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Topic: Mazzer Mini Question (21 msgs / 541 lines)
1) From: Sandy Wambua
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 15:26:23 -0400
 Frank Stacey  wrote:
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HI
The dial has two screw holes. Try putting the screw in the other position.
Good Luck
Sandy

2) From: Seth Goodman
At 12:30 PM 10/3/03 -0700, Sandy Wambua wrote:
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It's just a safety screw, to prevent you from accidentally removing the top 
burr while grinding.  If you promise not to do that, you can remove the 
screw and put it in a drawer, as I have. (The adjustment dial turns more 
than three full revolutions *past* the safety screw hole before it comes 
off, IIRC.)
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I use my Mazzer for everything. In fact, I use it primarily for drip 
(gasp!)  In switching back to espresso, I do have to waste a couple of 
shots to get it dialed in again, but I don't really mind.
As was recently discussed, the MM is probably not the grinder of choice for 
bulk grinding.  However, it shouldn't hurt it to grind the occasional odd 
pound, although it will be slower than you might like. It *is* a commercial 
grinder, after all!
Seth Goodman

3) From: Seth Goodman
Oops, wrong attribution, sorry!
Meant to cite:
At 03:26 PM 10/3/03 -0400, Frank Stacey wrote:

4) From: Rich Adams
IMO, the limitations are with human patience levels not the grinder.
Set it and forget it for a type of brew method, or find the perfect grind
each time when shifting between brew methods.  Your choice.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

5) From: Clifton Burkett
I am looking upgrading my grinder. Right now I am looking at the Mazzer
Mini. I need the grinder to be a multi-tasker. Can the Mazzer do a grind
coarse enough for French press? What is the distance from the forks for =
the
portafilter to the bottom of the doser? For the Mini owners out there, =
what
do you use to catch grounds intended for a vacuum brewer, press pot or =
drip?
I really like the feature that the bean hopper has a gate to make it =
easy to
changing the coffee. That sure beats picking up the whole unit and =
pouring
into a mixing bowl as I do now.
Thanks, 
Clif  - SomeWhere in Florida

6) From: Michael Guterman
Clifton Burkett wrote:
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I use my Mini for all types of coffee with no problem at all.  I tend to 
load the hopper with just what I am going to grind at that moment, using 
an Illy scoop with whole beans.  I run it till the burrs spin empty.  
The distance from the doser to the portafilter fork is the barest 
fraction under three inches.  I use a baby cereal bowl to dose into when 
I am not using a portafilter.  I find it quite satisfactory, and I love 
the grinder.
Michael
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7) From: Jim Schulman
Hi Clifton,
I have a Mini I use for cupping (roughly an FP grind) as well as 
espresso. Grind setting is no problem at all, there's no 
slippage or change in settings after going back and forth.
I use a one cup sized deli container (those round tupperwear 
things one gets at delis for olives, salads, etc) to catch the 
grinds. It sits on the forks, and is large enough to catch the 
grinds whether they fall straight down or to the left (the only 
odd negative, or at last idiosyncracy, on the Mini).
Jim
On 1 Feb 2004 at 23:54, Clifton Burkett wrote:
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8) From: Glenn Vonk
I just got a Mazzer Mini and use it for French Press
and Moka.  I don't have an espresso machine (yet).  It
grinds from very coarse to very fine (as tested on my
friends Cimbali Jr).  It is very easy to change
settings.  There is very little hold-up in the doser
and you can see in very well looking in the sides or
by removing the top.  You can also sweep the doser out
with a small brush, but I don't generally find this is
necessary.  I'm a past process chemist so I use paper
to catch the grounds out of the doser. I then fold the
edges together (no crease) and pour the ground coffee
into the French Press.  I like paper because you never
ever have a static problem. The Mazzer itself doesn't
have static, but I've had an instance where the
grounds flew everywhere but into the small bowel I
placed under the doser. You can dose directly into the
Moka filter (metal, no static). I'm still exploring
the "best" settings for each brew method.  If others
have experience with settings I'd be curious to hear
it since Mazzers are supposed to be quite consistent.
Glenn
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9) From: peter zulkowski
Hi Glenn,
I recently got a Mazzer Mini also, and have been experimenting with the 
grind and getting the coffee out.
The little paint brush I have works fine, and I took off the coffee 
spray guard at the top of the doser to make it easier to get the coffee out.
Mostly I grind for drip as needed, so I even loosened the porta filter 
holder as I had difficulty finding anything of any size to fit between 
it and the doser.
However, even before I made these adjustments I did not find the MM to 
be exceptionally quiet. The motor makes whining motor noises, and I can 
tell from the next room when beans are being ground in it.
The grind seems pretty consistent, it is set on 9 now, it came through 
set on 6, which was way too fine for drip.
Sorry I am rambling, again, but do you think that your MM is very quiet? 
From what I have read on here I expected it to be almost silent, and 
this is not the case.
I would be interested what you (and others) think of the noise of the MM.
Thanks for your help.
PeterZ
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10) From: Ron Kyle
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Peter,
  when I was in Raleigh for the c-members event, they had 2 Masser's both
majors. One had flat burrs, and one was the new one with conical burrs. The
conical burr Masser was much quieter, then the flat burr Masser. But neither
one was what I would consider quiet.
Ron

