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by mohninme, Jul 13, 2019, 10:46 am in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Draining HX boiler without heat

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by njtnjt, Jul 13, 2019, 10:40 am in Tips and Techniques
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Do you thaw frozen coffee before putting it in the hopper?

I pull the dose out of the freezer first thing in the morning and let it thaw for an hour or so.
by Espresso_Junky, Jul 13, 2019, 10:29 am in Tips and Techniques
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Do you thaw frozen coffee before putting it in the hopper?

I haven't bought in bulk to vacuum pack/deep freeze for some time due to home roasting, but when I did I always let one jar thaw overnight so it'd be room temp the next morning. Some seem to think grinding in a frozen state might give better extractions due to the way the grind process takes place, but I never would chance putting frozen coffee in my grinder for it to sit any length of time causin...
by C-Antonio, Jul 13, 2019, 9:50 am in Lever Espresso Machines
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Gaggia Gilda historical inquiry

You might look at the patents deposited in other countries too. They archives might be up online to different dates than our Italian one. The Italian patent office right now lets you search online only down to october 1989 In Spain it was Pat N. 204209 and Switzerland Pat N. 303990... the one drgary gave the link for is the patent for UK. I think I saw another couple around the internet but never ...
by cuppa, Jul 13, 2019, 9:30 am in Tips and Techniques
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Do you thaw frozen coffee before putting it in the hopper?

I just thought about this. I have always been putting frozen beans straight from the freezer bags in the freezer into the hopper, and I just noticed that the outside of the hopper forms a little bit of condensation. Could this be happening inside, around the beans as well? If so, that could affect the grind and taste? What do you all do? If you do thaw it outside, how long do you let it sit on the...
by jrham12, Jul 13, 2019, 9:29 am in Water
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Water recommendation

Homeburrero, I had been following this example which I believe is the same as you posted in an earlier thread as a bicarb spike for Nestle purelife water... However, keeping the spike in the fridge wasn't mentioned at that time... I've just been keeping it in a cabinet in the kitchen. Does the spike solution need to be kept refrigerated? Thank you! Josh
by JohnB., Jul 13, 2019, 9:28 am in Tips and Techniques
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Cleaning Group Steam Brush

I picked up one of the Concept Art steam wands about 6 years ago. The tubing does need to be well seated over the steam wand tip to avoid popping off under pressure. Most of my use has been steam cleaning parts that have nothing to do with an espresso machine.

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