After careful research, I decided the Comandante C40 was the perfect manual grinder upgrade to my Encore, and received it today.
Initial thoughts: this grinder is hefty, build quality seems incredible, and it absolutely monsters through my beans. It puts my old Hario Mini mill to shame; grinding 15 grams takes around 30 seconds maximum. It looks incredible too (I got the red model).
I’m having a bit of a problem figuring out what the zero spot is though - I thought I had the zero spot, turned clockwise until it was really tight, and then turned counterclockwise for 23 and 25 clicks respectively. This gave me draw downs on a V60 of 2.09 minutes, and 1.55 minutes respectively. As expected, both cups tasted bland and flavorless. I’m assuming that I’m not quite reaching the zero spot, meaning what I think is 23 or 25 clicks is actually closer to 30+, hence the grind being coarser than I want.
I checked up on Comandante’s website, but their explanation didn’t make much sense to me. I’m afraid of turning too tight and damaging the grinder
For anyone that has the grinder, how did you find the zero spot? And what other feedback can you give me?