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Date: 04 Dec 2006 21:09:11
From: FERRANTE
Subject: Which grind setting for drip?
I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?

Another thing I like about it is that you can set the number of cups
you want to grind for. It goes from 2-12.

Btw, with the 18 grind settings, all that appears are dots as the
"coarser" you get, the larger the dot gets. That is all I have to go
by.

Here is one on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several
pics and let me know which setting you would use for drip:

http://tinyurl.com/ylrhtp\

Thanks.
k




 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 16:14:12
From:
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
In alt.coffee, FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:
> I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
> manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
> recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?

I'd start on the low end of halfway, and try going finer and finer until
you taste some bitterness, caused by overextraction.

--
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
--Edward R. Murrow


 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 06:39:12
From: wally1012
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?

FERRANTE wrote:
> I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
> manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
> recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?
>
> Another thing I like about it is that you can set the number of cups
> you want to grind for. It goes from 2-12.
>
> Btw, with the 18 grind settings, all that appears are dots as the
> "coarser" you get, the larger the dot gets. That is all I have to go
> by.
>
> Here is one on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several
> pics and let me know which setting you would use for drip:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ylrhtp\
>
> Thanks.
> k

hi k

I have the same machine and i set mine for one spot above the fine
k. I have seen some variation between machines so its a good
starting point. I have found a great place to get fresh roasted beans
if your interested send me an email and ill send you the link

Wally



 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 18:57:38
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
Barry Jarrett advises:
> whichever setting gives the best tasting coffee.

This might seem unhelpful, but it's hard to provide a more detailed
response. Sometimes, I start at a coarse setting and then regrind the
coffee at finer settings until it looks/feels right. The resulting pot
often tastes pretty bad, so it's a good idea to use this technique on a
disposable amount.

Recently, Jim Schulman observed that different coffees should be ground
differently, and Doug posted a great article a while ago commenting on
the effect grind size has on taste. In other words, once that initial
setting is discovered, it's important to keep in mind that it's merely
a starting point.

Sometimes, I get the feeling that I'm not getting enough from my beans
and I'll readjust my grinder. Sometimes, the feeling persists and I
retreat toward the original setting. Once, I think I ended up there.
Sometimes, I try to overshoot and discover that the result is pretty
good. We're not machines and coffee isn't plastic ... All the variables
should be governed by how we feel about the result. I should buy myself
an adjustable kettle ...


Felix



  
Date: 06 Dec 2006 05:17:23
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
Yeah, I paid $30 for mine about a year ago. I used it for about 6
weeks and the performance had declined so badly that I switched back to
my whirly until my new grinder came. At its worst, no matter what
setting I chose I was getting at least 30% dust. I figure I overpaid
by about $20.

Gary D wrote:
> How much did you pay for it on ebay? They are about $29 at Costco new.



  
Date: 06 Dec 2006 02:12:58
From: Gary D
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
How much did you pay for it on ebay? They are about $29 at Costco new.



   
Date: 06 Dec 2006 14:30:05
From: FERRANTE
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
On Wed, 6 Dec 2006 02:12:58 -0700, lolajoker@webtv.net (Gary D) wrote:

>How much did you pay for it on ebay? They are about $29 at Costco new.

I paid $21 for it and $9 for s/h. As far as Cosco, they are building
the first here in Toledo, Ohio as I type these words...

k


 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 11:05:46
From: Dickie Peters
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
I'm wondering if I made a mistake by buying something used? This a.m.
was the firs time I have used it. I had about a 1/2 pound of beans
left, so I poured them into the hopper. I set the cup setting to 8
cups (in my old grinder, I would sure a small scoop and place about 2
and 1/2 scoops into it and then grind. Anyway, this a.m. I did the
above and hit the power button. I did not think the thing was going to
shut off, but it finally did and the container that holds the ground
coffee was almost half full. That seems like way too much coffee. I
think this machine must have quit working properly and they decided to
pawn it off on someone on Ebay. I hope I am wrong, but doesn't that
seem like way too much coffee for eight cups?

I used about half of the ground coffee. Your thoughts?

k


 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 06:09:37
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?

whichever setting gives the best tasting coffee.



 
Date: 04 Dec 2006 19:38:06
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?

FERRANTE wrote:
> I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
> manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
> recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?
>
> Another thing I like about it is that you can set the number of cups
> you want to grind for. It goes from 2-12.
>
> Btw, with the 18 grind settings, all that appears are dots as the
> "coarser" you get, the larger the dot gets. That is all I have to go
> by.
>
> Here is one on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several
> pics and let me know which setting you would use for drip:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ylrhtp\
>
> Thanks.
> k

The chemistry entails water temperature reacting to a fineness of
grains. What isn't extracted is what is wasted coffee, coffee that is
not or least exposed to water. What coffee is extracted is enough, but
no more than at a point when water remains to draw out other coffee
residuals, known as overextracted coffee. The dynamics of time
brewing. The outer and coarsest surface will be exposed longest if too
large and over extracted, while the center remains less exposed and
under-utilized coffee;- whereas too-finely-ground coffee is simply
over-extracted coffee. Resistance is also implied. Water at
specificed temperature over an allowed time interval produces coffee by
overcoming substrates of heavest to weakest resistance in decreasing
size of the grind (respectively). A balance of coarseness is then to be
realized. Coffee derived without over-extracteding from a point
determined by its inner-core grind would seem most of all efficient.



 
Date: 04 Dec 2006 21:32:56
From: Mike Hartigan
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
For drip, I'd be inclined to simply start in the middle and work one
way or the other from there. As a crude guide, I found that, using a
gold filter, I would adjust the grind so that the high-water k on
the filter is just below the top of the mesh portion of the filter.
If it's not getting up there, go a little finer. If it's
overflowing, go a little coarser. Once you find your sweet spot,
simply k the dot with a permanent ker.

In article <uek9n29no064vkjelf0ltjdf3j3kggmqn4@4ax.com >, ferrante276-
ng@yahoo.com says...
> I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
> manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
> recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?
>
> Another thing I like about it is that you can set the number of cups
> you want to grind for. It goes from 2-12.
>
> Btw, with the 18 grind settings, all that appears are dots as the
> "coarser" you get, the larger the dot gets. That is all I have to go
> by.
>
> Here is one on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several
> pics and let me know which setting you would use for drip:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/ylrhtp\
>
> Thanks.
> k
>

--
-Mike


 
Date: 04 Dec 2006 18:19:09
From:
Subject: Re: Which grind setting for drip?
You're looking for something medium coarse. I'd start somewhere in the
middle, then tweak it bit one way or the other if the flow through is
too fast (go finer) or too slow (coarser). Drip is generally pretty
forgiving about grind coarseness. What matters more is not having a
bunch of dusty fines with your ground coffee.

On Mon, 04 Dec 2006 21:09:11 -0500, FERRANTE
<ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

>I bought a grinder off Ebay (CUISINART) and it did not come with a
>manual. It has 18 settings from fine to coarse. What would you
>recommend for drip coffee? Half way, more, less?
>
>Another thing I like about it is that you can set the number of cups
>you want to grind for. It goes from 2-12.
>
>Btw, with the 18 grind settings, all that appears are dots as the
>"coarser" you get, the larger the dot gets. That is all I have to go
>by.
>
>Here is one on Ebay. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several
>pics and let me know which setting you would use for drip:
>
>http://tinyurl.com/ylrhtp\
>
>Thanks.
>k





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