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Topic: 8 tries a charm, used Mazzer SJ soon on it's way! (13 msgs / 254 lines)
1) From: mIke mcKoffee
Lost 7 auctions the past week and half before just minutes ago winning a
used Mazzer Super Jolly for under my max bid. Got it for $167.50 plus $20.90
s/h. Cool!-)
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2) From: Les
Good score Mike!  I had a SJ before getting my Major.  I couldn't tell much
difference.  You can order burrs from NW Espresso parts.  Clean him all up
and new burrs and you will have a machine that is as good as new!  You will
get spoiled with the speed!
Les
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3) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Mike,
     Congratulations on the move up the Mazzer.  I recommend putting  
in new burrs.   When I got my used one, I thought the burrs were fine  
until I finally got new ones.  They made a world of difference.
       Jim Gundlach
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Hi Mike,
There has been a string of Majors and Super Jollys from the place that
lists itself
Item location:  Romulus
None, or few if any, of these have hoppers. (Of course, Dr. Crema has
said that the hopper is not necessary on the Major, and the same is
likely true of the Super Jolly.)
You seem to be a savvy buyer; is this the place where you have been
bidding on grinders, and from whom you bought the Super Jolly? And one
way or another, where do you think they are getting all these
grinders?
Thanks,
Brian
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5) From: mIke mcKoffee
Les & Jim, burrs ordered right after winning the auction, whether it needs
'em or not I want to start with new. I may get spoiled by the speed but
that's not why I got it. Primarily wanted finer grind tuning for ristrettos.
Whether the actual grind quality is superior to Rocky, we'll see!
Yes, eBay seller with location Romulus. From CG discussion these Mazzers are
from when *$ switched to SuperAutos. Yup, comes with no hopper and didn't
want a full size hopper anyway. Likely will order a short chopped
mini-hopper from EPNW if I decide I want a hopper.
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6) From: Jim Mitchell
Likewise congrats - we're stupidly pleased with our Major, even if the 
counter does tend to slightly sag underneath it ....
If our list-hosts don't stock SJ burr sets, there is an E-bay vendor 'Phelan 
Coffee' I believe who is as honest and ethical as the SM folks - plus he is 
a grinder and coffee fanatic as well as being a decent guy ...
Cheers
Jim

7) From: mIke mcKoffee
Yup, that's who I already ordered burrs from. Recommended by CG'ers too. 
I thought about a Major, same seller is running tandom Major and Super Jolly
auctions, and saw them sometimes going for less the SJs! But I wanted the
'smaller' SJ, me thinks it'll grind fast enough for home use;-)
miKe
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8) From: Les
Mike,
I ran head to head with my SJ and Major before selling the SJ.  I couldn't
tell much difference in speed especially when only grinding a shot at a
time.  I am sure if I ground a half a hopper of each the Major would win.  =
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kept the Major because I wanted a doserless.  They are both big!
I could never go back however.
Les
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9) From: Brian Kamnetz
Les,
What's the story on doser vs. doserless on the Mazzers? Apparently you
can't simply remove the doser and have a doserless grinder???...
Brian
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10) From: Jim Mitchell
Mike -
Side-by-side comparison goes hands-down to the Mazzer, the grinds were 
fluffy, uniform, and nearly perfect in distribution with no clumps or 
dreaded 'static cling'
That it was nearly 5 times quicker than the Rocky and the doser is more 
repeatably accurate were simply an unexpected plus as far as I was 
concerned.
I really don't think that there'll be an appreciable speed difference 
between the Major and SJ in the smallish quantities we tend to grind - 
although were you so foolish as to stick your hand in the burrs while one of 
these monsters was running I'm sure the SJ would only gobble up to the wrist 
while the Major was gnawing on your elbow.
My hunch is that the Major may have fewer distribution issues than the SJ 
and will be much better than the Mazzer Mini in this respect - if only 
because the burrs are so damn massive and heavily spring-loaded that the 
grounds get spread out more evenly during the grind and appear to come out 
in a continual fine spray. One thing I've noticed with the Rocky is that on 
some large beans like Monsooned Malibar it will kind of 'stutter' as it 
grinds so that there are perceptable pauses as the grinds come out - I 
attribute this to uneven distribution within the burr chamber caused by the 
burrs rocking slightly under load.
My Major does  show a tendency to 'left-throw' grounds and emits no 
clumps or grounds nuggets (hint: my 3-wire outlet is only a few feet from 
the 'true earth' ground rod, and all connections are copper throughout - the 
Mazzer does seem to benefit from have a solid low-resistence connection to 
earth) I also treated both the hopper and doser with skin-diving mask 
anti-static compound, although Rain-X would work just as well.
Cheers
Jim

11) From: Les
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the coffee without a chute.  You can buy the doserless parts from NW
espresso parts.  They aren't cheap.
Les
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12) From: Brian Kamnetz
Good info, good to know. Thanks, Les.
Brian
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13) From: Brian Kamnetz
Mike,
If you don't mind, I would be interested in your take on the doser vs.
doserless question.
Thanks for any opinions you care to express,
Brian
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