Titan Manual Grinder - Page 2

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Feb 11, 2009, 1:38 pm

Regrinding can't hurt your grinder, and on most designs, won't foul it either (I'd recommend taking the hopper off afterwards and looking around to make sure).

I have no idea as yet how it will affect grind distribution. My point is simple -- a cheap grinder that can't grind for espresso from whole bean in one pass can often do so in two passes. I was speculating that a grinder that could grind for espresso in one pass, but did so inconsistently, may show improved in consistency when used in two passes.

The Eureka MCF is one of the most rebadged, i.e. popular with espresso machine manufacturers, grinders in Italy. I've used it side by side with the Mini in informal tests, and could detect no difference. If by double grinding, you get improved consistency from it, or a more controlled expression of acidity and bright bitters, that would be news indeed.
Jim Schulman

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Arpi

Postby Arpi » Feb 11, 2009, 6:00 pm

I've had that mill for a long time now but I only use it for flour. Flour used to come out partially sideways making a mess, so I cut two pieces of plexiglass to fit into the container making two tall walls. Now I have a very clean operation and everything goes inside the canister.

Before I bought my first coffee grinder, I tried this mill for coffee but I was inconvenienced by having to clean the burrs between coffee and flour use.

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another_jim
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Postby another_jim » Feb 11, 2009, 6:14 pm

The coffee tends to come out at the sides and drift around too. Thanks for the tip, I was using a towel draped over the grinder until I could fix up a proper container.
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Arpi

Postby Arpi » Feb 11, 2009, 6:28 pm

I think this grinder would be a perfect candidate for the sifter distribution method. All you need is a funnel, a colander and a brush.

Put the portafilter on the table using the two spout tip (more stable). Place the colander on top of the funnel and hold it with your left hand. With the right hand load the grounds into the colander. Now, with a brush stir the contents inside the portafilter making a mountain. Give two knocks against the table and tamp :)

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texican

Postby texican » Jan 01, 2010, 3:03 pm

Arpi wrote:I've had that mill for a long time now but I only use it for flour. Flour used to come out partially sideways making a mess, so I cut two pieces of plexiglass to fit into the container making two tall walls. Now I have a very clean operation and everything goes inside the canister.

Before I bought my first coffee grinder, I tried this mill for coffee but I was inconvenienced by having to clean the burrs between coffee and flour use.

Cheers



Happy New Year, Arpi! Would you mind posting a picture of this modified canister? Is this the same canister that is offered as an accessory to the mill? Thanks, in advance.

Steve.
"Hand me another one of them thar brews..."

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Arpi

Postby Arpi » Jan 01, 2010, 6:08 pm

Happy new year. Here you go:

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Yes. That is the canister from the same store (accessories I guess). I got the plexiglass at HomeDepot. Then the cover (top piece of wood) is two pieces of wood, one goes inside to fit the square hole (and tied together with a screw).

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texican

Postby texican » Jan 02, 2010, 12:39 am

Thank you for the picture! I've also been marveling at the ongoing thread regarding the Quest m3 tabletop roaster. 8)



Regards, Steve.
"Hand me another one of them thar brews..."

ZZ Top song MEXICAN BLACKBIRD