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    mazzer mini manual shoots grinds out leftwards as per the sweep on the doser requiring rotating the grouphandle as you fill it so it dont all pack on the side.

    compak k3 touch drops these rabbit droppings amongst the grinds that need to be colapsed by banging the grouphandle pre tamping. Apparently stiring them through with a paddle pop stick in the basket causes channeling.

    These factors are making it hard for me to decide which grndr to pair up to the minore III i would like to buy..
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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D56575C5C390 link=1273581482/0#0 date=1273581482
    mazzer mini manual shoots grinds out leftwards as per the sweep on the doser requiring rotating the grouphandle as you fill it so it dont all pack on the side.

    compak k3 touch drops these rabbit droppings amongst the grinds that need to be colapsed by banging the grouphandle pre tamping. Apparently stiring them through with a paddle pop stick in the basket causes channeling.

    These factors are making it hard for me to decide which grndr to pair up to the minore III i would like to buy..
    *:-?
    Interesting.. Seen and experienced *both..

    Better still try the doser on a DCM with a 54mm group... 2/3 of the grinds end up on the bench ( *;D *= NOT).


    I got a Knickd *for my DCM today (Thanks Epic76) and thought... *So how with it perform with my K3 T... Yep a few clumps.. *more like belly button fluff balls than rabbit droppings (unless ya got small rabbits out your way).

    I file till a small mound and then tap a few times with my HAND.. Not into dinging the tamper or the group... *Sorry, I feel that is a bad technical move.

    Grind a bit more and have a slightly higher mound.... Tap with hand again, until it settles down and even.

    Opps... Tamp mat and bench top not set up for Knickd *:o * Proceed to tamp as normal.

    What can I say... *Bloody great shot... Great extraction and what was in the cup was beyond expectation..

    Outcome.. Doserless *8-) *I can manage... large quantities of grinds over the bench top = NOT

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 617A7B7070150 link=1273581482/0#0 date=1273581482
    mazzer mini manual shoots grinds out leftwards as per the sweep on the doser requiring rotating the grouphandle as you fill it so it dont all pack on the side.

    compak k3 touch drops these rabbit droppings amongst the grinds that need to be colapsed by banging the grouphandle pre tamping. Apparently stiring them through with a paddle pop stick in the basket causes channeling.

    These factors are making it hard for me to decide which grndr to pair up to the minore III i would like to buy..
    *:-?
    I had the same "spitting to the left" bias on my old Faema EPN. I solved the problem with an unobtrusive little device that screwed on using an existing screw hole. Bingo! It dosed dead centre into the basket.

    Im going to do the same thing to my new lefty Mazzer Mini I got from 9 bar. Fantastic service from these sponsors too.

    Ill post in the next day or so with the results...Ill make this one adjustable.

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Grinder discussions are always interesting.

    All doser grinders tend to throw left and pretty much all of them drop dtraight if you use them as a commercial machine...

    All doserless grinders can clump. Even my Robur-e and Kony-e do sometimes...

    Bottom line is is does it cause channeling and more importantly, can you taste the the difference- if any?

    I think we sometimes get pent up on process, rather than outcome ;)

    Chris

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    with the mazzer you can thwack real hard or real soft and itll help the coffee drop straight.
    or get a BNZ conical :D you could turn it on its side and itd still have coffee dropping straight down into a perfect mound..mmmmm...bnz

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 7144494E7A664A43434040250 link=1273581482/3#3 date=1273603418
    Bottom line is is does it cause channeling and more importantly, can you taste the the difference- if any?
    Yes, most definitely you can pick up channeling in the cup. I think its something to worry about. But I take your point, sometimes we obsess.

    Quote Originally Posted by 574A4E4B4040250 link=1273581482/4#4 date=1273610701
    get a BNZ conicalCheesy you could turn it on its side and itd still have coffee dropping straightdown into a perfect
    BNZs rock.

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 3B322132253425323A36570 link=1273581482/2#2 date=1273585391
    Ill post in the next day or so with the results...Ill make this one adjustable.
    Great... May save the MaCap from being sold on...

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Hi,

    Easy mod to fix all Mazzer dosing chambers.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elvin/sets/72157605144154794/


    Personally I dont see any of the issues raised as being problematic for the home. You will get a great coffee from either grinder.

    Martin.


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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F5B454B2C0 link=1273581482/7#7 date=1273619242
    Hi,

    Easy mod to fix all Mazzer dosing chambers.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/elvin/sets/72157605144154794/


    Personally I dont see any of the issues raised as being problematic for the home. You will get a great coffee from either grinder.

