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« Reply #600 on: 25/07/2012, 11:01 PM »
Welcome HG.  The site has had a revamp lately, but all the posts/content was retained.  I just searched above for "Gaza" and set to search entire site.  I found heaps of your old posts like this one from way back in 2005.

http://www.bestcafes.com.au/forum/espresso-machines/no-crema-from-sunbeam-6900/msg3255/#msg3255

Are you still using the same machine?
Certainly not the "exact" machine after a number of replacements from Sunbeam....but yes, still an EM6910 (and this one has certainly given a good run).

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« Reply #601 on: 25/07/2012, 11:03 PM »
Just a major  facelift late last year I did a fair bit of. Some time before that there was a migration from Yabb to SMF that was before my time so I am not sure if the post counts or all user details came through correctly. The advanced search function is more powerful or even search with google is sometimes better than the native one.

If you are at all interested we could always revive your old account in place of this one? Just let us know if you like :)
If it's not too much trouble...I'd like that very much  :)

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« Reply #602 on: 25/07/2012, 11:27 PM »
If it's not too much trouble...I'd like that very much  :)

Ok Honest Gaza is dead long live Honest_Gaza (again) :D

If you have forgotten the old password then get a reminder sent to yourself from your old account. I have changed the email address to ....@bigpond.com and had to change the new one from it (disabled).

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« Reply #603 on: 25/07/2012, 11:33 PM »
I'm alive  :coffee2:  :D
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« Reply #604 on: 27/07/2012, 07:34 AM »
thanks Tim; now just thinking H-G, now that we've got the 'real' you back, I've always wanted to know more about the name - was there ever a 'dishonest' Gaza, for instance?  :stir

Not sure if you're aware, but one of the guys [Muscles] does a fine job of interviewing members to find out a little more about them, and 'what makes them tick' so to speak; beware - you might be a possible future candidate!!

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« Reply #605 on: 27/07/2012, 09:28 AM »
thanks Tim; now just thinking H-G, now that we've got the 'real' you back, I've always wanted to know more about the name - was there ever a 'dishonest' Gaza, for instance?  :stir

Not sure if you're aware, but one of the guys [Muscles] does a fine job of interviewing members to find out a little more about them, and 'what makes them tick' so to speak; beware - you might be a possible future candidate!!

A ;)
Was there ever a "dishonest" Gaza ?

Well it all started about 25 years ago when Gaza decided to run a footy tipping comp at work and wanted to ensure everything was above board.  To encourage people to part with their hard earned money, I named it "Honest Gaza's" footy tipping comp.

The name has stuck ever since......and yes, I did win that comp  :laugh:

But I realise the importance of such a badge and do place integrity extremely high on my traits.
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« Reply #606 on: 06/08/2012, 07:27 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome and yes, it appears Shape Shifter will at least have some moral female support.

 I'm only just starting out on my coffee exploring journey, but there is something intriguing about it all, and there is much to learn.    I've been reading books and asking lots of questions.  I even have my own coffee tree in a pot.....and I have about 1/2 cup of green beans harvested from it .... it is more of a conversation piece  :)

Learning about roasting is on my to-do list!


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« Reply #607 on: 06/08/2012, 08:08 PM »
AngerManagement introduced me to this Forum, and I'm already getting a very friendly vibe from here. 

 I live on the Gold Coast, and work in the Aviation field at Brisbane Airport, so have to battle Freeway traffic.    After driving up and down that road for over 18 years, I am still trying to work out why so many people have to leave for work at 5am?????  And yes, I have driven off with my coffee cup on the roof of the car in my half sleep.

I consider myself a bit of a novice in the coffee area and I'm trying not to be intimidated by the knowledge out there...and my lack of it  :).    I am keen to learn....reading, asking questions, observing and have done a couple of basic barista type courses.

I would like to find out more about roasting my own beans and what's involved, so that's the long term plan. 

I must also thank AngerManagement for his helpful advice re fixing my Espresso machine (Em6910).   I had a few other dramas happening at home and then my coffee machine died...so it was great to get some sensible, down to earth advice.   Much appreciated thanks.   :thumb:

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« Reply #608 on: 06/08/2012, 08:56 PM »
A warm welcome to Crema forum
I am sure that all the members also extend a hand in coffee friendship

The more you participate and the more questions you ask the more you will learn

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« Reply #609 on: 06/08/2012, 09:45 PM »
Welcome SQ. I too started with a 6910 and found AM's advice immeasurably good. A beacon in dark times  :thumb: :D

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« Reply #610 on: 06/08/2012, 09:48 PM »
Welcome Suzique.  It is great to have another southern Queenslander aboard!   Get in and start posting.. We're a passionate but friendly bunch. 
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« Reply #611 on: 06/08/2012, 10:08 PM »
Welcome Suzique.  It is great to have another southern Queenslander aboard!   Get in and start posting.. We're a passionate but friendly bunch.

Seconded Brett,

But it still amazes me how many are located in SE QLD.........

Or is it just that you lot are the talkative ones?


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« Reply #612 on: 06/08/2012, 10:17 PM »
female roast, my two favourite words  :thumb:

Yah for AM

Welcome Suzique, nothing to fear from your lack of knowledge, I've only been roasting for about a year and a half, these guys are THE BEST  :-*

The only disappointing thing!!! Once again you are no where near me, although that's probably lucky for you  :rofl:
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« Reply #613 on: 14/08/2012, 09:47 PM »
Just done a major tidy up on this whole section addeding/splicing a heap of posts to this already monster thread :)

Some interesting reads amongst them to so don't be shy as a newbie and add to the merriment  :thumb:

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« Reply #614 on: 22/08/2012, 03:42 PM »
Hi - Thanks for the welcome.

