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by ronncat, December 6th, 2021, 3:33 pm in Tips and Techniques
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My Take on Vibration Distribution

Tweaked my back over Thanksgiving, so had a couple of weekends to tackle a project that has been in my mental rolodex for quite some time. I've experimented with all different techniques to create the perfect puck, and finally settled on my daily routine which is WDT while tapping the portafilter multiple times on the pad, followed by leveling then...
by MochaMike, December 6th, 2021, 3:10 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Need help fixing espresso that I THINK is over extracted

Guys, I thought I'd show you what my puck looks like after extraction: is that small hole a sign of channeling? I noticed I tamped crooked for this shot. I tried to fix it but I've heard that you really have only one chance to do your tamp properly. I'm trying to tamp like the guy in the video above...are...
by henri, December 6th, 2021, 3:06 pm in Knockbox
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How to find zen in espresso?

This sounds a lot like my experience so far. I started out with the assumption that any coffee could be dialled in, in principle. And while it may be true that most beans that are sold as espresso can be dialled in as espresso for some palate, it's not necessarily the case that they can be dialled in for mine,...
by DamianWarS, December 6th, 2021, 3:02 pm in Buying Advice
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Alternatives to BPlus shower screen

Is one sintered-screen better than the other. I see thickness is a factor, 1.7mm seems to be the thicker ones. i'm not sure how thick a bplus screen is
by crwper, December 6th, 2021, 2:44 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Fast and spraying espresso pull on Breville Infuser with coffee ground using Smart Grinder Pro

That looks really close. What catches my attention here is that the bottom of the portafilter basket never really fills in completely. Would it be possible to shoot a video showing your puck prep?
by baldheadracing, December 6th, 2021, 2:39 pm in Coffee Brewing
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SSP 98mm "Brewing" Burrs

These burrs have a hard coating; they should have been prepped for that coating, which makes "breaking in" irrelevant (a.k.a. deburring, using rice, grinding many kilos of coffee, what Gagne did, etc.). The whole point of a hard coating is to preserve the burr in the state it was in when coated. "Seasoning" is applying a coat of oils to...
by Pressino, December 6th, 2021, 2:18 pm in Coffee Roasting
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New 100g $89 "Popper" roaster at Sweet Maria's [VIDEO]

Using a thermometer to measure temperature is extremely helpful in monitoring roast temp and adjusting it in real time. SM shows how a termometer can be installed by drillingthrough the back of the case at alevel just above the vents at the bottom of the roast chamber. I took another approach with mine, drilling a hole in the cover directly...
by bill, December 6th, 2021, 2:18 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Used Elektra Microcasa a Leva with shipping damage - safe to use? Worth repairing?

I had a similar issue with one of these several years ago. I was able to get the boiler repaired and then restored the machine. It was overall in much worse condition then yours. I suggest repairing it. If you decide not to and wish to sell it, let me know.
by twjacobsen, December 6th, 2021, 2:14 pm in Grinders
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New Eureka Mignon Single Dose Grinder

With some red accents, it could look a little like the Iron Man suit.. Maybe Marvel will sue over the name and the resemblance...
by truemagellen, December 6th, 2021, 2:14 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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PID on Olympia Cremina

{image} I'd do it. Sure you don't need it but would be nice to have.