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Offline Ray T

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2011, 12:16:12 PM »
Chris the coffee was SM El Salvador Manzano Process Experiment http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.archive.new.php?country=El+Salvador about a about a 1/4 down the page,the one sent was the Wet process. I was getting a nice apple flavor I did a couple of pour overs with it ground with the Pharos .   
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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2011, 01:50:48 PM »
5 jamnuts, now you need to buy 2 more Pharoses to make use of them.

are they full heights or half height?  SS?

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2011, 02:50:01 PM »
if you can fit 2 of them on...  just looked up Olander, it looks like my local HW store. 
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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2011, 01:26:27 PM »
just posted this on HB's thread:

been having a heck of a time w/ the handle slipping while grinding
Panama Elida Natural roasted to the first few outliers of 2nd Crack (admittedly
darker than intended). The effort required to grind is really high for this
weakling (me, not grinder), the jam nut below the crank handle slips about half of the time so far.
The adjustment nut/jam nut combo seems to be holding up (but w/out the handle being
a reference point, can't truly know for sure).

have yet to try beans as hard as this Panama.
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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #79 on: August 30, 2011, 09:17:42 AM »
Your very welcome Chris I enjoyed this one also. Fun to try other peoples roasts. I roasted it on the trusty old Hottop 15-20 seconds after first crack ended. I also liked the pulped  the best of the 3
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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2011, 03:05:02 AM »
Whoa, this bad boy is headed my way soon.  Will have to gather 'da boys and put it to the test against the Macap.  Stay tuned for a throw-down.  We'll see if we can coax Sherman north of the 42'30 for the gathering and handoff.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2011, 11:00:39 AM »
fwiw, I use the OE dosing funnel and dump directly to the basket/funnel sitting on top
of a .1 gram scale.  Usually I get a pretty nice heap and w/out doing anything more,
I tamp and go. 

I've noticed that my .1g scale, while being very repeatable to the .1g, it isn't very
accurate when small amount is gradually added.  I always lift off and put back on
at the end to verify true weight.  It can be as much as .5g off.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #82 on: August 31, 2011, 03:08:10 PM »
You don't have to convince me... you have to convince my wife!  :o

PM sent re: timing. We'll be seeing each other soon, I think.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2011, 12:49:15 PM »
Whoa, this bad boy is headed my way soon.  Will have to gather 'da boys and put it to the test against the Macap.  Stay tuned for a throw-down.  We'll see if we can coax Sherman north of the 42'30 for the gathering and handoff.

B|Java

I'd be more curious to see it matched against a Compak K10?

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2011, 01:14:54 PM »

I'd be more curious to see it matched against a Compak K10?

In the offing.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #85 on: September 01, 2011, 02:17:34 PM »

I'd be more curious to see it matched against a Compak K10?

In the offing.

Attaboy! That will be a good mano-a-mano matchup of conical burr grinders; one cheap and the other not so cheap.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #86 on: September 01, 2011, 02:25:30 PM »

Attaboy! That will be a good mano-a-mano matchup of conical burr grinders; one cheap and the other not so cheap.


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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2011, 03:13:33 PM »
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Wish I could hand-deliver the grinder and get in on the fun in Lake Cheddar.

You already are a honorary Lake Cheddarite.  Plenty of pics for vicarious presence pending.

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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #88 on: September 02, 2011, 01:19:20 PM »
The Pharos has been boxed and taken for shipment.

It should arrive in Lake Cheddar on the ninth if the river don't rise.

Godspeed.

We have out-of-towners coming, just to gawk at it. 
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Re: Hands On: Orphan Espresso Pharos Hand Grinder
« Reply #89 on: September 02, 2011, 01:27:54 PM »
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We have out-of-towners coming, just to gawk at it. 

Lake Cheddar has become a closet-haven for Illinoisey folk.