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Postby DrDregs » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:48 am

Sorry but I have to say it. I don't care who does the roasting, decaf is crap...it's like trying to enjoy driving a Ferrari with kerosene in the tank.

And Leo...your Semiautomatica looks like a 2003 model. A real beauty. How do you like the espresso so far?
Was this your inspiration?

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Postby novyan » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:43 am

This is mine, just got it yesterday.
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Postby lordjeebus » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:09 pm

DrDregs wrote:And Leo...your Semiautomatica looks like a 2003 model. A real beauty. How do you like the espresso so far?
Was this your inspiration?

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Indeed, the manual says it was manufactured in 2003 (how could you tell?). Before buying it, I had read it was a very forgiving machine, and this is certainly the case. The espresso is consistently fantastic.

Your picture is hilarious.

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Postby HB » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:47 pm

Various off-topic replies...

Marshall wrote:As Tim Castle likes to say, decaf drinkers are the truest coffee lovers, because they only drink it for the flavor and aroma.

aecletec wrote:Apparently you don't know what a double entendre is, but that's ok. Some decaf espresso is quite good but nowhere near that of good "normal". Perhaps you have difficulty understanding what flavour means, too?

DrDregs wrote:Sorry but I have to say it. I don't care who does the roasting, decaf is crap...it's like trying to enjoy driving a Ferrari with kerosene in the tank.

Further off-topic replies about decaffeinated coffee on this thread will be deleted. Thanks for your cooperation.
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Postby nau » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:32 am

Here is my setup:
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Rocket Cellini Evoluzione and Mahlkonig Vario

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Postby pizzaman383 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:34 pm

Here's my Vibiemme and Fiorenzato grinder. I've done a few customizations:
  • Olive wood knobs and handles I made (with satin rock-hard varnish).
  • Tamper handle I made (again from olive wood).
  • Orphan Espresso wide funnel.
  • Stainless custom funnel mounted inside doser.Click Here
  • Macap step-less adjuster and gear adjustment ring
  • Digital (pool heater) timer

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Postby doubleOsoul » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:34 pm

The olivewood is beautiful. I've had no luck finding someone locally to make handles for my Elektra MCal.
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Postby cannonfodder » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:49 pm

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Postby cannonfodder » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:52 pm

pizzaman383 wrote:Here's my Vibiemme and Fiorenzato grinder. I've done a few customizations: Olive wood knobs and handles I made (with satin rock-hard varnish).


Looks good but watch your varnish. My experience, the portafilter handle will blister where it screws into the portafilter. Not many finishes will take the heat. I use catalyzed urethane which is heat/water/chemical resistant but a little difficult to work.
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Postby pizzaman383 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:01 am

cannonfodder wrote:Looks good but watch your varnish. My experience, the portafilter handle will blister where it screws into the portafilter. Not many finishes will take the heat. I use catalyzed urethane which is heat/water/chemical resistant but a little difficult to work.


That's a good point. I've had very good luck with the Behlen rockhard tabletop varnish in other uses. It's heat, chemical, water, etc. resistant. I have tested it with a heat gun and it didn't bubble at all up until the wood blackened. I'll report back after a few months.
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