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by Milligan
less than a minute ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Rob Hoos' Tipping and its Avoidance: a Style Guide for Coffee Roasters (PDF)

Completely concur with both of you. Hoos literature is for a roaster with foundational knowledge, not for a novice. His is much more sensory oriented than Rao who is methodical and data-driven. Rao will guide you on how to get a defect-free roast while Hoos will help you find the flavor within those guard rails. Great
by LevaMayBe
10 minutes ago
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 760

Londinium R24 vs. ACS Vostok

Thanks to all for the great discussion and facts. Some of these points I knew, and some were new to me. Poison's comments were right on the nose for me. I am a hybrid. I like the experience, instinct, reliability, and feel, but I also want the data. I have tried both a grouphead thermometer and a flow control valve
by BaristaBob
11 minutes ago
Forum: Buy/Sell
Replies: 0
Views: 10

[FS] Acaia 58mm Dosing Cup

Selling this Acaia dosing cup, like new. $25.00 plus shipping within the US. {image} {image}
by glinskonian
23 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Journey of Repairing Motor on Quick Mill Vetrano 2B

The motor on this machine sits above the pump so I don't see how water would enter it. I mean it's not that hard to imagine that ~13 years of use could lead to the bearings wearing out eventually. I also just recently picked it up so have no idea how the previous owner worked it (that said it's
by Gretr
24 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 1006
Views: 120123

Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

Hi All, Two hopefully quick questions. 1) I do daily Clearwater backflushes and monthly clean cycles with cafiza and then do the wiggle backflush afterwards. Any need to drop the shower screen and clean periodically? Or use a brush on the gasket? 2) I've been thinking of moving from the recommended .4g sodium bicarbonate/gallon to third wave
by MC3dropout
28 minutes ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 298
Views: 29677

Sanremo You - Single Group Espresso Machine

Still nothing. Do you have a picture of where it's placed on yours? {link}
by SandraF
30 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 46

What are the best shot parameters for a cappuccino?

Since the Kuma is a lighter roast, taste might be better if the temperature is increased slightly. My understanding is that, generally, people set temp lower within the range when using highly roasted beans &, to extract more from a lighter roast requires higher temps & a little bit longer time during the pull. What temp are you
by bostonbuzz
31 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Journey of Repairing Motor on Quick Mill Vetrano 2B

Isn't that a nice feeling when it all works out?
by copajoe
36 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 8

I cannot stop the leak around heating element!

Leak coming from the heating element. Cleaned and descaled as you can see in pics. I should add, the machine stopped working so I took it apart, cleaned most everything and then after putting back together, this leak started. So, I ordered 2 new gaskets from Stefano's. Both the stock and Teflon types. put heating element
by ShotClock
52 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 46

What are the best shot parameters for a cappuccino?

Personally - I find that grinding finer and pushing the shot toward being slower flowing and what you might consider slightly overextracted (when straight) can be a good approach. My theory is that this will create more intensity in the shot, at a cost of some bitterness, which is well hidden and/or complemented by the milk. I find that