Ross Droplet Technique-Eliminating Grinder Static - Page 10

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allon

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Hm, may have to try a small burst of steam from the steaming wand over the beans prior to grinding...
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FotonDrv wrote:John:Could you Post a photo of the mister bottle you are using? Mine is a bit cumbersome and I am looking for alternative.
Here you go:
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Nothing fancy but it does put out a very fine mist that's hard to even notice on the beans but seems to do the job. Slightly taller then a tamper & pretty slim. If you look in the area where you find the travel size toothpaste, ect. there's usually a selection of various sized pump bottles. I'm going to pick up a second one to keep next to the Bunn as the RDT has completely cured the static cling all around the exit chute.
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#93: Post by JohnB. »

allon wrote:Hm, may have to try a small burst of steam from the steaming wand over the beans prior to grinding...
This would certainly work but you'd have to thoroughly flush the wand each time to avoid soaking the beans.
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FotonDrv

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Thanks John :D

UPDATE: John! That is a beautiful tamper handle!!! Did you do it yourself?
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JohnB. wrote:This would certainly work but you'd have to thoroughly flush the wand each time to avoid soaking the beans.
Of course. Worked a treat!
I did a very gentle pass under the steaming wand. If I'd opened it full I'd have blown the beans all over the place - my machine is a steaming beast!
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FotonDrv wrote:UPDATE: John! That is a beautiful tamper handle!!! Did you do it yourself?
No that comes from Pullman Coffee Tampers in Aus. http://www.coffeetamper.com.au/

My woodworking skills are limited to being able to use a table & chop saw and a router to recreate old woodwork in our 250 year old Colonial house. The nice wooden pieces on my espresso machines all come from Dave.
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allon wrote:Of course. Worked a treat!
I did a very gentle pass under the steaming wand. If I'd opened it full I'd have blown the beans all over the place - my machine is a steaming beast!
I did try that with the Speedster & as I recall a few beans did go flying. I think the Cremina or an MCaL would be the ideal choices for this method.
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#98: Post by mathof »

"The question I ask is, how much is enough? I think it takes less than what many of us use."

i find that, as a ball park figure, adding 0.15g of water to 15g of beans, works well for my Pharos.

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#99: Post by dcupstateNY »

JohnB. wrote:Here you go:
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Nothing fancy but it does put out a very fine mist that's hard to even notice on the beans but seems to do the job. Slightly taller then a tamper & pretty slim. If you look in the area where you find the travel size toothpaste, ect. there's usually a selection of various sized pump bottles. I'm going to pick up a second one to keep next to the Bunn as the RDT has completely cured the static cling all around the exit chute.
John, I have the same exact bottle. I tried it tonight for the first time ... worked like a champ with my Pharos! It's only in the teens here and the heat is on big time, consequently, it's dry as a bone! This process totally eliminated the static/ground retention that I usually experience. The question I have is how many "spritzs" do you usually apply to the beans? I did two 14g doubles in my LaPavoni. I spritzed each one 3 times before grinding ... too much?
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#100: Post by FotonDrv »

JohnB. wrote:I did try that with the Speedster & as I recall a few beans did go flying. I think the Cremina or an MCaL would be the ideal choices for this method.
That Speedster would be like my GS/3 and result in more of a pressure washing episode :D

Thanks for the info on the tamper.
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