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by TallDan, Nov 16, 2019, 9:50 pm in Buying Advice
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So many grinders...

Yeah, the Rocky was on the chopping block as soon as the I got the HG-1 and Vario. I got a lot of mileage out of it, but it just can't keep up with any of the others. If the burr holders are interchangeable like that, I might end up doing it, but the SJ isn't all that much bigger than the minis and I'm assuming the SJ has a bigger motor, so it might not be worth it. Definitely a fun problem! Depen...
by Renegade, Nov 16, 2019, 9:36 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Switching to a bottomless portafilter?

Sprays are very bad channeling indication. Supposed to be clean and clear when properly extracted.
by doubleOsoul, Nov 16, 2019, 9:20 pm in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Interested in San Francisco / Oakland get-together?

It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I usually take a lot of pics to share but didn't today so hopefully someone can post a pic or 2 of the event. Chris, thanks for roasting up a storm and Matt for use of your Londinium lever. Thank you Paul for sharing your really great space. The red brick walled warehouse was a fantastic aesthetic for a home barista event. And now ... looks lik...
by Dkpack99, Nov 16, 2019, 9:13 pm in Buying Advice
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So many grinders...

Sounds like a world class problem! I wish I could offer some advice, but I'm a newbie! I can help out with a taste test when I'm over buying one the grinders you're selling! I'm only half kidding, I'm in IL and in the market for my first pro-sumer grinder! (I also love tests test challenges!) Have fun, sounds like it's your lucky week! Dave
by redbone, Nov 16, 2019, 9:11 pm in Buying Advice
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So many grinders...

Mini dosers are 58mm. Newer electronic doserless Mini A or B have same 64mm burrs as SJ.
by hellojava, Nov 16, 2019, 9:10 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Pump to replace FloJet all in one unit

I'm a fan of the aquatec pumps as well. The PEX was super easy to work with when coupled with John guest fittings. Here's the one I have. Mine goes straight to my machine, and it turns on every 2-3 shots to top up the boiler when the auto fill valve opens. You could probably work in an accumulator between your machine and the pump. Aquatec 5851-7E12-J574 0.7 GPM 60 PSI 3/8 inch JG 115V Delivery/De...
by MB, Nov 16, 2019, 9:07 pm in Cafes and Get-togethers
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Interested in San Francisco / Oakland get-together?

That was fun. Thanks to Paul and his SO for hosting!
by bettysnephew, Nov 16, 2019, 9:06 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Pump to replace FloJet all in one unit

Thanks everyone, have an Aquatek on order.
by Dpablo, Nov 16, 2019, 9:06 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Having Trouble With Latte Art [Video]

Your milk has a decent sheen indicating it was frothed correctly. The issue I saw was entirely due to the pour. Try a more steady stream leading into the cup, rather than a thin drip intermittently. When you're ready to put in a design, bring the pitcher closer and pour even faster into the center. That might get you a heart or apple or maybe just a dot in the dead center. Regardless, you'll get t...
by Phaedrus, Nov 16, 2019, 9:01 pm in Coffees
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Espresso Napoletano and Thoughts

Which roast would you say is best without sugar? Also, would there be any interest in doing a group buy? I'm also up for trying new Italian roasters.