SAMA Club espresso machine - Page 6

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walt_in_hawaii

Postby walt_in_hawaii » Mar 07, 2019, 6:08 am

eh, whats-a-wronga with ferrari red??

Freddy Camacho

Postby Freddy Camacho » Mar 07, 2019, 12:11 pm

Im just still trying to find the shade of red that is close to the original.

But since theres 2 votes of yes for the ferrari red, imma go for it.

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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 14, 2019, 5:24 pm

Mail call from Ponte Vecchio.

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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 14, 2019, 10:28 pm

Trial fitting.
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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 16, 2019, 12:05 am

Closer, just trying to figure out why shower screen pops out under pressure although new gasket used. Had to place in secondary thin gasket in order to achieve a good seal with portafilter in place. Bottom port in group was clogged, citric acid did the trick.
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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 16, 2019, 11:56 am

SAMA Club completed. Now time for espresso testing and tasting.
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grog

Postby grog » Mar 16, 2019, 12:20 pm

Looks great! Hope the espresso is good too.
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Freddy Camacho

Postby Freddy Camacho » Mar 16, 2019, 12:34 pm

Looks good.

Please share your grouphead idle temperature and pulling temperature.

I dont see your modified boiler cap.

Ps: i have that screen popping problem when i overtighten...

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IamOiman

Postby IamOiman » Mar 16, 2019, 1:57 pm

Great stuff! Also include how the puck fares when you do the initial preinfusion and see if it is similar to the MCAL
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redbone

Postby redbone » Mar 16, 2019, 1:59 pm

grog wrote:Looks great! Hope the espresso is good too.


Thanks, here's to good luck and tasty espresso.

Freddy Camacho wrote:Looks good.

Please share your grouphead idle temperature and pulling temperature.

I dont see your modified boiler cap.

Ps: i have that screen popping problem when i overtighten...


I placed a temp strip on group but after many flushes was not able to reach temp at strip although pressure gauge read 1.2 bar. Maybe strip needs to be relocated. Will try thermometer next attempt. Shots pulled were V.G. wife rated Americano at 9 out of 10. I was surprised. My espresso was nicely balanced with some new found sweetness.
Between order and chaos there is espresso.
Semper discens.


Rob
LMWDP #549