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« Reply #500 on: 06/03/2012, 06:17 PM »
Hi UNM,

I'm an Aussie. Spent 5 years in Wellington after my wife got a job with the Ministry of Social Development. We came home with an extra child, and my in-laws are horrified that he may play for the All Blacks!

Loved my time over there, and I think I was really fortunate to be immersed in the cafe culture in Wellington.

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« Reply #501 on: 06/03/2012, 08:16 PM »
I hate the bloody goldie but I'll make an exception to tatse some 3C goodness. Welcome by the way  :thumb:

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« Reply #502 on: 06/03/2012, 09:06 PM »
NNL . has two regular blends ... the white: roasted by Black Sheep /  /  the black: roasted to 3rd Crack ...'s specifications

confused yet?  ..  ;D

This coming Sunday, the Oracle will be hosting Jan Powers Farmers Markets - It'll be super busy for us, but if you can get the chance to say hello, please do introduce yourself. I'm the guy behind the grinders. The farmers markets though are our busiest days ... so be prepared to fight the masses.  OH .. there will be freshly roasted beans available for home. Both the BLEND (espresso roast) - "San Jose's Little Secret" and the Single Origin (filter roast) - El Salvador San Jose. Mention you're a Crema member for $2 discount.

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« Reply #503 on: 06/03/2012, 09:30 PM »
Hi Leigh :)

I have a feeling we are going to be doing a lot of catching up over the next few months! Can't believe Sydney is only 2 weeks away.

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« Reply #504 on: 06/03/2012, 10:18 PM »
I'm sure you would be the one teaching! Very keen to try out a lever machine if you have one in an assembled state....

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« Reply #505 on: 06/03/2012, 10:31 PM »
Hi Matt,
Did I have the pleasure of making you a coffee on Sunday (No Name Lane)?  Sorry I didn't say hello, recognised ya a little too late.  Hope the coffee was passable  :)
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« Reply #506 on: 07/03/2012, 06:00 PM »
Yeah I saw that thread already, which is why I said "if you have one in an assembled state"  ;D

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« Reply #507 on: 07/03/2012, 10:31 PM »
Hi Matt,
Did I have the pleasure of making you a coffee on Sunday (No Name Lane)?  Sorry I didn't say hello, recognised ya a little too late.  Hope the coffee was passable  :)
Mark

Yep that was me with the family :) Coffee's were great thanks! Where abouts are you based? On the GC?

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« Reply #508 on: 08/03/2012, 02:13 AM »
Yes Matt,
Based on the Goldie - I have facilities in Ashmore, let me know next time you're down and I can host you there.

Funny story ..I was very honoured to serve you coffee on Sunday (pressure much, making a coffee for the Qld WBC reigning champ  ;D  ), then on the Tuesday morning, I was up at NeliCoffee .. they had a newspaper clipping of you championing filter coffees displayed on their brew bar ( :thumb: for filter ) ! and .. third times a charm ... you sign up here Tuesday night.

so ..  I guess ...  Nice to have almost met you  :rofl:  looking forward to next time.

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« Reply #509 on: 08/03/2012, 04:27 PM »
Hi Leigh :)

I have a feeling we are going to be doing a lot of catching up over the next few months! Can't believe Sydney is only 2 weeks away.

M.

Look forward to it.. Busy times ahead huh...  ;D

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« Reply #510 on: 09/03/2012, 04:47 PM »
Yes Matt,
Based on the Goldie - I have facilities in Ashmore, let me know next time you're down and I can host you there.

Funny story ..I was very honoured to serve you coffee on Sunday (pressure much, making a coffee for the Qld WBC reigning champ  ;D  ), then on the Tuesday morning, I was up at NeliCoffee .. they had a newspaper clipping of you championing filter coffees displayed on their brew bar ( :thumb: for filter ) ! and .. third times a charm ... you sign up here Tuesday night.

so ..  I guess ...  Nice to have almost met you  :rofl:  looking forward to next time.

Will make sure we get to have a proper chat next time :) I've been trying to get to NeilCoffee but they have been closed every time I head there! Hopefully may get there this weekend.


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« Reply #511 on: 09/03/2012, 07:07 PM »
Hey,

Sorta new .. registered ages ago ..

wanna know more just ask.

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« Reply #512 on: 09/03/2012, 07:26 PM »
Hey,

Sorta new .. registered ages ago ..

wanna know more just ask.

