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Topic: warning against oatmeal for cleaning (8 msgs / 142 lines)
1) From: Claus Thøgersen
After the big debate on cleaning grinders, and since I cannot get minute 
rice, I have just tried oatmeal in my MM E grinder. Well I am not going to 
do it  again. Oatmeal may be softer´than regular rice, but it is too soft, 
so it sticks to the burrs and also stop the grinder from working. Only good 
reason to use oatmeal on a MM E is if you wish to disassemble and clean out 
the grinder!
Claus Thøgersen
and the shit

2) From: Aaron
Wow, I wonder what else we can try?
Perhaps some pablem, or possibly even uncooked grits, that might work.
now how about dried out beef jerky, thats about the consistancy of 
leather, well it came from the same place at least, might chop a few 
bean fragments from the depths of the burr chocks.
popcorn would probably be too hard, dried peas might work, or any bean 
for that matter.  some garbanzo beans to get the garbage gabanging out 
of the grinder.
Im sorry to hear that the oat meal caused such a big mess for you to 
have to disassemble and clean.   Have you tried running some coffee 
through it, I bet some coffeebeans might knock the oat meal loose, and 
then you can use minute rice in minute quantities to clean it then.  The 
ground oat meal can then be substituted for the above mentioned pablem.  
Coffee flavored too, hey, can't start the kids too early yanno, gittem 
hooked while they are young.
Then again you could gently blow it out with HP air.

3) From: Brett Mason
The last time I cleaned my rinder I used plain white rice, uncooked.  Seems
to work just great.
On 10/8/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:

4) From: Aaron
But now you have the nasty oils / flavorings and crap from the junk 
beans back into the burrs to taint the flavor of your good coffee?
Might have been better off just leaving the original mess in there, at 
least you knew it was good at one time.
So the first cup is a bit ricey,  give it to the people you don't like 
very much :)

5) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
The last time I cleaned my grinder I used oatmeal then ran about 1/2
pound of junk beans thru on french press setting ....seemed to work ok
for me.

6) From: Alchemist John
Was it instant oatmeal?  I have used both oatmeal 
(rolled oats) and whole oats with no problem at all.
At 03:45 10/8/2006, you wrote:
John Nanci
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

7) From: Angelo
Likewise.... Are you cooking it first?? I sure hope not...

8) From: Claus Thøgersen
No I just took the raw stuff, and like with rice I have no idea if it is 
instant or not, that is it is most likely not!
Why it did not work I do not know, but I have a feeling that both the 
cleaning with oatmeal then rice and then disassembly has been good for the 
MM, and since I have tried it a few times before it does not take very long. 
But I will continue to use rice, since  it seem to work ok.
----- Oprindelig meddelelse ----- 
Fra: "Angelo" 
Sendt: 9. oktober 2006 00:26
Emne: Re: +warning against oatmeal for cleaning
Likewise.... Are you cooking it first?? I sure hope not...

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