Bought a hand grinder

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Bought a hand grinder

Postby egraaf » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:11 am

My girlfriend bought a hand grinder for us today, I think this model was really common in the '60s, it looks really nice.


We are still working on dialing it in for our drip machine.
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RE: Bought a hand grinder

Postby lukas » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:12 pm

Nice! I have a similar one here (from zassenhaus) which has quite a bad grind quality (i expected better from zassenhaus). But the look good and do their job :)

This week I like my coffee luke-warm.
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RE: Bought a hand grinder

Postby bruceb » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:23 pm

Nice. I sold a few wall grinders some years ago. Lukas, I believe the Zassenhaus wall grinders do not grind anywhere near as fine as the box (or lap) grinders. If you compare the grinding burrs it seems obvious why this is. The wall grinders use much coarser looking burrs than the box grinders. I think the box grinders were designed to grind "Mokka" fineness and the wall grinders were generally for pour-over paper filter grind.
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RE: Bought a hand grinder

Postby Gadders » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 am

remind any1 else of an engine cylinder?
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