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Topic: trying to decide.... (23 msgs / 540 lines)
1) From: Scjgb3
i have been trying to decide, with great difficulty, which of the following  
to purchase first:
1. Rancilio Rocky     i am now using a  krupps burr grinder 
2.  technivorm            i have a cory vacuuum pot, chemex, mr. coffee
3. hearthware i-roast2  i now use modified  hot air poppers 
 
what would you do?
 
scjgb3

2) From: Barry Luterman
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No brainier Grinder First

3) From: RK
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I think the grinder is the most important as it will improve any bean =
and brewer.
Since you have a popper for roasting that will due for a long time.
Since you have a vac pot and pour over chemex
Its a no brainer 
Rocky should be your next purchase, it will inhance the equipment you =
already have.
RK
RK

4) From: Sandy Andina
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Go for the grinder.
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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Go for the grinder.
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i = have been trying to decide, with great difficulty, which of the = following to purchase first: 1. Rancilio = Rocky     i am now using a krupps burr grinder = 2. technivorm           i have = a cory vacuuum pot, chemex, mr. coffee 3. hearthware = i-roast2  i now use modified hot air poppers =   what would you do?   = scjgb3 Sandywww.sass-music.com
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6) From: Brett Mason
Grinder...
  Add a French Press and TeaKettle on the interim....
Brett
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Grinder.
Eddie
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8) From: Tim Wat
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I vote for the grinder.  Here's why:
1)  I recently upgraded to KitchenAid ProLine from Cuisinart Burr 
Grinder (from Costco).  When I opened the Cuisinart, the burrs were so 
dull there can only be described as "washers with texture" rather than 
true burrs.  All to say, the difference in the brew with the ProLine has 
been really remarkable.
2)  Never had coffee from a TV, but from previous posts I gather you may 
not gain in the cup vis a vis the cory or the chemex.  The Mr. Coffee? 
Well.....
3)  The iRoast, while nice, may not net you an order of magnitude 
improvement in roast, in the manner an upgrade to, say, a Gene, HT, 
drum, SC/TO, etc. might yield....what I mean is that other methods would 
net you larger batch size, more profile control, different roast method 
(other than fluid bed), etc.  The iRoast seems to me to be the consumer 
appliance refinement of thepopper genre (no disrespect intended to its 
devotees).
Tim

9) From: John F Coffey
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Grinder would be first on my list.
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On Nov 10, = 2006, at 1:34 PM, Scjgb3 = wrote:
i have been trying to decide, with great difficulty, = which of the following to purchase first: 1. Rancilio = Rocky     i am now using a krupps burr grinder = 2. technivorm           i have = a cory vacuuum pot, chemex, mr. coffee 3. hearthware = i-roast2  i now use modified hot air poppers =   what would you do?   = scjgb3 --------------  John F. = Coffey  Email - john  P.O. Box 524 =   Blaine, WA  98231


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10) From: Les
GRINDER
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11) From: Sheila Quinn
Definitely the GRINDER. I know from experience that the Krups burr 
grinder isn't very good. I'm ashamed to admit I actually bought one! I 
hate it.
Sheila
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12) From: Brett Mason
Don't be ashamed Sheila - we all bought the cheap grinder.
Some of us later on bought a real grinder...  Who knew it mattered so?
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13) From: raymanowen
First, let me offer my opinion. Grinder.
The supreme bottleneck between roasting and brewing is- Grinder.
You can roast excellently for cheap- weed burner, magnifying glass, etc.
then you need- Grinder.
There was a time before which I misunderstood two things:
   1. "Prosumer" means Moderate Duty Toy-
   2. "Moderate Duty" is a Damn Lie.
                                 QED
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Chagrin-der?

14) From: Alchemist John
My goodness - fully unanimous on the Grinder. That is quite something 
on this list. :)
Rayo, which way does "moderate duty" fall in the damn lie?  Can you 
run Prosumer 24/7 or is it "light duty"?
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Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/

15) From: Spectrum
I was making the same decision around this time last year. Unless
you're unhappy with your popper, I'd say to do them in the order
you listed them: rocky, technivorm and then i-roast.  The Rocky
made a big difference in the taste of my coffee.
My plan was to get the technivorm next, but my then both my popper and
heat gun died... so I got the i-roast2 about a week ago. My initial
impression is that it's convenient, but hasn't improved the taste of
my coffee a whole lot. I LOVE the chaff collection and the ability to
save roasting profiles is nice.
Angela
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16) From: raymanowen
I apologize to the list.
I managed to misroute my comment to my brother.
["Moderate Duty" is a Damn Lie.] presumes that somebody will actually try to
use the equipment so rated, at risk of one pot or one shot.
Only Yours Truly would repeat the error back in the day and hope for
different results.
In sackcloth and ashes- again- RayO.

17) From: Brian Kamnetz
Ray,
For my part, apology accepted.
A while back miKe mentioned that he always enjoys your posts. Doesn't always
understand them, but always enjoys them. I second that.
Brian
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18) From:
grinder would be your best choice for now, I think.
ginny
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19) From: Tara Kollas
I agree with Ginny - better grinder would be my first purchase.
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20) From: Ross
Hi John,
Same as John and Ginny go for a good grinder.  I'm happy with the Rocky, 
there are lots of good grinders out there.  I would consider other roasters 
if you are fluid bed roasting now maybe you might want to try a drum roaster 
for a change.  I have the I roast 2 and it's a good roaster but when I 
replace it I will move on to something else.
Regards,
Ross

21) From: Larry Dorman
Not that my response isn't just so much noise at this point, but
definitely go with the grinder...
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22) From: Jon Rosen
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My suggestion is to go with the grinder. Upgrading my grinder (from a  
Cuisinart burr grinder to a KitchenAid Proline) made a very  
significant difference in the quality of my coffee. You can find  
inexpensive ways to roast (you already have) and to brew, but I don't  
know of any inexpensive, good grinders. However, I think I recall  
some posts about manual grinders that gave very good results.
Jon
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My suggestion is to go with the =
grinder. Upgrading my grinder (from a Cuisinart burr grinder to a =
KitchenAid Proline) made a very significant difference in the quality of =
my coffee. You can find inexpensive ways to roast (you already have) and =
to brew, but I don't know of any inexpensive, good grinders. However, I =
think I recall some posts about manual grinders that gave very good =
results.
Jon
On Nov 10, = 2006, at 4:34 PM, Scjgb3 = wrote:
i have been trying to decide, with great difficulty, = which of the following to purchase first: 1. Rancilio = Rocky     i am now using a krupps burr grinder = 2. technivorm           i have = a cory vacuuum pot, chemex, mr. coffee 3. hearthware = i-roast2  i now use modified hot air poppers =   what would you do?   = scjgb3 = --Apple-Mail-2-493206644--

23) From: Larry English
Another good reason (as if you needed one) to go with the grinder is that it
relieves you of any further decision about the grinder - you won't really
need to upgrade for a very long time, if ever.  That's not true of the other
items - for example, most people on this list have multiple brewing devices
and continue to look for others.
And yet one more reason to go with the grinder - no more of these
repetitious affirmations of the wisdom of choosing the grinder!
Larry
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