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    Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Supplier?

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    Hi there, Im currently only using some stove top mokka pots and a presso. While I save for a Miss Sylvia, Id like to buy a doserless grinder to improve the quality of the coffee im making now. Im looking to spend 200-300 and the Iberital Challenge seems like a good option from what ive read. Id appreciate any advice that anyone can offer. Also, if any of the site sponsors can offer me a reasonable price including shipping to Brisbane, it would be greatly appreciated if you could PM me.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Hi Mark,

    Remember that the iberital takes quite some time to change between different grind levels. On top of this, the grind level marker is on the removeable hopper, so if you turn it around, number X isnt number X any more. If you want to use it to grind for mokka, presso and a silvia regularly, it might not be the grinder for you. If you are going to use it predominantly for the silvia when you get it, it should be sweet, though.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Ill be using it for the presso only until i get the sylvia, then everything else will go in the cupboard and it will just be the grinder and sylvia. So once i dial in the perfect grind, i wont be changing it!

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Quote Originally Posted by doubleXshot link=1171857114/0#2 date=1171859650
    Ill be using it for the presso only until i get the sylvia, then everything else will go in the cupboard and it will just be the grinder and sylvia. So once i dial in the perfect grind, i wont be changing it!
    Youll be changing the grind setting constantly. As the temperature and humidity in the room changes and as the beans age you will have to adjust the grind to compensate. The grind setting is not a set once and walk away thing. It requires constant adjustment for the perfect shot.


    Java "Life is a never ending series of adjustments." phile

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Oh yeah, i realise that, i just mean, i wont be making major changes like from stove top to the sylvia. Im still rather new to all this, but i do understand there will be alot of work to maintain a consistant shot. I plan on doing some training when i eventally do get the sylvia.

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    I have found it great for my purposes - first with the presso and then the Faema once it was repaired. I am working on a few modifications - one to baffle the noise and another to allow a small motor drive to adjust grind (more to see if it can be done than for any other purpose as I only use it to grind for the Faema).

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    Let me know how you go with that Grendel, Id like to see how it turns out.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Sound proofing first for me - Im tired of the chorus of "Daaaad, stop that noise we cant hear Miffy Bunny" (like this is a bad thing?)

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Haha, well i live alone, so the noise doent bother me at all, but it may bother my neighbours when im in search of the perfect shot before work at 5:30 in the morning. What are your ideas so far for sound proofing it?

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Hi,

    If its anything like the Lux, lifting it off the countertop while its grinding does away with the deep droning sort of noise from vibrating the whole counter. The remaining noise (still a lot of it) doesnt tend to travel as far.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    It is noisy alright...but only while grinding!!!

    With or without beans in the hopper its noisy. On or suspended off the bench it is noisy.

    Suprisingly, having the lid on or off does noticeably affect the volume. Its quieter with it on. So, if the hopper was insulated somewhat, and the lid along with it, that might be beneficial.

    But unlike the aforementioned vacuum cleaner, which can be a nuisance for quite a long time (how big is your house?)....or Andrew OKeefe.... the Iberital is only noisy for those few seconds it takes to fill a basket.

    Surely that is tolerable

    --Robusto

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    Re: Iberital Challenge Doserless - Brisbane Suppli

    Quote Originally Posted by doubleXshot link=1171857114/0#0 date=1171857114
    Also, if any of the site sponsors can offer me a reasonable price including shipping to Brisbane, it would be greatly appreciated if you could PM me.
    Hi Mark, Give me a call on 5446 8099 if you are still looking.

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