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Evening all,

So I’ve tried my best at searching the forum for this query to no avail - probably due to my own skills.

Does anyone on the forum own or previously owned a Lyn Weber EG-1 or know of a UK coffee shop using one?

Thanks in advance.

 

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In my opinion, with my limited tastebuds I would say that the way the Versalab works is not that far different to a flat burr grinder like the LynWeber EG-1 or any other flat burr grinder for that matter.

As far as I see it, the conical part of the burrs acts like a pre-breaker and then feeds the result to the flats, in other words, this increases the theoretical size of the flat burrs thus making the Versalab more comparable with a larger flat burr grinder.

When I bought my Versalab M3, September 2007, 13 years ago it was the only grinder designed for single dosing and came with the bonus of having a relatively small footprint.

When the LynWeber EG-1 came out i bought one of the very first in 2016.

It is a great design, really well constructed and very easy to use. As far as taste differences between LynWeber EG-1 and the Versalab M3, to my uncultured tastebuds there was very little difference between the two.

For a supertaster the differences may be like night and day.

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3 hours ago, EricC said:

In my opinion, with my limited tastebuds I would say that the way the Versalab works is not that far different to a flat burr grinder like the LynWeber EG-1 or any other flat burr grinder for that matter.

As far as I see it, the conical part of the burrs acts like a pre-breaker and then feeds the result to the flats, in other words, this increases the theoretical size of the flat burrs thus making the Versalab more comparable with a larger flat burr grinder.

When I bought my Versalab M3, September 2007, 13 years ago it was the only grinder designed for single dosing and came with the bonus of having a relatively small footprint.

When the LynWeber EG-1 came out i bought one of the very first in 2016.

It is a great design, really well constructed and very easy to use. As far as taste differences between LynWeber EG-1 and the Versalab M3, to my uncultured tastebuds there was very little difference between the two.

For a supertaster the differences may be like night and day.

Thanks for the information Eric 👍

Was there a particular reason you sold it or just fancied something new?

I’ll have a look at the versa lab some more then to compare. 

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Cheers,

No particular reason, just the usual, I thought that i would like to try something new.

Yes, there are quite a few single dosing grinders out there now, all vying for top spot.

Good luck with your search.

 

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Things that I like about my EG1 v2:

  • single dosing 
  • motor mounted above the burrs, no build up of grounds
  • quick opening of the burr chamber for cleaning
  • variable speed
  • magnetically mounted burrs
  • 5 micron adjustment increments
  • no RDT
  • had a charred piece of plastic in my coffee once and the EG1 stopped, opened the burr gap and dropped everything
  • just a short list
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20 minutes ago, Bolta said:

Things that I like about my EG1 v2:

  • single dosing 
  • motor mounted above the burrs, no build up of grounds
  • quick opening of the burr chamber for cleaning
  • variable speed
  • magnetically mounted burrs
  • 5 micron adjustment increments
  • no RDT
  • had a charred piece of plastic in my coffee once and the EG1 stopped, opened the burr gap and dropped everything
  • just a short list

Many thanks 🙏 can we have a photo of your setup please? 

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