11) From: AlChemist John
I had not thought of that.  I like it.  I will have to get some from work 
today.  Should make dosing from my Zass a bit easier.  Might as well use 
those techniques I already have.
Sometime around 14:22 2/2/2004, Glenn Vonk typed:
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John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
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12) From: Bob Sanders
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Compared to a Solis, a Carimali and some no-named pro grinder here
at work, the Mini is quieter than any I've come accross.   Not
quite as quiet as a hand cranked Zass Turkish mill, but not a lot
nosier.
Perhaps there are false expectations being conveyed when people say
it's quiet?  Noise is pretty subjective.  If there is a radio or
tv going in the background, than adding a Mazzer to the mix wouldn't
be noticable.  But I don't run any of those and I still feel it's a
quiet grinder.  It's certainly not as annoying as many computers.
Bob
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13) From: Eddie Dove
With respect to the two screws holding the portafilter holder in place, are
those two screws threaded into the body of the grinder or are there nuts an
washers on the inside that will fall off?
Eddie

14) From: Eddie Dove
Yes, replying to my own ...  I have another question ...
Can the "adjustment disk" be moved to match "actual zero"?
On 11/25/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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15) From: Dan Bollinger
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No.  They are arbitrary and permanent values.  You could however add a =
calibration disc that you could adjust yourself.  Dan

16) From: John F Coffey
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Hmmm
Looks to me like there are nuts back there from the one drawing I  
looked at.  I haven't taken mine apart to find out for sure thou...
==John
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Hmmm 
Looks to me like there are = nuts back there from the one drawing I looked at.  I haven't taken = mine apart to find out for sure thou...
==John With = respect to the two screws holding the portafilter holder in place, are = those two screws threaded into the body of the grinder or are there nuts = an washers on the inside that will fall = off? Eddie --------------  John F. = Coffey  Email - john  P.O. Box 524 =   Blaine, WA  98231


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17) From: John F Coffey
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Hmmm
again not having taken mine apart ..but looking at the diagram .. I  
think you might be able to do that.. would take some fiddling to get  
it to line up methinks..
Hope that helps,
--John
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Hmmm
again not having taken mine = apart ..but looking at the diagram .. I think you might be able to do = that.. would take some fiddling to get it to line up = methinks..
Hope= that helps,
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Yes, = replying to my own ...  I have another question ... Can the = "adjustment disk" be moved to match "actual zero"? On 11/25/06, Eddie = Dove <southcoastcoffeeroaster@= gmail.com> wrote: With respect to the two screws holding the = portafilter holder in place, are those two screws threaded into the body = of the grinder or are there nuts an washers on the inside that will fall = off? Eddie = --------------  John F. = Coffey  Email - john  P.O. Box 524 =   Blaine, WA  98231


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18) From: Eddie Dove
John,
To what diagram do you refer?
Eddie
On 11/25/06, John F Coffey  wrote:
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nuts fall off inside but can be had by simply taking off the bottom panel.
easy 
ginny
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20) From: raymanowen
I had the Major substantially in pieces, as in, the on-off switch is
itself an assembly of a dozen or more pieces. [unsure- it was more
than 10 and I didn't want to remove my shoes...]
The motor is a real blitz, but there is no starting switch to cause
trouble. The capacitor is necessary to start the motor, and it's never
switched out. The motor's a real torquer because of the cap.
All the assembly and mounting fasteners had lockwashers under the
nuts, and in the whole grinder, only one of the contactor feet was
missing its split lockwasher. The bottom cover is cast iron and the
four rubber feet have long screws that hold it all on.
Not bad. Score -1 for the hammer mechanics, but I totally disremember
how the portafilter holder was fastened. When you reassemble things,
be sure the lockwashers are in situ. If you have LocTite or other
threadlocker, a drop might save grief later.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
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Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

21) From: Eddie Dove
Dangit Rayo!  You and Arron both making me laugh out loud!  I just might
have to stop reading the list today!
Eddie
On 11/26/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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