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crlssctt
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 6:01pm
Subject: Help! Need Grinder
 

I have to say I am a little overwhelmed with the amount of information out there, so I thought this more direct form might be a better fit.

My needs:
Not espresso
Conical Burr
Around $100

I brew mainly using a chemed, and just started roasting my own coffee.

I'm not ready to delve into espresso, so i just need something reliable, electric, that will give me consistent results between press and drip coffee

Thoughts?
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Intrepid510
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 9:44pm
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Baratza encore, low retention high quality.

H other often mentioned capresso infinity has a decent amount of retention.

 
Less water, more grounds.
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frank828
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Joined: 23 Feb 2011
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Espresso: GS3
Grinder: RoburE, Kenia
Vac Pot: Hario
Drip: Brazen, CCD, Aeropress, V60,...
Roaster: Behmor, Air Crazy
Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 9:49pm
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are you mainly looking for convenience with a motorized grinder?

i wouldnt consider the Encore an upgrade in grind quality compared to your hario skerton.  definitely a huge convenience upgrade, though.
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crlssctt
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:12pm
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Yeah
I love the skerton, but if I have company over it's a little annoying to sit there grinding the coffee

I keep reading about the encore, seems to be pretty good for my needs
Any others?
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Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 6:40am
Subject: Re: Help! Need Grinder
 

$100 is not much at all for a powered burr grinder.

Is there a reason you NEED a conical burr or is this a buzz word you picked up on? Just wondering out loud, no judgement from me.

The lower end B referb are about the best value for a "new" motorized grinder, avoid the consumer grade "grinders" at retail outlets, most are not much more than fancy whirley blade grinders with a "burr" added to the name to fool the consumer, these are referred to here as PSUTO burr grnders.

There is no free lunch, you need to pay for results.

 
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Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
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crlssctt
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 6:48am
Subject: Re: Help! Need Grinder
 

Using a conical burr as in the skerton has given me the most consistent coffee grounds, no dust, no chunks, just consistent coffee grounds, which in my experience has given me a more consistent and replicable cup of coffee. Design wise, it seems logical that conical burr grinders are less expensive than flat burr grinders, and I also like the slower speeds used by conical burr.
$100 is what I am willing and able to spend... and thats just that...
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