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Old 06-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link Scotch!
Been planning to order some peppercorns. I will give these folks a try!
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:07 PM   #12
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Since I started grinding my own, I've always used a $10 mill (and replaced it 3 times in appprox 4 years) and ordered mine from Watkins once a year, when I got my double strength vanilla. I've gotten the mixed Tellichery too. But the plain black is also really good !
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:16 PM   #13
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Good pepper mills do not need to be expensive and should last a lifetime. My favorite inexpensive mill is the Magnum by Tom David. Is is plain plastic but grinds like champ.

I hear people complain about their mills all the time. I suggest giving it a good cleaning and you might find it is as good as new afterwards. Of course the best way is to take it apart and use a nut pick or dental pick to clean the mechanism. The lazy way to do it is to replace the pepper with uncooked white rice and then give it a few twists until you see only white stuff coming out the bottom. Replace with pepper and you will be back in business.

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:18 PM   #14
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If you want a good pepper mill without spending a lot, check out the Magnum. It's not very pretty, but it does an outstanding job of grinding pepper, it's easy to adjust from a fine powder to very coarse (see photo), and it holds a ton of pepper.

Amazon.com: Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill 9-in.: Home & Garden
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:57 PM   #15
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I have the magnum plus shown in Scotch's link (a larger version of the magnum) and it's excellent. It grinds pepper faster than any other I've ever used and is completely adjustable. It also holds a ton of peppercorns so you're not always refilling it.

I needed two tablespoons of pepper for a rib rub today and it took very little time to get it done.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:40 PM   #16
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Thanks Everyone,

I bought myself a 10" Imperial natural pepper mill grinder is made by chef specialties. I was going to get it from amazon but i found a place that have it for $10.00 less.

Now to decide which pepper corns to buy. I was thinking about getting a mix bag that has 4 different pepper corns. The only thing i don't like about that is that i won't know how each will taste since all 4 will be getting grinded.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:46 PM   #17
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Personally, I would stay away from the mixed bags. they seem more gimmicky than anything else, but that is just me.

I just purchased this. I have only tasted one of the peppers so far (Talamanca del Caribe). It is quite nice. I bought a 9" Magnum Unicorn peppermill (something I have been meaning to buy for a while now) to use with these corns. I am happy with the Talamanca del Caribe, but I can't say is is any better than the corns i get from Penzys. I am certainly happy with the purchase though.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #18
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Talamanca Del Caribe

Not everyone loves our "TDC" but there is almost universal agreement on one aspect of its flavor. It is by far the hottest black pepper out there. It has the heat of a white pepper with the flavor of a black. I always mention the "ten-second delayed fuse". That is reason enbough for some people to prefer it.

Preferences are alway personal so that is why I always recommned our Black Pepper Sampler Pack.

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:15 PM   #19
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I got my pepper mill from amazon today. I already love it. :) I had to go with the cheap pepper corn for now because i ran out of money. Once i get some cash i'll definitely go for the TDC pack.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:22 PM   #20
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I go through two or three 20-ounce bags of the TDC every year. I've recommended it to numerous people, and so far GB is the only one who didn't think it was the best pepper they had ever encountered.

I'm waiting for Bruce to have a sale, and then I'm going after a set of his incredible wood salt & pepper mills.
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