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by baldheadracing, Today, 4:11 pm in Buying Advice
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Next Grinder Upgrade?

I still use my Vario (non-W) regularly, but it is modified with the Forté metal grind chamber and upper burr carrier (both of which Baratza installed), the flipped flapper needed for single dosing, the Ditting steel burrs, and Alicorn alignment. I think that this combination is better for medium and lighter roasts than a stock ceramic-burred Vario, albeit less forgiving
by DaveC, Today, 4:01 pm in Espresso Machines
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New Lelit Elizabeth owner. One question about LCC EC setting.

Mainly due to Gicars repeated inability to get their heads around the correct way to move the offset to a F value and having got it wrong so many times. If I remember rightly, all internal offset calcs are done in C. Hence the offset value not changing. Really you should work in C...it's better! Oh congrats on
by Trjelenc, Today, 3:38 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Anthony Douglas WBC Roast Profile

Possibly meant 2C after the finish of first crack? I agree that it can probably be disregarded as part of the theater WBC presentation. DTR is such an immensely useless stat when it's presented without the rest of the context of the roast profile, he might have said it to dress up his presentation with something that sounds analytical to
by nahau, Today, 3:36 pm in Marketplace
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ETA on Spaziale, Quick Mill & Mazzer

Thank you Chris, and Tim too! Info and your hard work much appreciated! Aloha!
by IamOiman, Today, 3:32 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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1974 La Cimbali Eleva

I don't know, but it is a different color compared to the ones I think are asbestos. I still removed it while it was wet and immediately tossed it just in case
by wingnutsglory, Today, 3:18 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Misty Valley Yirgacheffe

Honestly, I was never very successful in coaxing any blueberry out of the past couple years' offerings for either Misty Valley or Darata Bombe. Maybe it was lot-specific, but I remember talk of those two much like what I'm seeing in this thread (lots of blueberry), and I only found it in my roasts in fleeting moments (e.g. only
by avaserfi, Today, 3:15 pm in Buying Advice
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Next Grinder Upgrade?

I don't yet. It really looks like the grinder world has changed a ton. Last time I looked it was spend over $1k for a few commercial options, find a used SJ or the Vario came out. If I replace the Vario, I probably won't want to spend more than $500. In the shot itself, I hope the grinder is
by jcoffee, Today, 3:12 pm in Espresso Machines
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New Lelit Elizabeth owner. One question about LCC EC setting.

Thank you
by mkane, Today, 3:09 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Navigating Artisan - Getting the Most from Artisan's Tools

more than once for sure
by soulkor, Today, 2:57 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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1974 La Cimbali Eleva

The Eleva is just such a wonderful piece of engineering! Super interesting with the stainless boiler. Your rebuild really has me thinking, whether this machine might be my home-pro-lever dream! Thanks for your awesome documentation!