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
Good Coffee: Technique/Knowledge > Grinder > Beans > Water > Machine

N6GQ

Postby N6GQ » Jan 19, 2019, 11:05 pm

BaristaBoy E61 wrote:WOW - That's a pretty high SWR!

How do you like your new (coffee) setup?

'73 & Good luck in the contest'!


Another ham! :) Yes, I'm an avid contester/DXer/DXpeditioner. Will be doing more of that in the next few years...

The new coffee set up is awesome. I am regularly having shots that I never thought possible before on my previous E61 machines. Absolutely love the grinder, does great espresso grind and even does great pour over grinds. With the lever machine I feel "closer" to the espresso than I did in my previous machines - its super consistent and actually very easy to use.

So, I love them!

See ya in the pileups! de N6GQ/5
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tigerstripe

Postby tigerstripe » Jan 22, 2019, 1:22 pm

I have to recommend my new Joe Frex knock drawer. With the grinder and tamping station on top my work flow is better and the area stays much cleaner. They are so well made, you will never need another knock box. I bought it here...https://www.myespressoshop.com/products ... aAncsEALw_[url]wcB[/url]

tamadrummer

Postby tamadrummer » replying to tigerstripe » Jan 28, 2019, 2:05 pm

do you have your grinder on top of the knock drawer? If so, does it make noise or rattle at all?

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yakster

Postby yakster » Jan 28, 2019, 4:22 pm

My new Aillio Bullet R1 roaster is on track for my favorite gear of 2019.
-Chris

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Jake_G
Team HB

Postby Jake_G » Jan 28, 2019, 4:26 pm

Ric858 wrote:I'd love to hear about the new coffee gear you guys are loving both big and small. Share some pics.

Needle Valve in my Rancilio S20.
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And

SSP Burrs in my Mazzer Super Jolly
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Cheers!

-Jake