calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 8,153 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 Wed Nov 14, 2012, 5:40am Subject: Re: Help! Need Grinder
$100 is not much at all for a powered burr grinder.
Is there a reason you NEED a conical burr or is this a buzz word you picked up on? Just wondering out loud, no judgement from me.
The lower end B referb are about the best value for a "new" motorized grinder, avoid the consumer grade "grinders" at retail outlets, most are not much more than fancy whirley blade grinders with a "burr" added to the name to fool the consumer, these are referred to here as PSUTO burr grnders.
There is no free lunch, you need to pay for results.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
crlssctt Senior Member Joined: 6 Nov 2012 Posts: 27 Location: Clarkston
Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 5:48am Subject: Re: Help! Need Grinder
Using a conical burr as in the skerton has given me the most consistent coffee grounds, no dust, no chunks, just consistent coffee grounds, which in my experience has given me a more consistent and replicable cup of coffee. Design wise, it seems logical that conical burr grinders are less expensive than flat burr grinders, and I also like the slower speeds used by conical burr. $100 is what I am willing and able to spend... and thats just that...
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