Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

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Re: Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

Post by milosz » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:10 am

I have an Orphan Espresso Lido E for my espresso machine, it's built like a damn tank. They have a version suitable for drip/pourover/French press that I'm going to get at some point.

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Re: Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

Post by The Crawdaddy » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:52 pm

Shit. I am epically surprised. My home-roasted coffee with the Skelton was surprisingly so much better that I went backwards this morning just to confirm the delta. Today's brew had a slightly burned flavor (dark roast) that I can only associate with overextraction resulting from the too-fine grind that a blade grinder will inevitedably give you at least some of. The grind from the Skelton even smells better, and yields a quality of coffee that's almost as much of a step above the blade as fresh, home-roasted is above buying good roasted coffee from a place like Whole Foods.

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Re: Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

Post by Shapecharge » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Crawdad when you have some time explain this home roasting business please. Where do you buy your beans and how do you roast them etc. I'd like to give this a try. You can do it in the oven, right? How much at a time?

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Re: Hario Skerton Ceramic Coffee Grinder

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:27 pm

I buy from Sweet Maria's. I roast in a popcorn air popper (in my garage). I recommend not in the house, as there is a little smoke. THe garage is good as it keeps the external temp from affecting things too much (ambient matters with my cheapo method). You can buy an air roaster, but when I got into this, I wadn't sure I'd like it - might have been a hassle, so the $20 price point of the air popper method (see the Sweet Maria's website for lots of info) seemed like the right starting point. I've modified mine slightly - removed the thermister from the circuit to allow my roaster to get dark roasts when I want, which wasn't hard, but you should have some understanding of electrical before attempting as this removes some safety aspects and can result in a "log cabin fire" if left unattended for an undefined period (over roasting leads to charcoal...

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