Recent Posts - Page 57

by Nunas, January 19th, 2021, 2:44 pm in Tips and Techniques
Replies: 4 Views: 230

Non-foaming Milk Mystery Solved

From time to time, some of our members write about milk that does not produce microfoam. I've experienced this here in British Columbia, Canada; I've bought a few jugs that simply wouldn't foam. Once I got two in a row like this. In my travels around the world, I've encountered some brands that consistently wouldn't foam. The mystery has been...
by Marcelnl, January 19th, 2021, 2:36 pm in Grinders
Replies: 30 Views: 625

Espresso pulls too fast. Not fine enough?

If the basket inside shows two holes that line up with the outside it is likely a non pressurized basket, if so go find a local roaster that can grind for you. I followed this route for a couple of months, it;s an approximation but with fresh roasted beans and a grind setting that works well you should be fine....
by tinman143, January 19th, 2021, 2:35 pm in Tips and Techniques
Replies: 9 Views: 461

Very Functional Espresso Mirror

Doug - thanks for sharing the magnet phone holder. It's exactly what I needed and kicking myself for not thinking it that idea! I already had a 1.5" automobile convex mirror (for side view mirror) so this paired perfectly. Thanks again
by Rustic39, January 19th, 2021, 2:34 pm in Tips and Techniques
Replies: 39 Views: 1975

Hoffmann's Take on the Newbie Experience

Truly excellent espresso is a constant hunt.....That's where I'm at right now. I dove into home espresso specifically because I couldn't find a decent drinkable espresso within a 100 miles, except for one local Italian restaurant. I wasn't interested in it becoming a hobby, but I practically had to go down that road a while to reach satisfactory results. I...
by JRising, January 19th, 2021, 2:28 pm in Espresso Machines
Replies: 11 Views: 345

How to clean polished stainless steel?

What's it dirty with? If it's got old, yellowy grease hardened on it, you can soften the grease with WD40 (Or any light oil) and some scrubbing with a soft-plastic dish brush (Never ceramic or metal scrubbers, including the green side of one of those yellow sponges with a green scrubby side. Never scrub stainless with the green side of...
by PIXIllate, January 19th, 2021, 2:17 pm in Tips and Techniques
Replies: 3 Views: 115

How do you know where to set the PID

Which is a great reason not to buy a HX over a dual boiler.
by yakster, January 19th, 2021, 2:15 pm in Coffee Brewing
Replies: 14 Views: 558

Aeropress - why is everyone dosing 30g?

Competition is all about making your coffee stand out. You may not use the same methods day-to-day that you would to win the competition.
by SCespresso, January 19th, 2021, 2:15 pm in Espresso Machines
Replies: 11 Views: 345

How to clean polished stainless steel?

A wet soft cloth should be all you need unless I am missing something. Dry cloth to finish
by jakubx80, January 19th, 2021, 2:13 pm in Coffee Roasting
Replies: 19 Views: 436

Huky is here - really loud drum noise, please advise

This comment is stuck in my mind. I did roughly 10 roasts to date and each roast ends with maybe 1 or 2 beans that come out of somewhere. I've no green beans at all falling into the exhaust portion of the pipe during charge. I used to shake the Huky initially but nothing was coming out so I thought...
by Nunas, January 19th, 2021, 2:09 pm in Tips and Techniques
Replies: 3 Views: 115

How do you know where to set the PID

The machine will come preset, and possibly the destruction manual will contain some recommendations for changes. If you buy a dual boiler machine there will be two settings, one for steam and one for brew temperature. Usually, one maxes out the steam temperature and adjusts the brew temperature to your personal taste. The more scientifically minded among us sometimes measure...