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BuzzedLightyear
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2007, 7:19pm
Subject: How do I eliminate clumps from grinder without having to use wdt
 

I am currently using the weiss distribution method to remove clumps in my grinds, it is a great technique that makes my pours much much more forgiving.

However is their a mod I could do to my rocky doserless grinder to eliminates the clump with out having to do the weiss method.

I Thought about putting several small razors on the bottom of the chute to break up the clumps.

ANY IDEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2007, 7:38pm
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BuzzedLightyear Said:

ANY IDEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted July 16, 2007 link

Much better (and safer) than razors.....you could do the Mazzer Martini Mod  
Think of it like a poor-man's Versalab  :-))

 
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2007, 5:39am
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Thanks Jon, but I do not see how that mod would break up the clumps

 
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2007, 5:48am
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BuzzedLightyear Said:

Thanks Jon, but I do not see how that mod would break up the clumps

Posted July 17, 2007 link

The coffee exits out of the shoot and swirls naturally down the oversized funnel.  The guys that did this mod on thier grinders felt like the distribution in the basket was dramatically improved. Of course YMMV

 
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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2007, 6:08am
Subject: Re: How do I eliminate clumps from grinder without having to use wdt
 

You could try attaching a small piece of wire mesh (not too fine) to the bottom of the chute to break up the clumps when the grounds pass through it.  Not sure how effective that would be, but it's been on my list of things to try.
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007, 5:09am
Subject: Re: How do I eliminate clumps from grinder without having to use wdt
 

BuzzedLightyear Said:

I am currently using the weiss distribution method to remove clumps in my grinds, it is a great technique that makes my pours much much more forgiving.

However is their a mod I could do to my rocky doserless grinder to eliminates the clump with out having to do the weiss method.

I Thought about putting several small razors on the bottom of the chute to break up the clumps.

ANY IDEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted July 16, 2007 link

Why do you want to move away from the WDT?  Do you find it to be a hassle or not effective?

I use the WDT and in addition to breaking up the clumps and fluffing up the grind, I like that all the grinds are directed into the basket via the funnel with no mess.  My time involved from the moment I flush some water through the PF (to heat up the group and the cup) to the time I remove the filled cup away from the machine is under 2 minutes.  I find now with my routine so fast and seemless, that it's not as exciting as when I was learning/re-fining ;-)  Hence why I'm spending more time roasting!!!
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Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007, 7:14am
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Noonievut Said:

Why do you want to move away from the WDT?  Do you find it to be a hassle or not effective?

I use the WDT and in addition to breaking up the clumps and fluffing up the grind, I like that all the grinds are directed into the basket via the funnel with no mess.  My time involved from the moment I flush some water through the PF (to heat up the group and the cup) to the time I remove the filled cup away from the machine is under 2 minutes.  I find now with my routine so fast and seemless, that it's not as exciting as when I was learning/re-fining ;-)  Hence why I'm spending more time roasting!!!

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I love the wdt method I think it works great, but if I could eliminate this step regardless how short it is, that would be even better

 
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Posted Fri Jul 20, 2007, 5:12am
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I vote for WDT as well, it works & it is quick & easy. forget the mods.

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Posted Thu Aug 27, 2009, 3:41pm
Subject: Re: How do I eliminate clumps from grinder without having to use wdt
 

I find it a massive hassle and lacks a lot of style, I imagine it's carried out by people who have their wallet on a chain :)

My mazzer has a five minute mod( small plastic cone so the grounds hit the centre of pf)
I like a timed grind into a doser, click it violently all the way round, perfect, no clumps.

Never seen a barista get a pin out, mainly I just hate the name.

SWP - Stir with pin

I like the razor idea, very classy mad professor.

Check this out, you stick it up the spout

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 8:36pm
Subject: Re: How do I eliminate clumps from grinder without having to use wdt
 

Hi all, this is what will eliminate all clumps on your Rocky. There is a similar idea already on the Web, I used the following;
-Ikea stainless steel cocktail shaker
-Ikea battery milk frother
-Computer cooling fan grille
-drilled out the bottom with a 2" hole saw
-dremelled the square openning to fit over the rubber chute (when a clear blue plastic piece is removed from your Rocky)

Had a brand new Rocky for a week, and yesterday I returned it and got a Vario insted. Much better grinder so far.

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