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by Goldfinger, less than a minute ago in Coffees
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The hunt for best Italian roasted coffee beans

I was in town today and I came accross a newly opened Lavazza cafe/coffee shop. It looked too swanky for my liking (on Regent's Street of all places!) but I was too intrigued by such concept to just pass by it and not check out the little bags of coffee that I spotted displayed on a shelf at the far
by Marco4hand, 6 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Streitman CT1/ NP pressure gauge kit adjustment

{image} I will copy and paste his reply (with his permission) here. He included a photo, I hope to add that as well 1. option - unscrew the gauge carefully (holding the base only) and remove the needle (see attached picture) - reset the needle at 0 bar, we can check roughly the accuracy with a bathroom
by warlock, 12 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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One green bean - 2 separate roasted products?

Ohh cool, I'll try to search the forum with the keyword
by another_jim, 13 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Quest M3 contact

My impression is that she isn't all that communicative but has been ultra-reliable. Expect your replacement heaters to show up without fanfares, text messages, or google map progress reports
by cafeIKE, 13 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder

The advice to have a grinder running when adjusting applies more to hoppered than single shot grinders. The reason you want a hoppered grinder running is that you can jam the motor so it won't start. Been adjusting my Zero for 3½ years for espresso only with no ill effects
by Pressino, 14 minutes ago in Water
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Water Advice for BWT

Did you buy it new or used? That's a heck of a lot of scale (if that's what it is) inside the grouphead. I note that there appears to be none inside the topside copper pipe. Could be the chrome plating has corroded away (high chloride?) as this has been associated with profuse scale accumulation on plated e61 mushrooms.
by warlock, 16 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Storing 25-50 kg coffee greens

Hahah 40 years, that's just too much to ask Ps. I did hear the stuff about sweet /fruity beans loose some of that profile over time. Again this is just out of YouTube videos, not a personal experience. None the less, this discussion was really helpful. Thanks guys
by Bigun404, 17 minutes ago in Grinders
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G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder

I have just started to experiment with this. I was grinding into the cup , then remove , weigh , cover the cup and shake , add to the portafilter , couple of taps on the work surface and levelled with a asos jack leveller. Didn't have a problem with channeling , but I did before I added the shake
by Pressino, 28 minutes ago in Grinders
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Profitec T64

I don't know if the T64 motor is DC or single phase AC with capacitor, but in either case you should be able to reverse the direction by changing the wiring. Easiest in the DC motor, where all you need to do is reverse the DC input polarity
by Alaroast, 30 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Artisan with Phidget RTD help

Quick summary, it is a 3.2 mm diameter probe that is 11 cm long. It has worked for about a year in its current configuration with no problems. It will accurately sense temperature up to charge temp of about 410F but soon after beans are added to drum, it wigs out. I'm getting message in phidgets control panel that saturation