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Topic: Alternative Grinder? (5 msgs / 116 lines)
1) From: Paquette, Joe
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Years ago I discovered George Howell's The Coffee Connection in
Lexington, MA. No coffee, since, has matched The CC's LaMinata Terrazu.
We live in East Texas now and a few months ago I found my way to SM
website and did some reading on home roasting. I had a Poppery II
someone gave me a few weeks earlier, so I ordered 8 samplers from SM.
Having the best coffee since The CC.  These many years later, Sweet
Marias is on par with The Coffee Connection.
 
I'm going to Canton (largest yard sale imaginable) tomorrow for roaster
design ideas. Maybe I'll find a Jabez Burns sample roaster for $20.
Maybe not. But while I'm there I'll be looking for a mill, which is a
more immediate need than a better roaster.  Anybody know of home
roasters who have built a mill, or used alternatives? I realize that a
DIY/alternative mill which evenly grinds, with multiple grind settings,
with no powder is a big challenge.
 
I could just go spend a couple hundred bucks on a new grinder, but
where's the fun in that. This way I get to go to Canton.

2) From: Paquette, Joe
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
 
Years ago I discovered George Howell's The Coffee Connection in
Lexington, MA. No coffee, since, has matched The CC's LaMinata Terrazu.
We live in East Texas now and a few months ago I found my way to SM
website and did some reading on home roasting. I had a Poppery II
someone gave me a few weeks earlier, so I ordered 8 samplers from SM.
Having the best coffee since The CC.  These many years later, Sweet
Marias is on par with The Coffee Connection.
 
I'm going to Canton (largest yard sale imaginable) tomorrow for roaster
design ideas. Maybe I'll find a Jabez Burns sample roaster for $20.
Maybe not. But while I'm there I'll be looking for a mill, which is a
more immediate need than a better roaster.  Anybody know of home
roasters who have built a mill, or used alternatives? I realize that a
DIY/alternative mill which evenly grinds, with multiple grind settings,
with no powder is a big challenge.
 
I could just go spend a couple hundred bucks on a new grinder, but
where's the fun in that. This way I get to go to Canton.

3) From: Paquette, Joe
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Years ago I discovered George Howell's The Coffee Connection in
Lexington, MA. No coffee, since, has matched The CC's LaMinata Terrazu.
We live in East Texas now and a few months ago I found my way to SM
website and did some reading on home roasting. I had a Poppery II
someone gave me a few weeks earlier, so I ordered 8 samplers from SM.
Having the best coffee since The CC. These many years later, Sweet
Marias is on par with The Coffee Connection.
I'm going to Canton (largest yard sale imaginable) tomorrow for roaster
design ideas. Maybe I'll find a Jabez Burns sample roaster for $20.
Maybe not. But while I'm there I'll be looking for a mill, which is a
more immediate need than a better roaster. Anybody know of home roasters
who have built a mill, or used alternatives? I realize that a
DIY/alternative mill which evenly grinds, with multiple grind settings,
with no powder is a big challenge.
I could just go spend a couple hundred bucks on a new grinder, but
where's the fun in that. This way I get to go to Canton.
 
 

4) From: Michael Guterman
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Paquette, Joe wrote:
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Joe,
I think your mail client is on repeat.
Michael

5) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
On Jan 30, 2004, at 11:46 AM, Paquette, Joe wrote: 
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Joe,
     Good grinders are important to have good coffee.  Given that most =
commercial products don't do an adequate job, instead of trying to 
build one, I would learn about the good grinders out there and save 
money through your do-it-yourself skills by restoring a cheap used 
version of a good grinder.
     Jim Gundlach
On Jan 30, 2004, at 11:46 AM, Paquette, Joe wrote: <
Arial But while I'm there
I'll be looking for a mill, which is a more immediate need than a
better roaster.  Anybody know of home roasters who have built a mill,
or used alternatives? I realize that a DIY/alternative mill which
evenly grinds, with multiple grind settings, with no powder is a big
challenge.
Joe,
    Good grinders are important to have good coffee.  Given that most
commercial products don't do an adequate job, instead of trying to
build one, I would learn about the good grinders out there and save
money through your do-it-yourself skills by restoring a cheap used
version of a good grinder.
    Jim Gundlach


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