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    Grinder for Syphon etc

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Greetings all, well its goodbuy to K10 and welcome to Kony-E (tomorrow hopefully) and the K10 went to a fellow snob too.
    The advice I am wanting is on what type of grinder is best for manual brewing method methods. I had a visit from Scott Rao today (nice guy) and got me thinking I want to upgrade the designated Sunbeam I am using fro pour-overs etc to something better, but what?
    Preferably doserless for obvious reasons $400-$800

    Thank you brains bank* :)

    Chris

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    Gday Chris... :)

    Not thinking of a specific brand as such but probably a high quality "stepped" adjustment grinder so that you can move easily and repeatably between settings for various manual brew methods. Rest assured, as time goes on youll find other manual brew methods that are fun to use. ;)

    Thats what I really enjoyed with my previous LSM SM-90A grinder - It had such small adjustments between steps coupled with a very fine upper burr carrier thread, that it was extremely easy to move back and forwards and very, very accurate....

    The LSM is a really large grinder (physically) but no doubt there are others that are just as good but with a smaller footprint.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Hey Chris,

    I would go with a flat burr grinder for brewed coffee. They tend to have a smaller range of particle size, making it better for brewed methods.

    Case in point, my Mazzer Mini was out of a job for a while as my espresso machine isnt with me. I put it on pour over duties and the difference in the cup to my hand grinder was simply unbelievable. Granted, a better comparison would be a conical to flat burr.

    Now that Ill have a double garage; I mean roastery, Ill have room to do such experiments.

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    What about a secondhand Climax bag grinder with a new set of burrs as an option? The way the chute is arranged they have minimal grind retention. If you do go down this path make sure that it wont need remachining to take the new burrs or it gets a litle exe.

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon etc

    Kony E for K10, wow now I know about clumping* :o

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    Downsized your image file Red, close to 1.0MB is just a smidgen over the top. Should try to keep images to a maximum of 600x800 pixels mate ;)



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    Outcome or process Chris?

    ALL doserless grinders will clump to an extent in some conditions. Great ones like the Kony-E produce fluffy grinds, sometimes with a little soft clumping. This has no relationship to the extruded bricks out of some of the cheapies.

    Distribution methods and grooming of the dose will remove soft clumping and as always, it comes down to can you taste something blind or is it just something you can see?* :-?

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    Re: Grinder for Syphon etc

    Too true mate....Managed a pretty tasty Bin 35 roasted just through first crack :)



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