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Old 10-21-2008, 06:39 AM   #21
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Mazzer Mini. You are looking at about $550 to $670, shop around, don't forget ebay...
One of the all-time greats (there is none better) but probably out of proportion to the original request - "Looking for decent Burr grinder that wont break the bank. New to the Mokapot scene... Read where a Burr is recommended over my old whirlybird."

Further to ebay I am very suspect of used grinders in general and particularly those sold by anyone except a reputable refurbing agent; I have heard about a lot of unhappy people who got skinned on shot "used" grinders. Not to say great deals don't happen but my longish view says your odds are about the same as buyiung a used pipe off ebay from anyone except a 1st class estate pipe dealer.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:12 AM   #22
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Default Re: Recommend a Burr grinder

Hmmmm, lookin like I can stay with the Krups Whirlybird for the beginning experiences.

Undoubtedly the Conical for $90 IS in my future.

Wonderful info, folks.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:19 AM   #23
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Default Re: Recommend a Burr grinder

Just pick up a Baratza Virtuoso Coffee Mill $199.99 plus shipping. It is great best grinder I have had so far.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:55 PM   #24
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Bob,

When I get home this weekend I can tell you about the one I purchased a few months ago.

Here is the low down. I will provide photos as well.

Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder
Commercial Grade, Solid Conical Steel Burrs w/Advanced Cutting Design for High Precision Grinding
$98.99

For maximum aroma and flavor retention nothing beats the Infinity Conical Burr Grinder series. Computer controlled special grinding heads cut the angles and shapes of the steel burrs to within 0.1 mm precision (1/250 of 1 inch). Burrs are produced as matched pairs and are hand-assembled in Switzerland for precise fit. The multiple gear motor produces the slowest grinding action (< 450 rpm) resulting in highest precision grinding from Turkish fine to percolator coarse.
Heavy-duty zinc die-cast housing
Extremely wide range from Turkish fine to coarse for all kinds of coffee preparation
Clearly marked fineness settings: 4 extra fine, fine, regular, & coarse; total of 16 settings
Commercial grade, solid conical steel burrs w/advanced cutting design for high precision grinding
Gear reduction motor grinds slow w/reduced noise & little static build-up
Slowest grinding speed in its class creates less friction & heat build up preserving max aroma & flavor in any grind setting
Safety lock system
Upper conical burr removable for easy cleaning
Tight fitting ground coffee container (holds up to 4 oz. of ground coffee)
See through bean container holds up to 8.8 oz. of beans
Timer can be set to grind from 5 to 60 seconds
Pulse grinding possible
Elegant, timeless and user-friendly design
Cleaning brush and measuring scoop included
Watt/Volt/Hertz: 100W, 120V, 60Hz
UL Listed
Dimensions: 10.8” x 5.4” x 7.7”
Weight: 6.1 lbs.
1 Year Limited Warranty for Household Use
Made in China
Just got this one today. $89. on Amazon. Will get to try it out tomorrow.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:09 PM   #25
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Looking for decent Burr grinder that wont break the bank. New to the Mokapot scene, thanks to Tzaddi.

Read where a Burr is recommended over my old whirlybird. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:41 PM   #26
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Thanks guys! I am guessing I should stay away from this one?
http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp...avid=155441519
I just bought that lol. $25 for a low-end burr grinder is awesome; can't be worse than my whirley.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:49 PM   #27
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I just bought that lol. $25 for a low-end burr grinder is awesome; can't be worse than my whirley.
Let us know how it works. I am thinking the Capresso for $89 is in the ballpark. I only make a mokapot or three on the weekends, so it would be a bit silly to shell out several hundred dollars on a grinder. I figure there has to be something better than my whirly and I have been looking at that Cuisinart as well.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:50 PM   #28
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The Capresso is a slick little machine. Very little static. I still need to fine tune the grind selection...first one today was too coarse. Tomorrow's will be better
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #29
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The Capresso is a slick little machine. Very little static. I still need to fine tune the grind selection...first one today was too coarse. Tomorrow's will be better
WTG CG, I have noticed zero static since I started using it on beans I roasted myself. I am not sure why but I am happy do be without the little mess. I have been using the high end of "Fine" on my grinder for the Mokapot. The little booklet gives a little reference chart for types of brewing devices.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:26 PM   #30
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Default Re: Recommend a Burr grinder

I used a very fine grind on my last machine because it was stuck there-and I think it made a strong brew which Lynn liked. I followed the books directions for a drip pot and set it on a high medium setting-but I compared the two this a.m. and the high medium was very coarse. Tomorrow we will try a fine setting and see how we do.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #31
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Thanks, Brothers... this thread was helpful!
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #32
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Default Re: Recommend a Burr grinder

I've been using the Capresso Infinity using the coarsest and finest settings.
I don't have a static concern and the piece is terrific.
I recommend it.
NEVER compared it to anything...price is very good for the grind I succeed at.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #33
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The Capresso is a slick little machine. Very little static. I still need to fine tune the grind selection...first one today was too coarse. Tomorrow's will be better
All in all, high praise for mokapots.

How is the dust/fine accumulation with a press? Not problematic?
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