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    We have a Mazzer Lugi at work and Im having some issues with dozing. The problem is that unless I allow the dozing chamber to completely fill it will wont doze enough. If I allow it to only fill the portioning spaces (is there a proper name for these) ie one level deep then the usual 2 clicks wont quiet be enough resulting in a inferior shot. is there any technique around this or do most people just work on the idea that if your quiet then use an overfill and level off tecnique if your busy then let her fill. I think perhaps part of the problem is that a 200gm dozer is just overkill for a 2 group machine but then it seems a pretty common size for mazzers any.

    Also when grinding through the dozer straight to the portafilter, it throws the coffee off to the left I have found the if I go a bit slower this doesnt happen. but the end result is that more coffee is left in the dozer.

    cheers Sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 link=1173175757/0#0 date=1173175757
    We have a Mazzer Lugi at work and Im having some issues with dozing. The problem is that unless I allow the dozing chamber to completely fill it will wont doze enough. If I allow it to only fill the portioning spaces (is there a proper name for these) ie one level deep then the usual 2 clicks wont quiet be enough resulting in a inferior shot. is there any technique around this or do most people just work on the idea that if your quiet then use an overfill and level off tecnique if your busy then let her fill. I think perhaps part of the problem is that a 200gm dozer is just overkill for a 2 group machine but then it seems a pretty common size for mazzers any.

    Also when grinding through the dozer straight to the portafilter, it throws the coffee off to the left I have found the if I go a bit slower this doesnt happen. but the end result is that more coffee is left in the dozer.

    cheers Sam
    Sam, the first thing I can suggest is tell that dozer to WAKE UP!

    Seriously though, you need to adjust the drop on your doser so that it drops correctly when you allow it to fill- a very simple job.

    If you are unsure, call in your techie- this is a 5 minute job. That said, the best cafes grind to order exclusively. Regarding the left throw, more violence!

    2mcm

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1173175757/0#1 date=1173176144
    Regarding the left throw, more violence!

    2mcm

    Yep apparently there is an after market modification you can make on your $900 grinder which involves $50 of sheet metal, some tin snips and a certificate in metallurgy from your local tafe. ;D ;D ;D ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1173175757/0#1 date=1173176144
    Regarding the left throw, more violence!

    2mcm
    2mcm - same happens for me...when you say more violence are you suggesting a faster action will remedy this?

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    correcto!

    thwack thwack thwack ;)

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Ive tried stabbing and shooting the grinder. Whats next? bombing it?

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1173175757/0#1 date=1173176144

    Sam, the first thing I can suggest is tell that dozer to WAKE UP!

    Seriously though, you need to adjust the drop on your doser so that it drops correctly when you allow it to fill- a very simple job.

    If you are unsure, call in your techie- this is a 5 minute job. That said, the best cafes grind to order exclusively. Regarding the left throw, more violence!

    2mcm
    the grinder does drop correctly if I allow it to fill. the problem is that it wont drop correctly if its only half full. I suppose Ive answered my own question really. fill it when its a 20 coffees in ten minutes type scenario otherwise grind to order. thanks for the throw tip ill use it tomorrow.

    On the point of the best cafes grinding all coffees to order. do these cafes use dozer or dozerless. grinders? and also one would assume if they are so good that they would get quite busy. is it just a matter of a second barrsita and grinder working an extra or larger machine?

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173175757/0#2 date=1173177208
    Yep apparently there is an after market modification you can make on your $900 grinder which involves $50 of sheet metal, some tin snips and a certificate in metallurgy from your local tafe. ;D ;D ;D ;)
    Actually the sheet metal is waaay cheaper than that and the TAFE course isnt necessary unless you want to make it a full time business and frame the certificate for your customers to see.

    By the way Metreo theres always room for improvement, even on a $900 grinder.

    Theres a story told in Quality Assurance circles about Rolls Royce (I seem to recall you own one).
    They ran an ad campaign once where you are inside the Rolls cruising down a country road.
    All is very quiet except "tick, tick, tick".
    Then the voiceover guy says "Even at 80mph all you can hear is the ticking of the clock".

    The day after the ad went to air a meeting was called at the Rolls Royce factory.
    The Chief Engineer showed the ad to his people and when it finished, he said "We have to do something about that bloody clock!".

