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Thread: Putting a stock hario skerton to good use?

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    Putting a stock hario skerton to good use?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I've figured the ups and downs of the Skerton and would like to share my findings....

    (Durability)

    Not so good, the glass bottom receptacle is fragile... but the hopper can withstand impact.

    The burrs are made of ceramic and thus its very durable.....

    (Grind)

    The capacity is great, but the grind gets more inconsistent, the coarser you set it to... The fact that it isnt stepless is a pain.... and if you want to grind coarse you'd better get the OE lower bearing..... Otherwise you should grind as fine as possible...

    The mini mill is adjusted from the bottom and that puts the Skerton to shame for not adjusting convieniently.....

    (Portability)

    The grinder does feel quite heavy but it isnt as heavy as a LIDO2 and it's physical size dwarfs the mini mill.... and the fact that the mini mill has a plastic receptacle.. makes me feel like im gonna break my grinder during travel..... (as mentioned in the durability section)

    Hope you like my review....
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    I've been travelling with mine for 3 1/2 months and haven't broken it yet. I have a small plastic box for my coffee stuff (aeropress and grinder) and assorted other fragile bits and pieces and pack it in my checked bags. Changing the grind is OK, if a little inconvenient. I grind fairly fine so the rest isn't a drama. I find the size of the jar good. Not sure how I'd go holding something smaller. Making 3-4 cups a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_m_h View Post
    I've been travelling with mine for 3 1/2 months and haven't broken it yet. I have a small plastic box for my coffee stuff (aeropress and grinder) and assorted other fragile bits and pieces and pack it in my checked bags. Changing the grind is OK, if a little inconvenient. I grind fairly fine so the rest isn't a drama. I find the size of the jar good. Not sure how I'd go holding something smaller. Making 3-4 cups a day.
    Nice rig, I dont have the aeropress though.... i like to bring a moka pot....

    Nice stuff..

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    Sanitarium and Dick Smiths plastic peanut butter jars ( 375 gram ) will fit on a Hario Skerton. I use one when I travel with mine, so I don't worry about it being broken.
    They are also a little bit smaller and lighter than the original glass container for anyone who wants to save on space or weight.
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    Deegee, thanks...

    This just puts the Skerton in a higher level of durability....

    Similarly, i had a 500g mason jar fit on it...

    It looks more like this...

    Not my page but i did get inspired by this webpage

    http://kitchenboy.net/blog/kyocera-c...offee-grinder/

    It will take a few scrolls down to get to the section in which the OP addresses the use of mason jars...



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