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Topic: nuova simonelli grinder report follow up (3 msgs / 59 lines)
1) From: Scott Koue
OK so the blush of a new thing has worn off and I've played with it a 
bit.  As I have said a lot I'm not too manic about coffee - well 
compared to some folks.  Anyway I will try to give out some useful 
info.  I took off the hopper and machined a new very short one from a 
plastic condiment cup I had from a long story I wont boor you with.  
Now it fits on the shelf.  It is not as loud as the Capresso, my wife 
told me I was crazy when I said that, and she was right.  This thing 
has a big motor in it.  When there are no beans in it it just sort of 
hums.  I bought a can of med roast beans from Trader Joe's to play 
around with setting.  They were cheap and while not "good" at least 
arn't as bad as Ugh, I also didn't want to start off polluting the 
insides.  What seems to be a espresso grind zone ( I know it will 
change a bit) is about 14 stops from where the burs touch.  Which 
brings up a point -you can go all the way to touching.  At this setting 
the grounds clump and you can make little sculptures if you want :~).  
Putting some of the grind on some white paper and looking with a linen 
tester (10X loop) the particles seemed completely even.  When spread 
very thin they clung together a bit and formed what looked a bit like 
snowflakes.
And I bow to you folks who pray to the grinder, despite great 
skepticism I DID taste the difference with the first shot.  I apologize 
for doubting you.
I would be curious if Tom has looked at this grinder, though since the 
list is around $250 street ~$200 (I got this one for a bit under $90 ) 
I'm not sure if it really fils a gap.  But Tom if you haven't and are 
interested in looking at it I'm local and could bring it by.
SK

2) From: Gene Smith
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I think I must have missed the beginning of this thread, Scott.  Which 
Nuova Simonelli grinder do you have?
Gene Smith
curious, as usual, in Houston

3) From: Scott Koue
A Grinta.  THe earlier models had a curved shoot but mine and the 
current ones have a squarish shoot.
SK
On Nov 10, 2005, at 6:05 AM, Gene Smith wrote:
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