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Thread: My Kony E hopper mod

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    My Kony E hopper mod

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Carefully measured the mouth of the collar and went to a perspex factory for the pipe

    Probably have it too tall currently, will consider chopping it shorter in future


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    That looks just a little longer than the same mod I did with my Nino, although I had it flame cut and polished using laboratory glass. You will find a huge improvement in consistency and it keeps the beans fresher by loading only a couple of days worth each time.

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    I thought about using glass but worry that during the friction fitting I'll break the glass

    The perspex is in there tight now, but glass is nicer to have. I'm going to find a long weight to put in it so I can still pull it out with the hopper only a third filled.

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    Where did you get the perspex? I've been thinking of doing this, currently have a polycarbonate glass with the bottom cut off. Due to the slightly conical shape it doesn't lend itself to dropping a weight on top of the beans.

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    Great idea. I love it !!

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    +1 to that. love that mod.

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    Nice
    Bit rough that your setup has to live outside though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Nice
    Bit rough that your setup has to live outside though!
    Fear not, it is CCTV monitored

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    I like my coffee alfresco

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    Quote Originally Posted by scientist View Post
    I thought about using glass but worry that during the friction fitting I'll break the glass

    The perspex is in there tight now, but glass is nicer to have. I'm going to find a long weight to put in it so I can still pull it out with the hopper only a third filled.
    I carefully measured the inside diameter of the hopper support ring on my grinder and chose a borosilicate tube which had an external diameter 2mm smaller than that. I then wrapped the bottom of the glass tube with a 1cm wide felt adhesive tape that I had in my shed. So there is no friction- fits snugly and the felt helps prevent rattles.

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    My mods from today...

    This is the mod I did today on my commercial LSM. I did need to use a lathe for the collar to fit the conical 'hopper' that actually is just a rain collecor/measure device found for 5 bucks in the hard ware store. Will try it out tomorrow... The original hopper is good for 2-3 kilo of coffee...a bit to much for me. This will be better for my daily use... :-)
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    Today I found an even better and cheaper solution inthe grocery store. A 0.5 litre plastic blender with the exact diameter...3 bucks... Just had to cut off the bottom and the lid is sealed. So, tomorrow I will go back and empty their stock! :-)
    Happy New Year!/P
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    This is what happens when you start out on the journey to coffee nirvana....

    You start to subconsciously assess everything around you for an elevated purpose related to producing great coffee.
    It never ends, by the way...

    Mal.



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