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by dandua98, Today, 5:02 pm in Espresso Machines
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Lelit Mara X - replacing steam wand tip

The issue isn't that the steam travels outside of the inner pipe, I'm just curious how far in the end of the inner white pipe should go in the tip of the wand. Should the end of the inner pipe be barely in the wand tip or as far in as it can go?
by Bluenoser, Today, 5:00 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

If you weigh the milk before and after steaming.. along with the seconds it takes to steam (and the beginning and final temp).. you can calculate the 'dryness' of your steam and compare it to other methods.. Generally I get about 10% water added when steaming to 140F. So for 200g of milk, my Pro500 with 2L boiler and 1.3bar...
by Paolo, Today, 5:00 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Conti Empress group seals not wide enough

I hope that someone can help... I had a Conti Empress group re-chromed recently. The chrome plater did a great job except he didn't chrome under the group, where the group seal locates, making this channel (due to no chrome being there) a little bit wider and deeper than it should be. As a result, a normal Conti group seal...
by baldheadracing, Today, 4:59 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Auto Vacuum Canister (Kickstarter)

The study mentioned at the end of that article was done. A summary of the report that seems reasonable to me is here: {link} (SCA charges non-members for the actual report. I have a copy from when I joined the SCAA for a year.)
by jpender, Today, 4:57 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Auto Vacuum Canister (Kickstarter)

It's so sexy. You could fill them with all sorts of foods. Sugar cubes! Maybe they'd keep your socks and undies fresh too. They claim it pulls a vacuum in 3 seconds but then show a video snippet of it with a gauge attached taking quite a bit longer. And it only pulls about 60% of a vacuum. My cheap...
by DamianWarS, Today, 4:50 pm in Espresso Machines
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Premium Lavella

This the same problem except that instead of March we made it back in October thanks to the pandemic. I'm having a hard time with the coffee options available in small town Ontario, Canada and thought I would give a go with this. same info as the OP, a Premium Lavella with 15 bar pressure and pressurized PF. I'm here...
by Napy123, Today, 4:46 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

Guys n gals! So today I noticed something! First of all I have a moded 🛎 bellman with pressure gauge that I've shortened the spring on in order to reduce the max blow off valve pressure from 4 bars to about 3 bars Anyhow! So what I noticed is that if I place my hand about 7 to 8 inches...
by baldheadracing, Today, 4:43 pm in Coffee Roasting
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New Ikawa Home Roaster - 100g capacity

There is no smoke suppression nor afterburner in the Ikawa, nor does Ikawa claim that the roaster is "smokeless." They do claim that their roaster won't retain smoke, and that the roaster produces less smoke by minimizing the burning of chaff. While these claims are true of pretty much any fluid-bed roaster, other home roasters can burn some chaff, e.g.,...
by JB90068, Today, 4:42 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Auto Vacuum Canister (Kickstarter)

That's a good read. Thanks!
by JB90068, Today, 4:41 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Auto Vacuum Canister (Kickstarter)

Tom - my wife thanks you. Now I no longer feel like I have to install a nitrogen generator for $50k in the garage. Seriously though, I appreciate your depth of knowledge and being way smarter than me. One question for you - do you disagree with Doug Weber who feels that light isn't really an issue for roasted beans?...