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Topic: Whirley Blade Grinder Technique? (4 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: Jeff Oien
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

2) From: bb
Yes, shake it.  Pulsing is good too.
I only use them for spices.

3) From: b cook
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:
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4) From: Brett Mason
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:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com


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