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