Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Grinders - Espresso
Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Grinders -... > Converted SJ to...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
Author Messages
Woody
Senior Member
Woody
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 602
Location: Hood River, OR
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi I
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Vac Pot: Hoover
Drip: yuck
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 10:30am
Subject: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

I've been wanting a Mazzer SJ or Major electronic, but haven't found a used bargain yet.  I hate wasting grounds, so I measure enough beans for each shot, but they "popcorn" in the hopper.  Any barista will tell you a grinder works best with a full hopper.

I found a photo enlarger timer on craigslist- $20!  The grinder is plugged into the timer, I dial in 7-8 seconds per shot, flip the switch on the timer, and the grinder purrs away for just the right amount of time.

I'll try to post a photo later

Jon
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,672
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 2:03pm
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

Congrats, a lot of us ran (run) them this way, I had an older and a newer bodied SJ, the old one ran 6.8 seconds for 18 g and the newer one ran about 6.1 for the same volume. Both had new, OEM burrs. ENJOY!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
Woody
Senior Member
Woody
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 602
Location: Hood River, OR
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi I
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Vac Pot: Hoover
Drip: yuck
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 6:42pm
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

Dang I never heard of running them this way until I saw a coffee shop with a timer.  I actually like this better, I've heard that doser machines have less clumping compared to an electronic.

Jon
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
EndTwo
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 89
Location: Denmark
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
Grinder: Mazzer Major DR + Mahlkönig...
Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 9:48pm
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

Im planning to do the same thing in the near future... anyone for schematics on where to put the timer?
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,672
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 3:24am
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

It isn't too hard.
Put the timer where it is easy to access on the counter,  plug the timer into a the wall, plug the grinder into the timer set time on the timer, turn grinder on then start timer. No building in, no wiring diagrams. :-)

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
ronburleson
Senior Member


Joined: 3 May 2012
Posts: 19
Location: Corona, Ca.
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 6:23am
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

No wonder you don't have one Wayne, there is no challenge in that......... ;0
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
EndTwo
Senior Member


Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 89
Location: Denmark
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
Grinder: Mazzer Major DR + Mahlkönig...
Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:06am
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

calblacksmith Said:

It isn't too hard.
Put the timer where it is easy to access on the counter,  plug the timer into a the wall, plug the grinder into the timer set time on the timer, turn grinder on then start timer. No building in, no wiring diagrams. :-)

Posted October 1, 2013 link

Yeah, i was looking more at a build in digital photo timer, something a wee more aestetic, but thanks, maybe just put it the same place in the wiring but inside the machine...
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
takeshi
Senior Member
takeshi
Joined: 12 Oct 2002
Posts: 963
Location: Houston
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Alex Duetto 3.0
Grinder: Super Jolly
Roaster: Amaya Roasting
Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013, 7:24pm
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

You could install this in a larger grinder.
Click Here (www.auberins.com)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
calblacksmith
Moderator
calblacksmith
Joined: 25 Nov 2007
Posts: 7,672
Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A.
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32
Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major
Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
Drip: Msl. Com. brewers
Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013, 6:01am
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

I was going to recommend them! That is 1.75 x 1.75 inches so it is a bit large but a lot of grinders have room in the base so YMMV!

 
In real life, my name is
Wayne P.
Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!

Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
Woody
Senior Member
Woody
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 602
Location: Hood River, OR
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Vivaldi I
Grinder: Mazzer Major
Vac Pot: Hoover
Drip: yuck
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013, 2:56pm
Subject: Re: Converted SJ to electronic- $20!
 

Takeshi- That is a great timer-  wished I had found that before, but, I only invested 20 clams.....

Jon
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Grinders -... > Converted SJ to...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.26002407074)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+