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    I've the got the cheap version and have to say it's surprisingly well made given the price.
    My favourite use for it is covering the top of my grinder allowing me to put the hopper away each day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbo1111 View Post
    I've the got the cheap version and have to say it's surprisingly well made given the price.
    My favourite use for it is covering the top of my grinder allowing me to put the hopper away each day
    Hey Robbo1111, how do you find using the cheaper version for consistency of extractions? Do you feel it distributes pretty well?

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    ONA coffee distributor

    I have an alibaba cheapo distribution tool that I found out about via a snobs thread a while back and its awesome. Grind into the pf basket, quick spin with the cheapo tool, tamp and go. Within a few seconds of pump starting the pour comes to a perfect cone with dark striping- and its repeatable. I am comfortable with my non tool based distribution but have to say that these days my workflow usually involves the tool because I can do it quicker and it does appear to be extremely consistent with a great result.

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    Glad you're seeing consistent results Melbroaster as well as workflow improvement. Is it a chisel style or 3 vane (?) style ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Hey Robbo1111, how do you find using the cheaper version for consistency of extractions? Do you feel it distributes pretty well?
    seems to perform as advertised, I'm no expert but the naked pours look pretty good to me and I'm still using it everyday which says it all really
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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    Glad you're seeing consistent results Melbroaster as well as workflow improvement. Is it a chisel style or 3 vane (?) style ?
    3 vane. Only complaint is that because its a smooth and heavy metallic object always nervous I will drop it....

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    I've been interested to see how those new to the device take to it easily and adjust it in to workflow. It has been a good leveller.

    I'll be interested to see what comes out of the BH distribution testing...

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    @Melbroaster ah very cool, I'll have to look into that.

    @Robbo1111 hmm interesting.. Seems like it's still designed like the OCD then (except 3 vanes instead of 4), might have to get me one, can never have enough coffee gizmos XD

    @matth3wh I'm also interested in the results, I reckon it's awesome he's really putting it out there and doing solid testing
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    I just ordered a cheapy off the bay, I'll see how it compares to the OCD v2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    I just ordered a cheapy off the bay, I'll see how it compares to the OCD v2
    Ah nice, would love to hear how your testing of it goes mate
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    Something I have noticed is that all of the tips about these tools recommend to set then so that they dont go down too far into the basket incase the tool partially tamps the grinds. I found with the tool set like this the pours didnt look or taste right and had visible channelling, but after adjusting so that around 1cm of the tool is in the basket it worked great. It certainly partially tamps and then leaves a level bed for final tamp
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    I got the eBay FCD (Faux Coffee Distributor) to try out. 3 vane with knurled sides for easy grip.

    Make the extractions more even. I have gotten the best extractions with this than I have before, mine were always starting off as a bit of a doughnut, this almost eliminates it.

    Very quick and easy to use and helps with consistency.

    Cheers
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    Ah that's great to hear, am considering getting one, is that one of the $24 ones?

    Would you say the gist of it and how it primarily works is by moving/pushing the grounds around to fill in gaps, and do you find it slows down the flow, or same flow speed just more even extraction?

    Wondering if nutation achieves the same thing (albeit trickier to keep as consistent)...

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    Yep it was around that $.

    I would say it moves the grinds and distributes them (somewhat). I have not tried doing a deliberate lob sided dose and assess the effect.

    Looking at the relatively shallow vanes, I think there is a limit to how much spreading it does before it starts compacting the grinds. When I use it I dont press it down all the way then spin, I keep it elevated and slowly lower as I spin until it bottoms out. I do get a few grinds popping out of the PF onto the tamping mat during use.

    Cheers
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    I have found with my FauxCD that it doesn't do a great job of redistributing. It does some but if you have a very lopsided mound it will do more tamping than distributing and you will probably still have a bit of a hole once it's done.

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    Ah interesting, I guess it's more of a case of distributing as best as possible initially while dosing, then using the tool to put in the finishing touches and help lock it all in properly perhaps?

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    ONA coffee distributor

    Punched out 150 coffees this morning for Men's Shed Grande Opening and OCD v1 worked a treat.

    Wished I'd taken enough time to do another wipe of micro fibre cloth clockwise wipe trick to try preventing coffee sticking. Seemed pretty low waste.

    There wasn't too much coffee waste overall and a large percentage of that was particles flying off the PF mound during grind.

    People came back for more Toby's and then some Tanzanian SO. Nice even consistent pours.

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    ONA coffee distributor

    A pic of the setup... men's shed handy work coffee station made of recovered timber.

    OCD in there with respect wrist band.



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    Ah sweet setup! I'd love to do barista work again at certain events, not so much busy cafe work again, but would be so much fun meeting people and helping out, and i definitely see myself in the coffee industry at some stage in some capacity, great idea, how long have you been doing that sort of thing Matt?
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    Nice bench Matt! You have to admire the craftsmanship
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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    A pic of the setup... men's shed handy work coffee station made of recovered timber.

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    Those Eureka grinders are actually really good once they bed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono_Willmer View Post
    I just ordered a cheapy off the bay, I'll see how it compares to the OCD v2
    Hey Jono, just wondering if you've had a chance to test out the cheapy and how you've found it? (I finally bit the bullet and ordered one to test out hehe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    Hey Jono, just wondering if you've had a chance to test out the cheapy and how you've found it? (I finally bit the bullet and ordered one to test out hehe)
    Well, I ordered one for my dad and I haven't used it yet, I was planning to do a side by side last weekend, but it didn't happen. My dad is loving it and uses it everyday now, he says he finds it helped him gain consistency and hasn't been getting any noticeable channeling since he started using it. Let me know what you think of yours. I'll be at my dads next week so I'll report back when we have used it together with the OCD.

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    Ah awesome to hear, will let you know for sure, I'm wondering if it does as well as WDT (which I've been having alot of success and consistency with). Shouldn't be too much longer until it's here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melbroaster View Post
    Something I have noticed is that all of the tips about these tools recommend to set then so that they dont go down too far into the basket incase the tool partially tamps the grinds. I found with the tool set like this the pours didnt look or taste right and had visible channelling, but after adjusting so that around 1cm of the tool is in the basket it worked great. It certainly partially tamps and then leaves a level bed for final tamp
    Have you tried without tamping? Make it a one step workflow?

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