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    at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

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    when i was looking at photos of the sexy machines snobs have.. i noticed that most the photos of the grinders dont beans - so simple question, do you take your beans out each night?

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Oh boy, *end of the day in the cafe clean out the doser with a pastry brush, vacuum with a little car gadget, wipe out hopper & doser with warm soapy rag & dry. *

    Try putting your nose in a grinder that hasnt been cleaned if you need a reminder of the singular odour of rancidity.

    If you walk into a cafe and see a "high tide mark" in the hopper or doser - walk straight out again.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    I only put in enough to grind for the number of drinks i am making at a specific point in time.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Im with you on that. On Sunday mornings I dump a kilo at a time into the Mazzer because I know that it will be gone in 45min or so. Come the afternoon I trickle the beans in with the aim of having next to nothing in the hopper/doser at closing time. We dont open on Mondays so we throw it all away.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    I used to only add enough beans for the coffees being made but now, I add about 200g at a time to the hopper (I have a short hopper).

    Benefits: better dosing, less time required in adding beans to the hopper

    Downsides: Faster deterioration of the beans (I havent noticed that much difference to keeping them bagged up). Had to move the grinder on to the left side of the machine away from direct sunlight (but not really a hassle).

    Actually, I noticed that when I kep beans stored in the bag, yhey started developing an ammoniac smell after a while. I dont have that with beans stored in the hopper now.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 507E67774D5A7D676177120 link=1280807559/1#1 date=1280808962
    If you walk into a cafe and see a "high tide mark" in the hopper or doser - walk straight out again.
    if your really lucky you get to see a few beans stuck to the sides half way up the hopper, they sat still so long they got stuck on as the others went down .....

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A767F72727B170 link=1280807559/5#5 date=1280817153
    if your really lucky you get to see a few beans stuck to the sides half way up the hopper, they sat still so long they got stuck on as the others went down .....
    I saw that at a local cafe a few years ago, along with the steam wand that looked like it wouldnt be out of place hanging from the roof of the Jenolan caves *:P.
    To answer the original question, I dont, as I only put enough beans in the hopper for each shot.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    a vote for "only as much as I need for the coffees I am making"

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1B3821322E570 link=1280807559/6#6 date=1280817335
    I only put enough beans in the hopper for each shot.
    Ditto.

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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    Quote Originally Posted by 407C617A707166737B70140 link=1280807559/8#8 date=1280839569
    Quote Originally Posted by 1B3821322E570 link=1280807559/6#6 date=1280817335
    I only put enough beans in the hopper for each shot. *

    Ditto.

    Same here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 567861714B5C7B616771140 link=1280807559/1#1 date=1280808962
    try putting your nose in a grinder that hasnt been cleaned if you need a reminder of the singular odour of rancidity.

    If you walk into a cafe and see a "high tide mark" in the hopper or doser - walk straight out again.
    Oh and in case you dont get it *;)

    cafe = Complain About F$%@ing Everything


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    Re: at the end of the day.. do you take your beans out of the grinder?

    you guys are all so disciplined.. thanks for the tip..



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