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leejyt
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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 7:27pm
Subject: Re: Indecisive, new-ish coffeegeek looking for your grinder wisdom!
 

moosepucky Said:

Virtuoso or Preciso will be a good coarse/drip/pour over grinder but they are expensive for that task.

Preciso is "kinda ok" as a "stop gap" espresso grinder (not really though).

Get a skerton and a mini.  Mod the Skerton (the OE PFP mod).  Then you will have a fine espresso grinder (mini) and a fine pour over / press / drip grinder (Skerton)

Posted November 23, 2013 link

Thank you Moosepucky for suggesting these options!   I will be getting both and I'll check out that mod, Orphan Espresso right?  I still might end up getting an electric grinder purely out of laziness when guests come over.
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 4:19am
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The Hario Mini Slim has been great..  you can do a rubberband mod by removing the outer bur, wrapping a segment of rubberband (unles you can find one smaller or exactly the same size) and squeezing it back into place.
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leejyt
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 1:57pm
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Interesting.  What does that mod do?  I'm totally new to modding.
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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013, 3:19pm
Subject: Re: Indecisive, new-ish coffeegeek looking for your grinder wisdom!
 

moosepucky Said:

Virtuoso or Preciso will be a good coarse/drip/pour over grinder but they are expensive for that task.

Preciso is "kinda ok" as a "stop gap" espresso grinder (not really though).

Get a skerton and a mini.  Mod the Skerton (the OE PFP mod).  Then you will have a fine espresso grinder (mini) and a fine pour over / press / drip grinder (Skerton)

Posted November 23, 2013 link

speaking of modding.  If you replace the Skerton's grind adjustment with an M8 posilock nut and a small wrench to adjust the Skerton will be capable of anything. Infinite grind adjustments powder to press. :)
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