I think you'd find really that pouring from the container is no biggy. Though your idea of hanging a funnel from above may actually work out. Personally however if it were me and I really didn't want to pour from the bin I'd send it back and wait on a regular Vario, JMHO.
moosepucky Senior Member Joined: 6 Jun 2009 Posts: 155 Location: USA Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014, 5:51pm Subject: Re: Vario-W mod to catch grinds from chute straight into portafilter basket ???
I hear you, I do, but - I think the funnel idea will be OK and if not I'll just dump the bin into the PF if I have to. And $450 is much better than $800-900 or whatever, not to mention it's already shipped!
eastbaysanfranman Senior Member Joined: 29 Oct 2007 Posts: 216 Location: east bay area san francisco Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:42pm Subject: Re: Vario-W mod to catch grinds from chute straight into portafilter basket ???
Just for the record, today I was playing around with my new Vario-W and I just simply put the basket right on the scale, no funnel required, punched in 14 g and it went right in, all of it. I'm still getting a funnel, though, so I can WDT at that point.
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