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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 6:42am
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EricBNC Said:

I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee.

Posted December 28, 2011 link

I thought I was the only one who liked real old fashioned cowboy coffee but since I love Dolce, I have no choice but to gargle at 203 F.  As a side benefit I get all the roughage I need for the day but that makes me very prone to frequent gas attacks.  However, when those attacks happen I simply ask everyone downwind if someone brewed a fresh pot of coffee and which effectively masks my rather copious discharges.

Back on topic:  Since I’m somewhat of klutz first thing in the morning I use a wide mouth funnel Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com) which is also available @ Amazon for slightly less Click Here (www.amazon.com)
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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 7:39am
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An easy fix to reduce the mess of doserless grinders is to put a doser on it... it contains all the grounds until you are ready to drop them into your basket. Just saying.... LOL!

 
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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:11am
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calblacksmith Said:

An easy fix to reduce the mess of doserless grinders is to put a doser on it... it contains all the grounds until you are ready to drop them into your basket. Just saying.... LOL!

Posted January 5, 2012 link

Actually cal, I made my Super Jolly with doser into a doser-less because I got tired of pulling 2 shots and then having to vacuum out the doser and clean it afterwards or deal with stale grounds the next time I want espresso.

It's fine for a coffee shop, but I didn't like having all the work associated with a doser for home use.


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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 1:30pm
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When properly modded, there are no left over stale grounds or grounds to vacuum out of the doser and only a few flicks of the doser lever keeps it super clean. Sorry about your past problems but I would think about putting that doser back on.

I have several SJs and I bought the doserless funnel adaptor from Mazzer just to try the difference and the truth be told, I really don't like the mess I get on the doserless SJ though the PF is right under the exit of the funnel, there still are a lot of grounds scattered about.

This first pic is with 18g in the doser.

calblacksmith: doserwith2shots.jpg
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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 1:31pm
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and after the shot, no brushes, vacuum, fiddling or fussing.

Is that clean enough for you?

calblacksmith: doserempty.jpg
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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 2:06pm
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calblacksmith Said:

and after the shot, no brushes, vacuum, fiddling or fussing.

Is that clean enough for you?

Posted January 5, 2012 link

mouth hanging wide open - nu uh, how did you do that?

 
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Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012, 3:32pm
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I have developed my own mod for clean sweeping. I have been talking off line to another member about it and as I have a SJ doser torn apart at the moment it will be easy to take photos of how to get the same results in your own home!

In a nut shell, you have two star wheels in the doser. The one on the bottom and the one that goes up and down to adjust the dose if you were to fill the doser and use it as designed.

The top star wheel has an inverted U shape and the bottom wheel is the male to fit into the U so that you vary the height of the sweeper pocket and adjust the volume in each cell for the desired dose.

I cut a piece of hard plastic to fit BETWEEN the upper and lower wheel, held in place by the upper wheel and placed on the forward side of the bottom wheel. This traps the plastic and keeps it in place and allows you to use the upper wheel to push down on the plastic blades so that they make firm contact with the bottom of the doser chamber.

A quick flick of the doser lever to knock the grounds from any flat surfaces and down to the bottom and you are done.

Quick and easy.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012, 7:32am
Subject: Re: Aluminium funnel for doserless grinders
 

Dodge1 Said:

I thought I was the only one who liked real old fashioned cowboy coffee but since I love Dolce, I have no choice but to gargle at 203 F.  As a side benefit I get all the roughage I need for the day but that makes me very prone to frequent gas attacks.  However, when those attacks happen I simply ask everyone downwind if someone brewed a fresh pot of coffee and which effectively masks my rather copious discharges.

Back on topic:  Since I’m somewhat of klutz first thing in the morning I use a wide mouth funnel Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com) which is also available @ Amazon for slightly less Click Here (www.amazon.com)

Posted January 5, 2012 link

THANKS!!   The funnel displayed at Amazon is known as a canning funnel and its smaller mouth/exitmeasures approx 2 25 inches (57.15mm) in diameter - at least the one I have.  I got my canning funnel from Fantes.com btw.
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 6:06pm
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I'm a big fan of using a canning funnel as part of my espresso routine.  Works perfectly as a beans hopper in lieu of the stock Super Jolly hopper, and doubly as a "can't miss" dosing funnel to load up the portafilter.  Perhaps less well-known is it's use as a firm tamping surface for just about any kind of portafilter whether configured as a traditional single-or-double spout, or even bottomless as shown in this video.

You can see how this all comes together in this video, where you'll note I also pre-dose my beans prior to grinding due to minimal grind retention and loss in the workflow.  (Also note the use of the "counting mode" on my scale, which allows me to work directly with percentages rather than absolute weights, very handy for per-shot espresso blending.)

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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2013, 6:53am
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HEY, a golden moldy thread lives again! :D

 
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