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    LUCY burr replacement?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Gday, Im in the process of rebuilding my LUCY (here) and I have completely disassembled the top part of the grinder and glass bead blasted all of the brass parts and the 2 burrs. I have never used the grinder so dont know how it performs. It was completely gummed up with old beans and looked like it had never been cleaned. Its 8 years old though the burrs still look sharp, but Im no expert. So should I replace them now or save myself the money?

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Agree Andrew,

    Those burr cutting edges look pretty good in the photo. Easy to replace though if needed down the track a bit and not expensive. Id go with em though and see what the results are like in the cup....

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Excuse my ignorance... Lucy means a built in ROCKY ??

    I would recognize that burr and carrier set any where.. ;)

    I would go with it in the first instance ( Support Mal on that), as that looks as good as I seen, in almost new grinders..

    PS. Where are you getting your glass bead work done... We have some small blasting units at work for cleaning and prepping some medical equipment... I might just have to pay them a visit...

    Looks clean and would suggest easier than brasso and a dremmial...

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by 133C3537201F333C3335373F373C26520 link=1233567253/2#2 date=1233568902
    Excuse my ignorance... * Lucy means a built in ROCKY ??

    PS. *Where are you getting your glass bead work done... * We have some small blasting units at work for cleaning and prepping some medical equipment... I might just have to pay them a visit...

    Looks clean and would suggest easier than brasso and a dremmial...

    AM
    Thanks for the replies, Ill keep my new looking old burs. 8-)

    The Lucy does have the built in Rock as far as I can tell. This one has the adjustable timer as well for the dose.

    Im doing the bead blasting at work after hours. Its a smallish unit with the cabinet about 500X500X500. After I have bead blasted them I gave them a quick going over with a wire wheel on a bench grinder. The Dremel and Brasso are still good for the tight areas. I deburred some of the flashing from the forgings. And inside the aluminium motor housing where the grind comes out.

    Andrew. :)

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    I have reassembled the grinder now and all is working OK it think, as this is my first experience with a grinder. I have set my zero point (burs touching) so that it reads zero on the hopper as well.

    A question I have thought is how long do I set the timer for? This controls the size of the dose doesnt it? Its set at approximately 7 seconds now.

    Andrew. :)

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    I wouldnt worry about using the timer (at first anyway)... Best thing is to grind by volume so that you end up with slightly more than is required for a single/double and then practice getting the dose/distribution and tamp consistent. Once youve got this sorted, you should be in a position to control your shots via grind setting adjustments. After that, if you think it would be a good idea to use the grinder timer, youll be in a much better position to recognise what needs to be done with respect to timer and grind settings.

    All the best mate and Happy Brewing... :)

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D60646865090 link=1233567253/5#5 date=1234620748
    I wouldnt worry about using the timer (at first anyway)...

    Thanks for the advice. But how do I "not" use the timer? There isnt an on/off or grind switch like on the Rocky. Once you push the portafilter against the start switch you cannot turn it off, it runs for the length of time set on the timer. Or am I missing something?

    Andrew. :)

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Well, what I meant was..... Only grind on demand i.e., only add the correct quantity of beans required for each brew/shot. Set the timer to what ever you like so long as its long enough to grind the beans youve loaded :)

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    Re: LUCY burr replacement?

    Quote Originally Posted by 715C585459350 link=1233567253/7#7 date=1234710231
    Well, what I meant was..... Only grind on demand i.e., only add the correct quantity of beans required for each brew/shot. Set the timer to what ever you like so long as its long enough to grind the beans youve loaded :)

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    Ah, now I see. Ill just measure the right amount of beans out and go from there.

    Andrew. :)



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