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by cannonfodder, 4 minutes ago in Marketplace
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Custom Wood for your Espresso Machine

Maple burl portafilter, steam, water, and brew control set for a Lucca M58 espresso machine in a satin finish. {image}
by JRising, 14 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rancilio Silvia - Pump Works Continuously & Brew Shorting

Since the pump should never turn itself on in a Silvia without the brew switch or water switch on, my thoughts immediately go to "Bad Switch", but which one? Without seeing it, I doubt I could troubleshoot it, I hope it's something obvious enough that you find it. If you're not familiar with {link} have a look
by mivanitsky, 16 minutes ago in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Where did all the baristas go?

Highly recommended: Stay in school, work hard, do well, so that you can get a good job, which makes enough money to finance as a hobby the job which you had in high school
by majs2009, 23 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

I use 18 g of coffee on 18 g VST basket. The sticking issue happens very often maybe 80% of the time
by luvmy40, 49 minutes ago in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

How much coffee? I have the occasional stuck puc. Not often, but it happens. I am using the stock baskets with the IMS precision screen and grind 16-18 g in the double
by Jeff, 49 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Time for a new espresso machine, budget around $1500

How much variable "preinfusion" benefits you will depend on your coffee, grinder, and tastes. I don't think it is a big deal for comfort espresso in the medium or darker ranges. There, slow fill or extended soak can accentuate flavors many people don't want in their espresso, or at least not in excess (often bitter or burnt ones). Depending on
by cafeIKE, 52 minutes ago in Grinders
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Niche Zero grinder calibration problem?? Help please!

The indicator ring can move independently of the chrome burr carrier. If you cal when dirty, there is a different zero point than if you cal when clean {image}
by CareyB, 56 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Lelit PL41EM blows fuse - wrong wiring or broken thermostat?

Just so everyone can have a : I started reassembling my Anna, and twisted the screw off a thermostat I think it may have been damaged previously, but if you're putting in a thermostat, tighten it just a tiny amount past finger tight
by majs2009, Today, 3:04 pm in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler Mods and Maintenance

Is there a way to stop the puck from sticking to the shower screen after pulling a shot on the BDB? Could it be the basket causing the issue? I use 18 g VST basket
by hale2, Today, 3:02 pm in Buying Advice
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Time for a new espresso machine, budget around $1500

Thanks for the response. Does preinfusion only benefit lighter roasts? We use lighter roasts on occasion but usually use medium. I know E61 takes longer to heat, which isn't a problem for me. Are there any advantages? I had been reading about Lelit, Profitec, and ECM. I hadn't heard of Quick Mill. That machine looks like a great value compared