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forgop
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:39am
Subject: Can you recommend me a nice grinder for consistent coarse grinding (cold brew)
 

I used to purchase Starbucks whole bean coffee from Sams Club and grind it there and it worked great.  I believe they have a Bunn G2 model that does a great job with the coarse grounds and had no issues uing the Toddy cold brew system with it.  

I then started home roasting and started off with a cheaper grinder that wasn't doing a very good job.  After a lot of research, I bought a Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder.  I seldom use it for anything other than the coarsest grind because I only drink french press and cold brewed coffee.  I've given up on this grinder for being a long term solution for my use because the consistency of the coarse grind has a lot to be desired.  The coarsest grind setting results in a wide variety with a LOT of grinds are darn near as fine as you can get, which seems to do nothing other than clog the filter when I pull the plug on the Toddy.  It does fine for french pressing though.  

Aside from getting a commercial grinder like the Bunn, does anyone have a grinder they openly endorse for coarse grinding capability that won't clog up my Toddy filter and make it impossible to drain?  Thanks.
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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 5:24am
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I don't have a lot of experience with cold brewing, but the Baratza Virtuoso and Preciso are very good at consistent, coarse grinds.  I have a Preciso and use it for pour overs and French Press.  The Toddy should be a bit coarser than FP, but I think it would work for you.  The Virtuoso is identical to the Preciso except that the Preciso adds in micro adjustments, which I do not think would be necessary for your purposes.  They are more for espresso and maybe some nit-picky pour over types like myself.
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