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Topic: flat vs conical burrs >was Re: Intro/whirly (8 msgs / 127 lines)
1) From: Steven Dover

2) From: jim gundlach
On Friday, June 21, 2002, at 03:25 PM, Steven Dover wrote:
Now that is a rigged competition if I ever saw one.
     Jim Gundlach
     roasting over pecan wood fires
     in La Place, Alabama
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3) From: Mike McGinness
Excellent point Jim, I totally missed it the first time I read Steve's post!
Funny how we (I) sometimes process mentally what we expect to be there
rather than what is...
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4) From: Steven Dover

5) From: europachris
Yes, possibly.  But, it depends upon WHICH conical burr grinder is used to compare.  I had a Solis 166.  It was OK, but the burrs were shot after 30 lb. coffee, and I never had a shot out of the Silvia from it that was as good as what I'm getting from the Rocky.  OTOH, 'HV' from alt.coffee has a Demoka MiniMoka grinder.  Basically, it's the Innova conical grinder in a different package.  Aside from spraying coffee everywhere (doserless grinder), the grind it produces is beautiful and it makes a wonderful cup of both coffee AND espresso.
I seriously considered the Innova grinders, but the conical model has a substandard motor, IMHO, and the flat burr grinds too slow.  The Rocky has a lousy doser (well, it's not THAT bad), but I like the click stops for grind as I grind for a lot of things.  The worm drive on the Innova would drive me nuts.  The Rocky has an enormous motor that will never wear out, and new burrs are cheap.  Score 1 for the Rocky.
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6) From: The Scarlet Wombat
The documentation accompanying the Super Jolly I got recently indicates 
that the flat burrs will last for about 500 kg of coffee, that's 11 
pounds.  I grind about 2 pounds a month, only myself and wife, maybe three, 
so it should last until...oh...I'm about 90, shot to death by a jealous 
husband. [grin]
That was three pounds a month, not three wives, by the way.
I suppose comparing the large burs in the pro grade grinder is not quite 
fair, but there it is.
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7) From: The Scarlet Wombat
Oh my, I meant that 500 kg was 1100 pounds, only 11 pounds, must be early 
still in New England.
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8) From: Lissa
On Sat, 2002-06-22 at 06:14, The Scarlet Wombat wrote:
Erm...500 kg is a bit more than 11 lbs.  I think you lost a few zeros
here.  You'd have to sell burrs that lasted 11 lbs. by the pallet around
here .
Be well,
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to question and challenge the people who are enforcing it.
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