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    Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all, really finding having to clean out grinds and reset Compak between pulling shots and grinding for Syphon or Auto Drip a time consuming process. In NZ we can pick up the Sunbeam Cafe series relatively cheaply on special $120 NZ, is the grind quality of a good enough level to get the best from the Syphon? or am I best to wait till I can justify a second hand mazzer or similar?

    Dont mean to offend anyone I just am not sure how important the grind is for Syphon and Technivorm Drip.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Is this to use at work or home seems to me you have one of the best grinders going around.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Both are for home MB, but this can happen daily. Its also quite a bit wasted each time as the Compak holds a lot of coffee in the throat. Cheers, CB

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I just put what coffee I need in my mazzer clone and use an icypole stick to remove the grounds from the chute and then brush the grounds from the doser.
    I think if you can get the sunbeam em0480 grinder for $120 thats less than half price what they are here,that would be good enough but they are a messy grinder.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Yes thats true. We have a Rocky on TM at present 15mths old and New Burrs $500, quite a bit more than I wanted to pay.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E6968766362693D3E3D0C0 link=1237882201/4#4 date=1237924897
    We have a Rocky on TM at present 15mths old and New Burrs $500
    I thought you have a compak

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    Hey Chris,

    Id either go for something like the 0480, or go nuts and buy a Ditting or something. The Super Jolly is not the most awesome grinder for syphon/drip. Totally fine for espresso, but I get way too many fines for brewed coffee.

    Know what you mean about the annoyance in constantly flipping between the two ... its driving me a little crazy ... I think I need a second grinder also ... and maybe I also want to upgrade the SJ ... ::) ;D

    Michelle

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Yeah thanks Michelle (I think) ;D
    MB the Rocky is for sale on Trade Me ;) But I must resist :-/

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I to find it a hassle changing settings cleaning out the doser etc. Just no room for 2 grinders on my bench.
    The sunbeam is fine, mine is modified with a plastic bush instead of the dodgy rubber one. But it still produced a fair amount of static but this wouldnt bother your syphon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323E2D2B263D3A3E315F0 link=1237882201/8#8 date=1237929172
    Just no room for 2 grinders on my bench.
    Hehe, I have pleanty of room for grinders ... my bank balance doesnt though :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52485E4B4B3F0 link=1237882201/9#9 date=1237929723
    Just no room for 2 grinders on my bench.


    Hehe, I have pleanty of room for grinders ... my bank balance doesnt though
    It is pretty hard to justify such a costly purchase at times.

    Just bought some esmarelda today from Brother Baba Budan $25 for 250gms , wife thinks I am nuts Im sure.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Quote Originally Posted by 606C7F79746F686C630D0 link=1237882201/10#10 date=1237958961
    $25 for 250gms
    Same price I just paid for my mini!

    Im using the mini for syphon now, and much easier with the doser (than doserless rocky) when you are busy getting everthing else organised.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F4350565B4047434C220 link=1237882201/3#3 date=1237922672
    I think if you can get the sunbeam em0480 grinder for $120 thats less than half price what they are here,that would be good enough but they are a messy grinder.
    Sorry MB I was looking at the wrong model, its actually $190 on special.

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    Good luck getting a grinder, the em0450 is basically the same as em0480 but plastic base not stainless steel you could try that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by 33363A3E363966570 link=1237882201/11#11 date=1237969357
    $25 for 250gms


    Same price I just paid for my mini!

    Im using the mini for syphon now, and much easier with the doser (than doserless rocky) when you are busy getting everthing else organised.
    How much does the mini wiegh?

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    kicking myself in the head >.>

    i had the grind on my em0480 just right for stovetop, changed it to coarser for syphon, flicked it back and i wasnt getting the same grind from it! wasted like 3 serves until i got it where i wanted

    i think ive fixed it back but one can never be too sure S:

    anyways id also love to hear if people are using dedicated grinders for their syphons and what tehyre getting out of it (:

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    For Syphon/Plunger at work I have an Ascaso I mini dialled in. At home and for camping I use a 40+ year old Zassenhaus hand grinder. Of the two I think the Zass does a better (more consistent) job of grinding, but the Ascaso is faster for work ;)

    At home the speed is not an issue as time to grind is a touch less than the time to boil the kettle *8-)

    Also I was having a chat to Luca a few weeks ago and the gist of the conversation was that high end espresso grinders do not necessarily grind as well as some of the cheaper ones for manual brewing .

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I use a mazzer mini for plunger/syphon. I havent noticed any difference in taste between the mini & the K10 for syphon.

    I have access to some hand grinders + an em480, it would be interesting to do some tests to see if they actually give a better result for syphon than the mini.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I have used the Zassenhaus for syphon but it only does enough for one cup at a time, the grind quality is good (even) but as has already been said, the coarser the grind the less even the Z grinds it.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I am using a Rocky for syphon and stovetop coffees. I was fortunate I couldnt bring myself to sell it after a few upgrades.

    I used the Macap M4D a few times for syphon, but struggled to dial it back in again for espresso.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I hear you Myrtle :)

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon and Drip

    I was thinking of converting my LSM into a doserless unit sometime into the future and then using this exclusively for the various manual brew methods I use. Its a bit of a behemoth though so after its restored and converted, Ill have to see how it looks parked next to my other gear... Was thinking of getting it powder-coated Bezzera Red so it might blend in a bit better after that ;)

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