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With Vario or the Vario-W . When moving the grind adjustment levers it will take a few cycles before seeing any results, so don't rush it.
Because the grind adjustment takes time it is not practical using the Vario or the Vario-W for espresso and drip coffee at the same time.
Compared to many other high-end grinders, it has much less to NO clumping and a few extra features.
To make it more practical, and less messy, instead of using the timer doser alone (which will not work all the time), you can grind into a cup sitting on a small scale placed on a small shelf that you will have to make to fit into the grinder bay (replacing the plastic grind bin).
I find that using this setup is less messy than grinding into the plastic bin or into the Portafilter on the portafilter holder (basket is too small to hold the full amount of un-clumped or fluffed grinds) (see pictures below for better setup).
Because many of us fill the hopper as needed, rather than keep it filled, the timer doser is not accurate. It will also fail at the last remaining beans in the hopper. So what do you do to be able to still enjoy the timer doser?
The best approach is to use the buttons described below with the home made scale setup.
Set button #1 for fraction of a second
(00.4), this will be a correction option for button #2.
Set button #2 for your regular double dose
(when hopper and chute are full) minus a fraction (09.3) to leave room for
correction with button #1).
Set button #3 for your triple dose (when hopper and
chute are full) minus a fraction (12.9) to leave room for correction with
The logic behind this method is that it is simple to
add but it is a hassle to reduce the amount.
|One other option works only if you single dose the
hopper, then you can dose the hopper for your double but use button # 3
and let it run the entire grind out (considering the grinder chute was
empty) similar to how you operate the Versalab
grinder. Or, button # 2 and
correct if needed with #1
Are you lost?
will be all clear when you operate the Vario grinder.
A used Vario grinder must have the chute cleaned all the way through (where the grinding burrs are, all the way out). (like with a small pipe cleaner which You can make from a soft stranded copper wire). it will make huge positive difference on Particle size, uniformity and clumping.
With Vario or the Vario-W . When moving the grind adjustment levers it will take a few cycles before seeing any results.