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spressomon
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#211: Post by spressomon »

^ Same here on my Slayer; the protruding screw head serves as a limit gauge of sorts. The original screw had a taller and squared off head whereas a subsequent part upgrade brought a thinner head thickness with rounded shoulders. Just an FYI/FWIW.
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#212: Post by pleco4me »

A question for HB reviewers - Does the brew gauge reflect line pressure when performing plumbed-in pre-infusion? (I am assuming so, just wanted to confirm!)

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#213: Post by cannonfodder »

As I recall, with the machine off and cold it does. Once you power it on for heat it will read high due to the water expansion in the closed hydraulic circuit. I have gauges on my pressure regulators and adjust based on their reading.
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#214: Post by NelisB »

From all the reviewers, owners and users of the Micra, who are light roast extractors or even filter roast extractors? How do you like shots from the Micra compared to your regular machine?

Thanks!

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#215: Post by Jake_G »

I'm going to refrain on commenting until I have my roast meter assembled so I can share with more data than just subjectivity. I think Jeff's review has the best perspective on this thus far.

La Marzocco Linea Micra Espresso Machine Review

I'll have more to say in a week or so relative to roast degree, and I'll be able to untangle whether or not flow control makes a meaningful difference in light roast performance.

Cheers!

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#216: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

FWIW my impressions for one half day of visiting rights on the machine.

It's an easy machine.
The shots are consistent. As John said "kinda boring in a good way."
It looks nice but not high end. The plastic and knob ends look and feel middle of the road. The finish is ok. Do you like the way it looks? Go see one before you pay the price premium for the red label.

Small footprint - that will win some points in some kitchens.

Plumbed in with pre-infusion - didn't test but note that LM has ignored my inquiries on how to do this.

App - again ok, but feels like they want to sell you stuff. Why mix this in with an easy to use, simple machine?

So the real question is a $1,000 one. Why this over other machines such as the Izzo Alex Duetto IV Plus that people here seem to love. That's what you have to ask yourself. Which look do you like better? Lot's of capable machines within this price range so what's really driving your decision.
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#217: Post by jordanborth »

Considering the machine goes into stand-by, and auto on/off require the machine being turned on, is there any reason to ever turn the machine off at the switch?
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#218: Post by ira »

It will use slightly less power and be better protected from power surges.

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#219: Post by jordanborth »

Understood. Thank you
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#220: Post by RapidCoffee »

jordanborth wrote:Considering the machine goes into stand-by, and auto on/off require the machine being turned on, is there any reason to ever turn the machine off at the switch?
You can set auto off to as little as 10 minutes, or go into the app to turn off the machine immediately. Both of those options seem preferable to flipping a mechanical power switch on/off several times a day. I only turned off the power switch when the machine would be idle for days at a time.
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