Coffee/Spice Grinders

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by grampyskids, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have read posts where people talk about getting a grinder for spice mixtures. Well, guess what? No need to have 2 grinders in the kitchen. When I need to grind some spices, I take about 1/2 piece of bread, tear it up into small pieces and put it into my coffee grinder. Process and wipe it out. After grinding my spices, I used the other half of the bread and repeat. No need for a dedicated spice grinder. I heard about this from Master Chief Michael Chiarello of the famous Napa Valley in CA. I was leary, but it works great (I am anal about my fresh ground coffee in the morning). There is no cross contamination from either use.
  2. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great tip! Thanks. [​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Even with something like cumin seed? That's one oily pungent seed right there.
    Though I only use one grinder anyway since I don't drink coffee.
  4. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thnx for passing on the tip!! [​IMG]
  5. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I grind my french roast which is oily, and then peppercorns and then back to coffee. I,m picky about my coffee and have never had a problem.
  6. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great idea...

    but for someone like me that has no use for coffee, I just have a coffee grinder dedicated for spices.. never fouled by nasty coffee beans..[​IMG]

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