Recent Posts - Page 48

by sheedapistawl, August 2nd, 2020, 5:17 pm in Grinders
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Baratza Vario Super Alignment owner experience

Folks...I can see the steps I need to do but wanted to ask folks who have Fortifyied their Vario... Do I basically follow something like below? Just don't want to wreck this grinder I've fallen in love with it... 1) remove burr 2) remove the four Alicorn screws - this will release the gear and belt 3) remove motor 4)...
by pcrussell50, August 2nd, 2020, 5:10 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Dialing In (Be)for(e) Flow Control

Good choice to use the Cremina example on me since I have a couple of it's close siblings. For medium to medium-dark the advantage is to be able to throttle back down after reaching target pressure. Which is something you almost do automatically with a direct lever where you can feel the resistance in the puck. I find it enhances...
by omarbaha, August 2nd, 2020, 5:05 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Profitec Pro 600 legs flex

Hi Adnan, how are you liking the steam wand - coming from the side? Thats the only thing I would love to mod [if there was such a thing]. Not really liking the way it is. Much prefer the traditional style wands
by RobAnybody, August 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm in Knockbox
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This starts to look like one of the machines we have in the lab: a french-pressure cell used for breaking up bacteria or other cells. Ever since I've worked with the machine I've been wondering If I could convert it to make espresso :lol: Cheers, Rob
by MNate, August 2nd, 2020, 4:54 pm in Coffees
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Comments on Favorite Espressos 2020

Well, shows I'm not as smart as you... "A" (Klatch Belle) was literally the last thing I ordered... and I didn't recognize it. I thought A and C (which I had longer ago) were much darker than I've been ordering lately, more like someone's guess of a Red Bird variety. So I even got out my frozen part of my...
by dreadnatty08, August 2nd, 2020, 4:51 pm in Buying Advice
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Help me upgrade from a Barista Express

It might be a hair above your budget, but I'd take a look at the Lelit Elizabeth. No cooling flushes, dual boiler, quick warm up time, good pre-infusion and temp stability. Looks are up to you. Here's a solid review from a member:
by Jonk, August 2nd, 2020, 4:48 pm in Grinders
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Krups GVS2

I'm assuming it's the GVX2. You could make shims and put under the burrs, there are reports that this will work.. Or just buy a proper grinder, most if not all of the Krups lineup is rubbish. They do sell a re-badged Graef that's OK. Edit: I now see you've got a Vario - why not use that instead?
by CarefreeBuzzBuzz, August 2nd, 2020, 4:46 pm in Home Roasting
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Measuring watts through VINT hub?

Jared, welcome. I edited to the Setup up page on the Quick Start Guide to mention the port blocking. I am happy to see you edited your first post. Please note the Quick Start Guide is for basic and some intermediate features. Advanced questions can be asked through the "Artisan Community" which is linked in the QSG. In addition, if...
by mwebber, August 2nd, 2020, 4:33 pm in Grinders
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Krups GVS2

The Krups GVS2 appears to be an ice cream maker. Are you sure that's the model number for your grinder?
by Eiern, August 2nd, 2020, 4:10 pm in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

To keep the thread on topic I can message you details. Also I have had the Bianca for only a short while so I'm still learning it and going through some coffee on the way. So far it's standard dose in VST baskets and making sure preinfusion is gentle and good, then ramp up and let it run until 1:2,5...