Recent Posts - Page 49

by stefunk, May 15th, 2021, 8:57 am in Coffee Roasting
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Fluid bed coffee roaster with Artisan

Rickpatbrown thank you for your comment i think i have a problem with this movement with my new machine I wanted to have bigger and nicer machine, so i bought bigger tube, pt100 sensors and build new machine. Blower can easily handle 2kg even on not full power, heater (from heat gun) is rewired and have now 4300W. But I...
by mariobarba, May 15th, 2021, 8:38 am in Grinders
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Baratza Vario shims

After experiencing a similar issue and reaching out to Baratza, they informed me that over time the shims can get compressed and do need to be replaced. I ended up using a piece of fridge magnet as a shim since it wasn't practical for anyone to ship me a couple of ten cent shims.
by amamet, May 15th, 2021, 8:10 am in Grinders
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Baratza Vario shims

I installed shims in the adjuster arms years ago to stop the wandering during grinding, worked great till recently. my arms are moving again so I checked to see if the shims fell out or something. nope, still there. do I need larger shims or double them up now? seems ridiculous that these machines need shims in the first place...
by luca, May 15th, 2021, 7:31 am in Coffee Roasting
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Rob Hoos/Loring Free Roasting Defects Seminar

It has been a long time since I read Rob's book, but my recollection was that he was saying that lots of things in roasting are tradeoffs. When he wrote about "complexity", I read that as meaning "added aromas from the roast, perhaps from maillard reaction products, but probably from other browning and other reactions as well". I didn't read...
by jknotzke, May 15th, 2021, 7:17 am in Espresso Machines
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Cimbali Jr S/1 boiler level question

Hi It's been almost a week since I set the OPV to about 9bar. Since then, the ball in the site glass is performing as expected. So, I think we can say, the problem appears to be solved. I should get the new pressure switch in a few weeks and I am fairly certain that will solve my other problem....
by drH, May 15th, 2021, 7:16 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Olympia Cremina is so aggravating

Consistency improved a lot for me when 1) I started measuring temperature and 2) became very careful about preinfusion time. A few seconds more or less of preinfusion can have a huge impact on how difficult the pull will be.
by Randy G., May 15th, 2021, 6:49 am in Grinders
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Hoppers for Mazzer Kony

Not a clue. Been making espresso at home and roasting my own coffee since late in 2000 and wouldn"t think of leaving my beans exposed to the atmosphere for a week at a time. If you search for "singlev dosing" here on home barista you will see that there are many others who go to great lengths here to avoid...
by PIXIllate, May 15th, 2021, 5:52 am in Espresso Machines
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Flow Control Issue with ECM Synchronika

See these threads for some potential information about this: "A More Considered Approach to E61 Flow Control" "Profitec Pro 600 - No Pressure/Water from Group"
by Ben-030, May 15th, 2021, 5:07 am in Grinders
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G-IOTA espresso grinder

Hi Kran, can you upload the stl file (or source file from your cad software) of the funnel? I would like to try and modify it for my g-iota. Thanks! Ben
by mathof, May 15th, 2021, 5:05 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Olympia Cremina is so aggravating

I'm glad you got a good shot, but I don't think it had anything to do with steam pressure. Pressure on the puck comes from the piston, powered by the lever; steam is used for heating milk.