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Topic: killing a Bodum Hand grinder (24 msgs / 861 lines)
1) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Well I found out that killing a hand grinder isn't that hard, here is
the formula- just have 10 sailors grind one to two pounds of coffee per
day for 2 weeks and the bottom burr will drop off like a rock. I have
tried to reattach it with no luck so I am now stuck out here in the
middle of the ocean with lots of beans and no grinder Lesson Learned-
never leave home port with only one grinder! When I get home I plan or
giving it another go around to fix it but the way the bottom is designed
the burr is only held on with a piece of plastic and that would appear
to be the weak point of this grinder.  I am thinking that if I remove
the little plastic piece and just fill it with JB wield that might hold
the burr to the shaft.  Any other ideas on reattaching the burr to the
shaft?
 
On another note I just bought the Z&D roaster for the ship so when I get
back from deployment I will share a full review of how it performed over
7 months of solid use. 
 
Dennis 
 
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
 
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
 

2) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
That's nothen', the rudder on my brothers ship did the same thing in the
Persian Gulf just before opening shots on the first Gulf War.
If I were you I would offer some homeroast to the 'snipes'. I do remember
that they were required to hand make a tool before they graduated their
school. If they can make a wrench by hand, surely they could machine a part
for repair with all those expensive tools aboard the Eisenhower.
Start with the "BT's"...and good luck.
TerryT
On 9/12/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
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3) From: Justin Marquez
On 9/12/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Whoa, Dennis! 2# a DAY?  You need a serious commercial grinder or one
of those bench mounted monster hand grinders for that amount.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

4) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Well it was around a pound a day+(3 pounds lasts 2 days. )
Whoa, Dennis! 2# a DAY?  You need a serious commercial grinder or one
of those bench mounted monster hand grinders for that amount.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)

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Got a blender? You can grind finely enough in one for press pot  
brewing (albeit not as evenly as a dedicated grinder would) or even  
open pot "cowboy coffee" or--gasp--percolator. Now, normally, friends  =
don't let friends use percolators, but perked freshly ground  
homeroast beats the pants off filter-dripped Foalturds.
On Sep 12, 2006, at 1:13 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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Got a blender? You can grind =
finely enough in one for press pot brewing (albeit not as evenly as a =
dedicated grinder would) or even open pot "cowboy coffee" =
or--gasp--percolator. Now, normally, friends don't let friends use =
percolators, but perked freshly ground homeroast beats the pants off =
filter-dripped Foalturds.
On Sep 12, 2006, at 1:13 PM, =
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:

Well I found out = that killing a hand grinder isnít that hard, here is the formula- just = have 10 sailors grind one to two pounds of coffee per day for 2 weeks = and the bottom burr will drop off like a rock. I have tried to reattach = it with no luck so I am now stuck out here in the middle of the ocean = with lots of beans and no grinder Lesson Learned- never leave home port = with only one grinder! When I get home I plan or giving it another go = around to fix it but the way the bottom is designed the burr is only = held on with a piece of plastic and that would appear to be the weak = point of this grinder. †I am thinking that if I remove the little = plastic piece and just fill it with JB wield that might hold the burr to = the shaft. †Any other ideas on reattaching the burr to the = shaft?


On another note I just bought the Z&D roaster for the = ship so when I get back from deployment I will share a full review of = how it performed over 7 months of solid = use.


Dennis

AKA

FC1(SW) = Dennis W. True

USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN = 69)

CS Dept = CC


"Life = and the = pursuit of all who threaten = it..."


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6) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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LOL BT's are long gone all became MM's and I was planning on hitting up
the Eng guys to see if they could help. 
Dennis
 
 
 
That's nothen', the rudder on my brothers ship did the same thing in the
Persian Gulf just before opening shots on the first Gulf War. 
If I were you I would offer some homeroast to the 'snipes'. I do
remember that they were required to hand make a tool before they
graduated their school. If they can make a wrench by hand, surely they
could machine a part for repair with all those expensive tools aboard
the Eisenhower. 
Start with the "BT's"...and good luck. 
 
TerryT
 
 

7) From: TERRY TITSWORTH
DOH...I forgot, my brother spent and entire week aboard a nuke carrier back
in the late 80's or early 90's before the Navy realized that they didn't
need a MCPO to watch the Capt.'s hot water service.
but the Eng.'s aught to be able to help, of coarse it could cost you.
Still, good luck.
TerryT
On 9/12/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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Start HOT and work your way Down...
Peppers AND Coffee.
[|:{O....[|:{U...

8) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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I have a lead on a Whirly blade grinder right now just to do a batch or
2 up for tonight... and my Aero Press isn't that picky about the grounds
so I think I will survive just might have to cut off a few people that
haven't paid there coffee dues this week...LOL 
The Blender is a good idea I hadn't thought about that but with 5000
sailors I think I can find a grinder somewhere...
Dennis
 
 
 
Got a blender? You can grind finely enough in one for press pot brewing
(albeit not as evenly as a dedicated grinder would) or even open pot
"cowboy coffee" or--gasp--percolator. Now, normally, friends don't let
friends use percolators, but perked freshly ground homeroast beats the
pants off filter-dripped Foalturds.
On Sep 12, 2006, at 1:13 PM, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
 

9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Ok Update the grinder is back up and operational sort of... the burr
sits lower now but I can still tighten it up to an adequate level to
grind the guys did exactly what I thought might work used JB Wield to
form a new lock shaft to burr but it set up just a bit lower than it was
but hey I have fresh coffee I am happy.
 
New ponderance if you Vacuum seal Fresh Coffee (as soon as it cools with
out giving it time to de-gas) and the bag you sealed it in is now puffy
with CO2 will that hurt the coffee to leave it stored like that until
you need it? I roasted some up just before we got Underway and sealed it
with out thinking about the de-gas time (Had to go, can't miss ships
movement) Any thoughts?
Dennis
 
 
Well I found out that killing a hand grinder isn't that hard, here is
the formula- just have 10 sailors grind one to two pounds of coffee per
day for 2 weeks and the bottom burr will drop off like a rock. I have
tried to reattach it with no luck so I am now stuck out here in the
middle of the ocean with lots of beans and no grinder Lesson Learned-
never leave home port with only one grinder! When I get home I plan or
giving it another go around to fix it but the way the bottom is designed
the burr is only held on with a piece of plastic and that would appear
to be the weak point of this grinder.  I am thinking that if I remove
the little plastic piece and just fill it with JB wield that might hold
the burr to the shaft.  Any other ideas on reattaching the burr to the
shaft?
 
On another note I just bought the Z&D roaster for the ship so when I get
back from deployment I will share a full review of how it performed over
7 months of solid use. 
 
Dennis 
 
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
 
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
 

10) From: Brett Mason
Better than the swill from the Folgers* can by far...
Enjoy!
Brett
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11) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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HAHA Folgers would be an improvement over the WWII left over Hills
Brothers they are serving us...
Dennis
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better than the swill from the Folgers* can by far...   
 
Enjoy!
Brett
 
* substitute brand name here
 
 

12) From: LG Sharpe
Dennis:
A couple of quick fix ideas:  A baggie and a rolling pin, a bit of effort but does work.  The second idea is even more effort and finding these aboard a ship could be a challenge, a herb grinder (mortor & pestle) will do the job...slow but works.  
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Linda
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Well I found out that killing a hand grinder isn't that hard, here is
the formula- just have 10 sailors grind one to two pounds of coffee per
day for 2 weeks and the bottom burr will drop off like a rock. I have
tried to reattach it with no luck so I am now stuck out here in the
middle of the ocean with lots of beans and no grinder Lesson Learned-
never leave home port with only one grinder! When I get home I plan or
giving it another go around to fix it but the way the bottom is designed
the burr is only held on with a piece of plastic and that would appear
to be the weak point of this grinder.  I am thinking that if I remove
the little plastic piece and just fill it with JB wield that might hold
the burr to the shaft.  Any other ideas on reattaching the burr to the
shaft?
On another note I just bought the Z&D roaster for the ship so when I get
back from deployment I will share a full review of how it performed over
7 months of solid use. 
Dennis 
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."

13) From: Aaron
Go talk to your machinery repairman  MR's  they can make a whole new 
grinder  burrs and all if need be.    Offer them some of the home roast 
and I bet they'd be happy to lathe you up one, I know I would
aaron

14) From: Michael Dhabolt
Dennis,
If you have any MR's aboard, Aaron is correct - I'm sure they have a
South Bend Lathe stuck in a corner somewhere.  If no MR's try an MM or
an EN, generally if a ship/boat has no billet for an MR one of the
other snipe's like MM or EN will take the lathe school.  Even on the
Boats, we had a lathe and plenty of stock to build a new shaft
(probably better than the original).  A little lathe work can be
awfully important in an emergency - - but then I guess you guys can
just float for a while and wait for help;~)  Understand that as a
joke!
Mike (just plain)

15) From: Jerry Procopio
I thought BTs became GSEs & GSMs.... no?
Jerry
True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) wrote:
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16) From: Sean Cary
My goodness - this is proof that what a wise old Staff Sergeant told me long
ago was true - "don't even bother learning the Navy ranks, they don't even
know what the hell they are"...
To the original poster - Hope you get the grinder fixed, I used a whirley
grinder  for most of my last Iraq deployment - fit the requirement and they
are pretty tough overall.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit - Memento Mori

17) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
HOORAH SIR! Yes the grinder is back and operating just in time for the
Mid watch tonight and in case any are wondering I am having Timor
Peaberry for my first cup and Monkey blend for my second... and as
always using the AWESOME AEROPRESS I love it for the ease of clean up
and that I can get a really good cup (otherwise it is a industrial
overworked BUNN) 
Dennis 
FC Born and BRED!!!
AKA 
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
My goodness - this is proof that what a wise old Staff Sergeant told me
long
ago was true - "don't even bother learning the Navy ranks, they don't
even
know what the hell they are"...
To the original poster - Hope you get the grinder fixed, I used a
whirley
grinder  for most of my last Iraq deployment - fit the requirement and
they
are pretty tough overall.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit - Memento Mori

18) From: Derek Bradford
On 9/13/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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I guess it depends on how long you leave it.  If it was similar in
materials to a ziploc, then my experience has been pretty
skunky/rotten smelling beans after only a few days.  I think generally
storing beans in plastic bags is a bad idea, though other harder
plastics can be just fine.  When ground, however, those
plastic-bag-sealed beans weren't awful, but they weren't wonderful,
either.
--Derek
-- http://www.novernae.comHome of the (currently lost) Wandering Sloth

19) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I have a FoodSaver at home and used that to Vac Seal the Coffee Beans up
just didn't have time to let the last batch degas ( I was using the
HG/DB doing a half pound of monkey blend at 4 am -had to be onboard at
6am- to get one more batch to take with me for this trip)
Dennis
I guess it depends on how long you leave it.  If it was similar in
materials to a ziploc, then my experience has been pretty
skunky/rotten smelling beans after only a few days.  I think generally
storing beans in plastic bags is a bad idea, though other harder
plastics can be just fine.  When ground, however, those
plastic-bag-sealed beans weren't awful, but they weren't wonderful,
either.
--Derek

20) From: Michael Wascher
The Air Force is really clueless about Navy ranks.
Working at WPAFB a number of years ago, we were doing some mods on our test
bed A/C.
A staff car showed up on the flight line with 2 junior officers & an NCO
decked out in their finest.
A T39 landed, and a rather surprised Marine Captain was whisked off in
luxury. Another T39 arrived a few minutes later, with a Navy Captain aboard.
A surprised & ticked off Navy Captain who was expecting a car.
--MikeW
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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
  - Aldous Huxley

21) From: Aaron
Sean, just think if all the money the military pissed away .. the 
millions of dollars upon millons, bickering over stupid things such 
as... should the buttons on the peacoat be metal or plastic,  should we 
merge the BT's HT's DC's and call them X men etc etc etc, and the money 
was spent on weapons and tools for our soldiers and sailors to fix the 
$^&* they are responsible for, what incredible things we could do?
Unfortunately you kind of hit the nail on the head there, every time you 
turn around, some bean head is changing the name of a rate here, a 
rating badge there, making this or that uniform more 'stylish' .. (umm 
what about useful and durable??)
Not only do the sailors not know what to call themselves anymore, they 
don't know how to dress anymore either...  Which is why I always wore 
coveralls, stuck around in CCS, and somehow miraculously, ended up with 
the watch every time there was a personnel inspection, and a medical 
appointment when there was the reinspection...(it's nice being the WBC 
for the department)
Aaron

22) From: Sean Cary
As always, we Marines have taken care of your dilemma for you - you might
not know this (yeah right)...
But we all call you Squids....nice easy, single syllable for you Chief
types, and it just rolls of the tongue.  (usually proceeded with a profanity
starting with F...especially when we starting talking about Guadal Canal or
some other place where you dropped us off  then cut and ran to save your own
hides while we duked it out, usually out numbered 3 or 4 to one...)
I know, I know, you're shocked.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit - Memento Mori

23) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
USMC = Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
MARINE = My @ss Rides In Navy Equipment
Marine Corp seal= Seagull Sh*tting a beach ball sitting on an anchor
(not to mention and I quote "Department of The Navy"
Sums it up without a doubt!
Dennis
As always, we Marines have taken care of your dilemma for you - you
might
not know this (yeah right)...
But we all call you Squids....nice easy, single syllable for you Chief
types, and it just rolls of the tongue.  (usually proceeded with a
profanity
starting with F...especially when we starting talking about Guadal Canal
or
some other place where you dropped us off  then cut and ran to save your
own
hides while we duked it out, usually out numbered 3 or 4 to one...)
I know, I know, you're shocked.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit - Memento Mori

24) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 9/13/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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That is an AMAZING example of coffee dedication!
Brian


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