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by gabeholloway
February 28th, 2024, 12:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Replies: 3
Views: 221

One More Robot Accessory from OE

Keeps the original tamper from moving side-to-side, promoting a level tamp. The tinker-toy-looking holes, I assume, are to mitigate suction that might otherwise unseat the puck. Looks to be another helpful accessory from OE. I personally prefer the clean use of their screen tamper and use that along with their rake on every shot
by jpender
February 28th, 2024, 12:11 pm
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 36
Views: 1563

I'm done with 'shipped' coffee

Because I can't stink up the kitchen by roasting in the oven. I need some sort of rudimentary roaster to get an inkling as to whether it's worth it for me to go any further. And at present I'm waiting on someone else to release the roaster that I was planning to buy. Sometime this year it will probably be
by jpender
February 28th, 2024, 12:10 pm
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 36
Views: 1563

I'm done with 'shipped' coffee

It's possible the economics have changed with regard to brewing beer. When I was doing it the cost of quality barley, hops, and yeast meant that I was paying roughly the same as what good craft brews cost back then. Add to that the eight hour brew sessions and all the other work in the succeeding days and weeks and
by BaristaBoy E61
February 28th, 2024, 12:03 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Replies: 3
Views: 221

One More Robot Accessory from OE

Glad you think so. I have no idea what I'm looking at!
by BBE Hannes
February 28th, 2024, 11:54 am
Forum: Repairs, Restorations & Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Sage Oracle Touch water probe leaking (white inner o-ring)

Hello! First, off, love the community and been reading through a lot of the information on here, very helpful! I have a bit of a problem related to the inner o-ring of a Water Probe in my Sage Oracle Touch (I guess it's fairly similar to the Dual Boiler). I did order the Blue and
by coyote-1
February 28th, 2024, 11:53 am
Forum: Coffees
Replies: 36
Views: 1563

I'm done with 'shipped' coffee

My second batch of beer came out excellent, and from there virtually everything I brewed was very good - with many approaching some of the best IPAs you can buy. And the cost was small by comparison to buying it bottled; each batch yielded two cases or four (IIRC) mini kegs, at about 30% of the price of purchasing pre-bottled
by Phip
February 28th, 2024, 11:50 am
Forum: Lever Espresso Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Steaming Help Needed Olympia Cremina

Indeed, if you think the problem is lack of steam power then definitely try starting to steam when the machine is nearing the peak of the heating cycle and hasn't turned off. I find a huge difference between starting to seam at peak pressure (.85 for me) and when heating kicks in (around .6)
by espressoren
February 28th, 2024, 11:49 am
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Wet sticky puck

Worth noting that influencers post the best of the best in videos. They aren't going to use a coffee that doesn't latte art well, or grinds too fine for clean pucks, etc for their instagram reel. You don't know how many shots it took to get that perfect knock out. Often people get too caught up in the
by Yuba
February 28th, 2024, 11:47 am
Forum: Grinders
Replies: 199
Views: 18577

Kafatek Monolith Conical has gone through a major change...

Can the new version of Shurikones be dropped into the older grinders?
by SeraphicalBean
February 28th, 2024, 11:45 am
Forum: Buying Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Why should I not buy a Niche Zero in 2024?

The style (cone vs flat) of burr isn't the full story when it comes to the quality and characteristics of the grind. The geometry of the burr and the grinder itself (prebreaks, burr alignment, steps, etc.) can impact the quality of the grind as well.{video}If you're unsure that the grinder will fit your need then do some forum / Reddit