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Italo2275
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 9:33am
Subject: New Electronic mazzer Mini A
 

(Hi
I bought the new Electronic Mazzer mini A (Click Here (www.seattlecoffeegear.com)) and am finding something strange.
I have the been reservoir full,so when I select the double shot, I get say ( 13g) cause I weight it. Now if I hit it again would you not expect to get a total of 26g? well I don't, I got about 3 grams less.


anyone had this issue before? Is this normal? This is a new grinder.
Thanks
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 11:25am
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I have the Mini B model, but the idea is the same:  it's timing the grind, assuming that the same amount of time will result in the same mass of grinds.  I kinda gave up on using the timer that way.  I also got inconsistent amounts coming out for each press of the button, so I just measure it with a scale every time if I want to be sure I'm getting what I want.
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Italo2275
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 12:06pm
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oh ok, that kind of sucks, what is the point of it then? We spent all that money for nothing.
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 7:35pm
Subject: Re: New Electronic mazzer Mini A
 

Yeah, I know.  I had planned on using the timers, but it's inconsistent.  Obviously, every time you change something -- like beans, or the coarseness of the grind -- the timers need to be readjusted again.  I should have realized that and therefore known that the timers would be somewhat worthless.  I've been weighing every dose for a couple months now, and my shots have been very good.  One of these days, I'll grow tired of the scale and I'll see where I can get without being so anal and precise.  If things deteriorate, I'll go back to the scale...  Good luck to you!
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 9:19pm
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Italo2275 Said:

Hi
I bought the new Electronic Mazzer mini A (Click Here (www.seattlecoffeegear.com)) and am finding something strange.
I have the been reservoir full,so when I select the double shot, I get say ( 13g) cause I weight it. Now if I hit it again would you not expect to get a total of 26g? well I don't, I got about 3 grams less.


anyone had this issue before? Is this normal? This is a new grinder.
Thanks

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Yes it's normal. For the first grind, you have more beans in the hopper, for the second you have less, this will affect the rate of grind. In addition stuff could back up behind the antistatic grid and come out with the following grind.

You really should do this..... http://coffeetimex.wikidot.com/mazzer-mini-e-modifications I kept my grid for a while, but honestly can't remember where it is now, because it's never going back into the grinder.

The other bit of advice I can give is, stop using a scale (it's a very anal thing to do), eyeball the coffee in the portafilter, you will learn to get much more consistent, less hassle and better shots. You might also then try dosing less, many people dose far to much and extract to little for the amount of coffee, changes the taste of the coffee no end! and is the cause of a lot of sub optimal and possibly quite harsh tasting shots. You have a great grinder, enjoy it, I stopped worrying about mine years ago. Just always ensure you use genuine Mazzer burrs in it, makes a huge difference.

Dave
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