Recent Posts - Page 39

by Roasty, Jun 23, 2019, 4:35 pm in Home Roasting
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Rule of thumb for increasing batch size on Quest M3

I do two batch size on the Quest M3; 180g and 250g. My charge temperatures are 380F and 415F respectively. So, maybe as rule of thumb would be adding 0.5F to your charge temp for every gram of coffee over your minimum amount/charge. As a side note, most of my roasts are between 6:30 - 10:00. I have no idea how someone can stretch out a 13-15 minute roast on this!
by sosha, Jun 23, 2019, 4:30 pm in Home Roasting
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Greens Alert

Thanks for the heads-up on these wonderful Bolivians. I didn't realize the new crop was available. I'm a HUGE fan of the peaberry from Invalsa.
by rancilio, Jun 23, 2019, 4:22 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Rancilio L4 troubleshooting, channeling

So it goes... I have a few days before my parts arrive and decided to disassemble the boiler. I am glad I did, although unfortunately I did not capture the ugliness in photos. Black flakes and chunks filled the bottom of the boiler, and green and silver tarnish covered the side and the HX tube. Several cycles of vinegar, citric acid, walnut shell blasting and steel wool rubbing over several days t...
by jlongster, Jun 23, 2019, 4:11 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Help with using light/medium roasts with Baratza Preciso & Rancilio Silvia

I've been using a Baratza Preciso and Rancilio Silvia for a few years now. Up until now I've been using roasts on the darker side - not extremely oily but definitely has some oil on it. It took a while but I got pretty good at pulling shots with those roasts. For a long time I thought roasts needed to be a little darker for espresso because the oil helps pull the shots properly. We just moved to a...
by Nunas, Jun 23, 2019, 3:51 pm in Buy/Sell
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[FS] Magister Stella HX (Canada)

Update: I'm surprised by the low interest. This machine is in really good condition. Do not be put off by the photo; the many artifacts you see are not discoloration or peeling of chrome. They are caused by cutting the photo down to too low a resolution.
by Rdotrose, Jun 23, 2019, 3:35 pm in Buying Advice
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Long Term Espresso Machine

They've got the Oracle and Barista Touch on the Canadian Costco site but no Double Boiler. But thanks for the link.
by BaristaBob, Jun 23, 2019, 3:11 pm in Tips and Techniques
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Steam Wand Use -- I'm I OCD?

Thanks Dan. The last purge/clean means 25% more on/off. In the end, most probably trivial, as you said. Nice video. Passed through Cary/Raleigh area a few weeks ago. Stopped at Jubala Coffee in Lafayette Village a few times. Picked up some CC Hologram only a day after roast. Enjoyed the whole bag a few days later. Interesting story...friends of my youngest daughter wanted to play match-maker and a...