sco_tt wrote:Great review! Have you thought about putting it up on CoffeeGeek? How's your experience with the Carola after another week or so? Have you adjusted the PID yet?
I am on CoffeeGeek, but I had not thought about cross posting and am not sure what the ettequite is here. Is that considered bad behavior? I am happy to cross post if that helps others in the hobby, but I am a little cautious.
As for my experience one week in, I guess it is a little longer than that, but the answer is that we are still getting aquatinted. I like the machine very much, but am struggling with consistency. I know that is the nature of the beast, but I wish it was a little more predictable. I believe this has nothing to do with the machine, and has to do with my technique, and perhaps a little to do with the Porlex grinder. But I am not sure, and so I will keep working on it.
I have not adjusted the PID yet. However I have finished my full hand-drawn electrical schematic, and am in the process of putting it into a CAD program. When I do, I intend to post it here along with a "Electrical Theory of Operation" manual. But work keeps getting in the way, so it may be a little bit before I post this.