How do I set up my new coffee grinder?
Here are the steps to follow to tune in a new coffee grinder:
The first thing to do is to find the zero point.
Start with an empty and clean grinder.
Rotate the collar until the top and bottom burrs touch. This is the zero point.
Some expect the zero reading on the grinder to align with the actual zero point of the grinder but this is not the case. The numbers are a relative scale.
After finding the zero point.
Gradually move the burrs towards a coarser grind, pulsing the grinder for 2-3 seconds at small intervals.
Initially nothing will come out but you will eventually get to a point where very fine grind starts exiting from the chute.
Continue coarser until the grind is close to espresso grind then fine tune the grinder. To fine tune the grinder follow the steps in my Espresso Workflow
Note - You will need to run 100g of coffee through a new grinder before tuning in. This 100g will fill the burr cavities in the way they will be filled during daily operation.