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Topic: oily beans and a mazzer mini (4 msgs / 63 lines)
1) From: S MONTGOMERY
I was lucky enough to get a Mazzer Mini for Christmas...to upgrade from my 
Solis Maestro.  I roast w/ a Hearthware Precision and make espresso w/ my 
beloved Miss Silvia.  I thought that the Mazzer Mini would be the perfect 
addition to my coffee set up.  HOWEVER, the beans seem to get stuck in it.  
I'm told that it is because they are oily beans and because I only grind 
enough for a double shot at a time.  Has anybody else had this experience 
and if so, what did you do?  I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not 
sure what.
Thanks,
sandy montgomery
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2) From: Jim Schulman
If you're grinding one shot at a time; here's what 
I do. I take off the hopper, put the beans in the 
throat, and put a tamper on the beans. Then I 
grind. A few beans remain, I sweep them into the 
burrs with a grinder brush, and run the grinder 
for a few seconds.
Jim
On 19 Feb 2003 at 16:33, S MONTGOMERY wrote:
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3) From: The Scarlet Wombat
I use the big brother of the Mazzer Mini, the Super Jolly, and follow Jim's 
method to make sure all the beans are ground as I only grind a double 
shot's worth at a time, too.  I do not use especially oily beans, so 
mileage may vary on that account.
Dan
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4) From: Mark
I do the same, except that I use a plastic 1/4 cup measuring cup instead of
the tamper. Additionally, I've removed the finger guard inside the doser,
and use a brush to sweep out the grounds that don't quite make it to the
doser. Works well for me, but my beans aren't particularly oily. Side note,
I've found that since I slowed down my roast (using a dimmer to control the
heat on my Poppery I), I don't need to roast as dark to get good espresso.
Mark
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