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Topic: Burrs on the Bunn G3 Grinder (4 msgs / 139 lines)
1) From: Aaron Gee
I friend of mine just sold me his Bunn G3 Grinder for a great deal..... could not pass it up. Do not need it but I thought it would be nice to use it to grind the coffee I bring into the coffee cartel at work. 
   
  My question is how do you know when the burrs need to be replaced or can the burrs be sharpened. 
   
  My friend bought this grinder used for from a coffee shop and he used it for a couple of years grinding coffee for home and for work.
   
  Thanks For the Help. Aaron
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2) From: RK
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Grind some beans and lay them out on a white paper towel and spread them =
around look for even pieces and check for dust.
I'd say if it had 2 years in a coffee house the burrs are worn and need =
replacing..
RK

3) From: jim gundlach
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Aaron,
     If you can open it up and feel the burrs you can tell.  Sharp  
edges will grab your skin as if it could cut.  Another way to notice  
is the amount of dust in the grind.  New burrs for the G3 are about  
$185 as I recall.  They are big and will grind well over a thousand  
pounds of coffee before they need to be replaced.
     Pecan Jim
On Apr 23, 2007, at 4:41 AM, Aaron Gee wrote:
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Aaron,    If you can =
open it up and feel the burrs you can tell.  Sharp edges will grab =
your skin as if it could cut.  Another way to notice is the amount of =
dust in the grind.  New burrs for the G3 are about $185 as I recall.  =
They are big and will grind well over a thousand pounds of coffee before =
they need to be replaced.      Pecan =
Jim
On Apr 23, 2007, at 4:41 AM, Aaron Gee wrote:
I = friend of mine just sold me his Bunn G3 Grinder for a great deal..... = could not pass it up. Do not need it but I thought it would be nice to = use it to grind the coffee I bring into the coffee cartel at = work.    My question is how do you know when = the burrs need to be replaced or can the burrs be sharpened. =   My friend bought this grinder used for from a = coffee shop and he used it for a couple of years grinding coffee for = home and for work.   Thanks For the Help. = Aaron
Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell? Check = out new cars at Yahoo! = Autos. = --Apple-Mail-12--671452324--

4) From: raymanowen
I think the G-series are the grinders often found in the coffee aisle at th=
e
grocery. Maybe the G1, G2 and G3 vary only in the hopper size- 1lb, 2lb, 3l=
b
capacity.
They don't seem to have many steps between the Fine - Coarse maxima. I have
no idea how much bulk coffee is sold by any particular store.
A $700 high traffic grinder might have ultra hard burrs instead of some fin=
e
grinding increments. They're all listed at about 2/3rd hp motors, but $700
is inexpensive for a good grinder. There has to be some trade-off.
$700- cheap? How many hours of others' efforts and your own, as well as the
obliteration of some fine coffee flavor and aroma are you willing to
sacrifice to a Crummy Grinder? Or, how much will you spend on The Best
Coffee Beans in the Galaxy, to spoil them with a Tinker Toy grinder?
Before the eagle flew away, my Celtic Critic agreed I could spend $4Big on =
a
Mahlkönig grinder- I just had to stay >friends< with the Bronco for a whi=
le
longer.
a)- I didn't
b)- I did
Thanks to a heads-up post from miKe, and dodging some last second "bidders,=
"
I got a Mazzer Major sans Doser, and stuck a new set of burrs in it. The
beans don't know from Brand New, and I get the occasional "thumbs up" from
my Honey.
If it's too big (24in tall), too heavy (46lb) or too expensive (~200$), *$
has your coffee waiting for you.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
AHIP - Altitude Has Its Privileges. Water boils at 200° F here (5413ft ne=
ar
Denver town)


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