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« Reply #100 on: 05/03/2012, 08:08 PM »
I use a De'Longhi EC155 - Coffee machine with cappuccinator - It's the best I've had so far.

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« Reply #101 on: 27/10/2012, 02:48 AM »
LaMarzocco GS/3 MP, plumbed in.

Versalab M3 grinder.

Mazzer Kony grinder.

Pharos w/Voodoodaddy Mod hand grinder.

http://mini4fun.info/Espresso_Gear/Espresso_Gear.html


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« Reply #102 on: 27/10/2012, 05:44 PM »
LaMarzocco GS/3 MP, plumbed in.

Versalab M3 grinder.

Mazzer Kony grinder.

Pharos w/Voodoodaddy Mod hand grinder.

http://mini4fun.info/Espresso_Gear/Espresso_Gear.html

I can't see your gear because it says I don't have permission.  I really want to see your awesome setup mate: http://www.bestcafes.com.au/forum/requests-for-admin-assistance/how-to-post-photos-in-crema-forum/
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« Reply #103 on: 27/10/2012, 11:58 PM »
I am working on how to get that sorted out....

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« Reply #104 on: 28/10/2012, 01:35 AM »
Just a problem with the URL. Here's the proper one: http://mini4fun.info/Espresso_Gear/Espresso_Gear.html#10
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« Reply #105 on: 28/10/2012, 01:35 AM »
Oh, what's with the weight on the beans in the grinder?
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« Reply #106 on: 28/10/2012, 01:41 AM »
Just a problem with the URL. Here's the proper one: http://mini4fun.info/Espresso_Gear/Espresso_Gear.html#10

Kelsey:

Yes, that is it!  So what did I do wrong?

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« Reply #107 on: 28/10/2012, 01:50 AM »
Oh, what's with the weight on the beans in the grinder?

I seem to get a better result with the electronic dosing feature with the weight.  I am now tinkering with different weights and weight material.  The weight you see in those photos is for sealing air from the coffee.  It is a .004" O.A. difference between weight and tube I.D.  Just trying to keep as much air away from the beans as practical.

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« Reply #108 on: 28/10/2012, 06:59 AM »
Kelsey:

Yes, that is it!  So what did I do wrong?

Stephen

The anchor text of first one looked right, but if you click on it, the actual URL in the browser showed started with http://ftp//

The ftp// bit was causing problems so I stripped it out.

You don't think air would be getting in from the grind path?

Nice setup by the way. The GS3 looks smaller than I would've thought, quite kitchen friendly, at least in comparison to that monster grinder!
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« Reply #109 on: 28/10/2012, 08:15 AM »
The anchor text of first one looked right, but if you click on it, the actual URL in the browser showed started with http://ftp//

The ftp// bit was causing problems so I stripped it out.

You don't think air would be getting in from the grind path?

Nice setup by the way. The GS3 looks smaller than I would've thought, quite kitchen friendly, at least in comparison to that monster grinder!

Thanks for resolving the FTP issue!

Air from the grind path does indeed get into it and that is why I purge one dose in the mornings.  It is packed so tightly behind the static screen air will not very easily flow up the discharge chute.

Yeah, the Kony without a hopper is almost to the bottom of the upper cabinets.  I have a shorter lexan tube that I am working on to reduce the visual impact on the kitchen.  The versalab is much more kitchen friendly.

If I ever get a lever machine I will need to build a new kitchen, one for me and one for my wife ;D

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« Reply #110 on: 28/10/2012, 08:45 AM »
I think Lacehim is facing the same dilemma - I told him he should just proactively re-do the kitchen to ensure the Quickmill Achille is in pride of place.
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« Reply #111 on: 28/10/2012, 09:02 AM »
If I converted this space for the wife she would end up with a larger kitchen with a barbque in the center (she would love that) and I could have the old one which is on the other side of that window.  A win win!!



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« Reply #112 on: 28/10/2012, 09:17 AM »
Very nice! Love that view!
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« Reply #113 on: 28/10/2012, 10:52 AM »
Very nice! Love that view!

Great view but the City and County have allowed so much development down the road(which is between the patio and the Inlet) that the traffic noise, pollution and dirt has made sitting out there not so pleasant.  It sure is an interesting view!
Photos to come.
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« Reply #114 on: 29/10/2012, 03:59 AM »
Very nice! Love that view!

