and commercial roasts?
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frank828
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 3:23pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
 

are you sure that the burrs are touching at that setting?  on my super jolly, im usually 8-12 notches past where the burrs touch.  also with the grinder off, if i go finer about 4 more notches, my ring wont turn any further.   (make sure there are no beans between the burrs when you do this)
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ecelis
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:00pm
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Frank, you were right, what I thought was zero is no longer zero.... I am now grinder at a finer setting and get better shots.
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Augsburg57
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Posted Fri Nov 16, 2012, 7:10pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
 

I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A and I've found the factory grind setting mark is pretty darn close for me.  I typically stay within a quarter inch of that setting when I am dialed in.  My machine is new, with only about 500 shots reading on the electronic meter.
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faaparasite
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Posted Sun Nov 18, 2012, 4:20pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Mini Grind Setting
 

ecelis Said:

Frank, you were right, what I thought was zero is no longer zero.... I am now grinder at a finer setting and get better shots.

Posted November 14, 2012 link

Your experience was the same as mine when I went from a stepped grinder to the Mazzer.  After I used it for a while it settled in quite nicely.  Now I have a permanent marker point set to the starting point of my favorite coffee.  Now I can take the top burr out for cleaning, put it all back together, and my marked point will still be pretty close.  Once you get really familiar with it, you can pretty much guess where to set it as the coffee ages.
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