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I like freshly ground black pepper. I don't know why, but this spice just seems more robust when freshly ground, at least to me. I own a number of pepper mills, ranging in materials from plastic, to wood to metal. Some are battery powered. Many aren't worth diddly (mostly the plastic mills, and battery powered one I have isn't very good either.) Olde Thompson wood pepper mills probably enjoy the lion's share of the market in restaurants. I've owned a couple. I bought 1 from a restaurant supplier in St Louis, on my friend, Sandy's advice that they were considered the best in the industry. They do work pretty well, but I like this one that I bought 8 or 9 years ago quite a bit better - It is, hands down, the best pepper mill that I have ever owned or used: http://www.wmboundsltd.com/shopexd.asp?id=133

FWIW,
Bob
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I toss peppercorns in an old blade-style coffee grinder that I use for grinding spices. Nothing beats freshly ground pepper. It also does a great job on coarse grind, ideal for making homemade cheater pastrami.
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I toss peppercorns in an old blade-style coffee grinder that I use for grinding spices.

That's a good option! I've only tried it once, but it did a decent job.

Bob
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an old blade-style coffee grinder that I use for grinding spices.

I like using an 'lectric Mr Coffee grinder for grinding most spices - currently on sale for a buck off at K-Marts:
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_9990000006565211P?s...
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Nothing beats freshly ground pepper.

Da problem wid pre-ground black pepper is dat da oils in da peppercorn quickly evaporate and it loses much of its taste.
;-(

C.J.V. - don’t use much black pepper but lots of different red peppers, me
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I also had a cheap hand crank tea grinder that I picked up in Taiwan that worked pretty well for grinding spices as well as tea leaves. The William Bounds pepper mill remains the best pepper mill that I've tried.
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Looks like a nice one. We picked up a decent one also (forget where). I believe the grinder is ceramic.

Don't want to use spinning blades (on spices or coffee) as it acts like a centrifuge and removes the oils.

There is always this: http://www.everythingkitchens.com/frieling-granite-mortar-an...
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I dated a girl named Pepper Mills for a while back when I was in college.
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I dated a girl named Pepper Mills for a while back when I was in college.

I bet... No, no, nevermind. I just can't.
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http://lifehacker.com/5940934/use-a-cordless-power-drill-in-...

The commenters on that lifehacker article take themselves WAY too seriously. I doubt the people who know them take them that seriously.
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I'll have you know that a lot of time and effort went into my comment, thank you very much.










Ok, I didn't actually comment on it.
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I'll see your Pepper Mills and raise you a Pepper Pots.

:-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pepper_P.jpg
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I dated a girl named Pepper Mills for a while back when I was in college.

I bet... No, no, nevermind. I just can't.

Let's see... you bet she was a real gr.... Ooops. Sorry. Family board here.
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I'll have you know that a lot of time and effort went into my comment, thank you very much.

Well, YOUR comment on that article was very insightful. It was those other guys I was talking about. <cough>
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Lots of great ideas there, James - Thanks very much!!
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