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Topic: Securing a Zassenhaus for Travel (9 msgs / 219 lines)
1) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Hello everyone,
     In another month I will begin my rotations in the hospital, and so
recently I have been putting together some essentials for a portable coffee
kit. I have a Zassenhaus 151, and I am wandering what is the best grind
setting to store it with, assuming the handle may get bumped a little during
carrying. Should I tighten it to maximum tightness to prevent
counterclockwise rotation of the handle or should I loosen the grind setting
all the way? In other words, assuming the handle does get josteled hard
enough in the counterclockwise (i.e.-wrong) direction, with which setting
will counterclockwise rotation cause the least damage? Also, what happens if
you do turn the handle counterclockwise- why is this harmful to the
mechanism?? Thanks everyone in advance for your help.
          Jeremy

2) From: Jason Brooks
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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IIRC, the 151 is the knee mill, yes?  I've traveled with a knee mill, a
SS press and a hot water kettle in an LL Bean backpack on planes without
issue.  I don't recall doing anything with the grind setting.
Jason
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Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia

3) From: Brett Mason
I've never monkeyed with mine in any specific fashion for travelling.
As to what happens when you turn the crank backward, it's just like playing
a country music song backward...  Daddy comes home, mama gets out of jail,
the dog comes back to life, and you get your pickup back...
Brett
On 4/5/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Spew warning.... for the love of God!
Michael
On Apr 5, 2007, at 9:31 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
I've never monkeyed with mine in any specific fashion for travelling.
 
As to what happens when you turn the crank backward, it's just like 
playing a country music song backward...  Daddy comes home, mama gets =
out of jail, the dog comes back to life, and you get your pickup 
back...
 
Brett
 
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Cheers,
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5) From: Wes Tyler
Brett..I bought the Zass 151 I asked you about. Paid $30. Haven't tried it yet. How do you adjust it for a drip grind? I am going to try turning that handle backwards..I sure miss my mama and my truck!
Wes
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From: Brett Mason 
To: homeroast
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2007 9:31:55 PM
Subject: Re: +Securing a Zassenhaus for Travel
I've never monkeyed with mine in any specific fashion for travelling.
As to what happens when you turn the crank backward, it's just like playing a country music song backward...  Daddy comes home, mama gets out of jail, the dog comes back to life, and you get your pickup back...
Brett
On 4/5/07, Jason Brooks  wrote:
Jeremy DeFranco wrote:
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IIRC, the 151 is the knee mill, yes?  I've traveled with a knee mill, a
SS press and a hot water kettle in an LL Bean backpack on planes without
issue.  I don't recall doing anything with the grind setting.
Jason
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jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com-------------------------------
Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia-- 
Cheers,
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6) From: Brett Mason
I grind coarse, so counter clockwise...
The zass has three different methods for adjusting grind - not sure which is
yours...
  1. a knob on the axle of the grinder, just above the top of the grinder,
but under where the handle arm connects - counterclockwise about 2.5 turns
(I grind coarse)
  2. a knob on top of the grinder, separate from the axle - 2.5 is what I do
again
  3. a dial inside the grinder - remove the drawer, and look up inside, it
is the closest part to thr drawer, on the lower end of the axle.  My Armin
Trosser works the same way.
Close the burrs until they won't turn.  Then open the dial .75 turns for
espresso, or 2.5 turns for drip or press.  You will need to do some brews to
refine how you like the adjustment to your own taste...
Tom has some guidelines on how fine to grind, and like I said, I am more
coarse in my grind...
Say hi to Mama!
Brett
On 4/5/07, Wes Tyler  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Thanks gentelman for your help. The reason I asked about the whole
counterclockwise effects is that Tom specifically says not to turn handle
counterclockwise on his tip page. Any ideas why he would say this...?

8) From: Brett Mason
Doesn't want his truck back?
On 4/5/07, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

9) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
OK.. if spew alerts are just not going to happen, I guess I am just 
going to have to stop drinking coffee while reading these posts.  Don't 
you think that is a cruel position in which to put a fellow home 
roaster?  :-)
Michael
On Apr 5, 2007, at 11:05 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
Doesn't want his truck back?
On 4/5/07, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote: Thanks 
gentelman for your help. The reason I asked about the whole 
counterclockwise effects is that Tom specifically says not to turn 
handle counterclockwise on his tip page. Any ideas why he would say 
this...?
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.comL. Michael Fraley, MD


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