[Homeroast] Nice little new grinder

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Dec 27 13:32:24 CST 2014


Without a lower burr support mod it is a low grade pepper grinder. With 
the mod, which is only available for an earlier version, it becomes a 
high grade pepper grinder.

On 12/27/2014 01:11 PM, John Nanci wrote:
> I just tried a Hario yesterday....and was less than impressed.  I saw
> lots of great reviews but it took WAY too long to grind, even for drip
> or french press, and seemed to feed rather poorly, and having no bottom
> support for the floating burred, seemed rather inconsistent in the
> grind.  Anyone else have experience with it?
>
> At 05:11 AM 12/27/2014, you wrote:
>> I just ordered a new Hario hand grinder and am taking it to the Middle
>> East with me this trip along with a small stainless press pot. As long
>> as I have a way to heat water I can make decent coffee. Over there,
>> even the high-end hotels offer freeze-dried instant in the rooms. I
>> had a Hario before and it worked fine until the ceramic burrs broke in
>> the middle of a trip. For the small amount of coffee I put through it
>> stainless steel burrs would last a lot longer without breaking. I
>> think the ceramic burrs are more of a marketing gimmick than anything
>> useful. Love the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. It’s a damn
>> good thing there’s nothing close to home in southern California like
>> it. I’d be there all the time. At least one shop sells both roasted
>> and green beans. Frank > On Dec 27, 2014, at 3:22 AM, Howard B
>> <howardbandy at gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi Steven -- > > Thanks for the
>> suggestion.  When we traveled to Australia earlier this > year, we
>> took an AeroPress and a Porlex grinder (similar to the GSI).  Both >
>> worked out well: >
>> http://www.amazon.com/Porlex-JP-30-Stainless-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B0002JZCF2/ref=pd_sbs_auto_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=10WZCJK7BA0EWGR8VNKQ
>> >
>> http://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-79486-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B00HQLL7VM
>> >
>> http://www.amazon.com/Aeropress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK/ref=pd_sim_k_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=09T5730FATRHV7FBNRPF
>> > > We rented an apartment for our two week stay, and shopped for
>> freshly > roasted beans in the many high quality coffee shops in
>> Melbourne, as well > as the Queen Victoria Market.  Everything worked
>> out very well. > http://www.qvm.com.au/ > > Knowing we would be
>> without a scale, we calibrated a dry measure scoop to > the amount of
>> beans needed for an AeroPress cup before we left home. > > It turned
>> out that the apartment we rented had a press pot as a kitchen >
>> appliance.  We stayed in "About Melbourne Apartments", and recommend
>> them, > but there are many alternatives: >
>> http://www.aboutmelbourne.com.au/ > > Best, > Howard > > > On Fri, Dec
>> 26, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Steven Van Dyke <coffee at svandyke.com> > wrote: >
>> >> Actually I don't know how new it is, but I just got one for
>> Christmas from >> the ever-indulgent wife so it's new to me. >> It's
>> the GSI Outdoors Java Mill.  Sweet Marias doesn't carry it at this >>
>> time but I think it would be a worthy addition. >> It's similar in
>> size to the Zass Turkish, ceramic burrs, and cheap enough >> to leave
>> at work without worrying. >> >> Thought I'd toss it out there as a
>> suggestion. >> >> >> Enjoy! >> >> KCSteve :-> >> >>
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