Condor Group Manual Lever Conversion

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pizzaman383
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#1: Post by pizzaman383 »

About a year ago I posted the results of my prototype condor group manual lever conversion.
DIY Commercial Group Manual Lever (now with videos)

After a covid-slowed year of collaboration with Gabor of Naked Portafilter Piston Pressure Kit and Smart Espresso Profiler fame I am pleased to have a nicely machined Piston Pressure kit installed in my Condor group manual lever conversion.

Lever Down Piston Down - No Water Flow


Lever Up for Preinfusion


Pushing Lever Down Pulling Shot


Adjusting Lever Pressure By Watching Gauge
Curtis
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“Taste every shot before adding milk!”

pizzaman383 (original poster)
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#2: Post by pizzaman383 (original poster) »

It looks very nice and it works very well, too!
Curtis
LMWDP #551
“Taste every shot before adding milk!”

LObin

#3: Post by LObin »

I hope Gabor will eventually have a manual conversion kit for sale. As much as I appreciate the forgiveness and workflow of the Londinium, I often miss the pressure profiling of manual levers. Some roasts just taste better to me pulled at 6 bar (peak) vs 8 bar.

I'm a bit jealous tbh... Well done Curtis! I
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pizzaman383 (original poster)
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#4: Post by pizzaman383 (original poster) »

I can't speak for Gabor but he does have the specifications to make these parts. He sold me his prototype because I was too impatient to wait. I really appreciate his interest in the project and his willingness to collaborate.
Curtis
LMWDP #551
“Taste every shot before adding milk!”