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  1. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi all, My Rocket Appartamento is coming up to 2 years old now and I've just noticed something that's concerning me a bit. The brew temperature of the water appears to be lower than I'd expect. (espresso shots). I don't have any form of thermometer installed on the machine to give an exact...
  2. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Today, I measured the brew water temperature and spring pressure of my lever machine with homemade devices I put together. But now, I want to check that I have the right readings. It occurs to me that if I could repeat the measurements with a Space 2 Thermofilter, I could work out if I need to...
  3. Brewed Coffee
    After 4-5 years in the scene of third wave -or specialty- coffee, temperature is something I've never understood. I'm talking about brewed coffee in general, but my experience comes from Aeropress, V60, Kalita and automatic drippers. There are generally two different camps on this subject. 1...
  4. Lever Forum
    I recently bought an original L1 on the forum. Unfortunately moving it from place to place resulted in the OPV valve giving up and restricting water getting to the boiler. Reiss supplied a new trombone pipe which solved the issue although not before I had removed the boiler, heat exchange pipe...
  5. Brewed Coffee
    Hi, ive been doing a lot of pour over recently. But the one thing that ive been thinking about is when people talk about the ideal water temperature being 93, 94 degrees or whatever. how is this kept constant over a 3/4min brew in the kettle? I've got a hario pourover kettle and it's just thin...
  6. Sold
    Hi Guys, For sale, E61 Digital Brewhead Thermometer Vidastech (very similar to 'EricS' thermometer). With included spanner, allen key and o rings. All that is needed for assembly. Price: £55 postage included
  7. Gaggia Forum
    I've got my temp set to 94, it drops to about 88/89 by around halfway through a shot, and then starts to build up again. I've done a few auto tunes to see if I can stabilise it more but I'm thinking maybe that's just typical? I'd be Interested to hear what others experience are. Thanks in...
  8. Coffee Lounge
    Hey guys, Just wondered what temperature setup you all have for machines without a PID. My friend in Glasgow uses a rigged up portafilter with foil in and a digital thermometer with a long lead/sensor that goes up into the portafilter. Said was much more accurate than the meat thermometer into...
  9. Brewed Coffee
    Was curious if anyone has done tests regarding temperature's effect on flavour? Obviously temperature effects extraction, but it seems to effect more so what is extracted in what proportions. Various roasters seem to recommend different temperatures, with no real reasoning, and I'm curious to...
  10. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    How do you find the ideal brew ratio - do you first try a number of different ratios? How do you find the ideal temperature - again, do you try a range? What other factors do you need to play around with, like extraction time etc? And since these all interact, how many trial shots do you need...
  11. Lever Forum
    I now know that my La Pavoni has good seals and I also know what 7 bar feels like on the lever, after testing with a pressure gauge fitted to a portafilter. Is 7 bar a good target pressure to aim for? I doubt the machine is solid enough to cope with much more weight on the lever, you can see it...
  12. Coffee Lounge
    I bought this machine in Amazons Black Friday sale £200 Has anyone this machine and can offer me any advice. It's my first bean machine and I accept its probably in the lower half of mid range models. Couldn't justify a better one at this point in time Trying it tonight I could only raise...
  13. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi experts, I have a pretty annoying problem with my ECM Classika II (no PID). I bought the machine used before I moved to London, everything in good condition, price was ok. After brewing the first shots I recognised that the temperature was very low because the espresso tasted weird and was...
  14. Gaggia Forum
    Now that I have a @MrShades PID on my Gaggia classic I thought I would look at how the boiler temp changes over time. I'm interested to know if the behaviour I am seeing is 'normal' or if there is something else to optimize. Here is a graph of the PID temp vs time during a 35s shot. I have...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    Is it too much or not enough heat that makes for a bitter taste? I'm trying to get to grips with how much I need to flush.
  16. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi all, I'm thinking about possibly putting on a PID onto my classic at some point. I was just wondering If people think they are really worth it? Does brewing at exactly a specific temperature make a difference? Also could anyone tell me what temperature a classic (if left on for around 30...
  17. Sage Forum
    Hi Everyone I seem to be having some weird consistency issues with my Barista Express, trying to get repeatable coffee through it. I have now got a Simonelli MDX grinder so I know the grind is consistent, the distribution and tamp is ok I believe (and I have a click mat too), same coffee etc -...
  18. Rancilio Forum
    i read over the internet the thermostat would kick the heater in at 85C and stop it at 102C (being rated at 100C). on my machine it does starts heater at 85C but stops it at 96C. is it possible or i am having a reading problem?
  19. Coffee Lounge
    I'm just wondering, although I probably know the answer! Does the temperature of the bean you are grinding make a difference to the grind size? It's just I had a noticeably a slower extraction today than yesterday, with everything else the same. Yesterday I got the beans from the garage (maybe...
  20. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    After using my temprobe on milk I was quite suprised how cool I was steaming my milk by using the just able to touch method . Have others or could others measure as well and feed back where they are ? and am I right in thinking 72 degrees is what to aim for best sugary stretch plus I thought...
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