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by papalatte
January 2nd, 2006, 3:43 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 12
Views: 9213

Dalla Corte Mini

If Dela Corte was PID it would be awesome.........IMHO... I hear it is built like a "brick ___ house" with a grouphead like the GS3. (53mm PF, but very stout....machine ha) I would have gotten one but at the time I didn't know about ...
by AndyS
January 1st, 2006, 12:24 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 34
Views: 5710

Is the new La Marzocco GS3 out of production?

Eliminating the flowmeter might save LM $25. Controlling the steam boiler with a pressurestat would probably cost them more than the temperature sensor/Gicar brainbox combo they're using now -- plus it would be a lot less reliable. Eliminating a couple control buttons...I think they're going to do t...
by lennoncs
January 1st, 2006, 12:04 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 11
Views: 2843

Help choosing a check valve as part of rotary pump upgrade

Hi Dennis, The first time I used a rotary on my Brewtus I did the following conversion: 1. Remove the outer case and reservoir 2. Remove the stainless shelf for the reservoir and put a jumper on the 2 leads for the reservoir sensor switch. (This will defeat the empty reservoir sensor but you
by Ozark_61
December 31st, 2005, 1:33 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 16
Views: 2812

What does adding a PID do for an HX espresso machine?

It could be overkill - but the obvious place where I would want on my HX is a device (I assume a PID) to stop the water pump when the cooling flush reaches a pre-determined temperature (201'). Eventually I'm going to get tired of holding my TC under the grouphead while ...
by Ken Fox
December 30th, 2005, 7:09 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Can ANY 110v Heat Exchanger Machine "Pass" the WBC

... I don't think it would be that hard to test and you certainly have a machine to test it on. What I showed on my testing, with my D1 Cimbali PID'd, is that I could come up with maybe 4 reproducible more or less flat line shot profiles between about 200 and 204F, with less reproducibility
by Abe Carmeli
December 30th, 2005, 11:31 am
Forum: Blog
Replies: 100
Views: 76035

Synesso Cyncra Single Group - A Home Barista's Perspective

I will be on a short hiatus and will resume the bench review on January 7th. I'm waiting for a check valve replacement from Synesso, as the current one is malfunctioning. My next installment will be a shot to shot comparison between the Cyncra and a PID'd prosumer home machine
by Woofy
December 29th, 2005, 7:24 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 34
Views: 5710

Is the new La Marzocco GS3 out of production?

It all boils down to the old, "If it sounds too good to be true, it generally is" adage. LM's track record indicates that they have a tough enough time selling a grinder for under $4500 much less a machine as apparently advanced as the GS3. Shouldn't THAT have been enough of a clue for us to raise a...
by Ken Fox
December 28th, 2005, 8:30 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

Can ANY 110v Heat Exchanger Machine "Pass" the WBC

... times with my Cimbali Juniors, a couple times with my pourover vibe pump machine (circa 1995) and with the Rotary D1 Junior, both on P-stat and PID control. All of the shot series are quite similar, and they differ only by degree. What they show is the inability of
by Ken Fox
December 28th, 2005, 1:22 pm
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 23
Views: 10679

Temperature Stability . . . . from a Heat Exchanger

I've managed to waste a bunch more time datalogging my PID'd Cimbali D1, and found a range where I can get very tight temperature distributions (aka "flat shot profiles") with the current setup of low boiler temperatures and a small initial flush. Some ...
by cannonfodder
December 28th, 2005, 10:03 am
Forum: Espresso Machines
Replies: 34
Views: 5710

Is the new La Marzocco GS3 out of production?

I kept telling myself that the $4500 MSRP was just that, Manufacturer's suggested, and that the street price would be much lower. Just like the Linea MSRP of $8K+, but they can be had for $5k+. I was hoping the GS3 would market in the low $3K, making it somewhat viable. If I am willing to spend $3K ...