Thought on single dosing Mazzer Robur E after a few months - Page 2

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Postby samuellaw178 » Aug 16, 2016, 6:35 pm

sprint jinx wrote:Great review, I enjoyed seeing what your process looks like. I have only a few things to add, I hope these help.
I would advocate for the use of a throat funnel, along with a plunger that pushes gently down on the unground dose, above the burrs. I have designed and printed 2 sets so far, one for a SJ and another for a Major. They work a treat for speeding up the feed into the burrs; eliminate popping action; quiet the noise echoing from the throat, and, as a bonus, the fit is tight enough that by lifting the plunger and dropping it, a slight column of air is pushed down through the burrs, forcing the last of the dust to thrust out of the chute.
Next- I found that lifting the back end of the grinder up by 2 inches helped the grinds fall out of the chute. I wrapped dense foam around a wood block and placed the rear feet onto that. This also reduces vibrations into the work surface by a significant amount. I am not sure of the physics of what is happening at the burrs as a result, but this tweak keeps buildup in the chute to a minimum. I also carved out and polished the chute with a dremel, as there is plenty of meat in the casting.


Hi Porter,

Thanks for the great suggestion. I will try to raise the rear and see what it does.

With the funnel/plunger setup and polished chute, do you still need to brush the chute? Would be tempting if even that can be eliminated. I've tried the silicone bowl method to create air pressure for blowing the chute clean, but decided that wasn't a good idea as it was blowing grinds into corner that it shouldn't.

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Postby CoffeeBar » Aug 16, 2016, 7:00 pm

samuellaw178 wrote:Thank you Wong. I am in a grindersss dilemma now. :? :lol: Can't decide if I should keep the Robur or K30. The K30 wastes more beans, but it is more convenient. Would work great if I am buying/drinking cheap 1kg beans. But it is a useless paperweight if I am home-roasting or am using premium beans (I would hate to waste them). The Robur is great and works perfectly for single dosing, but more work than the K30... I do have the Pharos with titan conical burrs, which is even more work than the Robur but is portable (that's why I am not selling it). I tend to use the Robur more often if I am single dosing...



Good morning Sam, no dilemma allowed in you Sir :lol: If I were you, I would sell the K30 and buy second hand EK43 ( I think http://coffeesnobs.com.au/ will pop up sometime??? ) Yes, Keep the Pharos, as you still can manage the bring the Pharos when you traveling, though it is a bit bulky, much better than you bring the k30 or Robur .


Thank you for this great thread again and let's keep this thread alive

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Postby sprint jinx » Aug 17, 2016, 8:26 am

With the funnel/plunger setup and polished chute, do you still need to brush the chute?

Yes, less need for brushing for the SJ than the Major, probably due to the speed of the spin, but certainly not the clogged mass that I saw in your video. It more of a dusting than a clumping. I hate the feeling that the brush is pushing more grounds into the chute than out, so a thin layer never bothers me, that's just more of good feeling for keeping things tidy. One quick sweep is all that is needed.

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Postby bettysnephew » Aug 17, 2016, 3:05 pm

I am using a M Major and single dosing. I also tilted the machine to increase the drop angle out of the chute and it does help reduce retention in that area. I have not polished it as of yet though. The idea of placing the control lid atop the burrs in place of the funnel is slick, I will be trying that. I have cleaned the burr chamber several times since tilting the machine and find very little residue other than oil. I also use a blower to clean the chamber after brushing the chute clean. A small vacuum tube would likely be better.

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Postby spencer hill » Aug 23, 2016, 11:59 am

samuellaw178 wrote:The past consensus on the forum regarding Robur E was it's not suited for single dosing operation. Vberch (Vlad) has been using one for single dosing and found it suitable. Based on his recommendation, I have been using one for almost 6 months now and would like to offer some thoughts.
Hi,
Your video was very impressive. I bought a Mazzer Robur E few days ago. I also tried this, and I also managed to achieve such results. I didn't do video, but I made some pictures of the results. I've done everything the same as you.ImageImageImage

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Postby samuellaw178 » Aug 23, 2016, 6:20 pm

spencer hill wrote:Hi,
Your video was very impressive. I bought a Mazzer Robur E few days ago. I also tried this, and I also managed to achieve such results. I didn't do video, but I made some pictures of the results. I've done everything the same as you.<image>


Thanks Peter. Enjoy the Robur E - it's almost like a cheaper version of Monolith since I can't afford them! :D

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Postby CoffeeBar » Aug 23, 2016, 6:51 pm

spencer hill wrote:Hi,
Your video was very impressive. I bought a Mazzer Robur E few days ago. I also tried this, and I also managed to achieve such results. I didn't do video, but I made some pictures of the results. I've done everything the same as you.<image>


Congratulations Peter and I am very happy you have a good result just as Sam did. Very envy both of you have Such a GREAT Grinder ( Mazzer Robur a Timeless and Classic Espresso grinder always ) :D