Coffee Forum

Please login or register.

CoffeeParts

Author Topic: LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club  (Read 52601 times)

Koffee Kosmo

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 4422
  • Gender: Male
  • Espresso Yourself
    • koffeekosmo.com
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« on: 03/08/2013, 12:05 PM »
Just thought I would start a new thread for owners of LARGE conical grinders
Pease express your thoughts - warts and all on your machine

KK


Bezzera Strega Lever: Mazzer Robur conical grinder Pullman Barista Tamper Convex:  Designer of the KKTO Home Roaster:

Blog - http://koffeekosmo.blogspot.com

Koffee Kosmo

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 4422
  • Gender: Male
  • Espresso Yourself
    • koffeekosmo.com
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2013, 12:20 PM »
I am a proud owner of a BNZ MD74 conical grinder
It was a lightly used ex cafe grinder when I purchased it. However I was originally looking for a Mazzer Rubur when it was offered to me

I have removed all the auto fill flaps from inside the grinds hopper as its not needed for home use
Have also pondered on converting it to a doserless but I kinda like the thwack of the manual doser

Last but not least I have also invented a stepless micro metrical adjustment mod as in its standard set up its a fine adjustment stepped grinder
It's a replacement adjuster that does not damage the machine in any way
The design uses the existing setup and replaces the stepped adjuster in 60 seconds

[attach=1]

Specs -
Auto-stop grinder with hopper safety power cut off switch, micrometric grind adjustment & dose counter.
Heavy duty aluminum body.
Motor power [Watts]: 450 RPM: 400
Bezzera Strega Lever: Mazzer Robur conical grinder Pullman Barista Tamper Convex:  Designer of the KKTO Home Roaster:

Blog - http://koffeekosmo.blogspot.com

askthe coffeeguy

  • On the endless quest for espresso excellence ...
  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 2753
  • Gender: Male
  • rancilio epoca (modded), mazzer SJ, gene cafe
    • hey brew coffee to you!
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #2 on: 04/08/2013, 06:03 AM »
I own a Mazzer Super Jolly for home use - which has been great, but I recently took it into the cafe to use as my decaf grinder - so Im looking to replace it with something similar, as I like the build quality and the finesse - and I need the added oomph of a decent sized grinder for the occasional catering and fund raiser gigs that I do!

"The crema which dissipates is not the lasting crema..."

cosmic_couple22

  • Senior Barista
  • ****
  • Posts: 456
  • wanna be roaster
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #3 on: 04/08/2013, 07:34 PM »
Running a Mazzer SJ but now have added a 2 year old BNZ md74 to officially join the LCG owner club.  ;D

Stripped it down last night to bare bones and today scrubbed it clean, very little coffee residue throughout so the previous owner was telling me the truth when they said it had only done a small amount of work.

Paid 1k for it and I think I got a bargain.  :thumb:

Amanda thinks it ridiculous to run 2 big grinders on the kitchen bench, I think naaahhhhh SJ for blends, for her milk based drinks and the BNZ for my double shot SO's.  :coffee2:

[attach=1]

Chester
Apprentice Coffee Roaster

Chaos

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 17
  • Hi I am new here
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2013, 02:53 PM »
Here's my beastie.

It took me forever to pull the trigger on this grinder. It has no gearbox, the burrs are directly driven. So they spin a bit faster than most other big conicals (IIRC 680rpm). I was worried that it might not be torquey enough and prone to struggle or stall on hard beans. And I couldn't find any discussions/reviews on the web.

I'm loving it so far. I've probably put about 4-5kg through it and haven't had any troubles. It doesn't struggle at all.

I've removed the finger guard and autofill stuff from the doser so the chute is easier to brush out.

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #5 on: 17/12/2013, 04:51 PM »
so then a cheap Pharos with a 68mm  burr

would be  in that club?
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

Koffee Kosmo

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 4422
  • Gender: Male
  • Espresso Yourself
    • koffeekosmo.com
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #6 on: 17/12/2013, 08:52 PM »
so then a cheap Pharos with a 68mm  burr

would be  in that club?

Yes
I would categorise it as a large conical

KK
Bezzera Strega Lever: Mazzer Robur conical grinder Pullman Barista Tamper Convex:  Designer of the KKTO Home Roaster:

Blog - http://koffeekosmo.blogspot.com

Lacehim

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 2090
  • Gender: Male
  • NS Oscar|BSG|KKTO
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #7 on: 17/12/2013, 09:32 PM »
I agree KK, it's about the burr size not the size of the grinder IMO.

Brett H

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 4865
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #8 on: 17/12/2013, 10:54 PM »
Yep!  Hopefully a Fiorenzato will make its way here shortly ;)
Diadema Junior Extra PID, La Pavoni Professional, Compak K10 Conical, Compak A8 Automatica, Fiorenzato F5, Rancilio Rocky, Behmor 1600, BBQ Roaster (retired), KKTO

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #9 on: 27/12/2013, 12:27 PM »
Yep!  Hopefully a Fiorenzato will make its way here shortly ;)

I thought you just bought a K10?
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

Brett H

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 4865
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #10 on: 27/12/2013, 02:59 PM »
I meant Adam's Fiorenzato.... But now you've planted a seed....  :pan
Diadema Junior Extra PID, La Pavoni Professional, Compak K10 Conical, Compak A8 Automatica, Fiorenzato F5, Rancilio Rocky, Behmor 1600, BBQ Roaster (retired), KKTO

thebookfreak58

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 28
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #11 on: 27/12/2013, 03:32 PM »
I may have just bought a Fiorenzato too :D
Bezzera Domus Galatea - Compak K10 WBC

Brett H

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 4865
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #12 on: 27/12/2013, 11:22 PM »
Pictures, videos, reviews.... Now now now!! 

