Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Grinders - Espresso
Would you recalibrate this Vario?
Great Espresso at Home
Curated selection of the best machines from La Spaziale, Izzo, Quick Mill, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Grinders -... > Would you...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Author Messages
Gig103
Senior Member


Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 233
Location: Arizona
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: French press!
Posted Mon Apr 1, 2013, 1:17pm
Subject: Would you recalibrate this Vario?
 

Hi all,

I used to have issues with grinding on my Vario, where even calibrating to the point a little past when the 'laboring sound', I needed on some roasts to be at 1C to get a decent shot.  My Redbird was at about 1M.

I sent my CC1 in for some service to the steam arm, and it came back and seems less fussy about the grind, so now I'm at about 2M for a shot. Would you think loosening my calibration is an okay idea, so that I get something a little coarser for my press pot, or should I leave it as-is for different grinds?


(Edit: clarification)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
yakster
Senior Member
yakster
Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 1,043
Location: San Jose, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 5:42pm
Subject: Re: Would you recalibrate this Vario?
 

I sense some hesitation in your message about recalibrating your Vario, and since the grind you require may change with the coffee roast, origin, and freshness, you might do well to leave it where it is at until you have a chance to run a few different coffees through to get a feel for the required adjustment range you will need.

How much do you feel your giving up on the coarse end for press pot by running at 2M?  My Vario is set so that my Macro lever is all the way up for espresso, and the micro is a few clicks down from the top (I don't have the letter/number labels on mine) and I'll typically adjust the Macro for about midpoint for my brewed coffee which is normally brewed in the BraZen or a Kalita Wave 155.  I almost never grind at full coarseness, but I don't typically do press pot.

 
-Chris

LMWDP # 272
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Grinders -... > Would you...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
www.espressocare.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.183984994888)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+