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Unread 11-24-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Spice Grinding

I am starting to dabble in concocting my own rub recipe and plan to use fresh spices. One question I have is regarding the use of a grinder and cleaning it.

What do folks do when grinding one spice and then another? Do you clean the grinder so it doesn't pick up the remnants from the previous grind in the new grind? If so, what do you do?

So far I have been using a mortar and pestle - but my hands aren't enjoying that too much.
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I just use an old coffee grinder. Usually a quick wipe with a paper towel works for me.
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we use both m&p and old coffee grinder. Typically grind what we need for the recipe so I don't worry about a little leftover dust until everything is ground

After using a papertowel wipe is typically enough but if I chopped cinamon, or oily spices I will grind some rice wipe and wash with hot water.
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I use a small coffee grinder and just wipe it out with a paper towel after each grind, like above.
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Ditto to the above, except its not an old, used coffee grinder. They're cheap, buy one just for spices.
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Ditto to the above, except its not an old, used coffee grinder. They're cheap, buy one just for spices.
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I switch between spices and coffee all the time. Just wipe it out with paper towel and you are good.
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Thanks all. Useful feedback and much appreciated.

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If you use the grinder for both coffee and spices you have to clean it out thoroughly after using it for oily spices and black pepper. Pepper is the most noticeable IMO.
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Grinding up dry rice does a really nice job if you're worried about getting a really strong flavor out of it.
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I use a small coffee grinder:
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Coffee grinder and paper-towel wipe here, too.
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Same as everyone else.
I ground some cloves once though, and that took forever to get the smell out.

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