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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012, 9:01pm
Subject: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

I'm a little bored today, so here is post that goes nowhere.  This is the top burr from Gaggia MD-85 next to a old Super Jolly burr.  85mm burrs are really really big.

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 3:03pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

Yep, more power !!
Soon I will be in the LBC (Large Burr Club) myself, once my Major gets here Xcountry!

 
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 3:10pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

calblacksmith Said:

Soon I will be in the LBC...

Posted March 9, 2012 link

But I, somehow, some way keep comin up with funky *** **** like every single day....

 
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 5:30pm
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calblacksmith Said:

once my Major gets here

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I wish I could see your expression the first time you put some beans in there and watch the grinds come flying out the chute.  I couldn't believe my eyes the first time with my Major.
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 5:43pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

andy
yes it should be fun but it's not going to be my first commercial grinder, if you remember I had almost a dozen of them at 1 time and counting the new major I will be down to 5 lol!
but I could be surprised though because I never have had a major before we shall see!!!! :-D

 
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 6:14pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

The crazy thing about this grinder is that I thought that I had purchased an MD-65.  I was caught completely off guard when I pulled out the burr carrier to find these monster burrs. I think that these have a smaller inner diameter than Major burrs (I had a Major once, but it is long gone by now), which combined with the 2mm larger outer diameter, makes for a shocking amount of grinding surface.
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 7:48pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

calblacksmith Said:

but I could be surprised though because I never have had a major

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Yeah, I was referring to the difference between a "normal" 64mm class machine and the 83-85mm burr.  I was used to the SJ class and the Major still floored me when I saw the way the grinds burst out of the chute.
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 7:50pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

russel Said:

The crazy thing about this grinder is that I thought that I had purchased an MD-65

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What a nice bonus - that's like buying an old chevy, opening the hood and finding out it's an SS.
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 6:33pm
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Or a Ford Pinto with a Boss 429 under the hood

 
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 7:01pm
Subject: Re: Just had to share: Gaggia MD-85 Burrs...are really big
 

JtothaR Said:

But I, somehow, some way keep comin up with funky *** **** like every single day....

Posted March 9, 2012 link

Haha!  I thought of Snoop, too!

Long Beach, y'all!

 
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