Lapera DS second edition update

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#1: Post by baldheadracing »

Thomas added some major new details about the second edition in his blog today. We're starting to see what the price increase from the first edition can bring, e.g., 316 stainless steel instead of 304.

ETA: Other changes and the build process are on IG at: Some of the other changes mentioned on IG so far:
- revised mounts for steam and hot water valves (also sent to first edition owners)
- better finishing for components like the group top plate
- stainless steel castings replacing some chromed bronze castings and chromed steel parts.

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- My espresso: Swirled, not stirred. My pourover: Stirred, not swirled.

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#2: Post by TenLayers »

Super interesting.

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#3: Post by spressomon »

Ditto & thanks Craig for posting about it!
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#4: Post by cebseb »

What a ride the Lapera development has been. Not often do we get to have such an intimate view into the development of machine such as this. Thanks for sharing the link! I hope this gives the machine a bit more exposure.

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#5: Post by baldheadracing (original poster) »

Making the HX and test fitting:

... and in case you wanted to compare, here's what the first edition flange looks like:
- My espresso: Swirled, not stirred. My pourover: Stirred, not swirled.