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    What is a good setting for Drip, using Baratza Encore?

    I have a small amount of dk. roast bean to grind for Drip, which I never do and may never do again. So I don't want to waste time and bean guessing. I'm taking the drip grind to work for co-workers. My grinder is the Baratza Encore.

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    Impossible to accurately tell you... drop a few beans in and grind and compare to one of the many online charts.

    https://glo-gadget.blogspot.com/2018...ize-chart.html

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    Only someone using the Baratza Encore model and is currently using it for drip can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawil1013 View Post
    Only someone using the Baratza Encore model and is currently using it for drip can help.
    That might get you close, but definitely not a guarantee. You can put 10 Encores side-by-side and they will each likely vary to some degree. You have manufacturing tolerances involved, some have calibrated theirs to have better range/consistency either more fine or coarse, all coffees will vary a bit based on bean density, roast level, surface oils, etc. I have never used one, but if the numbers go from 40 (coarse) to 1 (fine), for drip I'd likely use something in the 15-20 range.
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    Close is all I want, but added to someones experiences. I have no urgent time frame. Just trying to treat the folks at work. Baratza has a guide which seems to indicate a starting point at a setting of 18. It's a strong dark roast, so my guess is to say go to 20 to make it a wee bit more difficult to extract so that it isn't too strong for the common coffee drinker. FYI: There are roughly 3? settings on the Encore to get grinder sides closer, I set mine at closest for espresso. Which my hoped for results is to have a more consistent particle. Just playing around.

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    There is no fixed grind size that works every time. You need to learn how to adjust the grind and tweak it.

    So pick a setting (e.g. 18) and brew some coffee. Taste, test, adjust!

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    Have you by chance tried chemex? I use 18 for v60 as well, but can't find a grind for chemex that works. Everything that flows correctly seems way to course, but everything that looks correct has to many fines and chokes up.

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    [QUOTE=Musicphan;104389]Impossible to accurately tell you... drop a few beans in and grind and compare to one of the many online charts.


    cool gadget, thanks a lot!

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    A quick question: is there any downside of making it rather fine except it may either clog or go through the filter?

    If the answer is no, then try finest first. If it clogs the filter (taking too long for coffee to come down), make it a little bit coarse until it flows smoothly.

    And the downside of coarse is obvious: waste of your coffee!

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    If you grind too fine you risk of over extracting your coffee..

 

 
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