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Topic: homeroast digest, Vol 1 #6680 - 25 msgs (8 msgs / 121 lines)
1) From: Loyd Blankenship
John Crippen wrote:
I don't. The wells eventually each fill with a bean that is the
perfect size not to vibrate out. I leave them there. When I dismantle,
I crush the beans with a chopstick to access the screws.
Man, I hope not. After the grinder has stopped spinning, I use a
wooden chopstick to clean out the connecting chute between the grinder
and the dosing chamber (I have the doser unit, but I've removed all
the doser mechanics and just use it as a collection chamber). FWIW, I
grind 19g by weight to get the perfect double-shot in my La Marzocca
double basket (also using a Silvia).
If your current grinds are weighing out correctly, I doubt seriously
there's an 8 gram backlog being pushed through each time. It's more
likely that the initial grind had coffee adhere to the various
pristinely-clean mechanicals that worked itself out slowly over
ensuing grinds without it really being noticeable. An easy way to
check would be to grind 16g of a really light roast, followed by 16g
of a really dark roast. The color of the ground coffee will be (or, at
least, should be) obviously different.

2) From: Homeroaster
There actually is a reason for adding the extra beans, although I don't do 
it myself.  The extra weight of the beans keeps even pressure on the beans 
you want to grind and keeps them from jumping all over the place and 
grinding funny.  It's a small point, but probably worthy of at least a 
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com*********************

3) From: Brett Mason
I cover the holes in my Rocky with electrical tape - now I don't have wedged
beans going stale in my grinder...
Ed's right about the pressure on top o' beans - but I just let them bounce
On 12/27/07, Loyd Blankenship  wrote:

4) From: Barry Luterman
For my Mazzer I use a caning funnel and a Thor Tmper combitation to avoid my
beans bouncing around.
On Dec 27, 2007 2:03 PM, Brett Mason  wrote:

5) From: MichaelB
"Popcorning" beans bouncing around with no beans on top will grind slightly
coarser than beans weighted down by other beans. So if you are grinding
several shots, the last shot may produce faster running shots than the
others. But if you always grind one shot at a time and empty the grinder,
there is no variability. The beans always bounce around and you can adjust
the grind for the perfect shot.  Also, it is easy to find something to cover
the grinder throat so the beans do not bounce too far and do not run away. A
58 mm tamper fits perfectly on top of a Mazzer Mini.
On Dec 27, 2007 6:02 PM, Homeroaster  wrote:

6) From: Brett Mason
I find that burrs are supposed to "pull the bean in and slice it anyway, so
I resist the fear of popcorn... Cionical burrs in my ZASS do even better....
On 12/27/07, MichaelB  wrote:

7) From: kevin creason
On Dec 27, 2007 6:08 PM, Barry Luterman  wrote:
I'm trying to visualize what function a funnel does when someone gets caned,
but I don't like that image at all. So I'm going to visualize a perfect shot
being poured into my mouth with a funnel instead.

8) From: Barry Luterman
I like your interpretation. But this is much more functional:http://youtube.com:80/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4On Dec 28, 2007 6:59 AM, kevin creason  wrote:

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