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jowler
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Posted Sun Apr 29, 2012, 7:06pm
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Bought a grinder today, I was going to get a new Baratza Vario; but ended buying a used super jolly on eBay for 275.  Should arrive in about a week.  Now just waiting to make a decision on the machine...
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Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 6:51pm
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Well, pulled the trigger, ended up buying an Expobar Brewtus, to go with a Super Jolly.  Cannot wait for it to arrive to start experimenting.  Thanks for all the help, this site has been an enormous help.
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Espresso: Breville BES900XL
Grinder: Laranzato HC-600, OE LIDO,...
Vac Pot: Yama 3
Drip: Hario V60, Chemex
Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 8:20pm
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Great picks, Jowler. Great choice on the SJ. While it may be a bit bulky on the counter, it will give you a superior grind and is built to withstand more abuse than you can conceivably throw at it. Since you got it from ebay, make sure you check the burrs when you get it and consider putting on a fresh set if they seem pretty worn. Any idea how old it is?

Good luck with your awesome set-up,
-Dave-
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Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
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Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600+, CO/UFO combo
Posted Thu May 24, 2012, 8:43pm
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TheSunInsideYou Said:

Great picks, Jowler. Great choice on the SJ. While it may be a bit bulky on the counter, it will give you a superior grind and is built to withstand more abuse than you can conceivably throw at it. Since you got it from ebay, make sure you check the burrs when you get it and consider putting on a fresh set if they seem pretty worn. Any idea how old it is?

Good luck with your awesome set-up,
-Dave-

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Welcome to CG Doug.
+1 on the new burrs, even just for piece of mind. No use ruining great coffee with worn burrs.

 
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Posted Fri May 25, 2012, 4:06pm
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Let us know how you like your new set up.

 
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Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

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