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dspear99ca
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Location: BC, Canada
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Espresso: Gaggia Coffee
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 3:20pm
Subject: Re: different precisio woes
 

Intrepid510 Said:

I would strongly strongly recommend getting a pocket scale that you can weigh your dose weight on that measures to tenth gram. It will greatly improve your consistency.

This is my speculation what could be happening and it may be wrong. I believe that 11-K does not equal 12-A, in fact I think 12-A is actually finer than 11-k. So when you are grinding for 8 seconds you are actually getting less coffee than at 11-k, a gram or two may not be that noticable to your eye but it is when trying to make a shot.

In the mean time just grind a little more or less, depending on what setting you choose. 11-K = less 12-A = more.

Posted January 29, 2013 link

I will try to pick up a scale today. I've been meaning to get one anyways.  I am thinking like a mail scale?  Digital, not too expensive. Do I need anything more than 20g capacity with a tare button?
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barflybzzz
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 4:38am
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I picked up this scale off amazon.com for under 10 bucks: American Weigh Black Blade Digital Pocket Scale, 1000 by 0.1 G

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

get a calibration weight while you're at it and you are all set. Of course, there are many other options, but don't forget: a 0.1 g monitor is essential. With the Preciso's fantastic track record at low grinds reduction, your shots will be incredibly consistent.

Good luck!
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dspear99ca
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:10pm
Subject: Re: different precisio woes
 

barflybzzz Said:

I picked up this scale off amazon.com for under 10 bucks: American Weigh Black Blade Digital Pocket Scale, 1000 by 0.1 G

Click Here (www.amazon.com)

get a calibration weight while you're at it and you are all set. Of course, there are many other options, but don't forget: a 0.1 g monitor is essential. With the Preciso's fantastic track record at low grinds reduction, your shots will be incredibly consistent.

Good luck!

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Gotta' love being in Canada.  Amazon.com won't ship that $10 scale to Canada, and the same scale on Amazon.ca is $36.  Ordered and on the way.
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barflybzzz
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 5:22pm
Subject: Re: different precisio woes
 

dspear99ca Said:

Gotta' love being in Canada.  Amazon.com won't ship that $10 scale to Canada, and the same scale on Amazon.ca is $36.  Ordered and on the way.

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Wow . . .that is an insane price differential! Surely, there must have been better deals. I just went with that one because of the 10-yr warranty and it is compact. Didn't even need the calibration weight; put a nickel on the scale and it was exactly .5g.
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dspear99ca
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 9:47am
Subject: Re: different precisio woes
 

"free" two-day shipping (should have it today) plus I've already spent more than that on wasted coffee beans and it's a no-brainer.  Still a pet peeve of mine that I am not allowed to buy something from Amazon.com due to the fact that Amazon.ca exists... they are NOT the same as far as I'm concerned... far from it.
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