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    Looking for best way to work with 1 grinder but do pour overs and espresso shots

    Hi,
    I have a Macap M4 without the worm gear micro adjustment.
    I'm a die hard espresso person but as I get more involved I wanted to try pourover and other brewing methods.
    I just received my Chemex and pour kettle and wanted to give it a try but didn't want to loose my dialed in setting for my Espresso

    How do you manage this? Just mark the ring?

    Thanks
    Jason

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    You'll be ponying up for a Baratza Encore before too long.

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    I'm kinda regretting going from my Baratza verio to the Macap

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    Even if the Vario can switch from espresso grinding to non-espresso grinding, and do so repeatedly, using one grinder for everything is indeed a compromise, and having two grinders is really what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterjschmidt View Post
    Even if the Vario can switch from espresso grinding to non-espresso grinding, and do so repeatedly, using one grinder for everything is indeed a compromise, and having two grinders is really what you want.
    This. Two grinders are best for espresso and other needs. The Baratza's are "full range" however really not recommended to do so, as that puts a lot of wear and tear on them going back and forth on the plastic parts and you'll end up having settings that aren't where they were before for espresso etc. The Forte is built solid to do this though. But I still feel that if your doing various brew methods, two grinders is best. One for espresso, and one for whatever.

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    thanks All.

 

 

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