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by Giampiero, 26 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Better flow from shower screen

Whatever, i like the simplicity of your idea, if you can really feel a difference ( IMHO, greater extraction does not means always better result), you got the point. A better/even water diffusion, is probably important until the puck is saturated, then some difference can occurs but at this point the water diffusion become less important, this is my opinion
by patcof1, Today, 4:54 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Lelit PL41PLUST (AUS) with PID - aka Glenda - Pump only functions when machine cold

If I wanted to know the answer to this question in my machine, then I would test this by removing the wires from the 165c safety thermostat and see what happens to the functions. (First unplug the main power from the machine, everyone should always be very careful when working inside espresso machines and take safety precautions). If I understand
by naz1511, Today, 4:53 am in Grinders
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Kopi Deva single-dose grinder

You are absolutely right about the lower burr position. I was baffled the first time I disassembled the burrs to clean, it was pretty easy to get the desired alignment. The next time I tried it, it took me until 3am the next day, it still was not horizontally aligned no matter what I did (including shims). When I
by bas, Today, 4:37 am in Buying Advice
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Smallest Prosumer Espresso Machine

Cafelat Robot!
by rossandersonnz, Today, 4:28 am in Tips and Techniques
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Puck paper purveyors?

thank you
by Jonk, Today, 3:43 am in Grinders
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Fellow Ode brew grinder review

In my experience it's the other way around, lighter roasts generally being less messy. But I wonder what grinder people who think the Ode is messy are comparing it with. Is it super cleanly like the Vario without scale? No. But with RDT it's among the cleanliest grinders I've used, and without it kind of depends, but it doesn't have
by Shenrei, Today, 3:37 am in Grinders
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Fellow Ode brew grinder review

I don't find the Ode messy and I grind anywhere from Nordic light to Full City. I don't RDT either. Most of the mess happens if you pull the grinds bin immediately after grinding. I let mine sit for at least 20 seconds or so before using the knocker and use that time to prep my brew method. Sure there
by jb-0101, Today, 3:31 am in Espresso Machines
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Better flow from shower screen

In the recent Hedrick/Gagne video, Gagne made some comments about making the flow from the shower screen more even should make extraction more even. He didn't have data to back it up, but I agree it makes a lot of sense. I've always thought the flow from my Alex Duetto was poor, so I got an IMS screen in
by kidloco, Today, 3:30 am in Grinders
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Fellow Ode brew grinder review

I don't have problems with the mess... RDT, tap cover a few times when it is done and then flip the knocker. That is all to be honest. I do not know if this can be burr dependent I have SSP burrs
by DJF, Today, 3:22 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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*Attempting* to Service my Neighbor's Olympia Cremina

Mike's suggestion is spot on but if leaks persist take the seals off (carefully after soaking in hot water) then wind Teflon tape around the piston until it will raise the seals about a mil. This will have the effect of simulating a fatter seal