I have seen a few posts here about various ways and preferences to grind our whole peppercorns. I have tried various ways: Mortar and pestle - good for a small amount, too tiresome to do more than a few tbsps Pepper mills - same as above Electric coffee grinder - too fine for my liking Mini-food processor - peppercorns just spun around without cracking! My preferred method so far has been my old fashioned coffee mill: BUT - visiting Costco this week I was thrilled to see the following - exact same price as for whole peppercorns, and just the right size for most of my needs. WooHoo! Stocked up on a few bottles, should get me thru a couple months of summer smokin'!