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    Hi all,

    Ive been using the mini for a couple of months now. I still get clumps in the pf. Is this because Im "thwacking" too slowly to avoid doing a "sweep left" mod? Im getting the occasional channelling though I think this might be my tamping tech.

    cheers,

    sd

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    Re: mazzer mini clumping

    I get this to a small degree. I think its to do with static electriciy and there is more than one technique that might help. One technique is to dispense the grounds into a cup and stir it with a toothpick or similar. I just tap the pf on the bench a couple of times during dosing. The clumps seem to break up and it helps to ensure the grounds are more evenly distributed.

    I used to thwack slowly at first but now I do it a bit faster. Dont know if that helps the clumping.

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    • #3
      Re: mazzer mini clumping

      Grinding though the doser will help alleviate clumping. Simply thwack as you grind for the shot, instead of waiting till all the coffee is ground.

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      • #4
        Re: mazzer mini clumping

        cheers flynnaus and nunu,

        thats helped with the clumping. still getting a little channeling down one side...have to work on my dose/tamp technique :-[

        sd

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        • #5
          Re: mazzer mini clumping

          Originally posted by smokeydeck link=1222030486/0#3 date=1222141334
          thats helped with the clumping.  still getting a little channeling down one side...have to work on my dose/tamp technique  :-[sd
          Yeah know about that. Its due to grounds distribution while dosing. Try rotating the handle slowly left and right while thwacking or give it a bit of a shake. When filled almost to the brim, give the pf a couple of taps on the bench to settle the grounds then continue dosing until mounded. Use a straight edge like a knife blade to sweep grounds back and forth until evenly distributed and then level off and then start tamping.

          I think Im getting it right now. The key point that was made to me is that when you get a technique that works, stick with it so if the shot isnt right, the only variable you should change is the grinder setting.

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