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by espressotime, 3 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

The cma measures 141 mm and has an outer diam. of 46 mm The stock one is 44 and 137 mm in length.Although it maybe has shortened a bit over the years
by Paul_Pratt, 13 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

I would guess the lever is standard but then are broken or lost and end up being replaced with the knobs. For the small group spring I have always used the CMA lever springs. They are a decent fit. Otherwise I use the same spring as on a Marte/Mercurio
by dilin, 22 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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IMS basket for 1st gen La Pavoni

Finally received the IMS 49mm a few days ago. First impressions after 8 shots with the new basket, it can take a finer grind, with less channeling, up to 14.5g. Tastewise, this resulted in more mouthfeel and aftertaste. The caveat is that simply I could be paying more attention to prep and distribution upon receiving a new toy
by espressotime, 26 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

The Zodiaco spring at their site had different dimensions from the spring in my machine the last time I checked. At the moment I'm using the stock one. These are three others. {image} All slightly different.I haven' t been able to get an exact replica yet. I measured different strength in all three of them . One is way
by Marcelnl, Today, 2:50 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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1957 Urania 2nd gen refurb

Paul, great that you chime in, I was also wondering about the differences I did not spot initially. Do you also happen to know if all/most Urania's came with the lever for fill/hot water? Mine has a wheel knobwhich is pretty tight at times, and I was thinking to swap it for the lever if I can get my hands
by Botato, Today, 2:31 am in Grinders
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Fellow Ode brew grinder review

Was swapping out my V1.1 burrs for new SSP MP burrs and noticed these scratches on the v1.1 burrs. I've only run about 2lbs of medium roast coffee through these so far. Is this normal wear and tear? {image} {image}
by LR3, Today, 2:00 am in Coffee Roasting
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Kaldi wide 400

I've seen a lot of positive post on this roaster. Where is the best place to purchase it?
by Robph914, Today, 1:36 am in Coffee Brewing
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Brewing times with large flat burr grinder

I completely agree. For the past few weeks, I've been doing one pour V60 17:1 with a 30g dose through my 804 and I've been getting my best results that way. Usually somewhere around ~2:45. I would totally recommend it!
by DamianWarS, Today, 12:07 am in Coffee Brewing
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Pour over rate in grams/sec - is 2.5g/sec standard?

I have the same scale and I was surprised at how slow you had to pour to hit it's sweet spot. I think one issue with pour rate is it's not the whole story as already brought up here from Gagne his work shows that pouring is not one-dimensional and so scales like the Acaia can only measure one