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by espressoerik
7 minutes ago
Forum: Coffee Brewing
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Extraction analysis - help!

I have a new Profitec 800 Pro lever espresso machine, live at 4,600 FT elevation, and experiencing extraction issues. It appears to be related to heat, but would love your opinion here. I'm getting very elongated, foamy extractions, with hissing and bubbles. I am using medium-dark (419ยบ drop) fresh coffee, but well rested (7-10 days or more).
by DefaultIT
13 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Brasilia Mini Classic - heating element issues

Indeed..I'm there regularly. I'm opting to have amazon deliver me one that's deep enough to get around the terminals....evidently sockets that big aren't so easy to come by locally as it seemed, apart from that full set (and I'd rather spend $60 on a replacement element...if I can find one) In the meantime I'll see if I can
by Hyedryn
14 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Reset Keypad layout - Gicar Doser Control Box

Hi, I inadvertently swapped the Programming key and water dispensing key during the reprogramming of a Rocket Boxer 2 group machine. After some investigation, I deduced that the Gicar doser controller was reset to its default layout. I would like to change back the keyboard layout to the one going in accordance with the key layout
by chipman
21 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 891
Views: 76208

Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

let me second and third the shout outs for Weber customer service. Also, Oz espresso repair is fantastic. Anyone living in the bay area should rest assured knowing that OZ espresso is here and a really fantastic shop working on just about everything (except super automatics)
by ab
22 minutes ago
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Rotating WDT tool

This one is pretty cool as well. My only gripe from a usability perspective is if you use multiple baskets/dosage sizes/funnels. You need variable depth of the needles to accommodate those parameters
by espressoerik
28 minutes ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Tip - FIXED: Steam wand performance/flow

I purchased a new Profitec 800 Pro and the steam wand wasn't steaming like I thought it should. Initially, I blamed the boiler pressure but then discovered only one of its two-hole steam tip was emitting steam. Turns out, the cool-touch or no-burn plastic tube that delivers the steam inside the wand was too long and somewhat blocking
by Jeff
30 minutes ago
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 12
Views: 655

208F recommended brew temperature for espresso!

Roasters' recommendations are often? usually? for use with commercial machines in a commercial environment and probably with their water. On dose and ratio, I would assume that a lot of it is to meet the expectations of a typical retail cafe customer in their region. In the US, I think that means a "cap" which is somewhere in
by DefaultIT
31 minutes ago
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 12
Views: 197

E61 brewgroup extremely tight - why?

A few years ago I stopped doing any backflushing without first removing the shower screen, after concluding that it just holds onto fines and oil that the backflush then pushes back into the works. This is the main reason i love the silicone (Cafelat) portafilter gaskets, which makes removing the shower screen trivial (5 seconds and a chopstick). That
by stephenmsis
32 minutes ago
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 891
Views: 76208

Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

100% agree on customer service. Throughout my ownership Douglas has been accessible and great. Raymond is a star, no detail is missed and he does that brilliant technique of going over and above to delight the customer. Great team at WW
by fellowproducts
37 minutes ago
Forum: Marketplace
Replies: 139
Views: 9893

Fellow news and information!

Thank you for the kind words! I don't think the videos will go live until the release date, which is 2/21. In the mean time I am happy to try and explain some stuff, because I know people have been asking and I want to help. There may be some sneak peeks before then, but we shall see.