Your favorite gear of 2018 - Page 5

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Nanilla

Postby Nanilla » Jan 12, 2019, 10:28 pm

Monolith conical or levtamp, both are awesome

N6GQ

Postby N6GQ » Jan 14, 2019, 11:28 pm

2018 was a very tough year for me personally (lost my mom, found out I had cancer and went through treatment, went through a divorce).

To offset some of htat pain and grief, I treated myself to a Monolith Flat SSP and a Londinium R, as well as all new gadgets to surround them with, lots of green coffee to roast (love the Ethiopians), oh, and a new house to put it all in. Oh, did I mention I moved as well to another state (TX)? I love Texas!

2019 is seemingly better than 2018 so far, I'm hoping to make that continue. The shots from the Monolith/Londinium pair are superb.

Mmmm.
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BaristaBoy E61

Postby BaristaBoy E61 » Jan 15, 2019, 12:40 am

N6GQ wrote:2018 was a very tough year for me personally (lost my mom, found out I had cancer and went through treatment, went through a divorce).

To offset some of that pain and grief, I treated myself to a Monolith Flat SSP and a Londinium R, as well as all new gadgets



WOW - That's a pretty high SWR!

How do you like your new (coffee) setup?

'73 & Good luck in the contest'!
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"

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grog

Postby grog » Jan 17, 2019, 7:06 pm

In April, I was lucky enough to get a 2 group La Cimbali M20 Eleva free, from a very generous fellow up in Vancouver. That was a super fun rebuild project. Then I got a MonoFlat SSP in October. Stepping up to a commercial lever and the MonoFlat has been amazing in terms of shot quality.

My only problem now is that it's so much fun to play with all of this new gear that I'm always over-caffeinated.
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Radio.YYZ

Postby Radio.YYZ » Jan 17, 2019, 9:24 pm

1 - My thermosyphon restrictor on the pro 500
2 - eBay knockoff of the BT Wedge Distribution Tool
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