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    2nd hand mazzer...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey.....

    Ive just bought my new baby, (Miss Silvia) and at the moment I have it paired with my Em0480....

    I dont think the em0480 is up for the task. Its definitely not that it cant grind it fine enough, its more a consistency thing I think. Grinding it fine enough for the silvia, it comes out very clumpy too.

    I have an opportunity to by a commercial used mazzer. It would be over 10 years old but its a big chunk of steel. Its also be perfect working order and has been stripped down and serviced a month ago. As far as looks go, the paint is a bit chipped and worn looking but it still works perfectly. I know they guy whos selling it. Really nice guy that owns my local cafe.

    So.....my question (being new to grinders) is, would it be worth buying? Or should I try and go for a new mini mazzer? I can get this one *for $100. It just seems like a good opportunity to have a perfect grinder without outlaying a lot of money for a new one. (bit tight after the silvia purchase :P) The only reason he is upgrading is because his coffee supplier is giving him one for free. Also, at the moment it has a massive hopper....would it be possible to get a smaller one?

    Thanks alot :)
    Ed

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Gday Shimmy...

    Do you know which model the commercial Mazz is?

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    ahhh hmm....

    I didi look...I think it might have said gioli? mazzagioli? it was one word i think....

    if I saw the name again Id know it.

    it has a doser also.....and a built on tamp (that id definatley want to take off) :P



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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Mazzer Luigi, or Mazzer Luigi SRL?

    If so, thats not the model, but commonly affixed - I think its the name of the person who first built it!

    Most common one would be a jolly - metal tray and a pretty tall cone-like hopper?

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Not to mention the Mazzer Fabrizio, Claudio and Guiseppe!

    Stay tuned for a CS bulk buy of G3 (64mm burr SJ style) at too hard to knock back prices ;)


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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Hmm I may have to go back and check it out..

    either way, is there a model that I wouldnt want :P?

    Cheers
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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    At $100 sounds like a steal. Just check it still runs properly. Probably will need a good clean and some new burrs tho. Still if it appears sound I would jump right on it.

    just my 2 shakes
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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy link=1221034518/0#5 date=1221039022
    either way, is there a model that I wouldnt want :P?
    Not really. I would definitely buy it, even if bits of the doser, tray or hopper are missing/broken. 100 is ridiculously cheap.

    New burrs are cheap, Coffeeparts stock them.

    Get some grinder cleaner if you arent changing the burrs (again Coffeeparts).

    Good luck.

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Sounds like a bargain.

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    As per the guys above... Sounds like a very worthwhile purchase Shimmy, given that is in good working order and still has all its parts. If worse comes to worst, then you can buy pretty well all the parts for a Mazzer at reasonable cost, including the burr-plates, so at $100 Id grab it.... [smiley=evil.gif]

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Yea
    I think its a good bargain
    Ask how many KG of beans has gone in it
    After 400kg you will need to replace the burrs

    KK

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Considering a Mini is about $800 new, it would be a bargain if its a Mini. Anything above that is even more so (if its huge, just make sure its not three-phase unless you have this in your kitchen - if it is, Ill buy it for $100! ;D). Check the Mazzer site if you want to see what they all look like.

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Hey..so I checked it out again....

    its a mazzer luigi srl...

    and its in perfect working order as they are still using it for the cafe now......

    One thing is the hopper tho....its MASSIVE.....can I buy a smaller hopper for it? and if so, where?

    I just cant wait to get it....the emo480 is really letting me down i think.
    Cheers
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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    I had a laugh...like I said earlier, the mazzer luigi srl is not a model. I think you may have a mazzer super jolly.

    Re the smaller hopper, speak to either Mr Natoli...Mr Chris Natoli...2mcm, 2muchcoffeeman, or Talk Coffee. One of them will be able to help Im sure!

    :)

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    great ;) willl do

    Thanks alot..

    Ed

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy link=1221034518/0#12 date=1221121896
    *snip*

    One thing is the hopper tho....its MASSIVE.....can I buy a smaller hopper for it? and if so, where?
    *snip*
    Cheers
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    Ed,

    Any Mazzer for $100 sounds pretty good, as long as it is working or close to.
    As far as the hopper is concerned, you can use anything that fits the throat of the grinder. If you are handy, have a look at my thread "Rocky to Macap" on the nice stainless hopper I made for my new grinder.

    Greg

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    wow that looks flashy greg.....I guess Ill wait till I get the grinder and then experiment around with a few things....

    Doesnt the hopper have some sort of fitting on the bottom tho? that clicks or locks into the grinder? or does it just sit there/


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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Mine sits there.
    It does have a hole that you can lock it in place with a screw but thats a pain to use so it stays unlocked.

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmy link=1221034518/0#16 date=1221299379
    Doesnt the hopper have some sort of fitting on the bottom tho? that clicks or locks into the grinder? or does it just sit there?
    Mine just slides in and sits there.

    I cut the bottom of the cocktail jug by drilling holes around and joining them with a pair of wire-cutters. Smoothing was done with a small grindstone on an electric drill, and some wet-and-dry sandpaper.

    The cocktail maker was tapered, so I just glued a strip of leather around the base to make it the required 60mm diameter to be a firm slip fit in the throat.

    I reckon it took me between half and an hour to get it done (not counting about 20 minutes with polishing compound to get it shiny!).

    Greg

    ps--Fitting the orange juice bottle, for a test run, took about 5 minutes.

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    Re: 2nd hand mazzer...

    Unreal!....I saw some cocktail shakers today....cant wait to get ma grinder now :P...

    Thanks again
    Ed



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