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Topic: Blowing grounds out of my grinder (12 msgs / 215 lines)
1) From: Bob Hazen
Perhaps somebody with a better memory than mine can help me.  I recall someone mentioning an inexpensive device that could be used to blow recalcitrant grinds through a grinder.  I was like a cylindrical accordion.  You put it on top of the grinder in place of the lid and pushed down on it to create a positive pressure in the grinder and blow the grinds out into the doser.
I grind by weight just before brewing and it's really starting to bug me that some of the coffee hangs up in the grinder.  Not only does it bug me that a few grams go in but don't come out, I figure they'll come out stale next time.  I end up banging the grinder and thwacking the doser.  I'm sure it looks pretty obsessive to a disinterested observer.
Anybody remember a discussion on this?  It may have been with regard to Rocky.  I use a Gaggia MDF.  I think the same device would fit.
Thanks,
Bob
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2) From: Barry Luterman
It's the top of a click
clac container part #3010 o.6 litrehttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId‚22On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Bob Hazen  wrote:
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3) From: Bob Hazen
Yep!  That's it!
Thanks a bunch, Barry.
Bob

4) From: Barry Luterman
Here is onehttp://www.clickclack.co.nz/cc/product.asp?productgroupID45On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
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5) From: Dean De Crisce
What i use is a sink plunger (see link below for picture). I cut the
top end down to where the original grinder cap fits right in, and is a
reasonable size. The elongated part goes into the hopper, and the
whole thing serves as a new cap. After (or even while) grinding, I
pump the top a few times...clears the path out easily. I also used
foil around the grinder burr casing base, so that when I plunge the
plunger, all the grounds go out the shoot...not into the interior of
the grinder.http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.accentshopping.com/globals/images/vault/P/150113/normal/9356.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.accentshopping.com/product.asp/P_ID/150113&h$5&w$5&sz=8&hl=en&start(&um=1&usg=__p9QdVdWBZzWKWOVmOzI8lYqohFg=&tbnidXyZPlxc4iMGM:&tbnh0&tbnw0&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsink%2Bplunger%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26sa%3DN">http://www.accentshopping.com/globals/images/vault/P/150113/normal/9356.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.accentshopping.com/product.asp/P_ID/150113&h$5&w$5&sz=8&hl=en&start(&um=1&usg=__p9QdVdWBZzWKWOVmOzI8lYqohFg=&tbnid">http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.accentshopping.com/globals/images/vault/P/150113/normal/9356.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.accentshopping.com/product.asp/P_ID/150113&h$5&w$5&sz=8&hl=en&start(&um=1&usg=__p9QdVdWBZzWKWOVmOzI8lYqohFg=&tbnidXyZPlxc4iMGM:&tbnh0&tbnw0&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsink%2Bplunger%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26sa%3DN
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6) From: Sean Cary
I use an eggstractor...was gifted to me!
Sean
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7) From: Barry Luterman
Aesthetically I think the Click Clack beats a sink plunger hands down.
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8) From: Dean De Crisce
you are right...but it works well. and I cut it down so that it is
about 3 billows high...not bad looking...i should put up some posts
when i am able. cheers.
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Special Treatment Unit
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732-499-5653
Mobile: 310-980-8715
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9) From: Wes Tyler
Eggstractor ain't purty but it does clear out a grinder.
wes
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From: Barry Luterman 
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Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:24:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Blowing grounds out of my grinder
Aesthetically I think the Click Clack beats a sink plunger hands down.
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Sean Cary  wrote:
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10) From: raymanowen
I do this with the Mazzer Major every time I grind. For espresso, I fill the
filter basket level with the beans. After grinding right back into the
filter, I puff through the grinder with the bellows from a busted thrift
store air pot.
I catch the 0.0115" grounds in a metal 1/4cup measure. It all taps down
level into the filter basket. OK, you lose a few grounds. Just keep going
with the vacuum hose after you brew and enjoy the shot. At least you
recovered the maximum fresh grounds for a glorious shot. Vac the grinder and
the area around it.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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11) From: Barry Luterman
For clean up around the grinder, the chute and dosser I have been using a
Mini-Shark Vacuum with good results.http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Shark-Euro-Pro-Mini-Hand-Vac-Vacuum-Cleaner-SV723C_W0QQitemZ160285028245QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160285028245&_trkparmsr%3A1207%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 7:11 PM,  wrote:
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12) From: Bob Hazen
Thanks friends!  I've heard a bunch of great ideas now.  The creativity of 
people on this list never ceases to amaze me.
Bob
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