Recent Posts - Page 43

by adcampo, May 21st, 2022, 6:57 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Small leak from steam wand on ECM Synchronika

I removed, cleaned and reinstalled the steam wand. Tightened things up but I"m still getting a small dribble from the front at the base. Reading the thread from Josh above, could it be the internal seal? When I removed the wand, the rear looked solid like there was no place for water to come from
by HSz, May 21st, 2022, 6:19 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Breville Barista Express BE870 blockage

Thank you so much for your valued comments. What is the 'OPV' please? The flow and therefore pressure is inconsistent - on occasions it appears to be fine - especially if I don't warm-up the portfolio with a preliminary 'shot'. It doesn't make sense. Thank you. Regards Helen
by Liverbird_8, May 21st, 2022, 3:42 am in Water
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BWT Premium with RO water?

Seriously considering a carboy solution as it might be the only way to get exactlywhat I want. Got some reading to do on how to plumb in using carboy. Thankfully there is a lot on this forum
by Liverbird_8, May 21st, 2022, 3:27 am in Water
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BWT Premium with RO water?

I would disregard most of what he said, he admitted that he was just a salesman and put me in touch with a technician who has more knowledge about water chemistry. Like Pat mentioned in another thread, the BWT technician said that water with lower pH will more easily dissolve minerals and yield higher GH and KH levels. In addition
by JohanR, May 21st, 2022, 3:27 am in Tips and Techniques
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Which variable to check - brew pressure or time?

Welcome to HB Tom, The reason that you find that the brew time and pressure are connected is that your machine does not have a Over Pressure Valve (OPV). Instead the flow (and thereby time for a fixed amount) and pressure follow a specific curve - called the pump curve. And by varying the coarseness of the grind you change
by bakafish, May 21st, 2022, 3:25 am in Grinders
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Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

There is not evidence that the seasoned burrs produce less fines with lower rpm regardless the burrs type or geometry. The graph is generated by the laser particle size analyzer, which can avoid the puck preparation issue, but yes, we don't know the burrs seasoning
by ira, May 21st, 2022, 3:23 am in Tips and Techniques
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Which variable to check - brew pressure or time?

Better espresso machines would have a pressure reducing element between the pump and the basket reducing the pressure to 9bar or so which would make you're life much easier. without that, if you ran the machine off something like a router speed control so you could lower the power for the time you're pulling the shot, you might do better
by homeburrero, May 21st, 2022, 2:58 am in Water
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Rpavlis water in Breville Dual Boiler

High precision is not at all necessary here. If you want .5g in 5 liters and your scale gives you .3g or .7g, you are still fine. But most of us find it much more convenient to use a concentrate rather than try to measure and add such small amounts. Yes, the pH of distilled can vary
by Graphefruit, May 21st, 2022, 2:50 am in Knockbox
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Beanconqueror - App

Hello Coffee-Lovers, the new Version 6.1.5 is live today! A small patch What have been changed? QR Codes Reload beans which where scanned via qr-codes Brew graph Water flow is calculated now in realtime - Specially for espresso Beans Search beans now in selection Bug fixes: After taking a picture
by Jessipoo, May 21st, 2022, 2:42 am in Grinders
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Weber Workshops Key Grinder - user experience

I can just imagine how entertained the producers of coffee grinders going onto H-B seeing all the discussions people are having about their grinders when they know all this already through their testing, but sitting back with some popcorn watching it unfold