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cosmic_couple22

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« Reply #25 on: 07/01/2015, 09:47 PM »
Every 250 grams, wow OCD can be a curse ;) 22 grams in the basket 5 gram purge if a few minutes pass between shots, that means every 8 to 9 shots I would have to clean the Slayer 2 shots to season and neutralise  any residual chem that puts me back to 6 coffees. 

I do 500 grams when the family comes for coffee on the weekend let alone if a few friends drop over. (self inflicted curse having built the ultimate coffee cave bloody people dropping in and drinking my coffee)

As BrettH says, you will fit in

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« Reply #26 on: 07/01/2015, 09:51 PM »
Maybe it is unnecessary but the shower screen is suitably dirty each time so I feel it is justified. Nothing worse than tasting rancid coffee so if I have to clean it often, so be it. It's really routine now. I don't even think about it.

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« Reply #27 on: 07/01/2015, 10:21 PM »
Maybe it is unnecessary but the shower screen is suitably dirty each time so I feel it is justified. Nothing worse than tasting rancid coffee so if I have to clean it often, so be it. It's really routine now. I don't even think about it.

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Ummm.  I don't do my shower screen once a month, but your right it does get dirty.  I do flush after I've dumped the puck though so that might help.

cosmic_couple22

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« Reply #28 on: 07/01/2015, 10:32 PM »
Purge and brush the shower screens every session, rinse portafilter via brew head every shot keeps everything very clean.

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« Reply #29 on: 10/01/2015, 01:24 PM »
I back flush the Bezzera with water after every session, that's twice a day.

Remove shower screen and seal weekly, clean, replace them and chemical back flush.

Descale the boiler every 3 or 4 months.

The process seems to work, have not had a problem in 5 years of ownership.
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« Reply #30 on: 10/01/2015, 01:41 PM »


The process seems to work, have not had a problem in 5 years of ownership.

Love your work Db .. and it's nice having a spotless coffee machine .. however, let's get down to tin tacks here

How is the coffee in the cup going? Any good?

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« Reply #31 on: 10/01/2015, 02:25 PM »
Love your work Db .. and it's nice having a spotless coffee machine .. however, let's get down to tin tacks here

How is the coffee in the cup going? Any good?

G'Day Moon,

Not trying to big note myself, however since buying the Bezzera 5 years ago I could count the number of dud shots I've pulled on the fingers of one hand.

The Domus Galatea really is an easy machine to use.

I'm pretty regimented in my preparation technique, Weigh each and every shot, 18 grams, grind and dose into a Precision 18 gram basket.

The shots tend to flow a whisker faster as the roast ages, so, during the 10 days it takes me to consume 750 grams of beans I generally adjust the grind a little finer.

About the only variable is the particular roast I'm using, obviously some beans suit your palate more than others, my current roast is Yirgacheffe (one of my favorites) with about 12 % robusta, only roasted yesterday so still far from its best.

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« Reply #32 on: 06/06/2015, 11:13 PM »
My routine is simple:

After each shot (for consecutive shots): wipe basket, flush water.

After each session of shots: flush water, brush, water backflush, jiggle pf.

All back flushing is done In a spare milk jug.

Then I wash down the PF and baskets in the sink, dry off and put back ready for the next session. I also prime the boiler so it's ready for the next session and also to replenish the old water in the boiler.

I also clean the drip tray at the end of the day. I then let the machine cool down and attack the stainless with windex.

Once a fortnight I chemical backflush and soak the tools including the shower screen while I have some music playing. I then give everything on my bar a clean and move the machine and grinder to wipe down any grinds sitting under there.
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