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by JamesO, 28 minutes ago in Grinders
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Adjusting Eureka Mignon Specialita

Hi everyone. We've had our home setup for a week and a half now, and I'm still getting used to adjusting everything, particularly the grinder (Eureka Mignon Specialita). I went through about ten shots tonight trying to dial it in for a new blend. With the grinder set at 3, I'd get a 20 sec shot with an 18g dose....
by nahau, 40 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Water level float easy fix

Good for you! On my Andreja, I complelety disabled the water monitoring. The Andreja doesn't shut down the machine anyways but just gives an audible alarm.... sometimes false alarms. Got tired of it and just monitor my own water usage.
by Rush, 51 minutes ago in Home Roasting
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Toper Cafemino electric element burn out fix

Interesting! Where are you buying replacement elements? How often were they burning out that you had to step voltage down for increased life?
by Rickpatbrown, Today, 12:47 am in Home Roasting
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Chaff collector not working

You really need to look inside the cyclone. If a hole or something has rusted into it, it may allow a path for the chaff to go directly up into the fan. If everything is intact and no blockage in the descending tube of the cyclone, then it must be your fan is too strong. I'm not sure what magnehilic...
by IMAWriter, Today, 12:39 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Learning Curve?

Decided to do a "Jim Schulman" type sweet shot, as a ristretto. Recipe: Pre-infusion 15 seconds at 68pp.17 grams in, fine grind..2 notches tighter on the Sette..that's a good bit. 27 grams out in 40 seconds. I tapered the pressure down the last 10 grams. It was, as I hoped, a VERY sweet shot of a home-roasted (light medium-medium) Ethiopian...
by Jeff, Today, 12:26 am in Espresso Machines
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How raise brew temperature VBM Domobar Super?

Pressure vs. temperature in the steam boiler follows the saturated steam pressure as long as there's pretty much any mix of water and steam in the boiler. Volume doesn't come into play at all. Generally "steam tables" are used, since there isn't a trivial formula. Here's "one of many".
by decent_espresso, Today, 12:16 am in Marketplace
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Decent Espresso news

{video} A bit of backstory..., and the view from my new desk in Hong Kong After 4 years of building a business up from nothing, Bugs and I were thoroughly exhausted, and needing a break. We left Hong Kong in May 2019, with plans to exhibit at a few trade shows (Berlin, London, New York, Portland) as sales were quite...
by nahau, Today, 12:07 am in Espresso Machines
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How raise brew temperature VBM Domobar Super?

Yes, you could check/clean the water level probe and see what happens. I'm curious why you're at 1.55 bar. Have you always been there or did you raise it after you noticed low temp with your new thermometer.
by decent_espresso, Yesterday, 11:57 pm in Buying Advice
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Decent Espresso DE1+ will fit on my counter but go to the very front edge. Bad idea?

The group head handle can also fit on the portafilter, which then reduces the length of the portafilter quite a bit. I've done that at trade shows where I've had machines crammed next to each other. In other words, you take off the handle from the portafilter, take off the group head handle, and screw the group head handle into...
by forbeskm, Yesterday, 11:33 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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How to Clean Up Old Gasket from Olympia Cremina?

I have picked up some good stiff nylon brushes, they might help. Looks much better! The cap, I'd probably mar it up with a small slotted to get out the gasket. Or maybe a pick. Once you order a vacuum cap from Cerini you never go back! So maybe not listen to my cap advice :)