Coarse grind of S&P

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Hi :)

I have peppercorns, and some very coarse salt.


I got this spice mill, thinking it would do the trick:


It's advertised as the output being from 'fine to coarse'. I am seeing very fine to fine.

I am looking to wind up with this consistency:


Outside of a M&P, which I really don't feel like doing :), any ideas on what I can use?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Rolling pin and ziplock bag on a hard surface?
 
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This is what I use. How fine or coarse the grind depends on how long you hold the button down.

 
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I use both of these products. They grind nice and coarse. $2.19 each. Use them up and keep the grinders.

1 pepper.jpg 1 salt.jpg
 
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... and to think I bought two more Peugeot grinders... should have been paying more attention while shopping at TJ’s. :) image.jpg
 
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brianshaw brianshaw ... I'm sure your grinders are just fine. Mine ... and the S&P that go with ... are on my work counter-top and in my travel-bag for my on-location jobs. I don't have the same need for attractive things like your beautiful grinders. I would also get considerably agitated ... as I'm sure you would too ... if some kitchen stooge dropped or knocked them to the floor to get busted. ... 98.6% of that which I use are tools of utility and not of any stylish concern.
Mine would look kinda stupid on a nice dinner table whereas yours fit in just like they belong. ... It's AG My Friend.
"We work in kitchens. ... It ain'te rocket surgery.".
 
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I'm now thinking that I have too many grinders (if that is possible ;) )
I use a coffee grinder for big amounts (an electric one and an old hand one(, pestle & mortar (esp if I make pastes, requiring salt and pepper), the same type grinder as Iceman, and a nice big wooden one like Brian's (although a bit lighter in colour).
 
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Thanks all!

Rolling pin and ziplock bag on a hard surface?
Not a bad idea, but not what I want to do if the goal is a big batch to keep on my counter, which will last me several months.

I've had a OXO pepper grinder for years and it has a nice coarse setting.
Will look into that - thx.

This is what I use.
$175... whoa! Might be worth it, tho.

I use both of these products.
Funny - I have one. It grinds well, but not that coarse. It's diff than the ones you have pictured, so maybe those are different. Do those grind as coarse as what I had pic'd?

Cheers.
 
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if the goal is a big batch to keep on my counter, which will last me several months.
If that’s what you really want to do then you should just keep using pre-ground. Fresh ground takes only seconds/minutes to make so smaller quantity retains the vibrant flavor of freshly cracked pepper.

don’t you already have a mortar and pestle on your counter? If not, you should! image.jpg
 

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