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Topic: Tidy Mazzer Heaven (6 msgs / 110 lines)
1) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
I just finished de-modifying my Mazzer Mini  Replaced my clumsy, messy,
wasteful, clacker-doser with a chute replacement (from the electric).  All
for the cost of a pretty decent new grinder (though not a Mini).  This,
combined with the brilliant yogurt container funnel--
(49 cents)
www.home-barista.com/weiss-distribution-technique.html
has made life much neater.
-- 
Martin
Heat + Beans
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2) From: Rich Adams

3) From: Les
Thanks for the cool video!  Your technique is very similar to mine.
Les
On 5/19/06, Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
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4) From: john irwin
the mazzer mod for ten buck just posted onhttp://coffeechaser.comcheck out 
the chute

5) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
Why spend $10 when you can spend $160 instead?
Seriously though, I'm curious about this from the site::
"The chute does not clog when grinding. This grinder shots the coffee out
fast enough to fall down the tube. If an additional angle is needed install
spacers to the back of the grinder's footprint. This will angle the grinder
slightly."
With the Mini, I ALWAYS shove a brush into the out-hole of the grinder and
get out a small, but significant amount of grounds.  So, IMO,  this is not
an appropriate mod, and I would advise against permanently blocking that
access.  Changing the angle wouldn't matter. Maybe the larger Mazzers, do
blow out the grounds clean.  Couldn't say. Also, the mod is, if I may be a
bit indelicate, ugly.
Best to all,
-- 
Martin
Heat + Beans
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On 5/19/06, john irwin  wrote:
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6) From: raymanowen
"I ALWAYS shove a brush into the out-hole of the grinder and get out a
small, but significant amount of grounds.  So, IMO,  this is not an
appropriate mod, and I would advise against permanently blocking that
access.  Changing the angle wouldn't matter."
[I agree totally. I ALWAYS use an airpot bellows to blow down into the
grinding chamber after grinding. Pull the hopper and set the bellows over
the opening. Puff puff and it's cleaned out.]
"Maybe the larger Mazzers do blow out the grounds clean."
[Not- the chute is only about 0.9 inches long that leads away from the
grinding chamber to the wall of the doser where the grounds drop into the
doser. Even the Major doesn't like path extensions that eat up kinetic
energy and create traffic jams of coffee grounds!]
I know this. Fine grinds are worse. The fine particulate has no kinetic
energy. But the static problem is  g o n e ! ! You get a grinder the size
and weight of a fire hydrant, and still have problems!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might=
y
Wichita WurliTzer- 1976
Behind Door #3: Mahlkoenig VTA 6 S- grinds 1# Turkish in ten seconds. Whoa,
Baby!


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