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Topic: nuts in a Mazzer Mini (9 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: gin
Has anyone out in roastland ever used the Mini for anything other than coffee?
I have a hard, nut like topping that I want to control the grind of but I surely don't want to screw up my Mini>
ginny

2) From: jason molinari
Well, i never used my mazzer for anything but coffee,
BUT, i did use an old krups burr grinder trying to
make cracked spelt..which is a grain, i was trying to
make it look like steel cut oats..well BAD IDEA.
I had spelt flour in it for months:)
jason
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3) From: jason molinari
Well, i never used my mazzer for anything but coffee,
BUT, i did use an old krups burr grinder trying to
make cracked spelt..which is a grain, i was trying to
make it look like steel cut oats..well BAD IDEA.
I had spelt flour in it for months:)
jason
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4) From: Sharon Allsup
Not the Mini, but I've used my whirlyblade and hand-burr coffee
grinders for nuts & spices.  They did a great job of turning spices
into a fine powder, and chopping dried leaves into uneven-sized
smaller pieces.  Nuts tend to have some oils in them and that can make
a mess in the grinder.  At the time we were heavily into organic
gardening and drying our own  homegrown spices & produce.
The downside is that no matter how well I cleaned out the grinder,
there was always a lingering off taste to the coffee afterwards.  The
nuts left a thin sheen of oil that made for some truly strange tastes.
We vowed never again to use a single grinder for both coffee and other
items.  Instead I hit the thrift stores and garage sales and ended up
with several $1 "dedicated to specific spice" type grinders. That
worked great.  Having a uniform grind of a specific size is not as
important with, say, chopping dried peppers & onions for stew ... vs
grinding coffee for a vac-pot or espresso.
Sharon Allsup
Winston, Georgia

5) From: Jared Andersson
At a Turkish setting I bet a mini would spit out peanut butter.  Jared
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:16:08 -0700 (PDT), jason molinari
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6) From: Ron Sand
I have a dedicated whirlyblade for spices and nuts.  An artists brush works
well for cleaning.  You can also grind something bland like some plain bred
crumbs to pull out what you cant reach.
Ron

7) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
I would not use my Mazer to grind nuts.  Probably would gum things up 
and lead to wasted nuts and a messy clean-up job.
    Jim Gundlach
On Oct 27, 2004, at 12:59 PM, gin wrote:
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8) From: AlChemist John
Don't put any nut or oil laden item in a burr grinder.  It will load the 
burrs and not work.  Experience here talking with my cocoa experimenting...
Sometime around 11:16 AM 10/27/2004, jason molinari typed:
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9) From: AlChemist John
No, it would just gum up.  Peanut butter is to viscous to flow out.
Sometime around 11:49 AM 10/27/2004, Jared Andersson typed:
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