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by Ad-85, Today, 5:07 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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User Experience with the Strietman CT2

As Jay said, I really like this thin screen and I got the 58.5 for my other machine. I might buy the 49.5 soon to replace my lost screen
by chaumein, Today, 5:04 pm in Espresso Machines
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Lelit MaraX

I've only done 3, but I use coffee priority mode and would just pull 3 shots in a row, then steam a large pitcher of milk for all of them. In the case of 4-6, I would do the same but split the shots so I wouldn't have to pull as many
by Richard, Today, 5:00 pm in Water
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Easiest way to make rpavlis water?

I can't speak to majority/minority, but I find it ridiculously simple to keep a small quantity of concentrate in the fridge. Then when preparing a gallon of water, a 1 ml eyedropper makes fast, simple work of it
by yertchuk, Today, 4:56 pm in Buying Advice
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Convince me NOT to buy a La Marzocco Linea Mini

The Linea Mini comes in very robust packaging. I think it would have to be grossly manhandled for anything bad to happen. Having said that, mine arrived with one of the drip tray rails slightly bent. Although, this could have happened when I was carrying it to its appointed space on the kitchen counter. Anyway, LM offered to send
by Jonk, Today, 4:50 pm in Espresso Machines
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"Turpresso"? Turkish coffee with an espresso machine.

Did she see the coffee being brewed? It might've been a different method in Syria and Jordan. For example this: {link} where the grounds are allowed to settle before straining through some kind of straw. I have also read about a style supposedly popular in Syria where the coffee is prepared for hours into a extremely bitter concentrate
by yakster, Today, 4:44 pm in Knockbox
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The craziest %#*$ing thing I've seen all day...

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by JaBK, Today, 4:41 pm in Buying Advice
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When is espresso equipment service no longer worthwhile?

Thanks Randy G. Oscar 1 was sort of a rookie issue, I guess. That machine had no valve to prevent milk from being sicked up through the steam wand and into the boiler. Which is of course what happened to me, and with time we had the stench of sour, cooked milk fill the kitchen when steaming. I was
by cmin, Today, 4:40 pm in Espresso Machines
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Breville Dual Boiler, five+ years on

I would take the $400 for new machine vs beating your head against a wall trying to fix or figure out soldering it. I had two that were a bit tricky pressing correctly to get Seated for the clip, but I haven't seen anyone have the issue as bad you have. Personally I don't have much patience so $400 would
by yakster, Today, 4:38 pm in Knockbox
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The craziest %#*$ing thing I've seen all day...

{link} Idroprep tamper with a gel pad to apply pressure evenly across the coffee puck
by Satchmo780, Today, 4:36 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Salvatore Compact basics

Thanks for the help. Looking at Hank's machine there are definitely two valves on top. I just have one. The square in the center of mine is a solid piece that screws in. I'm not sure why one would do that? I removed the temp probe and the pressure gauge