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« Reply #25 on: 16/09/2011, 08:12 PM »
What did the nekkid set you back, KK. That's a fancy bit of gear, and a lovely pour.

Its a genuine Bezzera one from Italy
Cant remember if it was $89 or $99 because Chris let me take it home to see if it was OK for the Group head
I went back to pay for it a couple of days later and then also walked out with a new steam arm as well

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« Reply #26 on: 17/09/2011, 11:09 AM »
i want one for my BZ35 .. just for my coffee with my roasts would be nice

even without the handle maybe and i can make a custom handle

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« Reply #27 on: 17/09/2011, 11:38 AM »
i want one for my BZ35 .. just for my coffee with my roasts would be nice

even without the handle maybe and i can make a custom handle

Just contact sponsor Barazi Bezzera
I visit them often because they sell the KKTO
I was surprised that they had some and only inquired about naked PF's  because of this thread

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« Reply #28 on: 17/09/2011, 12:49 PM »
Just contact sponsor Barazi Bezzera
I visit them often because they sell the KKTO
I was surprised that they had some and only inquired about naked PF's  because of this thread

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i ring chris every week anyway , might have to add to my next order.

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« Reply #29 on: 27/09/2011, 10:09 PM »
I used to go naked  ;D but after a while I went back to dual spouts - initially because i often needed to make a coffee for two people at the same time... however not sure if I would got back to naked for the times that I'm only making a shot for myself... in theory there's no reason why not, to be honest, I guess it's just that I can't be bothered!!

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« Reply #30 on: 27/09/2011, 10:15 PM »
I love the fact that I can easily wash the bottom of the filter basket to clean it between shots, without having o take it out.  This is especially iortant o me if I go away from the machine and come back a couple of hours later.  No stale burnt on coffee scum taint for me... Or as I call it: the Starbucks Feature.
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« Reply #31 on: 04/10/2011, 06:13 PM »
I love using the nakid handle AM made me.  He adjusted it slighly for me and now it's perfect.  It's much cleaner to use, and the coffee is great but now I can watch it slowly drip down into my cup from the basket.  The spouts on the lusso are pretty useless anyway.  Mmmm.  Time for another coffee I think!  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: 09/10/2011, 01:02 AM »
I need a bit of help guys....

Using Muscles naked PF, it seems that my pour always seems to start on the left side as in the picture.  I've checked my tamp, even tried tamping harder on the left side to see whether that will make it go out the right first but it won't even do that!  Also taken the shower screen out to give it a clean and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong there either...

Any ideas of what else I could try so I get an even ring instead of it favouring one side initially?? 

Shots taste great by the way  :)

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« Reply #33 on: 09/10/2011, 01:09 AM »
Check that your machine/bench is still level.  After that do a chemical backflush and check with AM whether av6910 can develop issues around the showerscrean in relation to blockages in the water line.  Ood luck!
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« Reply #34 on: 09/10/2011, 01:16 AM »
Check that your machine/bench is still level.  After that do a chemical backflush and check with AM whether av6910 can develop issues around the showerscrean in relation to blockages in the water line.  Ood luck!

Yes I would check that the machine is level on the bench
Across & front to back

PS that's a great photo  :P and that coffee looks tasty

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« Reply #35 on: 09/10/2011, 01:19 AM »
Thanks Brett and KK!

Didn't even think about the level of the bench...will check it tomorrow!  It was a yummy shot :)

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« Reply #36 on: 09/10/2011, 02:26 PM »
Love that shot Tango even if it is lop sided :D

I tell you AM the shower screens on the new one are going to be soaked once a week, I thought I was being clean, no way in the world was I close!!!  :o
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« Reply #37 on: 09/10/2011, 03:54 PM »

Brett is 100% correct...


Check out the shower screens..


Remember to NEVER do a major Backflush or use a DF basket to do the sweet spot test, unless you have first inspected and cleaned both shower screens..

PS. Level of the machine will have little to do with a Naked...

The chemical backflush will do a fair of the main shower screen BUT most of the bad stuff and the crap that will block your gauge and feed lines will be behind the inner shower screen.


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I just had a bit of a play and I think I might have figured it out....

I'm currently using an 18g Synesso with the naked and when you lock the group handle into the machine, it locks in well past the centre - any less and you get squirts out the side.

I changed the basket to the standard double single floor Sunbeam and the group handle locks in just a little bit to the right of centre.  Result was a pour that was a lot quicker, but slightly more even when it started.  Blonded super quick. 

So perhaps the lopsidedness is due to where the group handle locks in?  I think I'm just going to live with the lopsided pours off the Synesso because I think (although it's probably just my perception) that they taste better than the double Sunbeam.

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« Reply #38 on: 14/10/2011, 10:20 AM »
I'm finding the naked PF useful already, it's definitely exposing a weakness in my understanding of finding the right fineness of grind and my tamping technique.

I have a great deal of difficulty tamping level - the naked helps, but doesn't entirely cure this. Any ideas?
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« Reply #39 on: 14/10/2011, 12:29 PM »
I did see that - I didn't understand what the 'flanges' were until later in the thread. I'd be keen to purchase one of these when they become available. I'll add my voice to that so AD can get some additional 'motivation'... ;)
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« Reply #40 on: 16/01/2012, 06:55 PM »
AM I have taken possession of my new Strega Lever
They use a different PF  than other machines

I am willing to give you one PF to be made into a naked
Possibly the first in the world
Purpose is to get some videos of the Strega pulling shots with a naked PF

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« Reply #41 on: 28/01/2012, 01:08 PM »
I enjoy a naked with a 22g Basket - Double Ristretto
I don't think you can beat it! It took me a while to get used to but after a bit of practice & fine tuning you can make a perfect espresso with a good amount of body :)

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« Reply #42 on: 28/01/2012, 06:52 PM »
The nakid PF is ready for my Strega
Thank you goes to AM  :thumb:

Timber handles in the next month or so as
I am testing styles and shapes that AM has sent me home with for trial

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