JDHarding Senior Member Joined: 31 Aug 2007 Posts: 1,099 Location: WA, USA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008, 5:49pm Subject: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
I've searched around the internet and found many mod ideas from fellow owners of the Super Jolly grinders, and I've seen mods made by Mazzer that convert it into a doserless version, but is there any inexpensive mods made by a third party developer? Perhaps ones made out of aluminum instead of stainless steel? A doserless mod costs $180 plus an extra $30-40 for the back plate. That's insane!
Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008, 8:06pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
I just picked up a second SJ today & I'm thinking about doing the same thing as it will be used mainly for press pot grinding. I'm going to pull off the doser tomorrow & see what would be required to make something up. Like you I'd buy a kit if there was something out there a lot cheaper then the $200 conversion but thats more then I want to spend on a $150 grinder.
faaparasite Senior Member Joined: 19 Jun 2003 Posts: 288 Location: Dallas Metroplex Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008, 9:38pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
If you look at the mods and restorations section and do a search, there's a few different routes other people have gone. Personally I just went with all the parts which cost me about $200 at the time. I was still well under the price of a new Mini doserless and I wound up with a better grinder in the end. Ultimately I wound up with something that looks like it came that way vs something that would have taken me days to do and looked like Frankenstein's monster given my fabrication skills.
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 2:20pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
I did the schnoz and sweeper mod. The sweeper mod works great.
I did a "shiny schnoz" by covering paper from an old folder with reflective chrome (dryer duct) tape before cutting it out. Look super duper nice (see photo), but unfortunately it sucks static like no tomorrow (too bad).
Generally a piece of electrical tape affixed to the bottom of the dosing star which sweeps the grinds out.
When cleaning the old grinds out of the doser, you take a small brush and brush all the grinds around the top of the doser to the bottom. The sweeper then sweeps them out as the doser lever is activated a few times. The mod allows you to clean out the vast majority of spent grinds in just a few seconds.
Without the mod, a gram or so of grounds remain in the doser because there is a small gap between the dosing star and the bottom of the doser.
Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 7:36pm Subject: Re: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
I did the generic milk jug version of the Schectermatic on my late model SJ & will make another for the older SJ if I keep the doser. The doser on my l/m SJ sweeps so clean I haven't bothered with the tape mod which I'm not crazy about anyways. Some guys have used velcro in place of the tape. The older SJ is "completely" torn down for paint right now so I'll have to wait & see if the doser needs help if I don't remove it.
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