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by PhillySteve
8 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 1
Views: 27

La Marzocco GS3 moody solenoid

The solenoids were cleaned and replaced. They operate very smoothly. But the issue persists. I'm left to wonder if the coil on the brew-water solenoid is bad (fails to work once hot) or if the control circuitry is the culprit. The only thing that is clear, is that the machine works flawlessly immediately after heat-up, but
by cirill3x
13 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Rancilio Silvia pre-2013 boiler heating element replacement without new boiler assembly

Which heating element did you end up buying? I'm looking to buy one just to have it as a backup since my current heating element is the same as your old one and I don't want to have the machine down if for long if it blows up
by Kaffee Bitte
15 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Ideal Puck Saturation?

Never used an e61 machine, but from this forum I remember seeing LOTS of posts about soupy pucks. It seems that e61s tend towards wet pucka at end. Especially when down dosing. What size basket and dose are you using? Try dosing to get just a little space between the puck and shower screen
by stangman
26 minutes ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 64
Views: 6271

What's WOWing you right now (coffees, roasters)

I enjoyed the Bolivia Geisha so much that I purchased the "Geisha Triple Pack - Competition Series". This past month was my first time ever trying a geisha and I can now say that I see why people love it so much. {image} {link}
by buckersss
53 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Roasting
Replies: 32
Views: 500

Air Popcorn Popper Roast Profiles

Not owning one, but having looked at the listings, there seem to be many skus that look virtually identical. You have to know the power rating on yours. Less than 2000kva, it's possible you'll trip a breaker. It depends on your roaster. Awesome pics! Is that a custom case for the PID? It looks fantastic. Any chance the cover easily
by walter-
1 hour ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 5
Views: 162

The coffee versus the OPV

Tnx all so far for the feedback. It is maybe this that I want to understand; "Stronger" puck that can for example hold a lot of bars but when the opv kicks it will brew at for example 10 bars and then the pressure will drop because of the puck erodes. "Less strong" puck, where the brewing
by Tony163
1 hour ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Ideal Puck Saturation?

I am a newbie who had believed a perfectly uniform, dry puck was a sign of a well pulled shot. My machine (an R91) doesn't yield dry pucks no matter what I do. They are typically highly saturated, occasionally even soupy. I almost never get channeling. Conceptually it would seem like a highly saturated puck would
by JRising
1 hour ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Water reservoir LED for ViaVenezia - how would you do it?

I too would go with an LED strip, a tiny transformer and a bridge rectifier
by JRising
1 hour ago
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Profitec Pro 700 brew pressure drift

If the adjusting screw is no longer having any effect on the bypass valve there is something wrong. If it is working well, but you can't adjust below 10 bar, perhaps your pressure regulator isn't working (if plumbed). What does the line pressure show on the gauge while the machine is idle? Since it is still under warranty
by Kafana Nick
2 hours ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Considering Upgrading Grinder From Baratza Sette 270

Hello All, I have been doing my due diligence and researching. James Hoffman's video review of the Key was excellent. The logical initial question, posed by Pressino, has been answered. I have come to the conclusion that at this point in my espresso life, conical burrs are what is best for me. This leaves an