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TinaTheBrit
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 5:54am
Subject: Mazzer luigi grinder
 

We have the Mazzer grinders that have the automatic dispenser, where you program in how much you want to come out and all you do is press the button and it weighs out the perfect amount.
My issue is that in the morning when we go to dial it in its become nearly impossible to get it right. It's always so off that it takes sometimes an hour to dial it in.

I have always used the manual grinder where you weigh out each shot, so I don't like these at all.

Does anyone have any advice on how to handle these grinders and dialing them in?
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 5:59am
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It's difficult, I don't like dosers, because unless the establishment is perpetually busy, the coffee dries out in the doser and the shots run fast. Then the next time the Doser refills the coffee runs slow again. They are a right PITA. If your set on replacement, get a grind on demand, far more consistent.
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 7:10am
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DavecUK Said:

It's difficult, I don't like dosers, because unless the establishment is perpetually busy, the coffee dries out in the doser and the shots run fast. Then the next time the Doser refills the coffee runs slow again. They are a right PITA. If your set on replacement, get a grind on demand, far more consistent.

Posted January 24, 2014 link

Agree with this. Even in a busy shop I'd take an grind-on-demand grinder any day, and I'll never understand how people at home put up with a doser, I played with a doser Mazzer and no thank you.
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 8:18am
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http://youtu.be/YA4pgraoCGc?t=2m48s

this is the correct way of using a doser.
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 8:25am
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The YouTube video is blocked here at work, but home users don't use dosers the same way cafes do.  Rather, we continually empty the doser into the pf as the grounds exit the chute, grinding only what is needed for the shot.  Some people single dose into the throat and then do this, others use the hopper.  This practice agitates the grounds and breaks up any clumps that may have formed.  We don't leave grounds in the doser.  We brush out the chute and any remaining grounds either between shots or sessions (depending on the "barista"). Is that a PITA? Not to me.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:02pm
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Thanks for the replies!

we have two of them, one for regular and one for decaf. We are a newer shop so we have lots of slow random times throughout the day where we don't pull any shots. So, I will try having everyone clear the chute.

I am VERY picky about everything being cleaned properly, so they are always cleaned right. I am just at a loss, the owner wanted the most high tech machines, and even though I have always does manual dosing and wasn't sure about these dosers, he got them, and I REALLY hate them haha

what a pain in the butt. But, he probably won't let me convince him to switch for a while now.
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