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Topic: Giant Trosser (21 msgs / 315 lines)
1) From: Ken Bozarth
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Does anyone remember the website that sold the old surplus cast iron Giant
Trosser grinder?  I wanted to look through the army stuff and deleted the
bookmark.
 
Ken Bozarth

2) From: Rich Adams
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3) From: Michael Mccandless
Sold out.
BUT . . .
They have another monster:http://www.deutscheoptik.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_ids3McSparky
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4) From: Ken Bozarth
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Yes, I saw it.  That one look like it could grind some coffee fast.
 
Ken Bozarth  
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Subject: Re: +Giant Trosser
Sold out.
BUT . . .
They have another monster:http://www.deutscheoptik.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_ids3McSparky
On 10/10/06, Ken Bozarth  wrote: 
Does anyone remember the website that sold the old surplus cast iron Giant
Trosser grinder?  I wanted to look through the army stuff and deleted the
bookmark.
 
Ken Bozarth

5) From: scott miller
Yea & if ya didn't need to grind any beans, that thing looks like it could
probably launch a few grenades!
cheers,
ScoTTT
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6) From: Brian Kamnetz
Speaking of the Giant Trosser, I'll have some time in the next week
and would like to get my Giant Trosser operating.
What are the suggestions for cleaning, adjusting, etc? I got some
Simple Green, in case it would be a good idea to clean some of the
Giant Trosser components.
Thanks,
Brian

7) From: Eddie Dove
For cleaning ... ask the list about rice ...
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 10/11/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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My Giant Trosser has never been used, so the question isn't about
cleaning coffee out of the burrs. I was wondering about grease/oil,
etc., that I might want to get rid of before I dump beans into it for
the first time.
Brian

9) From: Rich Adams
I used Grindz,,,,took the finished product (the ground grindz) and kind of 
dusted the grinder with it, then wiped it off,,,ground about 1/4 lb 
beans,,,,discarded.
Adjusting,,,start off somewhat coarse and grind finer and finer for each 
brew until you clog your brewer, then back off a tad.   Or, adjust to taste.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

10) From: Chad
And oatmeal...
Chad
On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:12am, Eddie Dove wrote:
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11) From: Brett Mason
I aree with Eddie - try some rice...
Brett
On 10/11/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
You know, now that I think about it, Simple Green, followed by oatmeal
and rice, would probably do a pretty good job of cleaning oils,
grease, etc off the Giant Trosser...
Brian
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13) From: Jeremy DeFranco
I would personally stay away from adding liquids to the mix, especially if
using oatmeal. Also you may run the chance of rust or simple green tasting
coffee.  Minute rice should work just fine. : )
-You know, now that I think about it, Simple Green, followed by oatmeal
and rice, would probably do a pretty good job of cleaning oils,
grease, etc off the Giant Trosser...
Brian

14) From: Pat Murray
I clean all my grinders with grain alcohol.  I find it to be an ideal and 
safe solvent for oils or preservatives on new units, and for bean residues 
on used. Just keep it off the wood parts.
The remainder will make a quite potent martini. :>)
Pat

15) From: Dave Ehrenkranz
Hmmm... grain alcohol.
Do you only use it on hand driven grinders? How often do people clean 
their grinders with rice or with alcohol? I have only used a brush with 
my Solis Maestro.
dave
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16) From: miKe mcKoffee
The oilier the beans the more frequently grinder should be cleaned. Even
though I seldom see any oil even on my espresso roasts I've gotten in the
habit of quick Minute Rice or Grindz cleaning about weekly same time doing
detergent back flush. (Currently using Grindz until they're gone, was a free
sample;-) Smell your grinder, does it smell like stale coffee or rancid
coffee oils? If yes not cleaning often enough.
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.
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17) From: Brett Mason
I usually skip the alcohol.  Most often I just use grain (rice)...
Brett
p.s.  Hi Mike!
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

18) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Hi Brett! Wonder how'd it work to get some whole wheat grain. Run through
really fine while cleaing grinder and then you'd have coffee flour for
coffee cake:-)
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.

19) From: Brett Mason
Just guessing, but this should be really good for "Regular" coffee...
Cheers from overcast Iowa...
Brett
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Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

20) From: Eddie Dove
I thoroughly clean my grinder on a weekly basis which includes the use of
Minute Rice.  Although I give the coffee maker a cursory cleaning every time
I use it, all of the coffee related equipment gets a thorough cleaning once
per week.
Eddie
P.S. - I save the alcohol for me as a reward when I am done with all of the
cleaning.  ;-)
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21) From: Pat Murray
Dave,
I use the alcohol on the metal parts of hand driven grinders, Zass and 
Trossers.  All that I own were used and funky.  The alcohol is a perfect 
solvent for cleaning all the metal parts, after a 20 minute soak any oily 
grind residue in the burrs and oils/dirt? in the mechanism comes right off. 
I have  not found it necessary to perform such an intensive cleaning after 
the initial cleanup of an eBay purchased grinder.  One grinder was full of 
dead weevils, like grain weevils.  The alcohol sterilization/soak worked 
like a charm and made me feel more confident in the cleanliness of the unit.
Pat


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