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Topic: [unclassified] Re: +Observations on Zassenhaus grinders (36 lines)
1) From: Rick Copple
Zara Haimo wrote:
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I don't know how easy it is on all the models, but I'm so use to just 
resting my left index finger over the nut to keep it moving while I 
grind, that I've never messed with locktite. But you may be able to do 
that until you get some locktite on it.
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I've always moved it back to "zero" after each grind, and dial it in 
fresh. My procedure is after a grind, to move the nut while rotating the 
burrs until they stop moving (and may shift back and forth if I detect 
there is still some beans in the burrs that need to get out) That is 
"zero" for me. I don't force it, just when the drag on the burrs is 
enough to stop light turning.
Then, when I dial it in, I'll hold the nut stationary and move the base 
around. I use the sides and corners to divide the circle into 8ths. So, 
the unit facing you the back side is zero facing away. If you move the 
base so the back right corner is facing away from you, you've turned it 
an 8th, and so on. One full turn is all the way around till the back 
side is facing away from you again. My usual grind settings using this 
is about 1 1/8th for drip, 1 1/4 for vac pot, 1 3/8 for french press, 
and 3/4 for espresso.
But moving it back to zero ensures I get about the same grind each time.
That's how I do it anyway, it might be helpful to others.
-- 
Rick Copple


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