Recent Posts - Page 54

by Phaedrus, March 28th, 2020, 10:29 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Bosco Sorrento Update!

Well my friend, you win the Internet today. None of this made any sense, so I borrowed a different multimeter and measured the heating element again. This time, I got 28.7 Ohms. Plugging that value in to an Ohm's Law Calculator with R=28.7 and V=120 yields I=4.18 and P=501. Exactly the measurements I was seeing and exactly what you predicted. Changing V to 240 yields P=2007. So this is a 240V elem...
by jbviau, March 28th, 2020, 10:22 pm in Grinders
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Owner experience with Orphan Espresso's Fixie manual coffee grinder

A few clarifications first, then a mini-update... Well, I don't love it as much when I forget about it! Today, for the second time in as many days, I removed the top nut to adjust the grind and then heard that *clunk* of the shaft + cone burr hitting the bottom of the grounds cup. I mean, no damage was done--not even a scuff--but this is going to take some getting used to. I'll need to start remov...
by ShelbiRyan, March 28th, 2020, 10:22 pm in Water
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Bitter aftertaste... it was my water filter and plumbing.

One of the first things I checked for was carbon particles in the water...and there were none. That through me for a loop as well!
by iploya, March 28th, 2020, 10:14 pm in Espresso Machines
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Advice - just can't get espresso right

Wait, I think I got it: So I think you must be saying you dump 18g in the PF but then you "level off" by basically brushing off the coffee protruding from the top of the PF. And in so doing, sounds like you lose about a gram of dry coffee. Then don't level off. You're messing up your dose. Your dose is critical. It's the ONE thing you will lock in (hold constant from shot to shot) while ...
by drgary, March 28th, 2020, 10:04 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

Another option is to fill water to the same level every time and dial in dose and grind by taste. This eliminates a variable and with that fussing with weighing twice. I always get dry pucks by pulling all the way through.
by slipchuck, March 28th, 2020, 9:58 pm in Espresso Machines
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Breville Barista Express - Weird sound

When I owned that machine it didn't make that sound but then again I didn't move the portafilter like you are doing. My bet is there is nothing wrong with your machine and if it's making good coffee I would not worry about it Randy
by dak, March 28th, 2020, 9:57 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

Not sure I understand what you mean by cooling off. I just pour my water while it's on the scale and attach the PF when I'm done pouring. Not really any lag time. I use this method once I am dialed in on a coffee with the robot. The advantage for weighing the water that goes in, is once you have the correct water weight for the particular shot you are trying to pull (i.e. you know how much you nee...
by iploya, March 28th, 2020, 9:53 pm in Espresso Machines
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Advice - just can't get espresso right

Can you clarify your question please? I would like to offer a solution but I just don't understand what you are describing here. Thanks.