[Homeroast] Zass grinder (resending yet again)

Dennis True dennist3 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 16:14:24 CST 2012


Lynne,
no modification needed I just put the pics on facebook 3 pics (1)
grinder with drill attached (2) nut already on Zass (3) close up of
socket driver on drill


On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Lynne <lynnebiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow - part of me is saying "GENIUS", Dennis.
>
> The other part is cringing for the changes in that beautiful machine, lol.
>
> BUT - you found a way to resolve a problem, which, I *almost* might follow.
> I say almost, because - well, I have a Zass, but it's been in my closet
> unused for a few years. Somehow I lost a screw (on the Zass, not me -
> although, yeah, I have a few screws of my own loose...) and was not able to
> find the replacement around here. Was told it was a European size - to be
> honest, that was before my move, so I should try the hardware stores around
> my current community.
>
> I know I couldn't handle grinding by hand now - do you have any photos of
> how you connected the drill?
>
> Inquiring minds will want to know...
>
> Lynne
>
> p.s. I don't know the person who was hit by the truck - but will certainly
> include in my prayers!! Yikes!!
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Dennis True <dennist3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> ok all I've been hesitant to tell you all this but I want thoughts on
>> what I do (now that I have about 5 years of use invested)
>> I have an old school Zass box grinder looks like this one
>>
>> http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/grinders/manual-grinders/zassenhaus-box-mill.html
>>
>> I picked it up when I was in Lisbon Portugal in 2007 back when they
>> were unavailable in the states.  This is my primary grinder for daily
>> use form AP/FP/Vac my common brewing methods...  but I have used it
>> from espresso and Ibriks as well.
>>
>> Ok back ground done now for how I use it.........
>> I put a 1/2 inch socket on my cordless drill and pop it on the nut on
>> the top of the zass handle and boom I have ground coffee with out all
>> the turn turn turn.... (keep it on the lower speed) takes about 15
>> seconds to grind enough beans for my vac pot.. thougths? did I give
>> you any ideas?
>>
>> Dennis
>>
>> On another sad not one of out fellow roasters Burney Mack was hit by a
>> truck this morning while doing PT on base and is in surgery and could
>> use our thoughts and prayers...
>>
>> Lurkmode engaged...
>>
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