Here is a couple of shots of what the view from either my new espresso bar or my wife's new kitchen could be if she agrees.  A tough sell for me to her...  This home MOD would make room for a lever machine :thumb:

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« Reply #115 on: 29/10/2012, 05:45 PM »
BLrdFX... You are one lucky guy to have that view!  Stunning.
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« Reply #116 on: 29/10/2012, 05:59 PM »
Lovely view  BLrdFX :thumb:
Lets hope those cannons are not pointed at you  :stir

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« Reply #117 on: 29/10/2012, 08:14 PM »
Only if he switches to Nespresso!
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« Reply #118 on: 30/10/2012, 12:06 AM »
Only if he switches to Nespresso!

 :laugh:  The U.S. Navy is not the worry, it is the non-military and their small security boats, on contract with the military, with machine guns that concern me!  Bullets bounce and the center of the inlet is about 1/2 mile from my patio.  I am retired army infantry and know a thing or two about collateral damage and this place is prime for that possibility.  The wind is always correct so whatever happens over there won't float over here, only the big bang would get us and at that point who cares.  I know from direct personal experience that you don't feel, or hear, the one that gets you, although you might see the flash. 

Some local guy owned a Mig-17 and once a year he would fly down the inlet, at night, doing barrel rolls, loops and really low passes, all the while popping red,white and blue flares; it was pretty neat  but the navy has gotten a bit skittish since 9/11 and won't let him do it.

I have been dropping hints about expanding the kitchen and the resistance is not that strong ^-^   I need a place for a lever machine.
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« Reply #119 on: 30/10/2012, 10:23 AM »
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Very inspiring - the GS3 & Kony would be feature in a lot of people's dream (but with practibility) setup if asked

I don't know what it is about your backyard vista but I keep whistling an Otis Redding tune?
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« Reply #120 on: 30/10/2012, 10:36 AM »
@BLrdFX
Very inspiring - the GS3 & Kony would be feature in a lot of people's dream (but with practibility) setup if asked

I don't know what it is about your backyard vista but I keep whistling an Otis Redding tune?

Ha!  There are several docks by the bay over there; Bremerton Naval Shipyard in Bremerton Washington.  Several drydocks, mothballed ships and subs waiting to be chopped up for scrap.  Numerous active ships being modded.  Google Earth it and you can see the extent of it.

The other part of the view is the beautiful Olympic Mountains and their snow capped peaks.

The only thing missing from the dream coffee gear setup is the lever machine :)  I have been selling off a previous hobby to fund this one.  Coffee has gone from a necessity to a hobby with rapid speed :o

It used to be just this, in 1977, in the beginnings of our previous home under construction.
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« Reply #121 on: 30/11/2012, 10:25 PM »
At home:
nuova simonelli oscar+lelit doserless grinder
Hottop b roaster + i coffee roaster

I enjoy my oscar due to its powerful steam. 600ml heat exchanger!!
I just bought my hottop so i will post how i go when i finish first roast with it :-)

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« Reply #122 on: 30/11/2012, 10:56 PM »
At home:
nuova simonelli oscar+lelit doserless grinder
Hottop b roaster + i coffee roaster

I enjoy my oscar due to its powerful steam. 600ml heat exchanger!!
I just bought my hottop so i will post how i go when i finish first roast with it :-)

Very nice Kevin
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« Reply #123 on: 07/01/2013, 12:48 PM »
Lever machine added.  A Londinium L-I.  I love the way it works. 

This Lever Machine heats up faster than my GS/3 and is easier to get a smooth mellow shot without a bunch of tweaking of the many controls that the GS/3 has at its disposal.

The Kony-E grinder will probably go up for sale when the HG-One hand crank grinder arrives.  I still use the Versalab and the Modded Pharos.

The L-I is working so well I might sell the GS/3!!  A very good New Year so far 8)

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« Reply #124 on: 27/07/2013, 08:59 PM »
Great topic.

Coffee machine:  Cuisinart, Frenchpress, Mokka Pot, Starbucks Barista
Grinders:             Maestro Baratza, Gaggia
Roaster:              Behmore 1600, PAN
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