[Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 2 03:17:29 CST 2010


Joe, 
Glad to hear it. I used SUSE for a little while there. It seemed like a pretty good distro. 

Not making an assumptions about your Linux/UNIX background, if you need any resource references, or book title recommendations, etc let me know. 

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Ryan M. Ward

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> Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 20:44:39 -0800
> From: theotherjo at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso
> 
> Ryan,
> just a little OT....
> thank you for your custom sig. I'm making a move to SuSe as soon as
> possible.
> Best grinder hunting wishes to you.
> JoeR
> 
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Ryan M. Ward
> <silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:
> 
> >
> > Since we are on the topic...
> > I plan to buy a new grinder pretty soon here. The grinder I am looking at
> > most is the Mazzer Mini or Mazzer Digital. Those who have them, are you
> > happy with it? Would you make the same decision in buying it again? How does
> > it stack up against the Rocky?
> >
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> >
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> >
> >
> >
> > > Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:49:18 -0500
> > > From: johndespres at gmail.com
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] irritation when measuring beans for espresso
> > >
> > > Allon and I use the same technique for clearing the throat and chute.
> > When
> > > grinding for espresso, the chute in my MM is choked with coffee so I just
> > > clap my hand on the top of the throat and the air forces the coffee out
> > of
> > > the chute. From there I brush & grind as Allon does.
> > > John
> > >
> > > On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > On Jan 31, 2010, at 10:16 AM, Claus Thøgersen wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > HI,
> > > > >
> > > > > I use my Mazzer Mini E both for brewed coffee and also for espresso.
> > > > Since I have different beans I only put the necessary beans in the
> > grinder
> > > > for the coffee and espresso I am making. This works fine for AE and
> > Vacuum
> > > > brewing, but with Espressos it seems to be different even though I
> > measure
> > > > out the same amount of beans for the first and second espresso there
> > are
> > > > more coffee in the grind of the second espresso.
> > > > >
> > > > > Obviously it must have something to do with coffee beeing trapped
> > > > somewhere in the grinder, but I try to make sure that all the beans in
> > the
> > > > hopper is always beeing grinded.
> > > > >
> > > > > Any ideas how to avoid this situation other than weighing each
> > portion of
> > > > espresso after it is grinded would be nice.
> > > >
> > > > All the beans in the hopper will be ground, but not all the grounds
> > will
> > > > make it out of the chute.
> > > > I grind my espresso, then stop the grinder, and use a brush to pull out
> > the
> > > > grounds from the chute, then grind again, and repeat.
> > > > (On my grinder, I removed the hopper, and also brush out the throat of
> > the
> > > > grinder - a few beans and bean shards hang up on a shelf above the
> > burrs)
> > > > Some people use a click-clack lid to blow the grinds out of the chute.
> > > >
> > > > You're on the right track!
> > > > -
> > > > allon
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