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Topic: Hario Skerton mill (4 msgs / 112 lines)
1) From: Allon Stern
I got my Skerton yesterday, tried it out this morning for my automatic drip coffee. It worked quite nicely. Not exceptional evenness of grind, but excellent quality of grind. I guess with a conical hand mill without some sort of bottom support to keep it from wobbling, you won't get evenness at the coarser levels.
I wonder if the skerton could do a decent espresso, if tightened up a few notches. Then you could pari the Skerton with the MyPressi for travel. Or camping :)
I like Tom's idea of mating the skerton top to the Aeropress. I have an idea or two, but I need to find the appropriate materials.
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allon
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2) From: Greg Hollrigel
I also recently bought one from Tom.  I like it, and agree on the drip
setting.  
However, I can say that I think it will do a good job for espresso (based on
my limited experience).  I gave it a chance and was able to choke my Gaggia
Factory, which I have not been able to do with my Zass grinder (using the
double basket).  I loosened the nut a bit, and pulled a decent shot, but I
didn't play around with it much since I didn't like that particular batch of
beans for espresso.  I've been using the Zass for the espresso since I've
got that dialed in, and the Skerton for drip and aeropress.  I also saw a
post that describes how to adjust the Skerton in a "stepless" manner, so I
will play with that a bit in the future.
I think it will be a great future travel companion ... starting next week.
:-)
Greg

3) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Allon Stern  wrote:
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Allon,
I hear gaffers tape works good....
Brian
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4) From: Allon Stern
On Dec 4, 2009, at 1:06 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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Okay, I deserved that one :)
Actually, I'd like to find a plastic bottle with the same thread as the Hario container; then I could cut the plastic bottle and affix it to the top of the AP. It's the HOW to affix it that is problematic.
Either that, or cast my own out of epoxy. I've done that for a special plumbing part in the past, and it worked okay, but I don't think it would bond to the polycarbonate.
Huh. Apparently the new aeropresses are made of copolyester.
More glues to figure out :)
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