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This is indeed an amazing list with a great community of people. Over =
the years, I have learned so much from other list members. Most =
recently, on vacation a couple of weeks ago in Hawaii, I spent a =
wonderful afternoon with Barry Luterman. Thanks to Barry, I now have a =
new Thor tamper on order, one of the ridgelines. I'm likely to upgrade =
my HotTop to the new programmable board when I have some time to take on =
the project of swapping out the parts. I also bought a grain funnel =
(found them several places on the net - ask me if you need a link) which =
came last night and I used for the first time this morning - one of the =
best coffee toys I've ever gotten. Barry used his grain funnel in some =
interesting ways - instead of the hopper on his Mazzer Mini, then to =
transfer the ground coffee to the basket, and lastly as a support for =
tamping. He shared a video with me (that someone else made) that shows =
each of these steps clearly:http://youtube.com:80/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4If you have a Mazzer Mini or similar grinder, the grain funnel is a =
cheap and easy mod well worth doing.