I despised the doser on the Mini (currently in the basement) when I was starting out so much that I ponied up for the god-forsaken funnel. When I found a cheap Major it had a grocery spout so the funnel was immediately transferred. These days I only make any real adjustments on the Major when I feel like playing around. And with the MOC ("Mother of Child") taking two or three shots along with me every morning and afternoon, I've started to think about revisiting the doser.
The Mini funnel on the Major does not work even remotely as well for me as I've seen others discuss it (and I respectfully ask that one does not suggest the proper funnel in reply, it didn't work well on the Mini either). I weigh the dose, grind, pulse numerous times, sweep the chute, sweep the bulk of the coffee which has collected on the side of the funnel (which is most of the shot), then physically slap and bang the funnel multiple times to dislodge most of the rest. It is a relatively faster process than it appears described above...but it still sucks. I'm starting to wonder why I do all this when grinders through the ages came equipped with mechanical devices that did all of this for you.
But my question pertains to how dosers work. I fully understand how many have modded/or applied theirs for single dosing, however:
My little daydream here is that I would weigh out enough beans for three doubles (36gs for discussion) and grind it all into the doser and viola! I've three doses waiting for me in the doser (which I would most likely use within 15 minutes despite the fact that I call BS on the 10-15 minute rule).
Unfortunately I have not been able to discern if this is possible from the posts and whatnot I've read that loosely pertain to it. It appears that the doser must be continually replenished before all the wedges are empty in order to dispense a remotely accurate dose?
BTW, I plan on picking up a doser body from EPNW and transferring the mini internals inside if any of you can confirm that my dream is a possibility.
PS. Yes this post was far easier than digging out the mini and trying it out. Plus I feel like I'm contributing!
May you be cursed with enthusiasm for products manufactured in "developed" countries.