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Topic: Grind-off in Eugene (7 msgs / 133 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Hey All,
In response to to my "Rossi, Rancillo, or Mazzer grinder?" post, Bob Holland
kindly invited me down to Eugene to grind beans and pull shots to see if
there's any real difference between these grinders.  He works at Cafe Bonito
and after getting the ok from his boss, we're going to meet there for the
grind-off.  His boss is also interested in the Behmor (and possibly
organizing some sort of regular, local home-roaster meeting) so I'm bringing
mine along to play with.  Anyone in the area who's interested is welcome to
drop by and participate. Tomorrow morning (Saturday, 18 April), 11am, Cafe
Bonito, 1025 Conger Street #8, Eugene, OR 97402.  I know it's late notice
(think of it more as spur-of-the-moment!).
I'd love to meet fellow home-roasting addicts!
Kris McN
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Kris,
Any idea of how old the burrs are in each grinder? I'm thinking that
unless the burrs in each grinder are relatively new, you won't really
learn much.
On the other hand, can't be anything but fun to get together with coffee people!
Brian
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3) From: Kris McN
The burrs on the Mazzer and the Rossi are new, and I don't know about the
Rancillio (though they don't look too worn to my eyeballs, and I've been
unable to discern a difference in grind quality for more coarsely ground
methods (AP, FP, moka pot, etc.)). I'm going to bring my KitchenAid ProLine
along too, just to see, and it also has new burrs.  I know that's a
confounding factor, but
we're going to give it a go anyway.
On the other hand, can't be anything but fun to get together with coffee
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See, that's what I think too!
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
The one comment I have is the comparison will have limited value unless all
the grinders have relatively new burrs. 
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5) From: Dave
Sounds like FUN! I wish I was up there.
-- 
Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps
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6) From: Kris McN
Yeah, like I said in my response to Brian, that will be a confounding
factor, when it comes to the Rancillio anyway.  I suppose I should have just
bit the bullet and put new burrs in the Rancillio whether I end up selling
it or not (I'll definitely put them in if I keep it).  I just haven't had my
stuff that together of late.  But, these grinders all have 63-64mm flat
burrs, so I suspect that other factors may come into play in terms of
over-all quality (tendency to clump, static-y, doser sucks, etc.).  Like you
pointed out before, maybe the fact that the Mazzer is stepless will make the
biggest difference when trying to dial in.  I just. don't. know.  But maybe
I will tomorrow afternoon!
Kris McN
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7) From: Kris McN
Excellent!  See you there.
Kris McN
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