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by Satchmo780, Today, 9:26 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Salvatore Compact basics

So I managed to pick up an SCL for a great price today. It's my first lever, and I'm excited. Have a couple of questions though that I couldn't find answers too: 1. What's the red light signify? 2. What should the pressure gauge say at idle? I've read that thermosyphon dippers should be
by OK31, Today, 9:16 pm in Coffees
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Saka Caffè in the States

What's the deal with Gran Bar is that coming soon?
by Vindibona1, Today, 9:12 pm in Tips and Techniques
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To pre flush or not- that is the question

I used to set the temp to 212F, but having watched videos recently I see they're down closer to 195F. Now the PID is set to 202. Even with the PID this is still a bit of a guessing game. My Gaggia is 5 years old and I'm wondering if it's time just to move on?
by Vindibona1, Today, 9:05 pm in Buying Advice
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Help me understand the nuances- HX vs boilers

I understand that an HX machine has a single boiler, usually on the steam side (I think) and somehow the heat gets to the other side to brew espresso. The boiler is pretty self explanatory. I called one of the retailers to discuss selection of a new espresso machine but they were kind of vague as to which would
by OK31, Today, 9:01 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Sold out ugh
by Jiduochou, Today, 8:54 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Ikawa Home teardowns

What adventure! Thank you for the recommendation we definitely to dig more and try to find out what really causes CHIP(IRL6372) burn. I am expecting this will be a long process......, maybe, it is a good time to seek another roaster, any suggestion?
by Nunas, Today, 8:49 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Bezzera BZ07 Brown Water?

Wow, that's really coloured! I don't know for sure why, but I have a theory. That machine is one of the few with a nickle plated copper boiler. My best guess is that the nickle plating has become compromised. I'd stop trying to descale it and live with the coloured water. I bet in time it will clear up. Copper
by TigerStripes, Today, 8:44 pm in Buy/Sell
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[FS] PID temperature control box for La Pavoni or other

I originally built this PID box for my two switch La Pavoni but I have sold that machine, and no longer need this. It is an Auber SYL1512a PID with an Auber 40amp SSR. It works by interrupting the power to the espresso machine. It modulates power to the machine, with the goal of getting the location of the
by mgrayson, Today, 8:42 pm in Coffee Roasting
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IKAWA Home - profiles

Th pro models take inlet temperature profiles. My go-to is such a one (from royal coffee). It generates a perfectly decreasing RoR which flattens out at about 4C/min near the end. I changed the fan speeds a bit to handle 80g loads, which is what I usually use. This is the Colombia Aguazul Pink Bourbon. {image} Matt
by GDM528, Today, 8:42 pm in Tips and Techniques
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To pre flush or not- that is the question

I've tried pre-flushing to get the water in the boiler circulating, which in turn should make the internal water temperature more uniform - but the resulting oscillation in the PID was making things net worse. I've ultimately settled on just giving my GC 10-15 minutes to warm up and stabilize. Your PID setpoint is much lower