It's a very different animal. The mini is pretty useless. You would think it could do the same as the full size, just on a smaller scale. But it just isn't big enough to rotate the buds and get a decent tumble. Those blades on the green broz are always going to crunch your buds to smalls. I do like the brush idea on the green broz. Just poorly executed. There are concave curves of bud that can't get trimmed in a tumbler barrel. The only clean up that happens on the concave curve is another bud tumbling in that curve and maybe the leaf will break. I do feel like there may be some sort of brush machine or attachment for a tumbler that could work in the future.
if insteadof using the rotating blade on a green broz, there was just a solid wheel to pass it through the brush, it might be good for bud with concave curves.
Gotnoname: how much i put in and how long i run is dependant on strain. 3-4 minutes. I try to run it with all the fan leaf on, 3/4 full, with no blade, for 3 min if i can. Some strains work better then others. The blade on the triminator and trim pal won't break buds down like a green broz will because the slots are so much smaller, but they still do a little so i try not to use it. You don't really need the blade. The leaf gets caught in the slots in the barrel and crack. The more you put in the machine, the less exposure to the slots in the barrel it gets. But allot of the time the leaf cracks from just rolling on other buds.
If it doesn't work at 3/4 full within 3-4 minutes, i try filling it with less. As little as 1/4 full. If that doesn't work, i remove the fan leaf or run it with the blade. Removing fans takes labor. The blade Will pull off stubborn fans that wouldn't come off without it. But risks breaking bud down. The blade isn't Sharp. It's not meant to slice. It's meant to pluck.