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by flip, 28 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini and GS3 - taste for comfort blends

This is my biggest issue with the LMLM. I've looked into modifying the circuit but I'm not that skilled. Maybe Grafikus will come up with an upgrade in the future
by DaumierS, 38 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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BEST HOME PID ELECTRIC ROASTER?

Google returns no results for Bullet and PID
by DaumierS, 39 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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BEST HOME PID ELECTRIC ROASTER?

I thought about IKAWA, but it is 100 g only. I think I want something like 400 g at least. But I can change my mind, after all, IKAWA roasting is easy - just push the button. How good is Kaffelogic from the PID point of view. Right now it is 2 times cheaper
by LuckyMark, 52 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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BEST HOME PID ELECTRIC ROASTER?

Daumier, just wondering if you have considered the Bullet? I assume induction would be quick to respond? (I don't know, have never touched a Bullet). Will watchyour thread with interest as I have the same desire to automate. I was hoping the Kaffelogic may be it, but it seemsnot
by beans+crumble, Today, 1:15 am in Espresso Machines
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Volumetrics on GS3 make a happy wife? Or just buy the LMLM

Milk steaming is not automatic on the GS3 or the Linea Mini like it is on the Oracle Touch. Both the GS3 and Linea Mini have very powerful steam wands and would have a learning curve. Something to consider as well
by Jeff, Today, 12:57 am in Espresso Machines
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Volumetrics on GS3 make a happy wife? Or just buy the LMLM

Depending on how you phrase the question, you probably could get the answer you want. Whose happiness are we really talking about here? "Would you be OK watching the scale to know when to flip the lever to stop the shot?" "Would you be OK, putting the scale on the drip tray, adding the cup, hitting
by ira, Today, 12:36 am in Coffee Roasting
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BEST HOME PID ELECTRIC ROASTER?

FWIW, an Ikawa Home or Pro will do a darn good job of following a profile. On my pro it's hard to tell the difference in the curves of the same profile roasting the same beans. The hard part of all roasting is figuring out the curve you should use and what to adjust to get where you want to
by klee11mtl, Today, 12:29 am in Espresso Machines
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Volumetrics on GS3 make a happy wife? Or just buy the LMLM

lol, I hear ya. If our Pro did not have volumetrics, regardless of how poorly implemented, my wife would probably make herself tea if I wasn't available. It's possible your grinder upgrade alone may solve the quality issue for your own drinks. I'd certainly give that a chance before deciding on the next machine
by Marmot, Today, 12:01 am in Espresso Machines
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The Picopresso

Have you checked whether the top surface of the basket is even? The gasket of the Picopresso should make an even better seal than the one on the Pavoni since it is softer
by DanoM, Yesterday, 11:51 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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La Pavoni Pro sleeve damage?

If it's not rough then you don't need to worry about it. It could impact the life of your seals, but other than that with sufficient lubrication/sealant you'll be okay. Having said that; my 1984 La Pavoni Pro was a bit rough and I addressed it with a brake cylinder hone: The stones on the hone are