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New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: I'm new here...
« Last post by Simon on Yesterday at 09:36 PM »
Wow.. some epic posts.
Coffee roasting for me keeps me sane.. I'm in a fairly high profile corporate gig working for the man.
My home coffee business keeps me mentally sane.. working for me.
I roast down the coast of Victoria in barwon heads.. I swear the sea air makes the roasts taste better.
Gday! Ahh Barwon Heads... so beautiful there.. I'm not too far from there, was there couple of weeks ago, love it. And yeah good stuff, tis a great fun hobby, welcome to the forum!
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Yes I encourage whole bean distribution.. I find that grinding to early reduces the flavour.
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This week I am blending a Brazilian single origin (30%) with Papua New Guinea.. I love the nutty flavour of png but spiced with a bit of acidity with Brazil... Mmm mm mm
Shout if you want a bag..
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Pulled two shots today with the 'tape' mod, going only one notch finer from first to second shot.
After the first shot, I even removed the beans from the throat, removed the top burr carrier, swept, toothbrushed, AND vacuumed everything out, then after reassembly I purged about 14 grams or so on the new finer setting, to reeeeally make sure old grinds weren't the issue. Results:


-20g gr2.1 y38.3g 25s
-20g gr1.5 y21.4g 35s

:( quite drastic a difference still..

So it doesn't really seem that the stability of the upper burr carrier is the issue, the tape really held the adjustment button and thus upper burr carrier really well..

Will try a different filter basket tomorrow..
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Hehe love the dedication crossing over forums for pretty much the same thread, cheers mate XD.
Yeah I considered that, just not sure if the teeth in another locking pin would fit in collar for this grinder.. they're all different I guess, but will keep in mind for sure!

I was just in the neighbourhood.
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Based on all the supplied information of the fault
I am confident that we have found your issue

You have a couple of options
1) Add a thin metal tube sleeve over the plastic shaft - this will take up the slack & make it tight in the hole and will take the daily use operation
2) Add a collar on the top

KK
Thanks KK, tried foil around the shaft but it kept ripping up, so tried some tape around the actual adjustment button, and that's actually really helped keep it more steady, as the button sits in with minimal movement. Upper burr carrier has only slight movement now when I use my hand as it's filled in any slack in the hole where the pin sits, and also can't see any 'snapback' when I turn the grinder on. Will give it a crack and see how i go!

But if this doesn't work, and if this movement wasn't the issue, and the steps show to be too large I don't what next as I can't explain it, unless my technique is THAT poor which I can't see it being honestly, I'm thinking try:

-teflon/hemp tape
-different filter basket
-up/sidegrade :s
3) ditch to and source a replacement. The amount of money you're saving by making coffee at home means that you've paid it off in a year!
Yeah am sort of leaning towards that at this stage.. Will trial out some other stuff first then will bite the proverbial bullet! I'm happy to pay a bit more for a grinder than the price of this one, $800ish should be doable..
You might actually be able to use a locking pin from another brand too. If it's better quality and the shaft is slightly thicker that'd be ideal. Even if it's slightly too big you can always drill the hole out to fit.
Hehe love the dedication crossing over forums for pretty much the same thread, cheers mate XD.
Yeah I considered that, just not sure if the teeth in another locking pin would fit in collar for this grinder.. they're all different I guess, but will keep in mind for sure!
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New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: I'm new here...
« Last post by K_Bean_Coffee on Yesterday at 12:39 PM »
My home coffee business keeps me mentally sane.. working for me.
Absolutely -  Nice fresh change from the corporate day-to-day.
Motivation behind K Bean is to eventually escape the 9-5 :)
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Off-topic / Re: Coffee Co-op. Surplus beans.
« Last post by GABSTER on 20/09/2017, 06:44 PM »
Thanks for your reply and your PM Lwowiak,  I have just sent you a PM with my email details.

Kind regards..
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Off-topic / Re: Coffee Co-op. Surplus beans.
« Last post by Lwowiak on 20/09/2017, 02:11 PM »
Hi Gabster,
Welcome to the forum.
I have sent you a PM.
Happy to send you the list via email.
Happy roasting.
Regards
Lw.
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You might actually be able to use a locking pin from another brand too. If it's better quality and the shaft is slightly thicker that'd be ideal. Even if it's slightly too big you can always drill the hole out to fit.
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