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by Paul_Pratt, May 21st, 2022, 10:29 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever bearing type for LSM group?

I don't think it matters for performance as they are hardly high rpm parts. There are however differences between the original LSM groups and the modern clones. I know the prices are crazy for LSM parts compared with the clones but it is worth going original if you have an LSM group. That may not apply to a
by nameisjoey, May 21st, 2022, 10:24 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

Do yourself a favor and try some Saka Caffe Gran Bar from CantinaCoffee.com I don't think you will be disappointed!
by havenoclu, May 21st, 2022, 10:13 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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ULKA pump humming and not pumping at times (intermittent)

Haha, I see what you did there.. In other news, I have a feeling that it might be a bad de-aerator/priming valve. Mine is plastic and old, so I went ahead and ordered the "replacement brass valve from Chris' Coffee". Fingers crossed!
by OK31, May 21st, 2022, 9:56 pm in Coffees
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What is a good, well rounded starter coffee

I'm beginning to realize this myself. I'm in NYC no just recently was near a roaster which doesn't deliver doesn't sell online but is accessible and tried theirs. I have to say it's absolutely the beans and roast level. The one I'm talking about is Arabica% but the blend they use for espresso roasted onsite in some
by iyayy, May 21st, 2022, 9:41 pm in Grinders
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G-IOTA / DF64 espresso grinder

coming from 1z kpro. quite a heft. the pearlish white looks nicer close up in life. {image} {image} {image}
by Peppersass, May 21st, 2022, 9:40 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Marzocco GS/3 MP steam boiler problem

[S]Did you mean to post this in a different thread? It's the first you mentioned a problem other than the vacuum breaker, which has nothing to do with heater or level probe problems. Moderator Note: This post and the preceding post were moved from "a different topic" to the current topic. That said, if I understand the symptoms, your
by MemPast, May 21st, 2022, 9:39 pm in Buying Advice
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Needed advice on used Quick Mill Anita

Congrats. It's hx, so I do not think you need a pid -- read more on that here in HB. As for gauge opv, i think a flow profiler kit is what you need! Enjoy your new toy
by Jeff, May 21st, 2022, 9:34 pm in Grinders
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SSP Lab Sweet 64mm

No doubt there are plenty of people who will pay the $500+ for the dream in 98 mm. I'm far from convinced that "cast" makes a difference compared to machining a geometry. The Bentwood is evidence that a dual-purpose grinder comparable or better than the Lab Sweet doesn't need to have cast burrs. I think it's luck that the geometry
by drgary, May 21st, 2022, 9:30 pm in Buying Advice
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Professional espresso machine for outdoor event

With a two-group lever you can keep shots coming. You'll probably turn many into milk drinks
by Primacog, May 21st, 2022, 9:15 pm in Buying Advice
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La Marzocco GS3 MP or Slayer vs any E61 double boiler PID espresso machine with a Flow Control Device installed

Having been reading up on opinions on the synesso and gs3, it appears that they were made to pressure or flow profiling while the slayer was made to be able to do long pre infusions and to do blooming shots. Am I wrong to think that these two dimensions were originally inspired by the abilities of the traditional lever machine