[Homeroast] Bulk Grinder for Drip

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 10:16:59 CDT 2010


Ed
Here is a link with picture.
http://www.cw-usa.com/parts-grindmaster-commercial-grinding-burr-set.html
 I'm not sure if Grindmaster calls them crushing burrs but that's been
the term generally used. They definitely have a different design.
Ed B.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Ed Needham <beans at homeroaster.com> wrote:
> "I then found that Grindmasters use crushing burrs where Bunn uses cutting
> burrs."
> Ed, just curious where you got this information.  It's been a while since I
> looked into grinders, but in the past, Bunn grinders were all made by
> Grindmaster here in Louisville and were no different than other Grindmaster
> and rebranded grinders made by Grindmaster.  Things may have changed, but
> this is the first I've ever heard of a 'crushing grinder' except for the big
> industrial roller grinders.
> What would a crushing grinder burr look like? vs. a cutting burr?  I've only
> seen the cutting burrs, flat and conical.  Of course the cheapie Walmart
> burr grinders are not sharp and pretty much crush more than cut, but we're
> not talking about those.
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>> I got hold of a Grindmaster shortly after I build my roaster for the
>> occasional need to grind a bag for a customer. I then found that
>> Grindmasters use crushing burrs where Bunn uses cutting burrs. I've
>> been looking for a steal on a used Bunn with burrs in great condition
>> but no luck yet. I thought I would then try some sifting and
>> comparisons and keep the one I preferred. This topic has come up a few
>> times on H-B and it has been thought that the Bunn cutting burrs are a
>> better choice. I've also asked about what has been used in Europe over
>> time for coffee as we see many espresso grinders but much fewer coffee
>> examples. The Mahlkoenig and Ditting are what come to mind. I've tried
>> to find out if Mazzer did a coffee grinder or had a different burr set
>> but it seems they don't. In the US we see lots of commercial coffee
>> grinders but why so few from other countries? What is traditionally
>> used in the rest of world for grinding coffee in commercial settings?
>> Some hand mills definitely have courser burr cuts than others but are
>> great for a dripper but not designed for grinding larger quantities..
>> --
>> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>> Amherst MA.
>> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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