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I reckon nobody is actually using the pf holder along with the timer mode on a mignon - am I right?

 

In my experience the only practical way to dose out 18g straight in to pf is to use a funnel as otherwise the mess and lost grounds is too much. I'm thinking this is perhaps unique to the mignon because it clumps so much at espresso and the clumps pile up on top of each other.

 

Using a dosing funnel such as Norvins works well for me though means I have to use manual mode and weigh, try a bit more, weigh again etc. It also means I have to press the little metal plate to start grinding with my other hand as the pf is too low and I can't press it with the funnel as it moves the funnel.

 

It also means I have to hold the pf for the duration.

 

Anyone know of any techniques or mods to the mignon that could make timing or at least one handed grinding straight in to a pf and funnel possible?


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At work, I use the PF holder, in the upper slot, and the 'continuous mode', so that when inserted, it actuates the microswitch and the single dose in the hopper gets ground. Even if there are clumps, the coffee normally ends up in the basket even without a funnel. Then a quick and careful whisk with a tiny whisker and tamp.


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Thanks for info Stanic.

 

How many grams are you putting in to pf? I find with 18g the clumps build on top of each other and then start to fall out


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I'm reading more into this. I think you could be entering the early stages of upgrade-itus. I would keep a close eye on your symptoms.


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Thanks for info Stanic.

 

How many grams are you putting in to pf? I find with 18g the clumps build on top of each other and then start to fall out

the 15g VST basket takes 15g without any problem, the same when dosing 18g into the IMS h26,5 (14-20g)

 

I'm reading more into this. I think you could be entering the early stages of upgrade-itus. I would keep a close eye on your symptoms.

ha, definitely :D


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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I'm dosing in to 18g vst. I'll take a video


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I'm reading more into this. I think you could be entering the early stages of upgrade-itus. I would keep a close eye on your symptoms.

 

So true. I'm feeling unwell already.

 

I'd keep the mignon for caf bean duties :-)


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I'll take a video as well


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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I'll take a video as well

 

Cheers Stanic


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There you go ;-) [video=youtube_share;_tonwXOTvU4]

 

And the result

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The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Nice one Stanic cheers.

 

Clumps about the same as mine - in that example the clumps seemed to play nice and fell in to the basket reasonably well.

 

Is it always as mess free?


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Sometimes a tiny bit of coffee falls around but it is really like 0,1g max

Actually, I've removed a plastic thing from the chute that was not only directing the coffee but also blocking half of the exit..try unscrewing the front plate and check yours out, the screw is under the Eureka badge


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Super, good tip


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Sometimes a tiny bit of coffee falls around but it is really like 0,1g max

Actually, I've removed a plastic thing from the chute that was not only directing the coffee but also blocking half of the exit..try unscrewing the front plate and check yours out, the screw is under the Eureka badge

 

I loosened the front plate to give the Mignon a clean and sure enough after a few cleans the flimsy soldering gave way and the machine stopped. Shipped back to shop for repair.......a pain.

A stupid piece of design engineering. And I was careful.

So I don't bother any more. I don't suppose it is intended to be accessed anyway, least not by us users!

Mine doesn't clump really much at all. I always dose into a small plastic water cup, give it a swirl with a long tooth pick type thing and all done. And no mess.


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What is that plastic thing anyway? Seems to be something that directs the grinds


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What is that plastic thing anyway? Seems to be something that directs the grinds

 

Yes, I'd say catching and directing.. But it works OK without it


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Yes, I'd say catching and directing.. But it works OK without it

 

Yas, maybe just directing in a tighter or more concentrated spread!! Easier to dose baskets?


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Yas, maybe just directing in a tighter or more concentrated spread!! Easier to dose baskets?

 

What I found was that grounds fall out a little less clumpy and little more freely :-)


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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What I found was that grounds fall out a little less clumpy and little more freely :-)

 

With the plastic thing removed?


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With the plastic thing removed?

correct


The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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this is the thingy

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The peculiarity of espresso beverage is the simultaneous presence of three dispersed phases coexisting within a matrix, namely a concentrated solution of salts, acids, sugars, caffeine and many other hydrophilic substances. These phases are: an emulsion of oil droplets, a suspension of solid particles and an effervescence of gas bubbles, which evolves into a foam.

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Cheers Stanic


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There you go ;-) ...

Is the clumping on the video indicative of the Mignon in general?

I'm not in the know, but that looked a bit too much.

 

EDIT: my bad, I didn't notice that there was a second page in the thread. So this is indicative after all.

Oh well, skewers it is.

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Is the clumping on the video indicative of the Mignon in general?

I'm not in the know, but that looked a bit too much.

 

I've had my Mignon for six weeks now, and while at first (three weeks or so) it was quite clumpy, it is now far less so!

I don't grind directly into the pf as I'm using a 21g IMS basket, (and I do tend to test its capacity) instead I use one of These, and pour into the PF, partly because of the initial clumping, but it is noticeable how less clumpy the Mignon has become recently.

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Oh yes, skewers at the ready for mignons - especially if drink decaf like me that generally needs a tighter grind


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