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    Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

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    I bought my K3T prior to the short hopper becoming the standard and now in hindsight wish id have taken the then optional short hopper.

    So, that begs the question, am i able to buy a short hopper to replace the bigger hopper i currently have?

    Ive had a look at the 4-5 sponsors ive used a lot and cant find it, and a Google search only really brings up the odd American site that sells the hopper by itself.

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Quote Originally Posted by 131313590 link=1284512336/0#0 date=1284512336
    I bought my K3T prior to the short hopper becoming the standard and now in hindsight wish id have taken the then optional short hopper.

    So, that begs the question, am i able to buy a short hopper to replace the bigger hopper i currently have?

    Ive had a look at the 4-5 sponsors ive used a lot and cant find it, and a Google search only really brings up the odd American site that sells the hopper by itself.
    Yes- they are available...but you wont like it....RRP exceeds $100 :o

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Why not put a post in the sale section to see if anyone with a short hopper would be keen to swap. You never know...

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E69636F000 link=1284512336/2#2 date=1284518896
    Why not put a post in the sale section to see if anyone with a short hopper would be keen to swap. You never know...
    That would need to be a Pay it Forward.....

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D787572465A767F7F7C7C190 link=1284512336/1#1 date=1284518129
    Yes- they are available...but you wont like it....RRP exceeds $100Shocked
    Ouch.
    Looks like i missed the boat with the short hopper now standard.

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Just make a mini-hopper. Its easy and the bling factor can be great.

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Ok Greg. you got my attention! Im in same boat as Ristrom and would REALLY like a small hopper. My idea of
    Quote Originally Posted by 05302725152D302F232E26420 link=1284512336/5#5 date=1284546646
    Just make a mini-hopper. Its easy and the bling factor can be great.
    conjurs up a MacGuiver project involving my trusty leatherman,an empty icecream container or some other plasticky stuff I may find lying around and duck tape. it may work, but it wont be pretty. :-/ Pray, how does one MAKE a mini hopper? :-?

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Quote Originally Posted by 596C6166524E626B6B68680D0 link=1284512336/1#1 date=1284518129
    Yes- they are available...but you wont like it....RRP exceeds $100Shocked
    Coffeeparts have them, $89 inc GST +postage. http://www.coffeeparts.com/domestic-parts/grinders/compak.html

    Does the standard K3 or K6 lid fit these? Ive got an older K6 and would be interested in having a smaller hopper, but $100 inc postage is a little steep for my liking. Its only plastic after all.

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    Has anyone been able to come up with a cheap solution for a short hopper? Like the idea of it but not keen to spend $100 on it...

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    I use the funnel from an aeropress. It fits in the hole for the hopper perfectly. Then I just sit my tamper on top of the beans. Although it would probably be possible to come up with some other sort of lid, Ive never bothered.

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    Re: Short hopper upgrade for K3T?

    i dont use any hopper, the chute holds about 3 single shots worth of beans. I leave my choc shaker on top of the chute so that beans dont fly out while grinding.

    This solution also stops my flatmate from dumping the entire bag into the grinder hopper.



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