Recent Posts - Page 40

by pGolay, March 30th, 2020, 12:58 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Strietman - no heat

Hi Ira - thanks, yes, I think they are likely in that style, judging from the exploded sketch. I'm not going to unscrew anything until I hear back from Wouter, but yes, hopefully, it will be one like that, and easy enough to fix.
by jgood, March 30th, 2020, 12:52 am in Espresso Machines
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Advice - just can't get espresso right

Here's something I do - I fill the portafilter in 2 stages - about 2/3 of my dose, then tamp lightly, then dose the rest, and then the "real" tamping. As my grinder can keep several time settings it very simple. It could also be 1/2 at a time. And weigh each dose and the output. As mentioned the scale goes under the cup to measure the output.
by Jake_G, March 30th, 2020, 12:51 am in Grinders
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Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience

Hey Patrick, The sleeve is steel. It was "shrunk" onto the motor shaft, which means it was bored slightly smaller than the "diameter" of the twisted gear shaft on the motor. It was then heated, which opens up the bore, and pressed onto the shaft. When it cooled down, it is then "one" with the shaft. My friend with a lathe then chucked the entire motor in a large lathe...
by a.b1ns, March 30th, 2020, 12:41 am in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

Update: Nuova Simonelli Personal 1 brought into service (Converted to run on a reservoir and drain into a jug) $300 Mahlkonig Vario Air added to setup Compak K6 retained for SD and decaf needs {image}
by a.b1ns, March 30th, 2020, 12:38 am in Grinders
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Mahlkonig K30 Air Score (and questions about hopper/burr wear)

Gotta love facebook marketplace. I saw a listing for "grinder and dual shuttle coffee system", and the tiny thumbnail seemed to look like a Mahlkonig K30 vario. I checked the ad and so it was. Price was $1500 for everything. I sent the seller a message asking what they wanted for just the grinder. $425 cdn was the reply. Pushing my luck, I asked if they'd take $325 for it given that COVI...
by minnymoony, March 30th, 2020, 12:25 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Leaky steam wand (Rancilio Silvia)

Thanks for sharing. Did you ever try replacing or rebuilding your steam valve? why do you think this is not a great deal to worry about?
by Nimitzg, March 30th, 2020, 12:22 am in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini - New features

I think the price increase may assist shop owners to get rid of old stocks that dont have the IoT board. And this make things reasonable(sell the old modle with an old price tag) . Also,funny as it sound it is possible that in some countries there may have been increase in demand ("end of the world,we are stuck at home due to the lockdown, atleast we will drink a decent cup") just my tho...
by 3cordcreations, March 30th, 2020, 12:09 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Compak E5 OD compatible replacement burrs

Hello, I have searched but I can't find articles or suggestions on here or the internet about replacement burrs that fit a Compak E5. Customer service at Compak is not helpful and they only recommend their own 1 option for burrs. I don't want to go the SSP route but wondering if there are options out there? I don't think mine need replacement yet but checking now. Would the Mazzer 58's work? https...
by Roasty, March 29th, 2020, 11:56 pm in Home Roasting
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Drum Roasters - when do you change air; your theory?

Interesting, I have the opposite experience with my Quest M3. I leave the hatch open (cutting off airflow) until DE and then shut the hatch and have 100% airflow until the end of the roast. Once I shut the hatch and airflow kicks in, my ROR begins to decrease faster.
by Tony_M, March 29th, 2020, 11:34 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Edesia Espress bottomless portafilter?

Okay, duly noted! I *really* don't need any more glassware and I certainly don't need to trigger any acquisition syndromes in that department so I'll try to avoid those pages on their website. :lol: