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kmetzger
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kmetzger
Joined: 31 May 2011
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Location: Mexico
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013, 7:23am
Subject: Need help calibrating Baratza Vario
 

My grinder settings are hopelessly out of whack. For a year I had it calibrated perfectly and was getting wonderful crema, but after a thorough cleaning recently, I messed it up and can't get the right grind for espresso.
I start calibrating with the macro setting on the top and the micro in the middle. From this point I used to be able to turn the tool slightly to finer and hear the grinder start laboring. But now I turn it clockwise or counterclockwise and can't find the sweet spot. I would greatly appreciate your ideas. Kim
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brianl
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Joined: 1 Dec 2012
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Location: Chicago IL
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic (w/PID)
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: chemex
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 6:38am
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how far did you turn to finer and did the tool feel stuck in there? because sometimes its hard to know when its in properly.
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kmetzger
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Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013, 7:18am
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Thanks, Brian. I think I'm getting closer to the sweet spot now. I always start calibrating from what I think is referred to as the "zero point", which is with the macro at the top and the micro in the middle.
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