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by erik82, Today, 2:31 am in Buying Advice
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High end grinder update time

The Nautilus is way beyond OP's budget. Is your Major a doser model (and do you singledose) or a GOD model? The Major in itself is a pretty good grinder already and the Ceado won't be an upgrade. Only downside if you own a GOD Major is the massive retention. My main question at this point
by ExpressSo, Today, 2:26 am in Buying Advice
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Electric grinder equivalent to Kinu M47 for espresso?

This is great Jeff thanks! I took some time to look into these grinders and I think maybe I will go with a lagom mini or df64... and if I am not satisfied with the shots I am pulling I will save up for a p64. Based on your experience... Solely on the ability to utilize
by Primacog, Today, 2:15 am in Buying Advice
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High end grinder update time

It sounds as if the OP probably lives in continental Europe. If so, how about the Titus Nautilus?
by yakster, Today, 1:40 am in Espresso Machines
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LMLM Bottomless PF Popping out

Sounds like your bottomless handle wants a thicker group gasket. Compare the height of the ears on your handles from the top to see if they're noticeably different
by KDaniul, Today, 12:49 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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ECM Classika PID went blank

Not working. Also, the machine doesn t heat
by SutterMill, Today, 12:45 am in Buying Advice
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Budget $1,000-$1,500: Upgrading manuals to electric grinder/espresso machine

I had to smile at the outcome of this thread. A budget of $1500 ended up being double. Just FYI. I'm still a newbie but have had a Niche and Sette side by side. For me the taste in the cup was really close. Too close for me to tell apart in most cases. While the Niche grinds
by Driver9, Today, 12:29 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Profitec Pro 800 plumbing/PID issue

I just plumbed in my Pro 800 last week for the first time, and I too was surprised about how much noise it made while re-filling the boiler. It sounded just like Dan's machine in his video... a buzzing sound not unlike the vibration pump, only lower in volume. At first I thought it was due to a
by Marmot, Today, 12:02 am in Buying Advice
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What coffee machine to get for cappuccino

One option could be to just get a Bambino Plus and keep the grinder you have now and use the pressurized baskets for your milk drinks. And for the occasional espresso you could get a good hand grinder (I really like the 1zpresso JX Pro). Good hand grinders can give you very good espresso and if you don't have to
by homeburrero, Yesterday, 11:46 pm in Water
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Help with water management

That's a nice complete report. Summarizing some key numbers: Total hardness: 84 mg/L as CaCO3 Calcium hardness: 75 mg/L as CaCO3 (calculated from 30 mg/L Ca++ ion) Alkalinity: 73 mg/L as CaCO3 Chloride: 13 mg/L as Cl- ion Sulfate: 12 mg/L as SO4-- ion Silica: 8.6 mg/L as SiO2 pH: 7.92 Conductivity: 210 uS/cm (would
by koonyue, Yesterday, 11:28 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco GS3 MP brew boiler pressure shows 9 bar. Why?

wow! Thanks so much for the detail reply ! So I understand now, the tricky point is stream boiler never fully fill, while brew boiler is always fully filled in both the boiler and the group head, so result in a close loop environment and being fully fill with water, the 9 or 12 bar brewer boiler pressure is