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Topic: Carrying on a manual coffee grinder? (16 msgs / 303 lines)
1) From: Ryan Tanner
I'm flying to LA for thanksgiving and I'm thinking about buying the  
new manual grinder Sweet Maria's has started selling. The person I'm  
visiting has a french press but no grinder.
The catch is I won't be checking any luggage. There isn't anything  
comparable on the TSA guidelines but common sense tells me not to try.  
Has anyone ever carried a manual grinder in a carry on?
Thanks,
Ryan
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2) From: Barry Luterman
yes there was no problem
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3) From: Demian Ebert
Not a manual one, but I travel with an electric whirly blade grinder (and
hot pot, thermal mug, cones, and filters) all the time and other then
getting my bag run through the x-ray machine twice on occasion I've never
had an issue with the grinder. I did get a back checked one day because the
lit was on the travel mug and they were looking for liquids. Now I leave the
lid off.
Demian
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
In Tom's YouTube video with this grinderhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yUshN6xi6Ehe says he is taking it to Ecuador with him, so I'm assuming that
traveling with it won't be a problem. But I haven't actually done it.
Brian
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5) From: Coffee
I got this grinder for my last trip. It was packed in a bag though,  
don't know about the TSA. This is a great grinder. Much better than  
the whirly-blade grinder I used to travel with. It's fast enough that  
the coffee is ground before the water is hot.
-Peter
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6) From: Allon Stern
On Oct 28, 2009, at 6:32 PM, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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Excellent. I've been hoping SM would bring back the Turkish mill, but  
the hario mill looks pretty nifty, aeropress hack and all. But please,  
duct tape? Cmon, that stuff will leave nasty goo all over your AP  
after a year.
Fwiw, I typically bring a false burr grinder with me when I travel,  
and if I don't take it out of my bag before the x-ray machine, they  
screen my bag for explosives. I'm guessing it's the timer mechanism.
-
allon
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7) From: Sam49
What is a false burr grinder? 
I saw you use this term before and Googled it to no avail, finding only 
another undefined, unreferenced use by you in yet an earlier post on 
some forum.
Apparently you are the only person who uses the term.
Sam
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8) From: Ryan Tanner
I found out I get to check a bag free since I booked the flight with  
my frequent flyer account so I won't have to worry about it anyways.   
I still definitely plan on picking up the Hario though.
On Oct 28, 2009, at 10:43 PM, Allon Stern wrote:
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9) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
You saw my YouTube video with the aeropress and the Hario Skerton 
top, as a travel kit? I just got back from 10 days in S. America and 
it worked like a charm. My technique of "attaching" the Skerton to 
the Aeropress is not that effective, but it worked well enough. I am 
sure that someone else will come up with a better way to put them 
together. Ideas???
Tom
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-Tom
"Great coffee comes from little roasters" - Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting
               Thompson & Maria -http://www.sweetmarias.com     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
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10) From: David Rossell
Anyone tried both the Zass Turkish grinder and the Hario?  I'm buying a hand grinder and had determined on the Zass (which is back in stock!), but am curious about the Hario.
David

11) From: Yakster
I asked this sort of question a while ago when I was building a travel
kit with AeroPress, Kyocera Grinder, etc.  The answers were you may
get stopped, but you'll get through.  It always helped to have roasted
coffee in there that they could see and smell to understand what your
doing.
My travel opportunities vanished, but I did use the kit for camping
and the Kyocera works great for espresso.
Here's a link to that archived conversation: (TSA Friendly Coffee?)http://themeyers.org/cgi-bin/nopre.cgi/HomeRoast/Topic29934.htm-Chris
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12) From: Allon Stern
On Oct 29, 2009, at 1:30 AM, Sam49 wrote:
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Maybe. They're often called "fake burr grinder", I guess.
Seehttp://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide-grinders.html"Finally there are contraptions falsely called burr grinders that cost  
around $50. These are not actually burr grinders, but use knobs to  
crush the beans. Since this produces a large quantity of fines, they  
will produce an acrid shot with even the most mild mannered all-Brasil  
blends. They are to be strictly avoided for any coffee use."
I think it's better than a whirly blade, but nowhere close to a real  
burr.
They have a picture there too.http://www.home-barista.com/espresso-guide_files/fake_burrs.jpg-
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13) From: Mike Chester
Many of the lower priced "burr" grinders (less than $100) don't contain real 
burrs with sharpened teeth on them that slice the beans into uniform pieces. 
Instead they have wheels with bumps on them that break the coffee beans into 
chunks.  These are nicknamed false burrs.  They do a more even break than a 
whirly blade, but not nearly as good as real burrs.
Mike Chester

14) From: Ray Tolar
I have the Hario I got it for camping last summer,out of the box it  grinds,
ok to good on fine grinds but not so great on  coarse. The center burr kinda
just dangles there. I glued a stainless steel  washer to the bottom of the
shaft housing now it works great.
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15) From: John Letoto
I've traveled with both the Zassenhaus Turkish mill and the Hario
Skerton hand mill in my carry-on (not at the same time), and they
generally get through without a hitch, but a couple of times (read:
just twice) TSA officers took my bag aside and double-checked.  Not a
problem, really.  The handle on the Hario can look a little odd if you
leave it attached to the rest of the mill.  Someone mentioned having
all your coffee right there in the bag with it, and I agree, that does
help.
-john
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16) From: Ryan Tanner
Thanks for all the advice guys!
- Ryan Tanner
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