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Folks, What is the deal with this? Some recommend, some caution, some say any rice, some say only minute rice because of density, etc. All input welcome. Eddie
On Aug 31, 2006, at 11:43 PM, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip> It works really well, but yes, ONLY minute rice. Run about a cup through and you'll be amazed at how much crud it picks up. Scot "not that coffee is remotely crudworthy" Murphy
Been using Minute Rice for years. Un par-cooked rice is harder and doesn't do as good a job. Oh, I'm not worried about "damaging" the burrs by regular rice like some say. Hardened steel burrs versus rice? Regular rice doesn't do the job of absorbing the coffee oils nearly as well as softer par-cooked. FWIW I've done comparisons of Urnex Grindz and Minute Rice. Clean equally with Minute Rice creating less static and hence easier to clean out, plus mucho cheapere than Grindz. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:43 PM Folks, What is the deal with this? Some recommend, some caution, some say any rice, some say only minute rice because of density, etc. All input welcome. Eddie
I was wondering about that too. Thanks miKe! On 9/1/06, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>
Oatmeal works very well, also. It's very absorbent and slightly abrasive... A+
I always use regular rice with excellent results. Brett On 9/1/06, Angelo wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Brett
Angelo I also like to use oatmeal, it is easy on the burrs and really absorbs the oils. RK
I am going to go home tomorrow and try that out!! Never thought about oatmeal but it makes great sense! Thank you, Dennis Angelo I also like to use oatmeal, it is easy on the burrs and really absorbs the oils. RK
Does the oatmeal "scrub" the burrs just as well? Eddie On 9/1/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote: <Snip>
I have used regular rice and so far it doesn't seem to cause any problems. I can't see how rice is somehow 'harder' than hardened cutting steel and is going to damage the blades... for those who say it will, can you please explain how, I just don't see it. minute rice / oatmeal, I am sure will work just as fine, afterall, the main purpose seems to get something in there that is going to grab the crap out of the deep recesses of the cutting burrs, suck up the oils and pass through with them. I wonder if I chop up a sponge into pieces and feed it through if that will work just as well... spongebob, ya better watch yerself ya hare now!!! aaron
Aaron wrote: <Snip> The precooked rice adsorbs oils better.
On Sep 1, 2006, at 10:06 pm, Aaron wrote: <Snip> It doesn't have to be harder than hardened cutting steel to dull the burrs. Roasted coffee isn't harder than the burrs, but grinding it dulls them over time. The greater the average hardness of the substances you grind, the faster your burrs will dull. Also, in a grinder, such as the Solis Maestro, where the burr mounts are not extremely sturdy, grinding substances of a hardness beyond the design parameters of the grinder could conceivably cause damage. Whether this might be an issue with sturdier grinders, such as the Mazzer Mini, is unknown to me but certainly seems worthy of consideration. John Blumel
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Ground rice absorbs the coffee oils on the blades and chute. To play = safe most people use minute rice because it is softer. Most coffee = grinders warn you not to grind anything but coffee in them. Minute rice = is much softer than coffee beans.