I'm a long time coffee lover in Melbourne who makes apps for a living.

I run a company called jTribe that is building a free loyalty card service based on the new (unreleased) iOS 6 Passbook from Apple. It's called PassRocket

I've joined the forum to help me understand the day to day challenges of running a cafe.

If anyone is interested in being part of our pilot, we would appreciate any feedback on passrocket.com

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« Reply #615 on: 22/08/2012, 08:27 PM »
G'day all,

Just joined up ... thanks for having me  ;D

I am in Perth ... been there my whole life mostly.

My espresso machine is a Breville Double Boiler BES900 ... paired with the BCG800 smart grinder. Only had this for a couple of weeks but so far I am very happy with it.

I used to have a Breville Ikon espresso machine and Sunbeam grinder but they were getting a bit long in the tooth!

I also roast my own beans ... using a lightly modified Cornelius popcorn maker.  I have just scored a cheap old bread maker and used my birthday Bunnings vouchers to buy a cheap heat gun and am going to set up a Corretto so I can do larger batches ... with the new coffee machine I seem to be drinking much more coffee now than I did before  :D

Again, thanks for having me ... looking forward to browsing your lovely forums  :thumb:

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« Reply #616 on: 22/08/2012, 09:18 PM »
G'day all,

Just joined up ... thanks for having me  ;D

I am in Perth ... been there my whole life mostly.

My espresso machine is a Breville Double Boiler BES900 ... paired with the BCG800 smart grinder. Only had this for a couple of weeks but so far I am very happy with it.

I used to have a Breville Ikon espresso machine and Sunbeam grinder but they were getting a bit long in the tooth!

I also roast my own beans ... using a lightly modified Cornelius popcorn maker.  I have just scored a cheap old bread maker and used my birthday Bunnings vouchers to buy a cheap heat gun and am going to set up a Corretto so I can do larger batches ... with the new coffee machine I seem to be drinking much more coffee now than I did before  :D

Again, thanks for having me ... looking forward to browsing your lovely forums  :thumb:

Welcome to Crema Spoony!  There are some very active and satisfied BDB owners here so you're in the place to contribute and learn.  I love the fact that we all tend to drink much more coffee after significant upgrades and home roasting adventures.... It must taste better than before eh!  :thumb:
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« Reply #617 on: 22/08/2012, 10:52 PM »
Hello Again, I think. =)

About me and keeping it simple.

I'm a muso, a mom, a seriously fanatical baker and cook (self-taught).

I love my curries and experiments and love my coffee.
Love improvising with my music as well as cooking.

Love to get my hands on a vintage Italian lever machine, if only I could afford it.



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« Reply #618 on: 22/08/2012, 11:13 PM »
Hi there Coffee Mama
Good to have you on board
You will find a couple of classical musicians here to keep you company
And I am a good listener of music

And of course lots of great cooks with a dedicated thread for those those special recipes
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« Reply #619 on: 25/08/2012, 09:58 PM »
Firstly,great site. Found this place while doing a little research on setting up a coffee van and trying to find some real information from real ppl. Seems its a very secretive business to get into.
Anyway,for the intro bit, hope you guys don't mind international members! Simon is me,living and working in Dublin, Ireland. My background is in bars, clubs, hotels and cafes mostly so know a fair bit about the industry. Coffee vans aren't exactly a new concept over here but there's a massive gap in the market for good coffee.
I'm going down the rout of starting from scratch, old van with new equipment.(cryptic I know but don't wanna give away too much just yet).
Decided to go with a duel fuel 2 group machine(mainly gas for the moment) and run everything off deep cycle batteries ie,grinder fridge and lighting. Don't wanna go all stainless in the fit out, one of the biggest problems here is everything looks a little too clinical and uninviting. Hoping to include more wood and fibreglass in the interior side of things.
Hoping there's not too much difference in the way things are done,there's only a cpl of thousand miles in the difference. Looking forward to bouncing some ideas around

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« Reply #620 on: 26/08/2012, 12:08 AM »
Welcome to Crema Simon
Lots of experienced people with hands on knowledge frequent our membership
Also a few threads on the subject to have a read

With regards to the fit out you must follow your local council or region as to the health standard requirements or it could become an expensive mistake

Start a thread with specific questions and we will see if we can help out

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« Reply #621 on: 04/09/2012, 02:10 PM »
Just a quick note to introduce myself, although some may recognize my username from that other Aussie forum.If only us kiwis had a coffee forum...

Felt i had to join after following the Londinium lever thread for the past few weeks.I'm a vintage lever fan, and have been lucky enough to restore and use some beautiful old levers over the past few years.Most of them end up sold over to Aussie, doesn't seem to be many vintage lever fans here in New Zealand.Current machine is a Faema Mercurio (1950s), although am in the middle of buying and importing a Faema Urania Velox group.
Current grinder is an Elektra Nino, courtesy of a local roaster selling off 5 of these beauties.They truly are a fantastic grinder

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« Reply #622 on: 04/09/2012, 02:22 PM »
Welcome kofekitt
Glad to have you on the Crema forum  :thumb:
We love new members and the more you participate the more community we develop

KK
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« Reply #623 on: 04/09/2012, 03:37 PM »
Welcome kofekitt
Glad to have you on the Crema forum  :thumb:
We love new members and the more you participate the more community we develop

KK

Spot on KK!  Welcome Kofekitt!
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« Reply #624 on: 04/09/2012, 07:21 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys


Welcome kofekitt, more that a few of us here love our levers and or looking to upgrade  :thumb:


We tend to be a bit mad at times but its all in good fun.


So when are you moving to Queensland  :stir

Sounds like a good idea after the wet cold winter we've had

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