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Blane
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012, 9:42am
Subject: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

Hi everyone,
   As stated above I'm completely new to home roasting, in the equipment buying phase. I'm obssessed with coffee, I began with drip, progressed to French press attempting all the beans of a nearby Peets, and have been in love with my Moka Pot for a couple years now. I just purchased a Behmor 1600 and am dying in wait. I now need a new grinder and am curious how much is necessary and how much is overkill? I'd imagine that I will eventually buy an espresso machine, but for the time being can a lesser grinder still create a good flavor in my Moka Pot? Can I get away with a Zassenhaus Knee Mill for the time being (I make 3 3-Shots a day)? Is it a waste to buy a Refurbished Mazzer Mini for a French Press and Moka Pot? Any book recommendations? Thank you, any help is greatly appreciated as I don't make alot of money and hope to not regret this financial setback :).
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:55pm
Subject: Re: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

The Zass will work but can be a workout and you may eventually tire from using it. A refurb Mazzer Mini will last a long time and if the price is right it is a good deal.
I have a Mazzer Kony at home, so asking me if a Mini is overkill is pointless.   ;-)

 
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MikeReilly
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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:15pm
Subject: Re: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

Consider the Orphan Espresso Pharos (for espresso) or the Lido for coarser grinds.
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:03am
Subject: Re: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

I own a Mini Mazzer

A lot of folks tried to steer me towards a Baratza Preciso
Click Here (www.baratza.com)

I have never used or seen one but I would say this might be the way to go..
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:21am
Subject: Re: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

Baratza makes an excellent line of grinders. The Virtuoso would be completely adequate for all your present uses. If you are contemplating some experiments with espresso in the future, consider the Preciso. (Baratza sells refurbished units on their website, which are a great bargain)
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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2012, 7:01pm
Subject: Re: Completely New To Homeroasting... Which grinder would be adequate?
 

Thanks guys after much research and the opinions given here, I pulled the trigger on a Preciso grinder. I am now roasting on my Behmor 1600, my first batch of Costa Rican beans came out awful, but I've never enjoyed Costa Rican beans so I figured they'd be a good bean to sacrifice. Thanks again.
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