calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,665 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 5:47am Subject: Re: Odd Question But Do New Grinder Burrs Have An Odor?
How do you apply the mineral oil and how much do you use? After the mineral oil is applied would you want to run Grindz or Minute Rice through the grinder, or would that remove too much of the mineral oil?
My personal view is that it isn't a big deal and no off flavors will be imparted to the coffee. I have replaced LOTS of burr sets and never washed/oiled any of them and have never had an issue at all.
That said, if you feel you must put some oil on them, only use enough to coat. When you are done, they should feel dry to the touch. No I would not worry about grinds or rice but if it makes you more comfortable, go ahead, you will not hurt anything.
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