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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!

 
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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008, 8:06pm
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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.

 
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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008, 9:38pm
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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.

My SJ

I did build an external timer with a timing circuit and a solid state relay that works great.
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 6:32am
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The Mazzer funnel looks nice on there but I'm thinking more of a spout/snout type mod. I personally like having a doser on my espresso grinder to break up any clumps.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 1:51pm
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Hmm.. I'll probably stick with the doser for now and just mod it to make it sweep better.

 
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 2:20pm
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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).

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 4:39pm
Subject: Re: Mazzer Super Jolly Mods?
 

What's the sweeper mod?

 
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 6:15pm
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JDHarding Said:

What's the sweeper mod?

Posted December 17, 2008 link

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.
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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2008, 7:36pm
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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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Posted Sat Jan 24, 2009, 8:52am
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I used sticky back velcro (the hook). It has a rougher texture that really gets loose grounds
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