This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Well, not exactly geeks who would actually use coffeemills for it's intended purpouse- they'd rather use them as decorations. I founda Spong and co No. 1 coffee mill at an estate sale. I paid a 'fair' price, and in hindsight should have offered a little less. I'm really happy with the grind and guality of the unit, but the output is a little small and there is no room for anything larger than a 1/2 cup reciever. Anyone else have experience with this mill? any way to increase it's output? Tom Martin Oakland CA 94608
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Crank faster! ;-) Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/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. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Tom Martin Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:00 AM any way to increase it's output? Tom Martin Oakland CA 94608
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I have an electric spinner, for spinning yarn from fleece, made with a = little sewing machine motor. I'm thinking of rigging it up with pulleys = to my Zaasenhaus grinder.
i was very seriously considering Spong grinders before i found my Trossers at prices i was willing to pay. no actual experience w/ them, but all the Spongs i saw looked like very good, sturdy mills. fatcogtom wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Tom, I used a Spong for just about 30 years (the same one), from around 1970, = when I moved to a cabin with no electricity, right up until I finally = bought a Solis Maestro from our hosts circa 2000. I had fallen in love = and moved back to civilization years earlier, but it had gotten to where = I valued the morning ritual of grinding by hand for itself. Kind of a = Zen thing. What I finally came to realize, after using the Solis and reading = explanations of the necessity for grind precision on this list, was that = the lack of precision (or any!) bearings combined with the crude as-cast = teeth on the rotor and body resulted in just sort of crushing and = smearing the beans to random size particles ranging from dust to = moderate chunks. It is basically "early industrial farm machinery" in = technology level. Tom Owen once compared it to "a mortar and pestle". = I was a bit put out with him until I realized he was right. Don't get me wrong, I still have it, and use it once in a while. I = think I've lost something by whizzing my beans to a quite decent press = pot grind with virtually no effort, but if you want a real, functional = hand-powered grinder, I would recommend a Zass or something similar. I = almost bought one of those "Giant" Trossers that were available for a = while. By all means, keep the Spong, and put it prominently on display. It is = a work of industrial art and deserves to be admired. Best regards, Michael Wade