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cremedelacrema
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Posted Fri Mar 26, 2004, 2:00am
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

Hi Dan,

My saddest moment so far in the coffee world is reading that you do not live close by!

i think you not only are extremely talented, but your modifications were gorgeous as well.

if you ever make house calls at the going rate, please let me know.  Florida is a nice vacation spot, you know!

your designs seem to be over my head technologically speaking, but go right to my heart in design/finished productl

any helpful tips for the newbie  (less that 2 weeks) who took physics but so far has only built a guitar, would be helpful;
such as, would you say were to get the parts? and any details to assemble that are not too tedious and time comsuming for you would be so helpful.

also, i am in the market for an espresso machine and my first choice was the isomac millenium.  is there a link to your modifications, or would be willing to share some advice/tips?

thank you so very much,

Leslee
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ljguitar
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Posted Fri Mar 26, 2004, 6:12am
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

cremedelacrema Said:

--- any helpful tips for the newbie  (less that 2 weeks) who took physics but so far has only built a guitar, would be helpful...

Posted March 26, 2004 link

OK Leslee...
Time for you to start a general topic discussions titled "The Guitar I Built..." I do want to hear more.

L  a  r  r  Y

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L  a  r  r  Y          J

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dandrewk
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Posted Fri Mar 26, 2004, 11:45am
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

ljguitar Said:

OK Leslee...
Time for you to start a general topic discussions titled "The Guitar I Built..." I do want to hear more.

L  a  r  r  Y

<°)))><

Posted March 26, 2004 link

Oh no, don't get him started!  :) :)
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cgfan
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Posted Thu Apr 27, 2006, 11:45pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

Dan,

Your mod is everything a mod should be: functional, beautiful, elegant, and well thought out.  It's really clever how you've managed to make multiple use out of a handful of components, and the re-use of the back third of the doser is the utmost in using what's already available...  If only mere mortals like myself can hope to perform such a mod, I'd do it in an instant!

Here's a mod that I thought I'd throw in for another approach to the problem.  It suits me as it doesn't need any special fabrication skills or equipment, other than an exacto knife and Dremel tool, and less than $4 in parts.  So far it has worked well; it seems to do the job...

A larger picture and description of the mod can be found at my Flickr site below:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/akatayama/133241695

cgfan: 133241695_3b4fb1b9a3_m[1].jpg
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cgfan
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Posted Sun Apr 29, 2007, 11:25pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

By the way here's a video I put together showing an entire workflow using my modded Mazzer Super Jolly, a stock tamper, the multiple use of a grain/canning funnel, and an Expobar Brewtus.

You'll note that the grain/canning funnel is like a Swiss-Army Knife; it does so many things in the workflow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_BEnIr07G4
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cgfan
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 2:11pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

FYI, here's an updated video showing the full workflow of the doserless Super Jolly mod and the use of the canning funnel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEB68j57XLU
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faaparasite
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Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

Espressoparts.com sells all the parts needed for the conversion.
Grinder Modifications

You will need one each:

Anti-Static Filter Screen
Doser Chute Replacement (currently OOS)
Spout Backing Plate
Doser Spout to Body Gasket

Of course the parts will run you about $200, but it makes for a very clean and professional looking installation that is highly functional.

Pic 1
Pic 2
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JVBorella
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 3:13pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

Looking at those pics it looks like you are left with a chute full of old grounds that would be tough to get out with that screen in the way. I don't mind the doser myself but if I removed it I wouldn't want to deal with that problem between shots.

 
John
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faaparasite
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Posted Sun Nov 30, 2008, 6:35pm
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

JVBorella Said:

Looking at those pics it looks like you are left with a chute full of old grounds that would be tough to get out with that screen in the way. I don't mind the doser myself but if I removed it I wouldn't want to deal with that problem between shots.

Posted November 30, 2008 link

The screen performs a couple of essential (or at least highly desirable) functions.  It breaks up clumps and it reduces static.

There are a couple of ways to deal with the left over grounds.  You can either turn on the grinder for about 2-3 seconds to flush them out before filling the PF, or you can use a can of compressed air with the nozzle attachment.  For the 2nd method, you place the nozzle behind the screen, and then put the cover back on (with the nozzle between the cover and the funnel) and puff a short blast of compressed air into the chamber.
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Posted Mon Dec 1, 2008, 9:47am
Subject: Re: How to make Mazzer Mini doser-less?
 

el_cabong Said:

Joey-
The problem I had with the eSantos is that it did not get the water hot enough to make good coffee. Not strong enough. Not hot enough. Too bad, because it is a cool gadget. I am a picky guy when it comes to my coffee (the more I hang around here, the picker I get). Perhaps most people would not notice or care about the temperature. Maybe you should start with just one to see how it works.
Joel

Posted November 21, 2003 link

I have the small version of the e-Santos whcih which was rebadged by Starbucks as a Utopia.  I think the water in mine gets hot enough but the brew time is automatic and is too short.  There's a work-around that is done by putting a couple of coins under one edge of the base to keep the water in the lower portion from boiling off too quickly and triggering the trip south from the  upper chamber.  But for me the work-around made results better but still not good enough.

 
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