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    Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I am considering to get a grinder, the Iberital Challenge and the Nemox Lux are in my price range.
    Which one will *a best solution for me? Should *I get A doser *or doserless?
    I own a Gaggia Carreza and I also use a Krups drip coffee maker with gold filter.
    I roast my own Coffee with I-Roast 2.

    Thanks

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Welcome moshe515... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    The Lux is a "Stepped" grinder while the Iberital Challenge is not, being infinitely adjustable or "Micro-metrical". If youre only making espresso coffee, then the Iberital is the best choice as it allows you to make very fine adjustments to "dial-in" for the perfect espresso. On the other hand, if you brew coffee using more than one brew method that requires large and rapid adjustment of the grind setting then the Lux is more suitable but tricky to dial-in for espresso as each step change results in pour time changes of 6-7 seconds per step.

    All the best :)
    Mal.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Thank you Mal, :)

    I will keep it in mind.
    Where can I find how to do the adjastments on the Nemox Lux Plus.
    Moshe

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Quote Originally Posted by moshe515 link=1227101354/0#2 date=1227182950
    Thank you Mal, :)

    I will keep it in mind.
    Where can I find how to do the adjastments on the Nemox Lux Plus.
    Moshe
    Not sure what you are referring to Moshe... Do you mean the Grind Size adjustment via the stepped collar?

    Mal.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Mal,

    I guess!?

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Quote Originally Posted by moshe515 link=1227101354/0#4 date=1227193046
    Mal,

    I guess!?
    Its very simple mate..... The grinder has a collar that is fixed to the adjustable grinding burr, called a burr carrier. This in turn is threaded into the grinder housing so that as you rotate the collar towards the lower burr mounted on the motor/gearbox shaft, the grind becomes finer.... Rotate the collar the other way and the grind becomes coarser. The Lux has a small button that you depress to unlock the collar so that you can rotate it from one or more steps at a time and then locks in to the closest detent under the collar.

    The Iberital does away with this process and instead, uses a worm/crown gear drive with the crown gear fixed to the upper burr carrier and the worm gear, in turn, is meshed into this with a shaft and adjustment knob extending to one side. When you turn the knob, the motion is transferred to the upper burr carrier and because of the design of the crown/worm gear drive, there is no need for any kind of locking system to prevent the burr carrier from unwinding while grinding your coffee.

    I hope this helps a bit mate but the best advice I can give you, is to drop into one of our Site Sponsors premises and ask to have the various grinders within your budget demonstrated for you. All the best, :)

    Mal.

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Thank you Mal for your advise.

    I live in USA and i do not know of any of the siten sponsors are in my area to demonstrate *a grinder in my budjet.
    If you know of any ill be happy to go there.
    I am on the East coast in the State of Connecticut.

    Thanks again *:)

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    Re: Iberital Challenge vs. Nemox Lux

    Gday Moshe....

    CoffeeSnobs is an Australian community and I apologise for assuming that you were also posting from within Australia. We have quite a few U.S. members, including one of our Moderators "Javaphile". Perhaps if Java spots this thread he will be able to steer you towards reputable specialist coffee hardware retailers in your area. All the best mate and hope you get sorted soon.

    All the best :)
    Mal.



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