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Date: 30 Jan 2007 18:46:40
From: Pepe
Subject: Macap stepless grinder
Any suggestions on how to repeat grinder settings for various types of
beans would be gratefully appreciated. What were they thinking when
they designed this machine???





 
Date: 31 Jan 2007 11:07:02
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder
I agree. worm-gear stepless adjustment grinders are for espresso
only.

Trying to move it back and forth between different brew methods is a
nighte. I've tried it once... and only once.

But if you're referring to just different blends, both for espresso.
Is there a way you can k the settings? I haven't used a MACAP in
quite some time, but does the hopper turn with the upper burr carrier?
(I bet it does).

Just put a reference ker on the hopper (or other spot) and one on
the body of the grinder.



  
Date: 31 Jan 2007 12:01:57
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder
On 31 Jan 2007 11:07:02 -0800, "Jasonian" <jason.haeger@gmail.com >
wrote:

>I agree. worm-gear stepless adjustment grinders are for espresso
>only.
>
>Trying to move it back and forth between different brew methods is a
>nighte. I've tried it once... and only once.
>
>But if you're referring to just different blends, both for espresso.
>Is there a way you can k the settings? I haven't used a MACAP in
>quite some time, but does the hopper turn with the upper burr carrier?
>(I bet it does).
>
>Just put a reference ker on the hopper (or other spot) and one on
>the body of the grinder.

The hopper turns, and there is the attachment screw as an indicator,
but since the grind changes daily, there's not much percentage in it.

And then it rains, and then it will be 30F warmer on Sunday, and then
the roast is a day older and then it's a new batch and....


   
Date: 31 Jan 2007 14:41:35
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder
In article <97t1s2d3uimna3eh8k5ahrn3gqlrfetma5@4ax.com >,
"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote:

> On 31 Jan 2007 11:07:02 -0800, "Jasonian" <jason.haeger@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I agree. worm-gear stepless adjustment grinders are for espresso
> >only.
> >
> >Trying to move it back and forth between different brew methods is a
> >nighte. I've tried it once... and only once.
> >
> >But if you're referring to just different blends, both for espresso.
> >Is there a way you can k the settings? I haven't used a MACAP in
> >quite some time, but does the hopper turn with the upper burr carrier?
> >(I bet it does).
> >
> >Just put a reference ker on the hopper (or other spot) and one on
> >the body of the grinder.
>
> The hopper turns, and there is the attachment screw as an indicator,
> but since the grind changes daily, there's not much percentage in it.
>
> And then it rains, and then it will be 30F warmer on Sunday, and then
> the roast is a day older and then it's a new batch and....

Yep, that's the way my SuperJolly is too. I use it only for espresso
and make small adjustments for all those things you mentioned.

If I pull it around for a Cafe Crema, no king of any sort is really
close in for the espresso when I try to go back to it. That's why I
have a second grinder.


    
Date: 31 Jan 2007 17:29:04
From: Sylvain Scaglione
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder

"Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com > wrote in message
news:lloydparsons-C3C3D2.14413531012007@individual.net...
> In article <97t1s2d3uimna3eh8k5ahrn3gqlrfetma5@4ax.com>,
> "I->Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>
> Yep, that's the way my SuperJolly is too. I use it only for espresso
> and make small adjustments for all those things you mentioned.
>
> If I pull it around for a Cafe Crema, no king of any sort is really
> close in for the espresso when I try to go back to it. That's why I
> have a second grinder.

Well... I believe the Mazzer is still much easier to adjust than the Macap..
The stepless mechanic is not implemented in the same manner.




 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 20:07:31
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder
On 30 Jan 2007 18:46:40 -0800, "Pepe" <pepe@wildblue.net > wrote:

>What were they thinking when
>they designed this machine???

That you'd buy a drip grinder?


  
Date: 31 Jan 2007 03:03:41
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Macap stepless grinder

"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:0g50s210i4ocbv9c98lqc267k73f0djisf@4ax.com...
> On 30 Jan 2007 18:46:40 -0800, "Pepe" <pepe@wildblue.net> wrote:
>
>>What were they thinking when
>>they designed this machine???
>
> That you'd buy a drip grinder?

which are pretty damn cheap -- so why not?