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BLrdFX
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Joined: 29 May 2012
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Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: L-I
Grinder: HG-One, Kony-E, VL, Lido2
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Quest
Posted Mon May 26, 2014, 7:13pm
Subject: Re: The HG One got a makeover!!!  The new HG One 2014....
 

Yes, I thought you were referring to Scott but I am not shy as some of you know.

I get the same amount of cranks, or close to it, with my 71mm burrs for the same dose.  There is the variable of the degree of roast between City and Dark Roast Italian Espresso and how they relate to number of cranks and the ease of cranking.

Trying the 83mm burrs again is in my future.  I have had them off so I can fit the loading cones/funnels that I make for the HG-1's so it has been in my workshop and not my home for a while.  It is about time I put it back on!!
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IMAWriter
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Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,864
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Wed May 28, 2014, 2:42pm
Subject: Re: The HG One got a makeover!!!  The new HG One 2014....
 

Stephen,
I know you're busy, but maybe some readers, myself included, might want to know what modifications you do to the 2014 HG-One....and why.

I do sort of appreciate Mark's little bit of, I don't know, "provincialism" as it pertains to CG, his baby.
I feel the same about my songs.
I do agree with the fact that NORMALLY the KyM/wooden grinder or Skerton type is usually mentioned as a 2nd grinder here. That is probably due to the fact that CG is where most of these folks start, and it's just easier for those new to the coffee thing to understand something electric I guess. With the new OE Lido 2 manual grinder for drip, vac pot, pour over, and press pot, the options have increased. I forgot the names of the other couple of manual grinders that compete in that price point.

I'm sure the (HG One manufactures) Craig and his partner are grateful to have their grinder discussed here. Perhaps if they participate a bit HERE, they might draw more folks in.
From my conversations with you (Stephen) and reading, the HG-One is truly a wonderful way to get a superb grind at maybe 1/2...or less the cost of a similar large conical electric...K10 Fresh, Kony, Robur, etc.

The Pharos is no slouch either, and from what I understand, Doug shared some helpful thoughts/ideas with the HG One guys. That's Doug and Barb for ya!

 
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BLrdFX
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Location: Seattle Area
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Espresso: L-I
Grinder: HG-One, Kony-E, VL, Lido2
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Quest
Posted Wed May 28, 2014, 4:00pm
Subject: Re: The *new* HG One 2014....
 

Yes Rob, the Pharos is an excellent grinder and I personally could not taste any differences in the cup between it and the 71mm HG-One.

As for Mods to the HG-One, here is what I have been doing.  The cocobolo wood shown has since aged to a mellow darker brown which closely resembles a coffee bean.

Click Here (mini4fun.info)
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IMAWriter
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Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Fri May 30, 2014, 8:55pm
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BLrdFX Said:

Yes Rob, the Pharos is an excellent grinder and I personally could not taste any differences in the cup between it and the 71mm HG-One.

As for Mods to the HG-One, here is what I have been doing.  The cocobolo wood shown has since aged to a mellow darker brown which closely resembles a coffee bean.

Click Here (mini4fun.info)

Posted May 28, 2014 link

Stephen, the wood accoutrement are gorgeous, sand the magnetic basket holder is a trip. I'd have that if I owned an HG One.
Great stuff, and an excellent presentation/slide show.

 
Rob J (LMWDP #187)
My Music Production web site:
www.robertjason.com
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BLrdFX
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Joined: 29 May 2012
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Location: Seattle Area
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: L-I
Grinder: HG-One, Kony-E, VL, Lido2
Drip: Chemex
Roaster: Quest
Posted Fri May 30, 2014, 9:03pm
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Thanks Rob.  The two things I use daily, multiple times daily, are the basket holder and that large aluminum bean loading funnel.  The combination makes the HG-1 pretty easy and more mess free.

Recently on HB the HG-One was posted with a polished finish and no black or grey anodizing at all.  It got my attention so I might just polish and clear coat mine once it get to scratched up from normal use.
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