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by Marmot, 51 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Olympia Cremina steam valve repair or replace?

You have to replace the thick black ring gasket at the front. It's usually difficult to get it out but the new gasket will be thicker and reach further out. The problem with those valves on olympia machines is that they are hand built and you often can't put a valve from another machine on yours. This proobably also explains...
by PIXIllate, Today, 5:52 am in Buying Advice
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Alternatives to BPlus shower screen

Just ordered one of the Bplus ones from Cafune in Canada. Agree that trying to save $20-30 is not worth it after how much money I've already poured into making this little drink. I'd rather be sure I'm getting a properly manufactured product. I do however have concerns I'm going to run into the same issue I had with the...
by trolker, Today, 5:30 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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PID on Olympia Cremina

I use a rancilio 1 hole tipo with good results but more pressure is better when you steam more milk{image}
by trolker, Today, 5:24 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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PID on Olympia Cremina

WoW nice mod! Looks like the perfect one
by drgary, Today, 5:21 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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PID on Olympia Cremina

Something not yet mentioned is that you can adjust your steaming technique to fit the machine. You don't need a one-hole tip or high pressure to texture milk into microfoam. You start by incorporating some air into the mix with the steam tip partially submerged and aligned with the side of the pitcher to create a swirling motion. When the...
by malling, Today, 5:07 am in Grinders
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New Eureka Mignon Single Dose Grinder

This is the Mignon Zero {image} This Is Mignon Oro SD {image} Both has the blow up system as can be seen, the difference in body is the fact that the normal grinding housing has been "bolted/weld" on a base with an "ramp" end, you can clearly see it's two pieces on the picture, so they just took a Mignon...
by ira, Today, 3:55 am in Buying Advice
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Best brew grinder in 2021?

I've never gotten anywhere near 15 seconds on my apex grinding 26 grams of beans, more like 2 minutes or more. It's not that the grinder is slow, it's just that it's doesn't seem to feed that well. I don't have the spring, it came with the new feed ramp. Ira
by thechientlegiant, Today, 3:53 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket Appartamento not heating to steam temp & leaking a little

Hi everyone! Long time lurker, first-time poster. I've had my Appartamento for over a year now and used it this morning to pull a shot. Decided to descale as well since it's about that time. Upon emptying the tank with steam pressure and putting dezcal in the reservoir, I realized something weird after coming back to the machine after 20...
by PooB, Today, 3:10 am in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler "Slayer shots"?

Hi all, I am new to the BDB world with my Sette 270. I brew light to medium roast. I am still struggling with the preinfusion settings and I hope someone can give me further advice. Currently I am experimenting preinfusion presure of 55% for 20s. Since in the past Scott Rao mentioned ideally preinfusion should be done with minimum...
by oldskoolboarder, Today, 2:55 am in Tips and Techniques
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Dialed in technique and then all of sudden, the pull got worse

For over a year, I've been dialing my Lelit Elizabeth and Baratza Vario. I'm partial to chocolate bombs and love Blue Bottle's Hayes Valley. I dialed in the grind setting, dose, timing, etc and consistently pulled just the right ristretto. Then a few months ago, the pulls changed dramatically. Everything was the same but it started to pull too fast...