Recent Posts - Page 48

by MB, June 2nd, 2020, 8:43 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Odyssey Espresso (OE-1 Lever prototype)

The Espresso Forge uses two o-rings and can go over 9 bar. They are much smaller and need replacing a bit more frequently than my LR seals, but work fine.
by smite, June 2nd, 2020, 8:36 pm in Buying Advice
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Profitec 700 vs DE1

I am glad its helpful. I have posted something similar in response to your question that I will try to dig up. While the aesthetics of the Decent are simple and elegant, I feel that some of the strengths of the Decent are also a weakness. With its fully calculated automation, it fails to provide the warm tactile experience that...
by jagarch, June 2nd, 2020, 8:32 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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La Spaziale Professionale S Mystery Knob

Why go through all that trouble when they could have just replaced the pressostat? How do I figure out if the pressostat still works?
by Nunas, June 2nd, 2020, 8:24 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Odyssey Espresso (OE-1 Lever prototype)

But, you're probably right. I mean, really, what are we all expecting for $800?
by jpender, June 2nd, 2020, 8:23 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot Temperature Tests

Back on page 2 of this thread @yakster posted that he has used a pressurized basket to preheat the piston. But what does "adequately" mean? He said that for the coffees he uses it's not only unnecessary, it's actually detrimental to the taste. So it must be having an effect. We just don't know quantitatively how much of an effect.
by wachuko, June 2nd, 2020, 8:10 pm in Buying Advice
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Upgrading Rocket Appartamento

Because Flow control and Eric's thermometer can't be in place at the same time, if buying new, I suggest getting something with PID so the machine has the temperature controlled and with a display... Then adding the flow control is a no brainer... Do not get me wrong, I love my Rocket... but hate that I can't have both options...
by wachuko, June 2nd, 2020, 8:02 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Londinium R - my ownership thread

Interesting... I do not have an ACAIA scale... not yet anyway. I bought the insert because of experiences that I have had with cools modifications like these... I see some cool modifications and years from now that company no longer exists and I can't find whatever I waited to get later... So I got the insert and put it away....
by hannson, June 2nd, 2020, 7:57 pm in Home Roasting
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ET vs. Power Control for SC/TO

Hi Ryan, You mentioned "It seems the the bean temp ROR drops way too low even when I am holding steady at an ET of around 460F". 1. Does it mean you have a BT probe? If so, is there a reason why ET is being used for PID control instead of BT? 2. Why do you want want to...
by Champagne, June 2nd, 2020, 7:52 pm in Buying Advice
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Upgrading Rocket Appartamento

Hey, I'm in the same boat as you right now. Looking for a solid upgrade (and been in this rabbit hole for about a month now), I'm willing to drop a good chunk of change on a machine, but if I can get away with spending a less money (and potentially add mods/upgrade the machine myself, than great). What shop...
by luca, June 2nd, 2020, 7:46 pm in Grinders
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Is the Ultra Grinder a Monolith copy?

Are we disagreeing about anything here? I think we're in agreement!