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Date: 06 Jan 2007 12:10:43
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: 2nd Grinder
I wanted a second grinder to use for Cafe Cremas as changing settings on
the Super Jolly is frustrating. It is fine for the fine tweaks needed
with day change, humidity, type of bean and roast level, but anything
more than that is just a really big hassle.

So I got an Ascaso I2 Doserless. Reviews were good for quality of grind
and adjustment control, spotty for how long they think (but don't know)
the burrs will last in the mount they are in.

I'm almost dialed in, but will have to wait until tomorrow to finish as
I ran out of beans. The control is very fine, using a worm gear. Takes
lots of turns to make minute adjustments. While I think that will be a
big plus once I get a 'home' setting, it is a PITA for initial dialing
in.

I got close enough to get a good Americano out of it before I ran out of
beans. Very good, on a par with what I can pull with the SJ grinds.

Given the ultra-fine grind tuning that this grinder can do, it appears
that it would be a very good entry level grinder. At about $200 it is
right in there with the Tranquilo and it is a heck of a lot nicer
looking, imo.

As with the Tranquilo and many other grinders, it wouldn't be the choice
if you want a variety of grinds.




 
Date: 12 Jan 2007 22:47:01
From: Brent
Subject: Re: 2nd Grinder
second super jolly?

>I wanted a second grinder to use for Cafe Cremas as changing settings on
> the Super Jolly is frustrating. It is fine for the fine tweaks needed
> with day change, humidity, type of bean and roast level, but anything
> more than that is just a really big hassle.
>
> So I got an Ascaso I2 Doserless. Reviews were good for quality of grind
> and adjustment control, spotty for how long they think (but don't know)
> the burrs will last in the mount they are in.
>
> I'm almost dialed in, but will have to wait until tomorrow to finish as
> I ran out of beans. The control is very fine, using a worm gear. Takes
> lots of turns to make minute adjustments. While I think that will be a
> big plus once I get a 'home' setting, it is a PITA for initial dialing
> in.
>
> I got close enough to get a good Americano out of it before I ran out of
> beans. Very good, on a par with what I can pull with the SJ grinds.
>
> Given the ultra-fine grind tuning that this grinder can do, it appears
> that it would be a very good entry level grinder. At about $200 it is
> right in there with the Tranquilo and it is a heck of a lot nicer
> looking, imo.
>
> As with the Tranquilo and many other grinders, it wouldn't be the choice
> if you want a variety of grinds.




 
Date: 08 Jan 2007 13:11:41
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: 2nd Grinder
On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 12:10:43 -0600, Lloyd Parsons
<lloydparsons@mac.com > wrote:

>I wanted a second grinder to use for Cafe Cremas as changing settings on
>the Super Jolly is frustrating. It is fine for the fine tweaks needed
>with day change, humidity, type of bean and roast level, but anything
>more than that is just a really big hassle.
>
>So I got an Ascaso I2 Doserless. Reviews were good for quality of grind
>and adjustment control, spotty for how long they think (but don't know)
>the burrs will last in the mount they are in.
>
>I'm almost dialed in, but will have to wait until tomorrow to finish as
>I ran out of beans. The control is very fine, using a worm gear. Takes
>lots of turns to make minute adjustments. While I think that will be a
>big plus once I get a 'home' setting, it is a PITA for initial dialing
>in.
>
>I got close enough to get a good Americano out of it before I ran out of
>beans. Very good, on a par with what I can pull with the SJ grinds.
>
>Given the ultra-fine grind tuning that this grinder can do, it appears
>that it would be a very good entry level grinder. At about $200 it is
>right in there with the Tranquilo and it is a heck of a lot nicer
>looking, imo.
>
>As with the Tranquilo and many other grinders, it wouldn't be the choice
>if you want a variety of grinds.

The diligent will find many posts relating to excellent grind and
mechanical foibles for the Acasco I2 and its siblings under other
badges.


  
Date: 08 Jan 2007 16:28:13
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: 2nd Grinder
In article <lkc5q2tcso28bf9p1ns2fo2qrmkklv5i3r@4ax.com >,
"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 12:10:43 -0600, Lloyd Parsons
> <lloydparsons@mac.com> wrote:
>
> >I wanted a second grinder to use for Cafe Cremas as changing settings on
> >the Super Jolly is frustrating. It is fine for the fine tweaks needed
> >with day change, humidity, type of bean and roast level, but anything
> >more than that is just a really big hassle.
> >
> >So I got an Ascaso I2 Doserless. Reviews were good for quality of grind
> >and adjustment control, spotty for how long they think (but don't know)
> >the burrs will last in the mount they are in.
> >
> >I'm almost dialed in, but will have to wait until tomorrow to finish as
> >I ran out of beans. The control is very fine, using a worm gear. Takes
> >lots of turns to make minute adjustments. While I think that will be a
> >big plus once I get a 'home' setting, it is a PITA for initial dialing
> >in.
> >
> >I got close enough to get a good Americano out of it before I ran out of
> >beans. Very good, on a par with what I can pull with the SJ grinds.
> >
> >Given the ultra-fine grind tuning that this grinder can do, it appears
> >that it would be a very good entry level grinder. At about $200 it is
> >right in there with the Tranquilo and it is a heck of a lot nicer
> >looking, imo.
> >
> >As with the Tranquilo and many other grinders, it wouldn't be the choice
> >if you want a variety of grinds.
>
> The diligent will find many posts relating to excellent grind and
> mechanical foibles for the Acasco I2 and its siblings under other
> badges.

I've got it dialed in now and I'm impressed with the quality of the
grind. It is nearly as good as the SJ. Of course, I don't expect it to
hold up like the SJ but then I'm not using it like a commercial spot
would either.