that means nothing. they don't really set up / burn in / test / check / tweak things at the factory.
it means i havent changed it.
it means i havent turned it up REALLY high to get more steam or something.
it means that i havent messed up the temps by altering the setting my self.
it means that if it is running hot (which it is) that it is like that from the factory.
two friends got a brewtus in the same week, brew and pstat were waaaaay waaay off from one another.
this means that expobar probably has not-so-strict QA/QC guidelines.
my steam and hot water knobs were reversed. no big deal.
my expobar badge was installed upside down
. no big deal.
what else could be missing or improperly installed in my machine? a thermosyphon restrictor missing
or not installed
correctly could do the same over heating issue.
what's the boiler at? can you lower it and still get good results?
the only way i can tell boiler temp is by a physics formula, or by using erics TC. i can lower the temp. see OP
. this also lowers steam pressure, etc. i assume that the HX water is slightly cooler than the steam boiler.
IMO cooling something down with something hotter than the first thing makes no sense. heating up something with something hotter than the first thing makes sense.
yeah, i once got a tech at aabree tell me that my venus didn't have a 3 way valve and that the pressure release valve was designed to not go below 14 bars on purpose (it would fall off on anything below 15). i gave up too.
its a closed system. you should be flash-boiling at a lower temp if you drain hot water or when it hits the puck -- but thats it.
yes it is. yes i do. but im still flash boiling at 204° due to my altitude. i still flush until the proper temp. waste of time? yes. waste of water? yes.
would you mind posting a few images of it ? just wondering. my expobar is getting an overhaul in the near future, as soon as the isomac gets put back together. might be fun to source one of those off another model.
of course. i will be taking pics with a ruler for scale and probably compared to the original one.
in fact i will be producing an entire novel on my journey , before and after notes on temp and such. i just dont really know enough yet, im learning.
the guy at EX/AU says its the style that they like in aus. to brew cooler. this is why they use them down there. i am certain this will change the performance of my machine, thats the point. this must be a big enough issue for them to take the time to put them in there. also he knew exactly what i was talking about and how to fix it. i must not be in a unique situation. this is not something i made or found or got from a different machine. i got it from the OEM, i assume it is an OEM part,
i will not change any settings other than installing the smaller restrictor.
the thing that will be fun is to finally see what is or isnt in there now.
1. no restrictor.
2. restrictor that got moved somehow during shipment.
3. restrictor in there ok and it just needs a smaller one in there.
thanks for the help.