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Cdnpaul
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Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 2:46pm
Subject: Which timed doserless grinder?
 

I currently have a MACAP M4 Step-less and would like the convenience of just placing my portafilter in the grinder and getting the right dosage. I've read loads of comments and reviews but have not been able to pick one yet. I'm leaning towards the MACAP M4D since I like the look and build quality of their machines but am concerned with the reports of clumping. The Pro-M Espresso looks nice too but I'm concerned that you can't access the burrs for cleaning. The Baratza models are two plastic looking for my taste. I also need something 17" tall or less to fit under the cabinet. Is there another nice looking model I'm missing or a new model coming out? Thanks in advance!
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Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 3:56pm
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Paul,

Have you thought about modifying your existing grinder to have a timer function on it?

There are many threads about how to do so... and here's a handy You Tube Video showing one style.

Coffee Grinder Timer Mod
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Cdnpaul
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Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 4:51pm
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Thanks! I hadn't thought about that but it's an excellent suggestion. I'll have to read up on that.
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Posted Sat Oct 13, 2012, 5:30pm
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Are there any instructions around on how to build one using that Auber timer in the video? I went to their site and noticed they now have a newer timer with dual settings - JSL-71. This would be great if you wanted to set-up times for both single and double shots although I rarely make singles.

The other issue is the WAF as I'm not sure these external boxes (at least any I've seen so far) would get a passing grade.
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