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I have one of the new Aergrinds with the metal lid made in the UK. Never tried one before but comparing to the Niche, there are more fines (but not many) apparent in the moccamaster, but then with the niche I'm not seeing any fines/sludge on top of the coffee bed, with the aergrind there's a small patch to one side. But very early days. Extremely fast grinding. Can't see movement on the burrs but it is hard to tell. Using 2.9 on the moccamaster and tastes good. I expect a bit of seasoning will help with the fines. I tried at first at 1.6 or 1.8 and it looked like an extremely good espresso grind. Didn't test it for espresso yet however.

 

One thing I haven't seen mentioned on this thread, so may be new, there's a lot of wiggle on the handle when it comes to taking a reading, the wiggle isn't moving the shaft (its not changing the setting) but makes it hard to get a reading. For example it will freely move between 2 of the dots (66% of a number). To do it consistently I let gravity take it to the lowest value, this makes sense as it gets me closer to 0 when I have it fully closed. It is due to the D shaped hole not exactly matching the shaft. And its not actually a problem for me, I just wondered if its new on the new model?

 

I have no drift in the actual setting, it was very stiff to change settings and has become slightly easier to change settings after a few winds and unwinds. But There's no drift however which is the main thing.

 

I can grind extremely fast, 30g in less than 1 min. Compared to the hario I had which took 6 or more minutes. Its also more comfortable than the hario, the grind quality is incomparable, the hario is very bad. The hario did get me good at hand grinding speed though which is the one positive.

 

Anyone have any settings to share for their moccamaster?

 

Any questions about the new model I might be able to answer let me know.

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I have one of the new Aergrinds with the metal lid made in the UK. Never tried one before but comparing to the Niche, there are more fines (but not many) apparent in the moccamaster, but then with the niche I'm not seeing any fines/sludge on top of the coffee bed, with the aergrind there's a small patch to one side. But very early days. Extremely fast grinding. Can't see movement on the burrs but it is hard to tell. Using 2.9 on the moccamaster and tastes good. I expect a bit of seasoning will help with the fines. I tried at first at 1.6 or 1.8 and it looked like an extremely good espresso grind. Didn't test it for espresso yet however.

 

One thing I haven't seen mentioned on this thread, so may be new, there's a lot of wiggle on the handle when it comes to taking a reading, the wiggle isn't moving the shaft (its not changing the setting) but makes it hard to get a reading. For example it will freely move between 2 of the dots (66% of a number). To do it consistently I let gravity take it to the lowest value, this makes sense as it gets me closer to 0 when I have it fully closed. It is due to the D shaped hole not exactly matching the shaft. And its not actually a problem for me, I just wondered if its new on the new model?

 

I have no drift in the actual setting, it was very stiff to change settings and has become slightly easier to change settings after a few winds and unwinds. But There's no drift however which is the main thing.

 

I can grind extremely fast, 30g in less than 1 min. Compared to the hario I had which took 6 or more minutes. Its also more comfortable than the hario, the grind quality is incomparable, the hario is very bad. The hario did get me good at hand grinding speed though which is the one positive.

 

Anyone have any settings to share for their moccamaster?

 

Any questions about the new model I might be able to answer let me know.

 

No it's not just the new models, they all have that wiggle on the arm.


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Mine is one of the early KS ones (for which I've recently purchased a metal lid). The arm on mine only wiggles a tiny bit, ie less than one subdivision (dot) - so roughly 25% of 'a number'

 

1.6-1.8 is what I use for Aeropress. Espresso maybe a bit finer. 2 turns out or coarser is my cold brew setting. I'm very pleased with it overall, especially how easy it is to grind a dose, and the cherry on top being that it fits inside the Aeropress for going to work, or overnight at coffee heathen friends!

 

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I just received an Aergrind this week, not had chance to use it yet. Comes with no instructions, can you explain what you mean by 1.6 to 1.8?? Is that how many full turns from a fully closed position when the burrs are just touching?

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I just received an Aergrind this week, not had chance to use it yet. Comes with no instructions, can you explain what you mean by 1.6 to 1.8?? Is that how many full turns from a fully closed position when the burrs are just touching?
Yes. With the burrs wound right in, the handle should ideally be pointing somewhere near '1'. (No idea how to correct it if it isn't mind you). The notation "1.8" as I understand it means "one full rotation and then pointing to number 8".

 

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On 17/05/2018 at 20:04, Dylan said:

There are definitely some quality control issues with the Aergrind. Mine was missing an o-ring which caused the setting to slip - it was something I managed to figure out and fix but there are other issues people have brought up much like yours. It's a shame as the ones that are goods are great for their price - although if you dont need the travel size I would recommend the larger Feldgrind as it seems to be to have a better build quality (the original at least)

Hi Dylan,

Would you please elaborate more on how you fixed the dial slippage problem. Which o-ring you mean? Seems to be the problem on mine too? 

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2 hours ago, MoT said:

Hi Dylan,

Would you please elaborate more on how you fixed the dial slippage problem. Which o-ring you mean? Seems to be the problem on mine too? 

I will copy him in @Dylan 

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Hey @MoT 

I actually created a topic with a detailed explanation of how to fix: 

 

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