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by GDM528, 24 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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IKAWA Home - profiles

I happened to try cleaning the chamber of my Ikawa Home about 15 minutes after using it for a roasting session - it was still warm but not hot. Using a standard-issue 70% alcohol wipe (moist, but not drippy) I was able to clean out the interior residue surprisingly easily. Just took a couple wipes and some long
by PIXIllate, 26 minutes ago in Grinders
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Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

I maintain, after PROPER seasoning (20+ lb) and with shots prepared identically, slower RPM will produce fewer fines and faster flow. That graph did not indicate either of those requirements had been met and was provided by the distributor. Until you can change no variables and pull back to back to back shots that run within 0.1g and
by homeburrero, 27 minutes ago in Water
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Third Wave Water ESPRESSO PROFILE

Neither formula contains chlorine. The classic does contain some chloride (about 16 mg/L Cl⁻ ion) and the espresso formula does not. The espresso formula also contains that bicarbonate which should make it better from a corrosion risk perspective. Per Taylor Minor of TWW: "Third Wave Water capsules - add to water for better
by Chert, Today, 12:47 am in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

So what did you try next?
by jpender, Today, 12:37 am in Coffee Brewing
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Water ratio for a percolator

Let's say you have a pour over that's 1:15, e.g. 10g of coffee and 150g of water. About 2x10g of water is retained in grounds so you have about 130g of water in the cup. If you make an immersion brew and want it to be the same strength, and you get the same extraction percentage, then you'll want
by jgood, Today, 12:29 am in Buying Advice
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Cheap coffee scales - any to beware of?

I have had a Lee Valley "Mini Digital Scale" (currently 16.50 on the Lee Valley Tools website) for several years and it's been fine. It does read only to the nearest gram - for me that's not an issue. If you look under the tray (where you put the object to be weighed) there is a little raised rim that
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, Yesterday, 11:48 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Bag Sellers - who do you like? what models?

I haven't solved this yet. Seems like a 30-50% increase in costs since my last order. Bags with valves and zippers are running in the 70+ cent range for a 16oz back. Shawn's is 73 cents in my size. Last time I bought bags they were 46 cents each. Hmm
by bakafish, Yesterday, 11:38 pm in Grinders
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Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

Maybe not for EG-1. "Grind speed RPM changes--what effect are you noticing?"
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, Yesterday, 11:35 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Bag Sellers - who do you like? what models?

Shawn in case you aren't aware, Tricor Braun Flex (formerly Pacific Bag) bought PBFY now as well
by larista, Yesterday, 11:23 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket Appartamento shuts off after two minutes [SOLVED]

I have a Rocket R58, which I can say from experience has a similar/same interesting behavior: if the brew switch is engaged at (or even shortly after) power-up, the pump does not run. Rather it locks out and eventually registers an error. Since my machine is plumbed, I was very happy when I accidentally discovered this feature by