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by Alfons, 8 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

also thinking to upgradw from eureka specialista. Niche seems to be a nice upgrade. especially with this new anti-popcorning tool
by Laddu, 9 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

Eureka one is nicer and achieves the same result...
by randyr5, 17 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

Cool. I'm using the Eureka one now, but will probably get one of these when they are available.
by baldheadracing, 18 minutes ago in Home Roasting
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Confused about BT during crack

Just a thought - I notice almost a minute difference in TP between 5mm and 2mm probes on my 1kg roaster. One thing that both the factory 5mm and my 2mm probes share are steps to thermally isolate the probe from the heavy cast-iron faceplate of my roaster. Perhaps if your probe lengths are short/straight and mounted metal-to-metal to the heavy faceplate that I have seen in Turkish roasters, then th...
by yakster, 19 minutes ago in Knockbox
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Vacuum seal bags vs bean vault storage

"The State of Coffee Bean Storage 2019"
by jpender, 26 minutes ago in Knockbox
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Vacuum seal bags vs bean vault storage

Unless you know that the roaster is flushing the air out of the bags then what you're doing will be somewhat different than a vacuum bag where most of the air is removed. How much of a difference it makes is hard to say. It has been demonstrated (see Espresso Coffee , Illy) that vacuum packaging results in a longer shelf life than using valve bags (at room temperature). And anecdotal reports sugge...
by vit, 27 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Let’s talk thermoblocks...

No doubt about that :)
by skansen, 28 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Let’s talk thermoblocks...

Guys, I agree that semantically thermobolck is kind of boiler. But phrase "Dual Boiler" (starting with two capital letters) is used in barista vocabulary mainly to describe machines with two "classic" boilers.
by Bunkmil, 28 minutes ago in Home Roasting
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Confused about BT during crack

I use 1.5mm probes on my Quest and my TP always happen at about 45s into the roast. My charge temp has little effect on that if any. Let's not forget what TP is. It's only the time it takes for your probe to catch up with the real bean temperature. Your beans are not at 400F when you charge them. They are at room temperature. Let's say that the beans are at 70F when you put them in the roaster. A ...
by Randy G., 30 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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Dialing in grinder - start too fine or too coarse?

Some of the replies seem to describe what an experienced user would do. An experienced user with a new grinder who is familiar with the process and their tools would have a very good idea as to where to start and could dial in with very few attempts and adjustments. The advice to "start with a choke" is aimed more towards a first-time home user as I described earlier in this thread.