    Martin.
    Do ya have the template.. Looks like a mod coming up this weekend ;)

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Hi,

    I got the template of the guys site. I cant find it at the moment. There was a link in one of the comments on the pictures. It gives you a full size template.

    I can look for the file or link later.

    Martin.


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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    This one?

    Elvinator

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    As David Seng has pointed out before, if you pull the sweeper quicker on a Mazzer the grinds hit the outlet wall and drops in the middle of the basket.
    You can even get the grind to drop to the right, if you go fast enough.

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    The only mod Ive done to my MM is the sweeper arm tape. Its easy to change your dosing technique.

    My solution to the throw problem is to hold the group handle closer to the doser exit rather than resting it on the fork. I can also then easily rotate as necessary.

    If you grind through the doser (ie thwack the dosing lever while it is grinding and thwack at the right speed (fairly quickly for me - snap to what BassWay said), *throwing isnt a problem. When the grounds reach the rim of the filter basket, I tap the handle a couple of times to settle the grounds before filling and tamping.

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Introducing - THE SULLINATOR 2010

    Just did it then, took 1 hour, works perfect!










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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Brilliant! The looming prospect of marriage hasnt dulled your creative instincts. Neat as!

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Disconnected that silly Auto starter too, finally.....one of those "things to do" that we never do ::)

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 5556444440564E370 link=1273581482/11#11 date=1273624426
    As David Seng has pointed out before, if you pull the sweeper quicker on a Mazzer the grinds hit the outlet wall and drops in the middle of the basket.
    You can even get the grind to drop to the right, if you go fast enough.
    Fair enough... In a shop etc

    At home with Wife and kids ;D NOT


    Quote Originally Posted by 6064425B5B5E415659370 link=1273581482/13#13 date=1273630261
    Introducing - THE SULLINATOR 2010
    This weekend...

    Opps.... How do I explain a NEW shiny SS grinder on the bench... Bugger.


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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    I tried the plastic but was not pleased with it
    The one I made was a half circle spout where sullies is a full circle spout
    The full circle design may have better merits

    I went with an aluminium style on a remake for my Mazzer Major

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B716473737C686E1D0 link=1273581482/14#14 date=1273630507
    Brilliant! The looming prospect of marriage hasnt dulled your creative instincts. Neat as!
    Ya ... But its only looming and he is distracting him self.. *

    Give it 2 years *;)


    Or is that 7 / 21 / Life ;)

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 57737A7A79794357736F71731C0 link=1273581482/17#17 date=1273638076
    I went with an aluminium style on a remake for my Mazzer Major
    Got any pics KK? I think i remember a post when you got the Major, but i think that was the placky mod, interested in the alloy one 8-)

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    Quote Originally Posted by 0E0A2C3535302F3837590 link=1273581482/19#19 date=1273641549
    Got any pics KK? I think i remember a post when you got the Major, but i think that was the placky mod, interested in the alloy one 8-)
    Yes photos and a video below

    I still have the plastic version and if anyone wants it its yours for free (note you will need to remove the bottom of doser to fit)

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Dy3jv2h1M[/media]

    KK




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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    I use a plastic milk jug version of the Schectermatic in my SJ.
    http://www.home-barista.com/grinders/how-to-tame-messy-mazzer-doser-t6499.html
    Works fine & doesnt require removing the doser bottom to install. The doser on my WBC is a huge improvement over the Mazzers Ive owned & doesnt need all the little mods to work properly.

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    [QUOTE=47686163744B67686761636B636872060 link=1273581482/1#1 date=1273582264]
    Quote Originally Posted by 4D56575C5C390 link=1273581482/0#0 date=1273581482

    Outcome.. Doserless *8-) *I can manage... large quantities of grinds over the bench top = NOT
    Mark... remember my DIP DK 30? 80mm Blades and large spout = surface area covered with grinds ;D :D ;D :D Hey at least it gave us coffee quickly!

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    Re: mazzer spitting to the left, compak dropping clumps

    [QUOTE=625249474854455273494445200 link=1273581482/22#22 date=1273842529]
    Quote Originally Posted by 47686163744B67686761636B636872060 link=1273581482/1#1 date=1273582264
    Quote Originally Posted by 4D56575C5C390 link=1273581482/0#0 date=1273581482

    Outcome.. Doserless *8-) *I can manage... large quantities of grinds over the bench top = NOT
    Mark... remember my DIP DK 30? 80mm Blades and large spout = surface area covered with grinds *;D :D ;D :D Hey at least it gave us coffee quickly!
    VERY LARGE surface area..... AND floor as well... Wife would just shrivel / start to implode and then I would be DEAD :D



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