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173175757/0#2 date=1173177208
    Yep apparently there is an after market modification you can make on your $900 grinder which involves $50 of sheet metal, some tin snips and a certificate in metallurgy from your local tafe. ;D ;D ;D ;)

    It just goes to show that you dont have to have a long neck to be a goose! *::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flo link=1173175757/0#8 date=1173233448

    It just goes to show that you dont have to have a long neck to be a goose! *::)

    I thought there was a policy on this website about personal abuse. *;)


    And as for taking a light hearted view only 2muchcoffeeman seems to have taken the post in the manner in which it was intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173175757/0#9 date=1173243097
    And as for taking a light hearted view only 2muchcoffeeman seems to have taken the post in the manner in which it was intended.
    What? You dont count my post as light hearted enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1173175757/0#10 date=1173244215
    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173175757/0#9 date=1173243097
    And as for taking a light hearted view only 2muchcoffeeman seems to have taken the post in the manner in which it was intended.
    What? You dont count my post as light hearted enough?

    Yes Thundergod that was an hilarious anecdote, but I was not referring to your post - my apologies if you thought that, :-[

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by Metreo link=1173175757/0#9 date=1173243097
    Quote Originally Posted by Flo link=1173175757/0#8 date=1173233448

    It just goes to show that you dont have to have a long neck to be a goose! *::)

    I thought there was a policy on this website about personal abuse. *;)


    And as for taking a light hearted view only 2muchcoffeeman seems to have taken the post in the manner in which it was intended.
    Im not abusing anyone...merely making an observation. If the shoe fits....

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Play nice please guys ::)

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1173175757/0#13 date=1173261449
    Play nice please guys *::)
    With all due respect, one cant keep throwing in the little grenades and not expect to cop a little shrapnel in the backside!


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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    On second thoughts, Metreo, I have probably taken your comment out of context, and if I have offended you, I apologise.

    If youre in Sydney, come over to my place and abuse my mini all you want (verbally of course *:P), get it out of your system, then well brew some liquid gold and abuse the mini some more (she has a tough skin and still throws to the left! *;D).

    I suppose at the end of the day it all matters little except how we treat each other.

    Sorry for hijacking this thread.

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flo link=1173175757/15#15 date=1173267730
    On second thoughts, Metreo, I have probably taken your comment out of context, and if I have offended you, I apologise.

    If youre in Sydney, come over to my place and abuse my mini all you want (verbally of course *:P), get it out of your system, then well brew some liquid gold and abuse the mini some more (she has a tough skin and still throws to the left! *;D).

    I suppose at the end of the day it all matters little except how we treat each other.

    Sorry for hijacking this thread.

    Adam

    I dont do a lot of posting in here - only because I have an interest in coffee both personally and professionally.

    I spend quite a bit of time in "AFL Football Forums" and their is a hell of a lot more "argy bargy" and tongue in cheek posts which are definitely taken with more of a grain of salt than what occurs in here - I will try to leave the football personna at the CoffeeSnobs Forum Door in future. ;)

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    Each to there own hey. Everyone has a different view on things and people have different ways of dealing with things. If everyone all acted the same way and had the same persona then the world would be a very boring place.

    We have to remember this is a community of "snobs" and differences of opinion is bound to occur.

    So back to it... My Mazzer Mini is so good. Mine does a very slight left throw but never effects the dosing. Happy Dosing Guys!

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    Im off to the shops....(run out of salt *:P)

    One of the things thats good about this forum is the lack of agro. I also dont mind being told if Ive crossed the line and Im more than willing to apologise if Im in the wrong.

    So, now the salt is sitting right next to the computer, alls well again.

    And, just for you Metreo.....


    GO THE SWANNIES!!!!!!

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    Just as long as you dont mistake the salt for sugar. *Never know what might happen to the coffee taste with that *;D

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    Re: dozing on a Mazzer

    I thought I read here recently that the South Africans liked salt in their coffee.

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    Not by the teaspoonful.....

    I was at somebodys house once, and made coffee there. He took sugar so I found a sugarbowl and put two teaspoons in his coffee (I dont take any). How was I to know that he kept salt in his sugarbowl????

    It seems that 2 teaspoons of salt in coffee isnt very nice. ;P

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    I was playing around on my mini last night and found that I can actually drop the coffee straight into the PF basket without the left throw. The left throw experienced before was only minor and was more noticed on doing the final overdose drop. But now a fairly quick "thwack" fixes the left throw issue.

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    Before Chris advice I was holding the PF about 5cm to the left - now that Ive discovered my mini likes it rough she has become very compliant!

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    Haha... Dennis I was doing the same at first. Gentle with the new machine holding it as far left as it could to catch the top of the mound... Not any more my friend... Thwack! much better.

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    always learn lots here - I just noticed Ive gone from a grean bean to a roastsabit...one day I will be a coffee sultan



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