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Grind standards?

MikeW

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Feb 7, 2007
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Grand Rapids
I was wondering if anyone here knows of a tool(s) to be used for setting grinders. Say for instance I wanted to know for sure that my Perc setting is actually a Perc grind.

I''m sure everyone here knows of the Agtron color standards. Is there a tool out there similar to this (pictures or screens?) for grinds?

Thanks
 

CafeBlue

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Dec 8, 2006
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Toronto
Graduated sieves - they work like the screens for sorting green beans by size. The sieves are kind of pricey and usually are designed for use with a sieve shaking machine (common brand is Ro-tap, so frequently people call them Ro-tap screens), but hand-held sieves are available.
Your grinder supplier should be able to help you out, they likely have a system or at least a set of sieves. They might allow you to use theirs at their facility or may offer to evaluate your grind samples for you.
 

Jackson

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Aug 22, 2006
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Columbus, OH
If you have an adjustable burr grinder, set the grinder to it's finest setting. Then adjust the burrs until they start to touch each other, (it will start to make a slight clinking noise). Then back the adjustment back til you do not hear the noise anymore. Now you have a calibrated grinder. It may not be as percise as you could get it with a graduated sieve, but it should work great for a perk.
 
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