Hario Skerton Hand Mill

New to Sweet Maria's, we now have the Hario Skerton Hand Crank Coffee Mill.  The grind quality is very good, and the mill grinds efficiently, fairly quickly, but not too fast. Like any manual mill, it takes some elbow grease to crank out a grind. But the work out is worth it! It is a conical burr design, so it can do a range of grinds from espresso to a passable French press grind (on the finer side of French press). It has a ceramic, conical burr set. It also makes a handy travel mill since it is so compact. I made a pretty interesting travel mill by combining the top of the Skerton with an aeropress (there's a video if you follow the above link).By the way, this is not the Skelton or Skeleton ... people have a funny way of getting the name wrong on this one. Can't exactly blame them... -Tom

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[...] — but it’s relaxing.

[...] — but it’s relaxing. Sure, there are some practical reasons to go with a hand grinder: it’s good on a trip (I travel with mine), it’s better than a blade grinder (as are all burr grinders), the coffee [...]

Thanks for the update video

Thanks for the update video Tom, I saw it today. Great idea with the tape.

-Mark

[quote comment=""]There

[quote comment=""]There appears to be a very simple solution to the mating of the Hario to the Aeropress. Take the rubber bottom that is supposed to go on the jar and put on the grinder so that it will enclose the aeropress. You can use a rubber band to hold it on if you want, but normal hand pressure works fine.
Thanks for carrying this great grinder. I have a picture but can't figure out how to up load it here.
Mac[/quote]

There appears to be a very

There appears to be a very simple solution to the mating of the Hario to the Aeropress. Take the bubber bottom that is supposed to go on the jar and put on the grinder so that it will enclose the aeropress. You can use a rubber band to hold it on if you want, but normal hand pressure works fine.
Thanks for carrying this great grinder. I have a picture but can't figure out how to up load it here.
Mac

When I get one, I might take

When I get one, I might take the aero press and the Skerton to the dollar store and look for a plastic jar that threads into the Skerton. I'd cut the top of the plastic jar off and find a way to super-glue it to the aero-press. You'll probably end up gluing it to some duct--tape, but it might stay on well.

Just a thought. Thanks for the update (you sold me).

-Mark

[quote comment=""]I'd love to

[quote comment=""]I'd love to hear about how the Skerton+Aero Press worked as a travel set-up. Definitely a great idea![/quote]
Actually, it worked great! Light, unbreakable. A little bulky. Someone will figure out a better way to mount the Skerton to the AP I am sure. Anything come to mind?

I'd love to hear about how

I'd love to hear about how the Skerton+Aero Press worked as a travel set-up. Definitely a great idea!

[quote comment=""]Looks

[quote comment=""]Looks great. I think this is going to go on the Christmas list.

One thing I don't get though, the product page says: "The handle is fairly short, so you need a lot of revolutions to crank out a grind."

The length of the handle should make no difference to how many revolutions it takes to grind the coffee. Maybe the burrs are smaller than usual, that might make a difference.[/quote]

You're right, of course...not sure how that sentence made it in there!

Looks great. I think this is

Looks great. I think this is going to go on the Christmas list.

One thing I don't get though, the product page says: "The handle is fairly short, so you need a lot of revolutions to crank out a grind."

The length of the handle should make no difference to how many revolutions it takes to grind the coffee. Maybe the burrs are smaller than usual, that might make a difference.