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by NelisB, 8 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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My experience with lead

That is BS. Electroless Nickel is a food grade plating, also used for medical applications.
by AssafL, 16 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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My experience with lead

AFAIK there is no lead free brass. There is lead reduced brass which is ROHS compliant. Something to do with working the brass.
by fransg, 20 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Digital pre-infusion module for Londinium R

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by fransg, 22 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Digital pre-infusion module for Londinium R

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by DaveC, Today, 5:52 am in Espresso Machines
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My experience with lead

Pretty sure all the groups are lead free brass nowadays and have been for some time. As for Nickel plating the inside of a boiler....not a great idea as it leeches into water.
by romaen, Today, 5:30 am in Coffees
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Sourness from medium-roasted Honduras coffee

I will try that next time. Normally I brew with 93 C (199,4 F) - which isn't low I guess.
by U2jewel, Today, 5:07 am in Grinders
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Fiorenzato F4E Nano, fight with the retention

Hello Peter. I'm seriously impressed with your modifications, more specifically the fabrication work. When the aim is reduced retention, I totally feel you that blowing air through the grinder is a messy business. I'm still fighting and continually modifying my Profitec T64 in that direction and regard. Maybe you have looked in this area already, but have you done anything to the underside of the ...
by Flitzgordon, Today, 5:03 am in Espresso Machines
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My experience with lead

It was heavily discussed in https://www.kaffee-netz.de/threads/bfr- ... ung.77463/ It seems that lead or aluminium leach a lot after descaling and it will be better to spend more effort softening than descaling. I'm using the distilled water + calcium carbonate method recommended by rpavlis. My boiler has a coating of copper oxide in it, and I wonder if it helps to reduce the amount of metal leach...
by IamOiman, Today, 5:02 am in Knockbox
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The craziest %#*$ing thing I've seen all day...

Oh my. Can't wait to see it when it's done!
by NelisB, Today, 4:46 am in Espresso Machines
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My experience with lead

{image} I had all my copper and brass parts of my Lambro electroless nickle plated. To keep all the pollution in the metal away from the water.

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