Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: General Discussion
I built a huge coffee knock!
Support Coffee Kids
Coffee Kids is a non profit charity working with farming communities around the world. Donate today!
www.coffeekids.org
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > General > I built a huge...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
Author Messages
Ccup
Senior Member
Ccup
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 166
Location: australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: rancilio silvia
Grinder: rancilio rocky
Drip: na
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 4:25pm
Subject: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

I went to a new hospitality shop, this is a huge warehouse selling all kinds of various kirchen appliance. Mainly top range industrial stuff, they even had some brilliant coffee machines, Isomack and I wanna buy one one day lol!

I saw in there a huge coffee knock for $100 prob 90 USD
It was as high as a bench and I thought I want one, I always use this dodgy little grey thing to knock my grinds.
So I built one for 30 dollars over 100!

Easy to make just had to buy a length of strong PVC pipe, found a nice long bolt at home, Found a strong piece of tube to go around the bolt and a few nuts and washers to secure the bolt. My father drilled two holes for the bolt to go through.

Painted it up, sanded first, then primed them black matte coated.
Assembled the bolt last!

Awesome I am so happy with this long drop coffee knock!

Ccup: IMG_0002.JPG
(Click for larger image)

 
"A good cup of coffee starts with a seedling."
Snaggle.

www.snagssharkteeth.com
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Snaggles-Shark-Teeth
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,455
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 5:39pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

You know if you built another one on the other side of your espresso machine for left handed people you'd have a pair of really huge knockers there.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com     www.KaffeeFrisch.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
Ccup
Senior Member
Ccup
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 166
Location: australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: rancilio silvia
Grinder: rancilio rocky
Drip: na
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013, 5:45pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

haha wrong sought tho.

 
"A good cup of coffee starts with a seedling."
Snaggle.

www.snagssharkteeth.com
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Snaggles-Shark-Teeth
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
JasonBrandtLewis
Senior Member
JasonBrandtLewis
Joined: 9 Dec 2005
Posts: 6,368
Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -...
Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: CCD, Chemex
Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 2:05pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

I hate to think of the mold that is going to grow inside there . . .

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Ccup
Senior Member
Ccup
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 166
Location: australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: rancilio silvia
Grinder: rancilio rocky
Drip: na
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 2:42pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

I will not let it and anyway it will not be an issue!

 
"A good cup of coffee starts with a seedling."
Snaggle.

www.snagssharkteeth.com
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Snaggles-Shark-Teeth
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
JasonBrandtLewis
Senior Member
JasonBrandtLewis
Joined: 9 Dec 2005
Posts: 6,368
Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -...
Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: CCD, Chemex
Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 2:44pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

If you say so . . . .

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,455
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 5:38pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

What needs to be done is a little door on the bottom, big enough to put a little garden shovel in it.  Every month or so you can scoop out some good garden compost.  Throw some redworms in it for good aeration and constantly replenlshing fishing bait.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com     www.KaffeeFrisch.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
Ccup
Senior Member
Ccup
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
Posts: 166
Location: australia
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: rancilio silvia
Grinder: rancilio rocky
Drip: na
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 5:49pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

Thanks Len yeah I need something like that! I am thinking maybe mount it onto my compost bucket so I can hit the ground direct into the bucket lol
Or a removable tray at the base, or somehting I got to think of something.

 
"A good cup of coffee starts with a seedling."
Snaggle.

www.snagssharkteeth.com
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Snaggles-Shark-Teeth
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,455
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 6:00pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

Ccup Said:

Thanks Len yeah I need something like that! I am thinking maybe mount it onto my compost bucket so I can hit the ground direct into the bucket lol
Or a removable tray at the base, or somehting I got to think of something.

Posted September 17, 2013 link

All kidding aside, Jason does bring up a good point.  I have seen coffee grounds go moldy fast.  Is there a way to attach a small garbage bag to the interior top?  Maybe be able to make the knock bar removable; when the bag is a bit full just remove the knock bar and pull out the bag, throw it away and put in a new one.  Maybe a small kitchen waste basket bag.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com     www.KaffeeFrisch.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
Frost
Senior Member
Frost
Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 2,070
Location: Sierra
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Isomac Venus
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Roaster: Poppery I w/variac, MET, BT
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013, 7:28pm
Subject: Re: I built a huge coffee knock!
 

Put an elbow in the bottom, through the wall,  trap door, and directly into the flower bed.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > General > I built a huge...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.306640863419)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+