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by AssafL, 25 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini gicleur - does it really matter if you switch to 0.6mm?

This 6 bar thing is nifty and useful. If in the past my favorite way of "saving" a crappy pour was to put it into an Americano, now it is pulling pressure down to 6 bar. The dogma of 9 bar is still with me: I haven't quite decided that (for me) 6 bar would be the target, but badly...
by AssafL, 35 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Relay to cut power to boiler when using pump and group solenoids?

If it works for the draw at 110v it will be ample gauge for 220v. The current will be halved for the same wattage. So I wouldn't fret the gauge. At 220v you have to fret insulation as 220v AC is significantly more dangerous than 110v AC. (The main trade off between European 220v and US 110v is electrocution risk...
by orbarya, 45 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket - Very long time before water comes out of group head

Hi all, I have an old Rocket Premium Plus Giotto HX machine. I have a thermometer on the group head and only one pressure gauge in the boiler. I see several issues with it currently and would love to repair it myself with your help: 1. After sitting idle for hours the water temperature at the group head is very...
by ojt, 57 minutes ago in Tips and Techniques
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High Shot Pressure

I would try to either raise the brew temperature (if not possible to set it try to preheat the whole system better, flushing etc), or lower the dose and grind finer. The usual two things to increase sweetness.
by NelisB, Today, 2:30 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Restoration of a Faema Lambro

How do you get those beautiful water drops gently dancing from your shower screen? I get a boiling flood that ruins my puck most of the time.
by mjseibert84, Today, 2:17 am in Tips and Techniques
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High Shot Pressure

I am total newbie to espresso (all though I have spent months reading and watching everything I can about it) and happened into a lower end espresso machine here in Asia where I live called Gemilai 3605 (it retails for about $200). Many local cafes have the commercial version of this machine and they seem to like it. Locals that...
by vit, Today, 2:07 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Flair 58

My first impression from videos was that "shower screen looks small", but in conversation with constructor of the machine (in marketing section I think) he said that it's the same size as on his Decent espresso machine (I think), which I have no reason not to believe Have in mind that 58mm cylinder and piston would require considerably higher force...
by kidloco, Today, 2:06 am in Grinders
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Lagom P100

Yeah I noticed a few minutes later
by ojt, Today, 1:56 am in Coffee Brewing
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Kona Peaberry ($70 bag) Brewing tips?

I'm going to assume it's like any other dark roast in which case I'd just brew it in a moka, or make a ristretto or Schomer style espresso and make a latte. Might even taste good
by jgood, Today, 1:56 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Please is it possible to modify Mini Vivaldi S1 to make it auto fill?

There's a thread called -- Quit Filling That Water Tank! --- that you can use search to find. It has exactly what you're looking for.