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Topic: Burr Grinders?? (16 msgs / 379 lines)
1) From: ConradArms
Good Morning Everyone,  
 
I've been roasting for over 2 years and loving it.  The Hara  Horse/Green 
Stripe is by far my favorite.  
 
Anyway, I'm using a Bodum to grind my beans.  After reading what a  better 
grind you get with a burr grinder, I decided it's time to buy  one.  I'm hoping 
I can get a good one for around $50.   Any recommendations?    
 
Dorothy

2) From: Eddie Dove
Dorothy,
If you are looking for an inexpensive burr grinder for brewed coffee (not
espresso) I have had good luck with the Krups GVX1.  I got it at a store
around here called Tuesday Morning (overstock store) for $30.00.  They also
have a newer model, the GVX2.  This is now my travel grinder.  Switching
from a whirly blade grinder to the Krups GVX1 significantly improved the
taste of my brewed coffee.
The Green Stripe is a delectable lot!
I hope this helps ...
Eddie
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3) From: ConradArms
thanks so much for the info, helps a lot

4) From: Les
I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!  Seriously, a
grinder is not the place to go cheap.  Think of it as an investment.
Do you want to spend $40-50 dollars 10 times and have so-so coffee for
50-70% of the life of the grinder?  If I could only spend less than
$100.00, I would find a good used  Zass or try to find a Trosser.
However, I think one of the best bargains out there is the Rocky.  For
less than $300.00 you have a grinder that will last the rest of your
life.  Drinking homeroast without a good grinder would be like having
a GTO with a one barrel carburetor.
Les
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Does anyone know anything about the Tranquilo Grinders?
Eddie
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6) From: miKe mcKoffee
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
	Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 7:37 AM
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	Does anyone know anything about the Tranquilo Grinders?
	
	Eddie
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While I haven't owned or even seen one in person, reports from others who's
experience I trust say it's a competent stepped grinder and capable of
grinding for espresso. FWIW burr set larger than Rocky, even larger the
Mazzer Mini but smaller than Mazzer Super Jolly. IIRC the steps are a bit
larger than Rocky but the price makes it about the cheapest espresso
competent grinder. Also works fine for other grinding duties.
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.

7) From: Leo Zick
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i have one, a doserless, great grinder!  im actually thinking about selling
it b/c i bought the new quickmill grinder on chriscoffee's site.  i like it
a bit more only b/c its easier to clean.  
the tranquilo chute and funnel has to be swept out more often..
its a nice heavy industrial feeling machine.  
From: Eddie Dove [mailto:southcoastcoffeeroaster] 
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 10:37 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Re: Burr Grinders??
Does anyone know anything about the Tranquilo Grinders?
Eddie
On 9/1/06, Les  wrote: 
I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!  Seriously, a
grinder is not the place to go cheap.  Think of it as an investment. 
Do you want to spend $40-50 dollars 10 times and have so-so coffee for
50-70% of the life of the grinder?  If I could only spend less than
$100.00, I would find a good used  Zass or try to find a Trosser.
However, I think one of the best bargains out there is the Rocky.  For 
less than $300.00 you have a grinder that will last the rest of your
life.  Drinking homeroast without a good grinder would be like having
a GTO with a one barrel carburetor.
Les
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8) From: Eddie Dove
Les,
You wrote:
"I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!"
Was that a typo?
Eddie
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9) From: jim gundlach
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No,
    It is not a typo.  Les holds the record on getting the best price  
on a used Mazzer Major.  I think I still come in second at $65.   
About a year later I added a needed set of new burrs at about another  
$60.
      Pecan Jim
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No, It is not a =
typo. Les holds the record on getting the best price on a used Mazzer =
Major. I think I still come in second at $65. About a year later I =
added a needed set of new burrs at about another $60.  =
Pecan Jim
On Sep 3, 2006, at 5:27 PM, Eddie Dove =
wrote:
Les, You wrote: "I paid less than $40.00 for my = used Mazzer Major!" = Was that a typo? Eddie On 9/1/06, Les = <les.albjerg>= wrote: I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!Seriously, = a grinder is not the place to go cheap.Think of it as an = investment. Do you want to spend $40-50 dollars 10 times and have = so-so coffee for 50-70% of the life of the grinder?If I could = only spend less than $100.00, I would find a good usedZass or = try to find a Trosser. However, I think one of the best bargains out = there is the Rocky.For less than $300.00 you have a grinder = that will last the rest of your life.Drinking homeroast without = a good grinder would be like having a GTO with a one barrel = carburetor. Les On 9/1/06, ConradArms <ConradArms> = wrote: > > thanks so much for the info, helps a lot = homeroast mailing = list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to = http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = --Apple-Mail-2-776827617--

