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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2007, 7:57am
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This was up on Sweet Maria's today:

3/6: Well - it seems that Zassenhaus has re-organized, re-shuffled, re-whatever, and will once again be in business. We ought to have a limited selection of mills by early June 2007. Maria 3-6-07

Thought some of you might be interested.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2007, 8:03am
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Hi Brad,

It's great isn't it! I posted about this here & mentioned about seeing this on alt.coffee some months ago too. {;-)

 
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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2007, 8:09am
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Hello everyone.  I thought I would finally jump in after years of lurking in the shadows.  I was just researching Zassenhaus mills yesterday on ebay - the hand grinding with a stepless burr grinder intrigued me.  Could someone speak on the quality of grind.  Is this handmill really capable of making making a nice grind for espresso?

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2007, 8:17am
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bakerscup Said:

Hello everyone.  I thought I would finally jump in after years of lurking in the shadows.  I was just researching Zassenhaus mills yesterday on ebay - the hand grinding with a stepless burr grinder intrigued me.  Could someone speak on the quality of grind.  Is this handmill really capable of making making a nice grind for espresso?

Mark

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Hello Mark.  I have been using a Zassenhaus for years.  It produces a superior grind, even to my KitchAid Proline which I just got.  To answer your question about grind for espresso, the answer is Yes.  Nice, fluffy, very fine grind.

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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 12:52pm
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Hi jacking a 7 year old thread from 07. It's really a question for coffeeroastersclub, if you see it. I have a zass grinder and do use it for both Espresso and AP, ccd and fp use.

I just got into drinking Espresso a month or two ago. No immediate plans to upgrade either my machine (Starbucks Barista SIN006) or my zassenhaus grinder. I know grinder, grinder, grinder, but, that's not going to happen anytime soon. Higher powers than me have spoken :-D.

Do you know of any mods I can try to get a more consistent grind for Espresso?  I know there is a mod for a coarser grind that I hope to try some day, but is there one you know of specifically for a real fine grind?

Right now I grind with the burrs touching somewhat, but even then I have seen some larger pieces in my puck. I can grind/tamp fine enough to choke the machine.  I know fine does not necessarily mean consistent.

This is just for one or two espressos/lattes a day with fresh roasted/ground beans. And I do weigh 14 grams to the nearest tenth.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 1:12pm
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gimpy Said:

Hi jacking a 7 year old thread from 07. It's really a question for coffeeroastersclub, if you see it. I have a zass grinder and do use it for both Espresso and AP, ccd and fp use.

I just got into drinking Espresso a month or two ago. No immediate plans to upgrade either my machine (Starbucks Barista SIN006) or my zassenhaus grinder. I know grinder, grinder, grinder, but, that's not going to happen anytime soon. Higher powers than me have spoken :-D.

Do you know of any mods I can try to get a more consistent grind for Espresso?  I know there is a mod for a coarser grind that I hope to try some day, but is there one you know of specifically for a real fine grind?

Right now I grind with the burrs touching somewhat, but even then I have seen some larger pieces in my puck. I can grind/tamp fine enough to choke the machine.  I know fine does not necessarily mean consistent.

This is just for one or two espressos/lattes a day with fresh roasted/ground beans. And I do weigh 14 grams to the nearest tenth.

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I have one of the old zassenhauses made in Germany and never had an issue with the very fine grind needed for espresso.  I do not know of any mods. However you may wish to grind a bit of minute rice (uncooked) through the grinder to get rid of any stale coffee that may be stuck in the grinder.  That may help out a bit with your consistency.

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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 2:18pm
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OK,  Len,  Thx. I will try that after work this evening. Mine is only about two years old.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 3:17pm
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I cut a piece of metal from a peanut can lid to create a lower bushing for my modern style Zass grinder - one with the adjustment on top. It grinds more consistently through all ranges now.

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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Mon Jun 2, 2014, 7:05pm
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Thx, Eric. I have seen your mod and do plan on trying it when I can get the things together for it. (been putting it off). But, I was under the impression that it was a mod for coarser grind.  

Thx, Frank

 
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Posted Tue Jun 3, 2014, 4:50pm
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Better consistency with coarse grinding was my target, but better consistency for fine grinding happens too.

 
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