Posted Wed Dec 26, 2012, 9:55am Subject: Virtuoso upgrade anyone?
Hi, I just finished upgrading my Virtuoso with a new set of preciso burrs. I have had it for 6 years and it was probably time to replace the burrs. I use it for grinding drip and press coffee. Baratza had a kit to replace the gearbox and the burrset. I followed their instructions and it seems to be working ok.
Anyone else put preciso burrs in their virtuoso? What do you think?
I also got an Esatto, anyone know the proper amount of grams to use per ounce of water? I started with 10 grams per cup of water.
Hi. I upgraded my virtuoso to preciso burrs and have been very happy with result. I have it at girl friend's house and use it every Sunday for drip. I can grind a little finer than before without getting bitterness. Like sherpakid I use between. 15 to 1 and 17 to 1 ratios. If u plug a 15 to 1 ratio into extract mojo you get a brew strength of 1.25 % .total dissolved solids at an extraction rate of 19% - ideal numbers.
Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012, 2:39pm Subject: Re: Virtuoso upgrade anyone?
Actually, I don't care about cups, except to find a standard that I can use to measure a ratio. When one is used to measuring liquids by volume, trying to measure by weight requires a shift in one's thought processes.
Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012, 7:51pm Subject: Re: Virtuoso upgrade anyone?
It does require a shift, but it will help you produce better coffee because it's precise and you can repeat it. a gram is a gram is a gram. An ounce is an ounce as long as the fill line is 100% accurate and you can pour to the exact same fill line time after time again. Scales are cheap. This is my favorite - American Weigh Scale 2KG The easiest thing to do is start off with the 17:1 ratio. 17 grams of water for every gram of coffee. I normally brew my pourover using a chemex so I'll measure out 48 grams of coffee and brew 816 grams of water. I put the chemex on the scale (after rinsing the filter) and pour in the grounds. Then I tare it out to 0 and pour in 50 grams of water to bloom the coffee. Then continue pouring the water until the scale shows 816grams. You can then adjust the amount of water you pour to your particular taste for that particular coffee.
I have a Kenyan coffee that I love and I find that I like it best when I use 750grams instead of 816grams of water. It makes it so much easier to repeat because I know that my recipe is 48 grams of coffee and 750grams of water for that particular coffee.
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