Recent Posts - Page 43

by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, May 20th, 2022, 11:35 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Bag Sellers - who do you like? what models?

Shawn in case you aren't aware, Tricor Braun Flex (formerly Pacific Bag) bought PBFY now as well
by larista, May 20th, 2022, 11:23 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rocket Appartamento shuts off after two minutes [SOLVED]

I have a Rocket R58, which I can say from experience has a similar/same interesting behavior: if the brew switch is engaged at (or even shortly after) power-up, the pump does not run. Rather it locks out and eventually registers an error. Since my machine is plumbed, I was very happy when I accidentally discovered this feature by
by Tbrandt1996, May 20th, 2022, 11:12 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Izzo Alex Leva - Heating element stays on until safety release valve pops

Bad relay. Replaced and everything is back in order
by aspenextreme03, May 20th, 2022, 11:02 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Monkey bite by Bird Rock, San Diego is my go to. Also B&W
by aspenextreme03, May 20th, 2022, 10:55 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Single dosing & storage in vials

Glad to help and I was mm I did not order a funnel when getting the vials so I stumbled on it by accident
by LewBK, May 20th, 2022, 10:27 pm in Buying Advice
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Cheap coffee scales - any to beware of?

I recommend going cheap with the scale because very few scales are truly water proof despite their claims to the contrary. If you spill coffee or water on your expensive scale and it breaks, how bad will you feel? Even the Acacia scales says, "water resistant," not "water proof" so spilled coffee or water can still damage them
by michael, May 20th, 2022, 10:16 pm in Buying Advice
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La Marzocco GS3 MP or Slayer vs any E61 double boiler PID espresso machine with a Flow Control Device installed

I like the slayer, better temp stability than the GS3, better build quality (less noise and vibration) and more repeatable; haven't tried a db machine with flow control You can make vg coffee with both machines
by BaristaMcBob, May 20th, 2022, 10:13 pm in Buying Advice
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Help me choose between these espresso machines

I started with a Gaggia, then moved on to a Silvia. Now I am using a Bezzera heat exchanger model. I went through a long and frustrating journey. Here are my lessons learned: 1. The grinder is the most important piece of equipment. Your budget should be 60% grinder 40% espresso machine. 2. Your existing machine is pretty
by Splunge, May 20th, 2022, 10:11 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Replacing La Marzocco GS3 vacuum breaker

Dang! Apologies. I saw the group gauge on top and assumed it was the new MP. Guess I'll be on my own with this one - but thinking now they've probably sent me the wrong obscenely-expensive o-ring kit. Will check that before I tear things apart. edited to correct horrible spelling
by BaristaMcBob, May 20th, 2022, 9:57 pm in Coffee Brewing
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Water ratio for a percolator

I get what you're saying, but did you mean 1:17 in your example, not 1:13?