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by CoffeeBasta, May 28th, 2020, 11:40 pm in Home Roasting
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Kaldi Fortis with Center 306- Decided!

Already ordered on the way. It is my understanding that the 306 has an output to usb. I was planing on running it to a laptop to run artisan. From what I gathered I could have saved $90 and ordered the 301 version and wired in a phiget to a computer. I thought it may be cleaner than splicing in...
by ojaw, May 28th, 2020, 11:39 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

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by samuellaw178, May 28th, 2020, 11:39 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

Hi Dave, I would agree the way you use it is similar to how the early Pavoni works and it can pretty safe for the Pavoni to work that way. The Pavoni's designer clearly intended it to be a pressure-relief/regulating valve and it opens at 0.8-1.0 bar (measured). On the Pavoni, the valve is a spring-balled mechanism (the higher the...
by DaveB, May 28th, 2020, 11:17 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

Not to belabor the point, but the early La Pavoni machines had no means to regulate pressure when switched on high, other than a relief valve which operates as the Bellman's does. For me the sudden "singing" of the La Pavoni when it's ready has always been a key part of its immense charm.
by DamianWarS, May 28th, 2020, 10:59 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

So while I admit Bellman can't recommend using the safety relief valve as a part of daily use it seems to be the most effective way to guarantee pressure. With an espresso machine, 2 bar for steaming is way too high and it should be somewhere between 1-1.5 bar. I have no idea what it is in this unit. Bellman...
by cf, May 28th, 2020, 10:53 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini Flow Control Mod

Thanks Michael! At the moment I haven't taken any videos brewing but I'll get to that in the coming days. I'm trying to understand exactly how to work the machine now that is has that capability and what the pressure gauge reading actually means throughout the brew process. I had a BDB before which was a top notch machine and...
by michael_pl, May 28th, 2020, 10:39 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini Flow Control Mod

Well done. Fairly simple and elegant (as the best solutions often are) implementation. How well does it work in practice? ( ie - got any videos with a portafilter locked in???) Any thought to a pressure gauge so you have an idea of what flow you're delivering? I imagine it would be tough to be repetitive without an indexed zero...
by Rickpatbrown, May 28th, 2020, 10:28 pm in Home Roasting
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Huky Preheating, 1st Roast blues -maybe BT isnt telling the truth?

Lol. It took me a minute to understand what you had done there. Those beans look weird, yet familiar. I think you need to work on acronyms a bit. :lol: Glad you had good results! Sounds like some fun roaster craziness.
by DaveB, May 28th, 2020, 10:06 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Major Bellman stovetop steamer breakthrough!

This is one of the videos I watched when researching the Bellman prior to purchasing it. The video is from 5 years ago and features Steve (who is an active HB member) representing Prima. The following quote begins at 01:32: [I] "When you're operating the unit, you want to make sure the safety valve is lightly venting off pressure. That's...
by GregoryJ, May 28th, 2020, 10:03 pm in Buying Advice
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BPlus Apollo vs. 1Zpresso JE Plus?

The BPlus burrs grind about 2x faster than the JE plus burrs. They are the same burrs with different coatings, and you can expect the same results in the cup. 1Zpresso said they purposely made the grinder ground more slowly so that the user could use a power drill with it if they wanted, without the torque making the grinder...