Thanks Everybody, My 'Zass' has "made in west germany" stamped on the = bottom. I didn't see any numbers.Mine seems quite slow compared to Bretts, = although i do grind pretty fine for the aeropress.
It was written: Mine seems quite slow compared to Bretts, although i do grind pretty fine for the aeropress. ======== are you sure it's his zass that's slow :) Ooh that's gonna start a war fer shore now I better hide before he gits in his tractor and comes after me. I have an older zass that's a hand grinder and sounds similar to yours, no numbers. I was told it might be one of the older 164's ?? 154's. Speaking of Zass, has anyone heard anything about when they might be opening their doors for business again? Seems it's been about forever since they shipped anything new. Aaron
I cannot believe that Aaron is kicking me in the Zass... I admit I may be a couple turns shy of finely grounded, but... Back to topic: Grind 1 oz of beans at the coarsest grind, and let us know how long it took. I'll do the same and we can compare. Speed of grind is truly variable, with lots of factors - bean, roast, coarseness of grind, and plain old how you crank. The real issue is how long does it take you to rind, and is the time too long to be acceptable.... Does sound like a Zass from the writing on the bottom... Brett On 10/28/06, Aaron wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Ok rude question time... or perhaps it's stupid question time... no wait, that was another topic.... anyways... Grind an ounce at coarsest grind? ok um err, what is that grind? I can open it all the way up until the adjustment nut just about pops off and the beans are almost broken in quarters. Im talking really coarse here, much more than id really brew with. Instead of timing, Id count cranks until completion, as if I spin 20 rpm and you spin 12 rpm im probably going to get done quicker, given you are slow and all that stuff I wouldn't want to handicap you any further :P I will have to wait until monday to try this as my hand zass is at my friends house right now. I am letting him borrow it to show him that a different grinder than his whirly chop will make a better cup of coffee, or at least way more consistant. Bigger beans bounce around more, smaller tend to get into the burrs quicker, denser tend to grind faster, a hangover slows you down approx 15 %, and turning the handle backwards really makes things go slow. aaron
<Snip> A German site said Zass mills will be available this autumn again.... mario