espressonewb1 Senior Member Joined: 11 Mar 2012 Posts: 137 Location: NY metro Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Olympia Cremina, Maximatic Grinder: Nuova Simonelli Mdx, HG-1
Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:47am Subject: Re: Anyone with experience with Curtis GSG-3 grinder?
(I don't have particular experience with the Curtis GSG-3 grinder but I had one that was similar made by Bunn. Not too many adjustments to be made but for drip it was ok. The issue is these grinders are monster sized so mine resided in the basement which meant I didn't get to use it that often. The quality of the grind was ok. You could grind 5lbs of coffee in 30 seconds. I gave it away to one of my friends. I think one of the baratza drip grinders for about the same price would suit you just as well.
Posted Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:31pm Subject: Re: Anyone with experience with Curtis GSG-3 grinder?
If your goal is for grinding on demand for the Brazen, I'm not sure how well that will single dose. Even with the LPG, which is designed for portion-controlled (timed) grinding, I have to keep at least three or four days of beans in the hopper to avoid serious popcorning. If you're checking it out, I'd advise pre-measuring a couple of single pot doses of beans and seeing how well it handles single-dosing. If it'll do 5 lbs in 30 seconds, adjusting a timer for a single pot would be a challenge.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,265 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012, 7:01am Subject: Re: Anyone with experience with Curtis GSG-3 grinder?
Just to bring this back to the OPs question, yes I have that grinder at work. It is really designed for bulk work but it works OK for drip etc. it is OVERKILL but then ... why not.
It won't do espresso but it is a very long lasting commercial grinder able to be consistent in grind. If you find one at a good price, it will do the job. For a home, I would not go out of my way to get one. IT IS HUGE for a home.
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