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by cgibsong002, March 4th, 2021, 6:17 pm in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

For me, poor steaming is the big one. The whole machine seems mostly designed for a single person making a single espresso. Its for experimenting, too techy. I would love to have one if i could have two machines, but i would be really hard pressed to choose it as my only machine unless it was a great price. Price,...
by Alestz, March 4th, 2021, 6:02 pm in Marketplace
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Decent Espresso news

wow, I'm so happy I decided to pull the trigger at the end of January! It is quite amazing how much demand has scaled up as word of how great the DE1+ has got around
by Arafel, March 4th, 2021, 5:39 pm in Grinders
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Versalab in a coffee shop

So here in Denver, my favorite shops are Kaladi and Corvus. I prefer Corvus beans now, as Kaladi's Trieste is a little too dark roast. Anyways, I went to Kaladi today for a half-caf mocha, and what do I see? They use Versalab grinders. Found a YouTube vid on it too. They obviously use the hopper attachment, but it was...
by Marcelnl, March 4th, 2021, 5:35 pm in Espresso Machines
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Gaggia Classic, PID & how this affects espresso flow

pls define inconsistent, is that between two consecutive shots or over several days, even weeks? Do you weigh your doses? Is your coffee reasonably freshly roasted? With the GC you'll need to do temperature surfing for best results, waiting 5 min is nice for recovery but you probably guesstimate at what point of the temperature cycle you are, if you...
by jgood, March 4th, 2021, 5:32 pm in Buying Advice
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Suggestion on espresso only machines

The Carola has been updated to have the PID w digital readout and pushbuttons on the front panel of the machine, as is now commonly done. {image}
by valoben, March 4th, 2021, 5:27 pm in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

Interesting thread. I could list a few reasons, but none of them would be objective. - Looks (everything has already been said) - Price: in that price range, I'd still be tempted to buy a commercial lever instead Those 2 are enough for me, even if objectively I know it shows a ton of useful information on the shots, heats...
by godlyone, March 4th, 2021, 5:23 pm in Grinders
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Mazzer Robur Hopper Pin

{link} this one?
by Word_salad, March 4th, 2021, 5:20 pm in Grinders
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Trying to dial Fellow Ode + SSP burrs in, not going as planned

The mounting plate that holds the rotating burr is floating when you have SSPs in. This means that if you screw it in all the way you will have burr chirp at around 6. This isn't an issue for the original burrs since that are designed with the dimensions of the burr carrier, so screwing the burr carrier all the...
by HeadHop, March 4th, 2021, 5:13 pm in Buying Advice
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Why would you not buy a DE1?

I'd love to buy a Decent if the pipes where not made of plastic... I don't like to mix that with food; but I also have to admit I'm maybe a bit weird on that ahah
by homeburrero, March 4th, 2021, 5:07 pm in Water
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Step By Step Water Treatment Guide

I believe you are reading the column for the max contaminant level. This online table for S. Pasadena ({link} ) indicates chloride between 16 and 108 mg/L for Pasadena groundwater sources and 46 - 55 mg'L for metro imported water. You may get a better ballpark yearly average for your address by contacting the water utility. But given those numbers...