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Topic: travel burr grinders? (10 msgs / 241 lines)
1) From: Richard Ferguson
I just stumbled across this travel manual burr grinder.  Does anyone have any
opinions on it?  Thanks.http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Coffee-Burr-Grinder-Large/dp/B000MRM0YA/ref=sr_1_1/104-7866673-4374366?ieF8&s=sporting-goods&qid81907869&sr=8-1richard

2) From: John Moody
Travel grinders in general are well discussed over on CoffeeGeek.  General
consensus on that one is that it is too slow, but does work OK for what it
is.
John

3) From: raymanowen
I remember good quality grind and slow ratings for this grinder. One of the
two is not a consideration for any travel grinder.
For grind quality and speed in a travel grinder, you can have it all with a
Mahlkönig- just put the 96# grinder and your 3phase generator on a heavy
dolly for your travels.
Take a small gas can along- the grinder will grind a pound to Turkish in
10sec!
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
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4) From: Brett Mason
Zassenhaus 499 does it for me....
Brett
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5) From: Randall Nortman
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Which variety of Zassenhaus is that?

6) From: Brett Mason
499?  It's a Beech Knee Mill...
Ialso have a 151, but it lives in my office with my presspot...
Brett
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7) From: Sandy Andina
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I have one. It's not bad, but the Zass Turkish is a little faster.   
Because of the plastic chamber, I find I must spread a washcloth or  
tissues out underneath when I remove the grinds chamber, because it  
generates so much static. (I have been told that if you line the  
grounds chamber with foil, there will be far less static). It's not a  
bad grinder.
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the Zass Turkish is a little faster.  Because of the plastic chamber, =
I find I must spread a washcloth or tissues out underneath when I remove =
the grinds chamber, because it generates so much static. (I have been =
told that if you line the grounds chamber with foil, there will be far =
less static). It's not a bad grinder.
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8) From: Larry English
I agree with Sandy - for what it is, it is just fine.  I use it on all trips
now, and it works very well with the AeroPress, not quite so well with a
Swissgold 1-cup filter, which probably has more to do with the setting I use
rather than the grinder itself.  You get a somewhat mixed grind, not nearly
as uniform as a Rocky, but not nearly as bad as a whirly-blade.  I put water
on/in to boil and grind for about as long as it takes the water to be
ready.  Static is a problem but I just open and pour the ground coffee over
a sink.  Doesn't work too well with large beans - the auger is on the small
side - sometimes I have to shake and grind, shake and grind - good morning
exercise.  It's light-weight, much lighter and less bulky than Brett's Zass
499 - not so important on road trips, more so on flights.  I'm still waiting
for the Zass Turkish - heavy but compact, more durable, and probably more
uniform grinds.  But for under $25, this plastic version is OK.
I got mine at REI - you can take a look at one there if you have one nearby.
Larry
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9) From: stereoplegic
i'd look up "trosser grinder" "trosser mill" "zassenhaus grinder" and 
"zassenhaus mill" on eBay (check the "search titles and descriptions" 
box). my most expensive Trosser was $30 shipped from Canada. zasses 
usually go for more. either would be bigger than the travel grinder, but 
you get a nice, even grind (any level) in a realistic amount of time. 
i'll be bringing mine to accompany my Bodum French Press/Tumbler on my 
road trips to Mississippi (Eddie, i'd love to pop in but don't think the 
others will be up for it) next month and Seattle in August.
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10) From: Steven Van Dyke
Looks like the same cheapo I use for travel.  Not your primary choice 
but since we're still waiting on the Zass folks....
A couple of tips:
#1) If you want to avoid the usual problems with static, 'huff' into 
the base of the grinder / grounds cup just before you grind.  That 
raises the humidity level for a few minutes and helps with the static.
#2) You can store not only the handle inside when you travel but one 
of Tom's coffee scoops.
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