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Topic: Grinder Burr Question (8 msgs / 218 lines)
1) From: Dennis Ryan
Recently, I got an Anfim Lusso ($150!!) and I decided to relegate my  
Saeco MC2002 to vacuum pot duty. This old Saeco had been competently  
grinding espresso for me for something like 8 years with remarkably  
good results, but unfortunately completely stinks at coarser grinds.
I thought I had read somewhere that the need to replace old, dull  
burrs will be more obvious at coarser grinds, but I can't seem to  
find that information now. I would hate to waste $40 on new burrs,  
when the money could have gone to a new grinder. Following up on  
that, does anyone know where I can get a replacement burr set for  
this grinder?
Thanks,
Dennis

2) From: Rich Adams
A place called espresso parts dot com.
Take out and measure a burr, there are two sizes for the Anfim depending on 
year/model.  BTDT.
Rich Adams

3) From: Dennis Ryan
I meant the saeco. the anfim's fine. Are you saying that burrs are  
generic, providing you get the correct od, and id? I figured they  
were specific between brands.
I hadn't thought to contact espressopars.com since they deal with  
real espresso equipment, not chincy consumer stuff. I will do though.
On Jan 2, 2008, at 10:00 AM, Rich Adams wrote:
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5) From: Dennis Ryan
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The point of my original post may have gotten lost (or maybe the list  
doesn't know) In any case, I thought I'd try again.
On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:17 AM, Dennis Ryan wrote:
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PS, Happy New Year!
PPS, my 1st '08 roast this year was a brazil and then a guat for an  
espresso blend. I think my last 07 roast was probably better....
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The point of my original post =
may have gotten lost (or maybe the list doesn't know) In any case, I =
thought I'd try again. 
On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:17 = AM, Dennis Ryan wrote:

I thought I had read = somewhere that the need to replace old, dull burrs will be more obvious = at coarser grinds, but I can't seem to find that information now. I = would hate to waste $40 on new burrs, when the money could have gone to = a new grinder


PS, Happy New = Year!PPS, my 1st '08 roast this year was a brazil and then a = guat for an espresso blend. I think my last 07 roast was probably = better.... = --Apple-Mail-5--193069790--

6) From: MichaelB
The only thing I recall reading about something like this is with the manual
zass turkish grinder. Some people have said that it produces an even grind
at fine settings but an erratic grind at coarser settings. Because of the
way it is built. But not even all owners agree on that finding. I do not
recall reading anything relating to motorized burr grinders to explain your
findings with your old grinder.  Here's a question for you. Does your new
grinder produce better espresso than you old one? Better brewed coffee than
your old one? Your results with your new grinder may give you some insights
into the performance of your old grinder and the likelihood of new burrs
improving either espresso or brewed coffee results.
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7) From: Dennis Ryan
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Thanks for thinking about this. My new grinder is vastly better for  
espresso, and it should be given that its like $900 more expensive. I  
haven't tried using for other types of brewing though, as I only have  
one hopper and espresso is my primary mode of coffee delivery. it's a  
worthwhile experiment though.
d
On Jan 2, 2008, at 5:46 PM, MichaelB wrote:
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Thanks for thinking about this. =
My new grinder is vastly better for espresso, and it should be given =
that its like $900 more expensive. I haven't tried using for other types =
of brewing though, as I only have one hopper and espresso is my primary =
mode of coffee delivery. it's a worthwhile experiment though.
d On= Jan 2, 2008, at 5:46 PM, MichaelB wrote:
The = only thing I recall reading about something like this is with the manual = zass turkish grinder. Some people have said that it produces an even = grind at fine settings but an erratic grind at coarser settings. Because = of the way it is built. But not even all owners agree on that finding. I = do not recall reading anything relating to motorized burr grinders to = explain your findings with your old grinder.  Here's a question for = you. Does your new grinder produce better espresso than you old one? = Better brewed coffee than your old one? Your results with your new = grinder may give you some insights into the performance of your old = grinder and the likelihood of new burrs improving either espresso or = brewed coffee results.     On Jan 2, 2008 3:15 PM, Dennis Ryan <djryan> wrote: = The point of my original post may have gotten lost (or maybe = the list doesn't know) In any case, I thought I'd try again.  = On Jan 2, 2008, at 9:17 AM, Dennis Ryan = wrote: I thought I had read somewhere that the = need to replace old, dull burrs will be more obvious at coarser grinds, = but I can't seem to find that information now. I would hate to waste $40 = on new burrs, when the money could have gone to a new grinder = = PS, Happy New Year! PPS, my 1st '08 roast this year was = a brazil and then a guat for an espresso blend. I think my last 07 roast = was probably better.... =
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8) From: raymanowen
"...old, dull burrs will be more obvious at coarser grinds..."
Actually, you will find that dull burrs will perform like dull burrs for all
grinding you try with them. They will do a wide spectrum poor job of
grinding, tending to tear the beans apart. That would leave the granular
coffee particles looking like irregular clods of dirt. The grinder setting
would just limit the maximum size of the random clods.
A set of slick-treaded tires would be as dangerous to highway handling as
they would be on wet streets in the city [How would you rather die?]
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
On Jan 2, 2008 7:17 AM, Dennis Ryan  wrote:
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