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Topic: Mazzer "slices" beans (5 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
/My Mazzer Major was set wrong when I ran a pound through it, and my friend wanted it ground for espresso.
Soooo.. I adjusted it down to the espresso setting and ran the coffee through again!/
Peter Z,
I thought that one of the big advantages of the Mazzer is that it "slices" the beans, instead of creating "lumps" and powder.  Does not your method defeat that advantage?
Lubos

2) From: Brett Mason
Lubos,
You describe a conical burr mechanism - slices beans...  Same is true for My
Rocky, my Zassenhauses, adn my Armin Trosser...
Cheers to sliced beans...  Who cut the cheese?
Brett
On 6/11/07, Irene and Lubos Palounek  wrote:
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3) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
/Lubos,
You describe a conical burr mechanism - slices beans...  Same is true for My
Rocky, my Zassenhauses, adn my Armin Trosser...
Cheers to sliced beans...  Who cut the cheese?
Brett/
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Brett,
do all conical burr grinders make nice "sliced" ground coffee?  We have a Solis mill and a Mazzer mill. 
Not only is the aroma and taste of the same beans milled in those two (clean) machines quite different,
but if you look at the ground beans under a microscope (even a high quality 10x magnifier shows
the results), you can see nice "sliced" coffee pieces made by the Mazzer, but the Solis results looks
quite different, uneven, with dust etc. 
Lubos

4) From: Brett Mason
The burrs on the solis may be worn down a bit, causing "fines" which can
make the coffee bitter...  Several Solis fans on this list can guide you to
new burrs...  although with a Mazzer this may be a waste - but for a doation
to someone else, new burrs should make it sing...
I believe all conical burr grinders are designed to slice the beans, yes.
Brett
On 6/12/07, Irene and Lubos Palounek  wrote:
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5) From: Peter Z
Well, I do not make a practice of this, I just did it this one time and 
it made the coffee smaller. :)
I did not check to see if it still looked sliced :(
One other time I had tried this with a Delonghi grinder I had from ebay.
That thing stalled, the motor stopped turning and I had to resuscitate 
it to make it do anything again. Then I moved up to a Mazzer Mini, and a 
Major for when I want to grind a pound or more  relatively quickly.
I suspect the Mini would regrind smaller also, but I do not recommend 
this for usual practice.
Probably then the coffee would look like it came from a whirly blade 
'grinder'.
My friend was happy with the result anyway.
Respectfully,
PeterZ
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