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Postby JmanEspresso » Jan 11, 2015, 8:11 pm

The last two pics are both awesome.

Congrats on the new ownership of the QM67! There is really nothing like the first few days with awesome equipment. I remember fondly setting up my Quickmill Anita and pulling the first shots.. good times.

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Postby dominico » Jan 21, 2015, 1:55 am

I love the use of the Aeropress funnel as a bean hopper. My own aeropress funnel gets used waay more than my actual aeropress does.
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Postby dominico » Jan 21, 2015, 2:08 am

Here is my home setup (no I don't use the kitchen table to store all my coffee equipment, I rotate Pavonis as I buy, repair, upgrade, and resell them) :
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My Pharos #39 is virtually unmodded, I just added the laminated scale to the top and added a thrust roller bearing to the upper shaft.

The '98 with the wooden handles and manometer on the far left is my main home machine.
I added a little mirror to see the naked extraction without having to contort myself into any weird positions (inspired by the built in "group peeking mirror on the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II") and my Taylor digital group thermometer.
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And the setup at the office:
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Ascaso Steel Uno Professional w/ PID
Rocky that has been modded to be stepless
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Postby KLB » Jan 21, 2015, 4:10 pm

Just had an Upgrade from Gaggia Classic and Gaggia MDF grinder.
Now enjoying a La Cimbali M31 Bistro td1, and a Faema MPN grinder. :D

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Postby Espresso_Monkey » Jan 21, 2015, 8:31 pm

KLB wrote:Just had an Upgrade from Gaggia Classic and Gaggia MDF grinder.
Now enjoying a La Cimbali M31 Bistro td1, and a Faema MPN grinder. :D

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Cool pic

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Postby JDolezal » Jan 22, 2015, 12:54 am

dominico wrote:The '98 with the wooden handles and manometer on the far left is my main home machine.


Love the look of that wood! Where'd you get it from?

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Postby dominico » Jan 22, 2015, 4:38 am

JDolezal wrote:Love the look of that wood! Where'd you get it from?


Well, if you are a DIY enthusiast there is a thread here detailing how to turn your own wood lever and portafilter handles for you or a wood working friend of yours to do a rather straightforward and fun customization project. 99% of the custom handles shown on that thread look waay better than mine, but even a half-way decent job like the one on my Pavoni gives it a really nice aesthetic character.

Another alternative would be to purchase custom handles from another HB member who makes them: Custom Wood for your Espresso Machine

Another pic for the heck of it. The photos really don't do justice to the custom wood though, they just look gorgeous in person.
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Here is a preview of what custom wood might look like on your Strega:
Bezzera Strega replacement levers ?
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Postby jeebsy » Jan 22, 2015, 9:17 pm

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I got bored of the chrome so decided a trip to the powder coaters was in order....

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Postby OttoMatic » Jan 22, 2015, 9:58 pm

William -- that's excellent! Orange is definitely my color. Is the rest black or gray, or is it just the lighting?

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Postby jeebsy » Jan 23, 2015, 2:42 am

OttoMatic wrote:William -- that's excellent! Orange is definitely my color. Is the rest black or gray, or is it just the lighting?


Thanks - really happy with it. It's black grey, RAL code 7021.

Got some foam tape on the way to providing some dampening on drip dray etc, then if i do the steam wand mods that should be me done messing with it for a while.