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Topic: "Crosser" grinder (6 msgs / 109 lines)
1) From: Peter Elkins
Hi, everyone.
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I won this mislabeled Armin Trosser (I think!) grinder on ebay.  The  
woman I got it from said that someone brought it from Germany 40+  
years ago.  It seems to be completely unused, very sturdy.  I've  
never seen one that looks like this one before.  It has the Armin  
Trosser logo, but not the word Armin anywhere on the grinder.  I  
don't know if that makes it older or newer than the other ones that  
always turn up.  Anyway, I have a few questions:
-Is there a standard process for setting up one of these when you  
first get it?  I saw Tom's info on the Zassenhaus.  Would the same  
info apply here?
-The handle goes very easily in both directions (w/o beans).  Is that  
normal?  I'm assuming you turn it clockwise to grind, but I'm not sure.
-Any need to run beans through it before using it for real?  It seems  
to be very clean.  What do people do with new ones?
Thanks much,
Pete

2) From: Brett Mason
I usually give it a visual to make sure there's nothing in it, then I run
1/2 cup of beans through, then 1 cup rice (I use PLAIN WHITE rice), then
another 1/2 c of beans.  This just makes sure the burrs are nice and clean,
no leftovers, no critters, no bugs, etc.
Enjoy,
Brett
On 7/17/06, Peter Elkins  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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   Zassman

3) From: rnkyle
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Nice find, clean well before using.
RK

4) From: Peter Elkins
Thanks, Brett and Ron.
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The rice to use is Minute Rice/Uncle Ben's type stuff, right?  Any  
other advice re cleaning?  Also, any advice on how to use the  
grinder?  It looks like you adjust the grind with a lever of sorts  
above the grounds tray, whatever it's called.  Is that right?
Thanks,
Pete

5) From: Brett Mason
Hi Pete,  Minute Rice is what many recommend.  I use regular, plain white
rice....
Brett
On 7/18/06, Peter Elkins  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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   Zassman

6) From: Dan Bollinger
Peter,  Check this list for the thread on 'Giant Trosser', there is a wealth of 
information and reviews.  Dan


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