Pepper Cannon Instruction Manual
Welcome to the pepper revolution.
Do NOT put salt in your pepper cannon.
Do NOT put your pepper cannon in the dishwasher.
1. Before filling your Pepper Cannon, find setting ZERO.
Setting ZERO is found by turning the grind adjuster clockwise until it stops (because the burrs contact one another). The Pepper Cannon should not be cranked while the burrs are in contact. The finest setting one should use in normal operation is 6-8 clicks counter-clockwise from setting ZERO. Find setting ZERO, then turn the adjuster counter-clockwise (6-8 clicks) until the mill can be cranked without the burrs touching.
You are now at the finest setting that should be used in normal operation.
2. Fill your Pepper Cannon:
Remove quick release top and fill the pepper cannon with up to 1/2 cup of peppercorns. Replace top and press down until it clicks into place. You may have to rotate the top slightly when replacing.
3. Grind extra fine pepper:
NOTE: Almost NO pepper will come out of your Pepper Cannon at the finest setting, but you may feel peppercorns being ground inside the Pepper Cannon while you crank even though no pepper escapes. For extra fine pepper, simply grind at 8 clicks above setting ZERO for 10-15 cranks, then turn adjuster 1-3 clicks counter-clockwise and continue cranking so the finely ground pepper can fall. Using this method, the Pepper Cannon can produce extra fine sub-60 mesh ground pepper.
4. Experience the full range of pepper coarseness:
Turn the adjuster counter-clockwise, grinding a few cranks after each increment until the adjuster reaches the thumbscrew safety (adjuster won't turn any further). This is the coarsest setting in normal operation.
Note that the output of the Pepper Cannon will increase as the grind is adjusted to coarser settings.
5. Grind CRAZY coarse pepper:
If you wish to get even more coarse pepper (and even more output) the thumbscrew safety can be removed (don’t lose it!) and the adjuster turned even further counter-clockwise.
CAUTION: The thumbscrew safety prevents the adjuster from rotating off the end of the drive shaft. When the adjuster rotates off the end of the drive shaft, it will fall off, and also allow the click plate, male burr, tension spring, and the full contents of your Pepper Cannon to fall out.
If you wish to avoid this, exercise caution when operating your Pepper Cannon with the thumbscrew safety removed.
Note: When replacing the thumbscrew safety, be certain to tighten it firmly against the base of the drive shaft to prevent it from vibrating loose over time.