Pete


Yes please Pete
More about yourself so we can get to know you better

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« Reply #513 on: 09/03/2012, 07:48 PM »

Yes please Pete
More about yourself so we can get to know you better

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Sure .. 36 year old Canadian / Australian .. been in the coffee industry for just about a year. Been a coffee geek for about 7 years. I recently started working as a service coordinator for Wolff Coffee Roasters here in Brisbane. We are Australia's only authorised Probat agent. My role involves everything from day to day operations in the roastery ( not yet including roasting coffee ) as well as Probat sales. Its an awesome job that I absolutely love .. how often do you find a mon - fri job in coffee?

I also have a coffee blog called BNE Coffee .. www.bnecoffee.net .. although since starting at this job I haven't had much time to do anything with the blog.

Outside of coffee I am heavily involved in my church and a few other side projects.

So .. thats me in a nutshell .. ( help help .. I'm stuck in a nutshell )  :laugh:


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« Reply #514 on: 09/03/2012, 07:59 PM »
Say Hello to Peter and Penny  :thumb:
Peter is a nice bloke to work with

Tell him that I want a roaster challenge showdown 
Home roaster against a Probat - wait & catch that infectious laugh

Question for the Ex Canadian what is the best brand of Maple Syrup available in Brisbane or Australia
I love the stuff   :thumb:

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« Reply #515 on: 09/03/2012, 08:06 PM »
Say Hello to Peter and Penny  :thumb:
Peter is a nice bloke to work with

Tell him that I want a roaster challenge showdown 
Home roaster against a Probat - wait & catch that infectious laugh

Question for the Ex Canadian what is the best brand of Maple Syrup available in Brisbane or Australia
I love the stuff   :thumb:

KK

Yeah, Petes a great guy to work with .. very passionate.

As for the maple syrup .. not sure to be honest .. I try to stay away from sugar.


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« Reply #516 on: 09/03/2012, 08:11 PM »

As for the maple syrup .. not sure to be honest .. I try to stay away from sugar.

No problem but I forgot to welcome you to our friendly Crema Coffee Forum
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« Reply #517 on: 10/03/2012, 08:36 PM »
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« Reply #518 on: 10/03/2012, 08:48 PM »
I have fixed most of it by getting the new group seal but it still locks in past 6 o
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« Reply #519 on: 10/03/2012, 09:43 PM »
The main bit that looks so bad, is the MAIN group head.....  This is LOOKS and not overly significant.  Clean with a hard tooth brush or at the most a small brass brush.  Bunnings / Super cheep Auto have them in sets of 3.

And you can see the main block  here

The status of the collar is part of the reason that your locking in at 4:30 - 5...   

Here is a new one.

This is not a big deal, so long as it seals.  As a short term fix get a spacer, Sunbeam may even send one out for free if you ask them.  Most coffee machines use spacers at some stage see here.

A: Clean the main head and treat with rice bran oil...

B: Get a spacer

C: So long as it does not leak; your fine and it should last another  6 to 12 months at least.


I will see if I can find the pics, but your hubby OR you can mod the lugs on the PF and that will also help to make it last longer...
AM

What is PF and what do you mean. I think I have been worried about nothing just shocked about seeing it like that. I have also in looking for my solutions EVERYWHERE learned a lot about over dosing the basket, which will be corrected next cup.

Thanks for all your help I will ask for the new collar soon. Can't push it. He just booked us a trip to Bali in October.

Thanks again
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« Reply #520 on: 10/03/2012, 09:59 PM »
What is PF and what do you mean. I think I have been worried about nothing just shocked about seeing it like that.

PF = PortaFilter (or group handle). The bit you take out to fill with coffee and then lock into the group head.

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« Reply #521 on: 10/03/2012, 10:10 PM »
Thanks for that. Anything coffee I should be looking for in Bali, do you know??
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« Reply #522 on: 10/03/2012, 10:15 PM »
Most of my problems seem to be solved thanks to Anger Management. Only think now is, is there anyone in perth area to catch up with.

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« Reply #523 on: 10/03/2012, 10:29 PM »
Thanks did PM Gary. Wait and see. Really going now.
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« Reply #524 on: 10/03/2012, 10:38 PM »
Thanks did PM Gary. Wait and see. Really going now.

He works in a restaurant and roasts his own beans
So its win win
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