Over Christmas I will be taking a whirley blade grinder which I haven't used in over 10 years and use the drip maker available to me there. I'm not taking my whole assortment of equipment like I have in the past. It seems to me somebody mentioned shaking the grinder while it's grinding for a more even grind. Is this standard procedure? Also, how long should I try grinding at first? I realize various grinders differ and have different degrees of blade sharpness. I don't have beans to waste for testing. Any other tips? Thanks. JeffO
Yes, shake it. Pulsing is good too. I only use them for spices.
Aside from shaking also grind small batches. I grind a couple of scoops at a time at the most. If I'm using more I grind, empty, refill, grind, etc... small batches, shake, pulse, keep an eye on the grind. Thankfully I've only been reduced to a blade grinder maybe once this year! bc On 12/15/06, bb wrote: <Snip>
Don't over-grind. Better to have chunks too big than to have too many fines... My grounds always look "chunky", but my coffee is always naturally sweet... Brett On 12/15/06, Jeff Oien wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com