10) From: Eddie Dove
Seriously, how do find a deal like that?
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11) From: jim gundlach
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Eddie,
     I don't remember the details of Les's deal but I got mine on  
eBay from an Atlanta seller of used restaurant equipment.  Since I  
was going to Atlanta anyway, I was able to avoid shipping charges.   
The picture showed it in very bad shape with the cord pulled loose  
and what looked like a bunch of dings.  The cord was easy to reattach  
and what looked like dings was just bits of masking tape that did not  
come off when they removed some cards with directions for the workers  
who used the machine.  I had a little money set aside for coffee  
madness and happened across it while looking at coffee grinders on  
eBay.  It was about to close and no one had bid on it so I bid it at  
the opening price just a few minutes before closing.  As I recall the  
word Mazzer did not appear in the title but it did with only one z in  
the description.
        Pecan Jim
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Eddie, I don't =
remember the details of Les's deal but I got mine on eBay from an =
Atlanta seller of usedrestaurant equipment. Since I was going to =
Atlanta anyway, I was able to avoid shipping charges. The picture =
showed it in very bad shape with the cord pulled loose and what looked =
like a bunch of dings. The cord was easy to reattach and what looked =
like dings was just bits of masking tape that did not come off when they =
removed some cards with directions for the workers who used the =
machine. I had a little money set aside for coffee madness and =
happened across it while looking at coffee grinders on eBay. It was =
about to close and no one had bid on it so I bid it at the opening price =
just a few minutes before closing. As I recall the word Mazzer did =
not appear in the title but it did with only one z in the =
description.  Pecan Jim
On Sep 3, =
2006, at 6:23 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Seriously, = how do find a deal like that? On = 9/3/06, jim gundlach <PecanJim> = wrote: No, It is not a typo. Les = holds the record on getting the best price on a used Mazzer Major. I = think I still come in second at $65. About a year later I added a = needed set of new burrs at about another $60. Pecan = Jim On Sep 3, 2006, at 5:27 PM, = Eddie Dove wrote: Les, You = wrote: "I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!" Was that a = typo? Eddie On 9/1/06, Les < les.albjerg> = wrote: I paid less than $40.00 for my used Mazzer Major!Seriously, = a grinder is not the place to go cheap.Think of it as an = investment. Do you want to spend $40-50 dollars 10 times and have = so-so coffee for 50-70% of the life of the grinder?If I could = only spend less than $100.00, I would find a good usedZass or = try to find a Trosser. However, I think one of the best bargains out = there is the Rocky.For less than $300.00 you have a grinder = that will last the rest of your life.Drinking homeroast without = a good grinder would be like having a GTO with a one barrel = carburetor. Les On 9/1/06, ConradArms < ConradArms> = wrote: > > thanks so much for the info, helps a lot = homeroast mailing = list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change = your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go = to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = --Apple-Mail-3-778899227--

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'm not sure, but I seem to recall that Les stumbled across his, in
pretty good shape too, at a thrift store.
Brian
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13) From: Les
Yes,
Mine was like new at the local Salvation Army.  Acually a friend of
mine found it and gave me a call.  I snapped it up right away!
Les
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14) From: Brian Kamnetz
Les,
Please give your friend my number: 803-434-.........
Brian
On 9/3/06, Les  wrote:
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15) From: raymanowen
The Major, at least, is designed for a 3- motor. An Albatross for most h=
ome
users, but I have designed a rotary converter around some caps and a 7.5 hp
3550 rpm 3- dummy motor.
Don't let anybody scrap any three phase equipment just because they don't
have the power! The fix is pretty effective. The *$ single phase jobs have
Permanent Split Capacitor motors that are actually two phase motors that
produce much better starting torque than induction motors. They have a
constant capacitor connected to supply the 90 winding, so they only have=
 a
50% duty cycle (30 min/ hr) to prevent overheating.
Can you imagine how much coffee you could grind in 30 minutes' running? A
three phase motor could run all day and never overheat.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

16) From: Eddie Dove
You make it all sound soooooo simple!
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