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sisofnight
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Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014, 10:32pm
Subject: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

I've been trying to cull information on the Lido 2 to find out how well it works for coarse grinding.  Everything I've read so far seems to be from those using it for espresso and I need a little reassurance before I order.  At home, I use an Aeropress mostly, also have a French Press and Hario Cold Brewer.  I have a Hario Skerton but am intimidated by the mod process, especially since OE's mod seems to be for an older model of the Skerton.  I'm willing to pay the big bucks for the Lido 2 if it meets my needs....I'm not sure it makes sense for me to buy a $500+ electric grinder when a Lido 2 should suffice.  I think a consistent grind is going to improve my Cold Brew efforts the most so it is important to me to finally track down a great grinder.  Thanks in advance to anyone who can chime in on my topic!
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brianl
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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 6:53am
Subject: Re: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

sisofnight Said:

I've been trying to cull information on the Lido 2 to find out how well it works for coarse grinding.  Everything I've read so far seems to be from those using it for espresso and I need a little reassurance before I order.  At home, I use an Aeropress mostly, also have a French Press and Hario Cold Brewer.  I have a Hario Skerton but am intimidated by the mod process, especially since OE's mod seems to be for an older model of the Skerton.  I'm willing to pay the big bucks for the Lido 2 if it meets my needs....I'm not sure it makes sense for me to buy a $500+ electric grinder when a Lido 2 should suffice.  I think a consistent grind is going to improve my Cold Brew efforts the most so it is important to me to finally track down a great grinder.  Thanks in advance to anyone who can chime in on my topic!
Lexy

Posted June 16, 2014 link

I have one coming this week and I was going to try some french press. I hear it's stellar for manual drip and is even used in a barista championship with successful results.

However, just by looking at the burr set, I know it's built for a coarse grind.
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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 9:21am
Subject: Re: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

Lido 1 is fantastic for coarse grind, and I don't think there's any reason to expect anything less from Lido 2.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 12:39pm
Subject: Re: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

Lexy, go for it. The LIDO 2 is an excellent non-espresso grinder. That's all I use mine for (mostly Trifecta and Espro brewing, though I've tried Aeropress, etc.). I've had this grinder longer than most; see here, for example:

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

You can search for terms like "coarse" or "press" within that thread. I'm too busy at the moment to go into more detail (sorry). Best, --Josh
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sisofnight
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Posted Tue Jun 17, 2014, 4:02pm
Subject: Re: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

Thanks everyone for your responses and the referral to the thread on the other forum. All very helpful and reassuring. Looks like I'll be ordering before the end of the week. Also, congrats to those of you who already own this very wonderful piece of machinery. I'll be looking forward to much, much better coffee around the house in some weeks time.  
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brianl
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Posted Wed Jun 18, 2014, 7:16am
Subject: Re: Lido 2 for coarse grind?
 

jbviau Said:

Lexy, go for it. The LIDO 2 is an excellent non-espresso grinder. That's all I use mine for (mostly Trifecta and Espro brewing, though I've tried Aeropress, etc.). I've had this grinder longer than most; see here, for example:

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

You can search for terms like "coarse" or "press" within that thread. I'm too busy at the moment to go into more detail (sorry). Best, --Josh

Posted June 17, 2014 link

From what i've read its also a great espresso grinder. Can't argue with others results as it's not just speculation.

PS, both of the Harios I find absolutely horrible. I never tried the skerton coarse mod though which im sure helps.
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