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by iploya, August 14th, 2022, 2:36 pm in Grinders
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Niche Zero: One year in review

I am working on some SAKA Gran Bar, a dark roast I enjoy (per advice of more experienced ppl) at 1:1 and around 190-192F. I tried several shots each on the Kafatek MC4 and the Niche Zero, and I honestly prefer it on the latter. It's like the NZ filters out certain harsh flavors that come through on the
by Nate L2, August 14th, 2022, 2:19 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Kaleido M10 Pro - Artisan issue

Hello, My M10 Pro came with a tablet with Artisan software loaded and configured. For months, everything was working well and I was roasting 1kg every couple weeks for personal consumption. Then, the tablet's software said it was time to upgrade. When that happened, Artisan stopped working on it. I cannot get Artisan to work
by EvanOz85, August 14th, 2022, 2:13 pm in Grinders
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JT64/ LR Lufeibao 64mm Grinder

That's a conical grinder, and I already have a Helor 106 in the suitcase. Looking at this one specifically for the 64mm flats
by mark_mccann, August 14th, 2022, 2:05 pm in Espresso Machines
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ACE DotShot on my La Marzocco Linea Mini

I just installed an ACE DotShot on my Linea Mini. It was thanks to this forum that I learned about the DotShot while researching machines early this year. Just one note that might help others who do this mod: there are 2 different circuit board layouts on the mini now. Mine looked different than the ones
by Pressino, August 14th, 2022, 2:03 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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How essential is thread locking glue?

Quite true, since those non-taper threaded fittings seal by either compression rings or mating surfaces (as in flare fittings) and pipe dope or Teflon tape could interfere with proper sealing, except perhaps in the case where a compression or flare fitting is subject to strong vibration and the threads may loosen. In that case a thin coating of thread locking
by Sander1981, August 14th, 2022, 2:03 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Lever Espresso Machine Gallery

Since I took the first proper picture of the front of my Marte only just now (the front side has been facing a wall for 2 years now), I hereby present the prettiest side of the Marte: {image} Once a year, when I check everything and give it a (more) thorough clean, I turn it around and keep
by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:37 pm in Buying Advice
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Is it ludicrous to consider a KVDW Spirit for home use?

And I guess you should know that KVDW is at some level a custom shop and you might consider contacting them directly to see what your options might be. Maybe one lever and one standard group so you can have more options? Maybe wired so you can turn the groups on individually
by BBEBuzz, August 14th, 2022, 1:35 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Breville Barista Express BES870XL still buzzing and low pressure after solenoid replacement

So a couple months ago my Barista Express got the not-uncommon buzzing and low pressure that's usually due to a bad solenoid valve. I ordered a new valve which was backordered for 2-3 months and just did the replacement, but I still get the same buzzing and low pressure during a shot and often times a constant buzzing after the
by ira, August 14th, 2022, 1:29 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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How essential is thread locking glue?

If you're assembling a joint that needs thread sealant, almost always tapered pipe threads, then using it is required, if not it should never be necessary or used. The choice between Teflon tape and paste sealants is then mostly a matter of choice
by cactus_farmer, August 14th, 2022, 1:28 pm in Coffee Brewing
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Lifting the Kalita Wave off the cup it sits on fixes the stalling issues?

OK - so how do you do it - have the whole Tsubame balance on one chopstick? Seems a bit precarious. Also when swirling it around to flatten the bed, the chopstick surely gets in the way?