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GVDub
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Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
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Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 3:33pm
Subject: Please help me ID this grinder
 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gvdub/sets/72157630593921998/

CL purchase. Only ID I can find anywhere on it is "EB" in a couple of places, which leads me to believe that it's a Obel Bregant, but not one of the rebranded ones (La Pavoni Zip, Caramali, etc.). However, I'm unsure just which model. Burrs look pretty clean and the steps don't seem so huge as to be unusable. Took me a couple tries to dial it in for my Brazil/Guat/Sumatran blend, but looks like a keeper. Seller said it came from a shop and the switch has had a timer connected internally so it's about a 30 sec. grind per flip. Doser vanes could probably stand to be refreshed if I can find the parts. Doesn't seem to retain a lot of grinds, having a very short chute.

Thanks for your help.

Addendum: From a couple of exploded parts diagrams I've found, it appears to be an older Bregant Jr. or M-Jr. (not sure which, and unclear of exactly what the differences are) with a large replacement hopper sitting in for the 250g hopper that would have been original. Looks like the timer is a user mod. Thing is a lot quieter than I expected.
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Cafedenda
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Grinder: Wega Conical, Mazzer SJ
Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 5:21pm
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I have a very similar one...pretty much identical to yours except that the collar and casing are slightly different.  Everything else looks identical.  Mine has a little "EB" label casted onto the bottom of the fork.  The case has 2 stickers, Bravo Group and the local espresso service company's.  I did a bunch of research when I first got it and looks like EB or someone else rebadge it for everyone such as Bezzera and Fiorenzato:

Click Here (www.1st-line.com)
Click Here (www.coffeeitalia.co.uk)

The grinder is very solid and heavy.  I never really got a chance to use it because while waiting for a tamper for my just acquired espresso machine, I found a Super Jolly and started using it instead.  a few months ago, someone also posted pictures asking for grinder type over at HB but I was too busy to reply.  I might look for that post tonight.

Sorry I don't have anything more than that.
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GVDub
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Espresso: Londinium I, Arrarex...
Grinder: Gaggia MD85, Dienes Mokka,...
Drip: Behmor Brazen, Abid Clever
Roaster: Behmor 1600+
Posted Sun Jul 15, 2012, 6:58pm
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I think it was the hexagonal rather than round casing that threw me the most. Finding pictures of earlier versions of the Obel Junior seems harder than I thought. Aside from the stepped issue, it seems not bad. At the price I paid, it'll hold me until I have the space and money to move up both machine and grinder-wise.
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