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    Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This is a great grinder. No doubt about it.

    But the hopper on this grinder catches almost as many grinds as it let through. Annoying.

    So I went all out and replaced it with my highly expensive mod.
    i.e. a plastic Coke bottle cut to replicate a hopper.

    pictures tell the story so here it is ..........


    You must put a reasonably tight fitting lid over the top or else youll be sprayed with coffee grinds
    And you need to be able to remove the lid easily so you can scoop out the grinds left in the chute.




    front top view. the photo really shows up the grinds left behind, even after the mod. you can only see all those grinds when lit up with the camera flash. A tap on the very flexible plastic and the grinds fall easily into the portafiler or whatever you have to catch the grinds.




    A front on view.




    Obviously the portafiler has to be put up hard against the bottom of the hopper or grinds will go everywhere.

    Simple but effective.


    Belinda

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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    Belinda..

    Simple but effective -

    yet another brilliant idea from the house of Corretto ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    You may have missed your calling Belinda, you should work in research and development. Now to see if the g model will be released.

    Brett

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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod


    Thanks Java, you are too kind.

    Id love someone to come up with a better, even sexier mod though :D

    But it is effective. And you can see inside the hopper too 8-)



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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    I almost didnt see it at first glance in the first photo.
    It blends in so well.

    Whats the bean hopper made of?
    The vegemite jar(?) lid caught my eye.

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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod


    The bean hopper is made of a Cenovis vitamin jar with the bottom cut off. Fits perfectly into the hole at the top and stops the 1/2 crashed beans getting lodged there (they do with the original spaceship looking hopper). A Vegemite lid fits perfectly on top to stop the odd bean flying out the top.


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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    Yes!
    Vegemite lid.
    Picked it!

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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1162718427/0#6 date=1162724221
    Yes!
    Vegemite lid.
    Picked it!

    Well, if you didnt spot it then Johnny would deport you for being unAustralian ;D

    Then again if you were in the US right now with one theyd throw you in jail for having an illegal import :(


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    Re: Cunill El Tranquilo sexy doser-hopper mod


    Ive seen a similar mod using the lid from a coctail shaker. You get les static problems. You need to be able to cut stainless though.

    I know some people that would run out of the room screaming if the aesthetic wasnt just right. A stainless steel mod would go some way to placating those people. Not sure how to get the Feng Shui sorted though...



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