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pfieber
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Posted Sat Aug 3, 2013, 3:32pm
Subject: Best brew grinder for pour over.
 

What suggestions are there for a inexpensive burr grinder for pour over coffee.   This will be used for a Chemex coffee maker.   Hand grinder or electric is fine.
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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Sat Aug 3, 2013, 8:21pm
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pfieber Said:

What suggestions are there for a inexpensive burr grinder for pour over coffee.   This will be used for a Chemex coffee maker.   Hand grinder or electric is fine.

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If value is your main criteria, I think the Hario Skerton hand grinder.  If you are looking for the cheapest quality grinder, I would recommend forking over the extra money for a Baratza Virtuoso.
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Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013, 7:41am
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OE LIDO for hand grinder, although the original was discontinued as the second generation is on its way.

The Baratza Virtuoso is simply the best electric brew grinder.
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Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013, 6:07pm
Subject: Re: Best brew grinder for pour over.
 

pfieber Said:

What suggestions are there for a inexpensive burr grinder for pour over coffee.   This will be used for a Chemex coffee maker.   Hand grinder or electric is fine.

Posted August 3, 2013 link

as you can see, there's a little bit of controversy about what is and what isn't "inexpensive". It would be helpful if you could throw a budget out there.  I, too, would recommend the Lido, if you can find a used one or wait for the new model to come out.  I had both a Skerton and a Lido for a while, and found I didn't use the Skerton much.  The Lido quality was that much better.  There are mods for the Skerton.  Like the OE lower bearing, which is designed to make it work better for press.  There's also a nut change to make it step less.  Of course, your budget is going to have a lot to do with what some of the better options will be for you.

 
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pfieber
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Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013, 8:45pm
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I am looking for a grinder under 250.00.   I am okay with a electric or hand grinder.   This grinder will be used for the chemex only and not for espresso as i have my own espresso machine and grinder at home.
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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013, 3:24pm
Subject: Re: Best brew grinder for pour over.
 

pfieber Said:

I am looking for a grinder under 250.00.   I am okay with a electric or hand grinder.   This grinder will be used for the chemex only and not for espresso as i have my own espresso machine and grinder at home.

Posted August 5, 2013 link

Baratza Virtuoso
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pfieber
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Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013, 4:18pm
Subject: Re: Best brew grinder for pour over.
 

I talked with Sweet Maria's today and they felt for just brewing coffee for Chemex or French press, that I could get by just fine with the Encore.   Do you feel it would still be better to spend the extra $100.00 for the Virtuoso?
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EvanOz85
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coffeeguydenton
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Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013, 8:33pm
Subject: Re: Best brew grinder for pour over.
 

pfieber Said:

I talked with Sweet Maria's today and they felt for just brewing coffee for Chemex or French press, that I could get by just fine with the Encore.   Do you feel it would still be better to spend the extra $100.00 for the Virtuoso?

Posted August 6, 2013 link

I agree with EvanOz85.  The Virtuoso will be the last grinder you buy for pour overs.  You will end up wanting to replace the Encore.  Better to spend the money now.
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