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newman
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Posted Sat Aug 16, 2003, 5:43pm
Subject: How about a hopperless Mini Mazzer?
 

My Mini Mazzer is an incredible tool. Personally I don't mind the doser although for home use it isn't really enormously practical. My issue is that I usually measure one dose (~15g) of coffee into the grinder at once since leaving beans in the loosely sealed clear plastic hopper didn't make a lot of sense.

Others have commented that the Mazzer is too tall to fit under a standard American counter with cabinets above. Tonight I came up with an interesting (and admittedly not all that creative) solution. I found that if you take the hopper off, a standard 58mm blind basket drops nicely into the open hole above the burrs. If you lift the basket you can drop 15 grams of coffee beans into the throat of the grinder and place the backet back in place. You then can grind without the hopper in place with no fear that the beans will zing around the kitchen.

Note that this might void some warranties, raise some homeowner's insurance rates and probably isn't wise in homes with kids... For the rest of us it strikes me as a not-unreasonable alternative...plus the mazer sort of looks cool without its "head".

/Andy
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Posted Sat Aug 16, 2003, 6:09pm
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If you search this board you'll find lots of discussion of the Mazzer Mini hopper.  I recently trimmed it down and it looks pretty sharp (click here for detailed instructions).  Inspired by the thread How to make a Mazzer Mini doserless, I'm working on it this weekend, substituting common plumbing PVC parts.  With these modifications, I don't expect the doser to bother me anymore.

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Posted Sat Aug 16, 2003, 8:53pm
Subject: Re: How about a hopperless Mini Mazzer?
 

dan_kehn Said:

If you search this board you'll find lots of discussion of the Mazzer Mini hopper.  I recently trimmed it down and it looks pretty sharp (click here for detailed instructions).  Inspired by the thread How to make a Mazzer Mini doserless, I'm working on it this weekend, substituting common plumbing PVC parts.  With these modifications, I don't expect the doser to bother me anymore.

-- Dan

Posted August 16, 2003 link

Hi Dan....pssst, I purchased a Mazzer Mini.  Ask me how much I love it...:)

Didn't I mention I'm not one to modify equipment? Well, I did remove the fork (what's the deal with the placement...very odd), and the finger guard...lol

Deborah
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Posted Sun Aug 17, 2003, 12:55am
Subject: Re: How about a hopperless Mini Mazzer?
 

dan_kehn Said:

I recently trimmed it down and it looks pretty sharp (click here for detailed instructions).  Inspired by the thread How to make a Mazzer Mini doserless, I'm working on it this weekend, substituting common plumbing PVC parts.  With these modifications, I don't expect the doser to bother me anymore.

-- Dan

Posted August 16, 2003 link

Dan

I've left a message for you (and any others interested) in the thread How to make a Mazzer Mini doserless.

Prior to ordering the Mazzer, I followed the thread that included your hopper modifications - haven't done it yet - am using a canning funnel as a hopper at the moment  - but fully intend to do your hopper modification !!

Regards Duane
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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003, 1:09pm
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For those trying this modification with a full size hacksaw control can be an issue. Almost every hardware store has a simple hacksaw blade handle that is much lighter, considerably more stable and is perfect for the scoring kind of work that this task requires. Thanks for the tip on dish soap lube from another link. chris
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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003, 4:05pm
Subject: Re: How about a hopperless Mini Mazzer?
 

newman Said:

...if you take the hopper off, a standard 58mm blind basket drops nicely into the open hole above the burrs.

Posted August 16, 2003 link

Hi Andy...
58mm tamper works fine too (and looks cooler...in my admittedly biased opinion).


I know it's a Jolly, but it works for the Mini too.





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