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    DIY shute clearing for single dosing

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hello all.
    I have a T64 ready but no espresso machine yet. I also clearly have too much idle time in my hands and while fantasising about my future home espresso, I got inspired by some single dosing mods covered in an older thread https://coffeesnobs.com.au/grinders/...-funnel-2.html (Thank you u2jewel for the inspiration!!)

    I am very resource poor, so I set out to look for a "poor man's version" of u2jewel's perfectionist approach. Here's the result:

    Total cost AUD $2.95 (Item 82442 "Multifit Steering Boot", Whitworths Marine and Leisure)
    Profitec T64 throat holds just about 20gr of beans.
    Any effects from popcorning and lack of gravity feed are ignored.
    Grind quality presumed to be satisfactory. (It's a damn fine grinder to start with, eh?)
    The bellows deliver a good puff of air and will clear the shute easily.
    No tools, no glue, no additional parts. Just throw the bellows in the cupboard after use.

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    T64 bellows (2).jpg
    (Sorry guys, I could not work out why the animated GIF file always reverts to JPG. But you get the idea...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauriG View Post
    (Sorry guys, I could not work out why the image does not stay upright and why the GIF file always reverts to JPG. But you get the idea...)
    https://coffeesnobs.com.au/off-topic...-sideways.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post

    Thanks Java! The pic went from mobile to Google Drive to download into Win10, displayed upright on my PC but flipped on its side when posted. I've cropped it and that did the trick. Animated GIF seems not possible. Cheers and thanks again.

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    LauriG,
    The profitec T64 is a really good grinder, it's very fast and relatively quiet, (I listened too most of the grinders at Jet-Black Espresso before making my purchase decision).
    Some really grate on the ears, some sound just acceptable, (the T64 is pleasant and very acceptable first thing in the morning to a musician).
    Of course the grind has to be good comparatively and it has to be bullet proof.
    You got all that.
    I've had one for over two years and love it, but single dosing bean cross contamination will drive you crazy.
    I would put about 125G in the hopper at a time, use it up in about 3 days - then change the beans.
    That 5-7 gram of beans from the last grind still in the mechanism mixed with the new coffee leads to some really interesting blends for one following extraction, you can always choose a following bean that is a safe blend, (which is wussy) or play Columbian Roulette, (which is fun).
    I ended up buying a specific single dosing grinder and it's also really great, (but the whole process is time consuming and messy compared).
    I've got the T64 stored in a box, (and I miss it's efficient functionality).
    You don't even have to weigh the beans, just adjust the timer, set the two timers under 1 second apart and you've got even more flexibility at your fingertips.
    With single dosing you have to weigh say 4x30 =120 batches of beans a month.

    Enjoy the T64 for what it is, it's beautiful, a great grinder and it's a pleasure to use.

    Cheers,
    Snowytec.

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    45f3dc7_ceadoe37sdsingledosegrinder2.jpgJeez, Ceado was really quick with copying my design!!


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    Must be a case of Great Minds...

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    Some years back people were doing similar using click clack lids on Rocky grinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Some years back people were doing similar using click clack lids on Rocky grinders.
    Yep, I sort of knew it wasn't an immensly unique idea and I had seen the Eureka Blowout lid as well, but had a giggle when Ceado's version looked so much like a short version of my DIY job, and I had not seen this grinder before!

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    Must be a case of Great Minds...

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