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Topic: grinder brushes > RE: +Re: tamping technique poll (9 msgs / 331 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
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First, what's unNatural about artificial synthetic brushes? I mean, aren't
they made from what was once upon a time natural plant material? Once upon a
time, long long ago that is:-)
 
Ok, seriously I agree. I've been using 1/2" wide horse hair brushes for like
5 years. Picked up a bag of 36 at Harbor Freight for $5, still going through
the same bag. FWIW they still carry them.http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?ItemnumberA338 
Brush clean Rocky's burr area every grind, also use to clear chute.
(Complete chute clear augmented by Click Clack blower)
 
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Kamnetz
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:33 AM
On 1/9/07, jim gundlach  wrote: 
...I use a small natural bristle brush...."
I use paint brushes too, for anything having to do with dry grounds. The key
is NATURAL bristle; the artificial bristle brushes I've used don't clean
very well. 
Brian

2) From: Brett Mason
No, no, no, Mike, what you really need is "Minute-Brush".  It's a lot softer
on the burrs.  I am sure you recognize that regular brushes will actually
damage the cold forged steel burrs.  "Minute-Brush" is the quicker, softer
way to clean your grinder, and won't cause all that damage that you are
already creating...
Just came to help,
Brett
On 1/9/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Hmmm, did you mean "Minute" as in diminutive Brush or "Minute" as in
sixty-second timer Brush? If the former I already use relatively Minute 1/2"
brushes and if the latter it takes less than a Minute to brush grinder free
of grinds:-)
 
Just hoping to clarify,
miKe  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 12:00 PM
No, no, no, Mike, what you really need is "Minute-Brush".  It's a lot softer
on the burrs.  I am sure you recognize that regular brushes will actually
damage the cold forged steel burrs.  "Minute-Brush" is the quicker, softer
way to clean your grinder, and won't cause all that damage that you are
already creating... 
 
Just came to help,
Brett
On 1/9/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote: 
First, what's unNatural about artificial synthetic brushes? I mean, aren't
they made from what was once upon a time natural plant material? Once upon a
time, long long ago that is:-) 
 
Ok, seriously I agree. I've been using 1/2" wide horse hair brushes for like
5 years. Picked up a bag of 36 at Harbor Freight for $5, still going through
the same bag. FWIW they still carry them. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?ItemnumberA338 
Brush clean Rocky's burr area every grind, also use to clear chute.
(Complete chute clear augmented by Click Clack blower)
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm 
Ultimately 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.  
From: homeroast-admin [mailto:
homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Kamnetz
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:33 AM
On 1/9/07, jim gundlach  > wrote: 
...I use a small natural bristle brush...."
I use paint brushes too, for anything having to do with dry grounds. The key
is NATURAL bristle; the artificial bristle brushes I've used don't clean
very well. 
Brian
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Barry Luterman
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I am really proud of myself. I am sitting and biting my tongue but will =
not get involved. Oops think I just did.

5) From: Brett Mason
Hi Barry!  The worst thing is, I went ahead and bought some minute rice this
weekend, because if it is good enough for Tom and all you guys, well I can
learn a lesson too...
Cheers,
Brett
On 1/9/07, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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Cheers,
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6) From: Barry Luterman
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After the last time I was tempted to send you a package. Just never got =
around to it.

7) From: Ed Needham
Maybe 'minuet

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Is that the official espresso "happy dance"?-)
miKe

9) From: MichaelB
Learn a lesson? Not likely. You're a cereal offender who always goes against
the grain. (Groan?)
On 1/9/07, Brett Mason  wrote:
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MichaelB


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