Best grinder for manual brewing/pourover, budget under $1000

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Jacksen
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Postby Jacksen » Aug 10, 2017, 3:49 am

HI, can someone recommend me an automatic grinder under 1000 usd for manual brew? Thank you in advance!

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Postby maxbmello » Aug 10, 2017, 7:26 am

Forte BG, bunnzilla, Fuji Royal, or a quality hand grinder would be my list. $1000 for a brew grinder budget is pretty high - do you have space for a bulk grinder? Lots of good options in that realm, but a little north of your budget (with the exception of bunnzilla).

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Pequod
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Postby Pequod » Aug 10, 2017, 9:00 am

I recently posted a similar question and was recommended the Kinu M47. It's a hand grinder, not automatic, but super easy to use and produces an excellent grind for around $300.

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Postby amh0001 » Aug 10, 2017, 8:23 pm

Do you ever see yourself getting into espresso?

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Postby Jacksen » Aug 13, 2017, 8:19 am

maxbmello wrote:Forte BG, bunnzilla, Fuji Royal, or a quality hand grinder would be my list. $1000 for a brew grinder budget is pretty high - do you have space for a bulk grinder? Lots of good options in that realm, but a little north of your budget (with the exception of bunnzilla).



It is so unfortunate that, all the grinders mentioned are not available for sale in indonesia through distributors, i can only import them from overseas even so the spare parts are hard to find. I am open to bulk grinder as i have the intention to start selling cold brew in the future. Do you have other recommendations? Thanks alot!

Jacksen
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Postby Jacksen » Aug 13, 2017, 8:21 am

Pequod wrote:I recently posted a similar question and was recommended the Kinu M47. It's a hand grinder, not automatic, but super easy to use and produces an excellent grind for around $300.



Is it easy to disassemble for washing of the burrs and then re-assemble after with the default and right alignment? I had thought of it fr travel use, was comparing kinu m47 to commandatE .

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Postby Jacksen » Aug 13, 2017, 8:39 am

amh0001 wrote:Do you ever see yourself getting into espresso?

I already have

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Postby Pequod » Aug 13, 2017, 9:20 am

Jacksen wrote:Is it easy to disassemble for washing of the burrs and then re-assemble after with the default and right alignment? I had thought of it fr travel use, was comparing kinu m47 to commandatE .


There's a YouTube video someone posted showing the disassembly process. Pretty easy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH4Dt4Z0_9I

Smarter folks than I can explain how it works, but Kinu grinders are supposedly self-aligning with very tight tolerances. There's good information in the long "new Kinu grinders" thread.

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Postby maxbmello » Aug 13, 2017, 3:36 pm

If you are considering selling coffee in any commercial capacity, a bulk grinder needs to be solely what you are shopping for.

I love hand grinders, but they have a time and place. Grinding out 3-5 pounds for cold brew batches is not one of them. Look for a gently used grindmaster, bunn, etc. not sure about your location, but they can be found for ~$200usd around here if you shop around.

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Postby a_carkhuff » Aug 13, 2017, 9:26 pm

Best automatic grinder under $1000 seems to be the Baratza Forte. But of course if you're willing to grind manually, you can get pretty darn good results out of the high-end manual grinders and save yourself a good bit of coin.

 
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