Good luck with your purchase.
Diadema Junior Extra PID, La Pavoni Professional, Compak K10 Conical, Compak A8 Automatica, Fiorenzato F5, Rancilio Rocky, Behmor 1600, BBQ Roaster (retired), KKTO

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #13 on: 28/12/2013, 10:36 AM »
I may have just bought a Fiorenzato too :D


are these on sale or something?
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

thebookfreak58

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 28
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #14 on: 28/12/2013, 02:59 PM »

are these on sale or something?

There were a few selling on eBay, I understand there will be a few more in the new year.

P.S Nice to see you on these forums, Craig. Hope you enjoyed the beans and coldpress!
Bezzera Domus Galatea - Compak K10 WBC

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #15 on: 29/12/2013, 07:27 AM »
This must be Tim,

Yes the Mrs. loved the cold press, if fact she hogged it all, I only was allowed one sip.
 I could never quite get the beans to work for me but still have them, I have been side tracked with the Crissy special beans from Ministry Grounds (only once a year)

Maybe I should give your beans another go?

It was great to have you guys stay in our guest apt. for your anniversary
hope all is well and enjoy the holidays.

Cheers.
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #16 on: 11/01/2014, 02:35 PM »
Looks  like I have joined  the club now.

Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

Brett H

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 4865
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #17 on: 11/01/2014, 03:00 PM »
Looks  like I have joined  the club now.

Mate you're on fire!!  I'm supposed to be having a nap but I reckon I'm off to have a celebratory coffee in your honour!
Diadema Junior Extra PID, La Pavoni Professional, Compak K10 Conical, Compak A8 Automatica, Fiorenzato F5, Rancilio Rocky, Behmor 1600, BBQ Roaster (retired), KKTO

MOQ

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 48
  • The journey never stops ...
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #18 on: 24/01/2014, 12:40 AM »
Well, add me to the list of club members, now that the BNZ MD74 is up and running
Rocket R58, BNZ MD74

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat.
Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.  -- George Bernard Shaw

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #19 on: 24/01/2014, 06:49 AM »
welcome to the club.
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

Brett H

  • Global Moderator
  • Old Coffee Fella
  • *****
  • Posts: 4865
  • Gender: Male
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #20 on: 24/01/2014, 05:48 PM »
Well, add me to the list of club members, now that the BNZ MD74 is up and running

Welcome to the big end of town!!   :thumb:
Diadema Junior Extra PID, La Pavoni Professional, Compak K10 Conical, Compak A8 Automatica, Fiorenzato F5, Rancilio Rocky, Behmor 1600, BBQ Roaster (retired), KKTO

MOQ

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 48
  • The journey never stops ...
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #21 on: 24/01/2014, 07:09 PM »
And it seems that big-end bean consumption is the norm with these things too. So quiet but damn is it a hungry beast! The rate at which it ate the kilo of beans the other day was astonishing.
Rocket R58, BNZ MD74

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat.
Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.  -- George Bernard Shaw

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #22 on: 07/03/2014, 09:23 AM »
I wonder  what ever happened to Tim (the book freak) after he sent his grinder back?
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

MOQ

  • Junior Barista
  • **
  • Posts: 48
  • The journey never stops ...
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #23 on: 07/03/2014, 10:56 AM »
I wonder  what ever happened to Tim (the book freak) after he sent his grinder back?
I hope there's an update, it was a disappointing story.

BTW how is the HG1 seasoning going? How many KG so far?
Rocket R58, BNZ MD74

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat.
Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.  -- George Bernard Shaw

C-man

  • Old Coffee Fella
  • ******
  • Posts: 1198
  • Gender: Male
  • no such thing as great coffe, only a great cup
LARGE Conical Grinder Owner Club
« Reply #24 on: 07/03/2014, 11:54 AM »
grinder is getting better all the time, Lachim stopped by today and helped me with some pointers

I am at about 5kgs coffee and  2.5kgs rice
Rancillio S24  HG one bench grinder Rosco mini- Hand grinder,  Presso,  modded popper

MinistryGrounds

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
24 Replies
13134 Views
Last post 03/07/2011, 06:13 PM
by Koffee Kosmo
5 Replies
2700 Views
Last post 20/08/2011, 12:59 PM
by askthe coffeeguy
4 Replies
4723 Views
Last post 03/01/2012, 10:15 AM
by Brett H
3 Replies
4009 Views
Last post 10/12/2014, 10:03 PM
by Brett H
3 Replies
1277 Views
Last post 03/10/2017, 05:25 PM
by Koffee Kosmo

coffee