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Topic: Baratza and Clever Coffee Dripper (6 msgs / 123 lines)
1) From: Paul Leung
I have a Vario for espresso and a Maestro Plus for drip. I agree that Baratza customer service is stellar.
For the CCD, I use 16 - 18 setting range for coffee roasted to FC to FC+ in a Behmor. Using a coffee:H2O ratio of 1g:17g,  ~450g brewed coffee drains in ~40 secs. Rarely use autodrip but use 20-22 for that. 
I used to use the Vario for CCD and would get faster drain times and better taste (personal bias?) but prefer using Vario as dedicated espresso grinder. Also used a Kyocera handmill for CCD but drain time was about 2 or 3 minutes, which required me to start drain after 90 secs of steep to get total extraction time close to 3.5-4 minutes and yet always tasted over extracted. My guess was Kyocera produced too many fines that partially clogged the paper filter. Think Maestro produces fewer fines and Vario even fewer.
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2) From: John Monteleone
Thanks Paul.  So for you, are you trying to get a goal of 40 second drain for the ccd. Also regarding fines, are those the small flakes that fly around the front of the machine after a grind.  And can I assume that less fines means that a grinder is grinding evenly. 
Thanks 
John
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3) From: Doug Hoople
The Vario beats most grinders for consistency at coarser settings.  It
seems to have taken its inspiration from the European drip grinders
(Ditting, Mahlkoenig), and proper espresso grinders can't even come close.
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4) From: Phil Palmintere
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Am I reading that correctly - you weigh your water rather than use volume of
water (ml or fluid oz)??
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5) From: Paul Leung
Yes, I like setting the CCD on a digital scale and weighing out coffee and water without needing a scoop or measuring cup. I do that with the AeroPress as well. I also weigh my baking ingredients rather than go by volume.
I used to be a bench laboratorian so my degree of fastidiousness is embarrassing. 
I am on the path towards recovery- I don't adjust for change in water density as temperature increases any more. But I do feel guilty when I don't use the digital thermometer and just pour from the kettle...recovery will take time.
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Am I reading that correctly - you weigh your water rather than use volume of
water (ml or fluid)
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
Get one of these kettles and no thermometer OR thermometer guilt necessary:
 http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/miscellaneous/cupping-supplies/bonavita-electric-pour-over-kettle-3214.html
They are SaWeet! Especially nice for teas that take a low temp, no heat up
over-shoot to boiling then cool down involved. Just heats up to temp and
stops there max 1f over...
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