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Topic: zass grind dust (5 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Jonathan Morris
I've always thought I got a bad Zass, but I've never found enought information on the list to decide for sure.  When I grind 4 tablespoons whole beans at 1 3/8 turns from burrs touching, I get about 1 tablespoon of dust.  This seems like a little much.  I've made sure I'm grinding properly (between knees, etc.) so I don't think that's the problem.  Does this seem like too much?
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2) From: Jim McClellan
Wow,
That sounds like way too much dust to me. I use a couple different Zass' and don't get very much dust at all, definitly not enough I ever thought it could be measured.
Jim
Jonathan Morris  wrote: I've always thought I got a bad Zass, but I've never found enought information on the list to decide for sure.  When I grind 4 tablespoons whole beans at 1 3/8 turns from burrs touching, I get about 1 tablespoon of dust.  This seems like a little much.  I've made sure I'm grinding properly (between knees, etc.) so I don't think that's the problem.  Does this seem like too much?
   
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3) From: Gary Bennett
On 4/28/06, Jim McClellan <> wrote:
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Jonathan,
I'm with Jim.Sounds like you've got a bad one. I'd guess my
nearly-two-year-old Zass knee mill would produce less than a quarter
of a teaspoon of dust from that quantity of beans at that sort of
grind.
Regards, Gary

4) From: Cheryl Alexander
Well, to throw my insignificant opinion into the pile, I would also mention maybe cleaning the Zass? I've noticed that when the dust is getting a little too significant, running the Minute Rice through it seems to help. My conclusion is that coffee is backed into the burrs, so not as much burr is exposed. Therefore, the beans are not making proper contact. Result: more dust.
 
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From: Gary Bennett 
To: homeroast
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:18:11 PM
Subject: Re: +zass grind dust
On 4/28/06, Jim McClellan <> wrote:
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Jonathan,
I'm with Jim.Sounds like you've got a bad one. I'd guess my
nearly-two-year-old Zass knee mill would produce less than a quarter
of a teaspoon of dust from that quantity of beans at that sort of
grind.
Regards, Gary

5) From: Aaron
running rice through the zass is a good start.   ... I have found with 
mine that even after doing that a few times, occasionally it's time to 
take the zass apart and give it a real good scrub down.  The coffee as 
cheryl said, gets impacted into the burrs and the rice is not always 
going to clean it out, it will just scrunch it up in there more.  By 
taking it apart .. it's real easy actually, just a few screws and a nut 
or two, and cleaning the burrs and everything else, and putting it all 
back together I bet you find it not only grinds faster but significantly 
cleaner too.  I could not believe the difference with mine when I 
finally did the 'big clean' on it.
aaron


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