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Off-topic / Re: Show Your Heart
« Last post by Simon on 16/06/2018, 09:33 PM »
I use Paul’s Physical no fat milk

KK
Ah cheers, yeah Paul's brand milk is quite nice!
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Off-topic / Re: Show Your Heart
« Last post by Koffee Kosmo on 16/06/2018, 06:23 PM »
I use Paul’s Physical no fat milk

KK
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Off-topic / Re: Show Your Heart
« Last post by Simon on 16/06/2018, 08:29 AM »
Simon if you want a tulip with a really good wrap around you need the milk the flow really well. The type of milk you use and the amount you stretch it will control this. I was using a non homogenised organic milk last week that tasted absolutely beautiful but boy was it ‘sticky’ and it made for terrible latte art no matter how little I textured it. With the right milk you need a very minimal amount of stretching to get that good flow for these type of patterns.
Cheers Leroy appreciate that mate. Yeah I usually use Pura full cream milk, or Coles brand, and they seem to texture well enough. May experiment with different milk types.

And yeah perhaps even less texturing, but I reckon if I did do any less it would definitely be more flat white than latte. But then perhaps maybe that's what they do in the comps, and that "latte art" just refers to the art and not the beverage (ie 1cm foam). Have poured into a variety of cups, and have settled on a very wide-lipped cup as I can get in really close.

My Profitec Pro 500 definitely has good steam power so this wouldn't be the issue. Have also considered jug type too, I think mine is just a cheapo 400ml jug, can't remember where I got it..
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Off-topic / Re: Show Your Heart
« Last post by LeroyC on 16/06/2018, 06:32 AM »

Cheers Gary some great tips there!

Have definitely been only adding air for a short time at the start and spending majority in texturing/whirlpooling.

I've progressed alot, but feel there's room for improvement. Where do you find is best for steamtip position in the whirlpool phase? I generally keep mine in the same position roughly for both phases, which is just off center. So not directly in the centre but just off to the right, so the steam is pushing the milk in a clockwise direction, but forming a really tight whirlpool in the centre. And obviously the tip just below the surface.

Just have seen people have the tip right at the edge of the milk jug, which when I try that it just tends to spin the milk and move it round rather than whirlpool it and force bubbles under the surface to be incorporated..

With the way I do it it still comes out really nice, but in doing tulips they don't do that nice big curl around that I see (the nice big C-shape arcing), only maybe the first bit does that but it doesn't continue. And rosettas don't have those hollow leaves.

I definitely started adding less air so it isn't so thick which made a big difference so far, just wondering where else to work on... perhaps not as hot might be an option (which I haven't tried)! And pour as well but it doesn't feel like it's that in this case..

Perhaps experimenting with adding even less air, but it already is 'latte' amount.. hmm..

Simon if you want a tulip with a really good wrap around you need the milk the flow really well. The type of milk you use and the amount you stretch it will control this. I was using a non homogenised organic milk last week that tasted absolutely beautiful but boy was it ‘sticky’ and it made for terrible latte art no matter how little I textured it. With the right milk you need a very minimal amount of stretching to get that good flow for these type of patterns.
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Off-topic / Re: Show Your Heart
« Last post by Simon on 15/06/2018, 11:11 PM »


Keep it up guys  :thumb:

A couple of important steps when preparing for latte art.

Heat the milk to only 55 to 60 degrees celcius rather than 65. You will find it easier for the milk to pour out. The hotter the milk, the "stiffer" it will be.

Get the stretching over as soon as possible and maximise/spend more time the texturing phase.
Stretch, incorporating air and hear the paper ripping noise for a couple of seconds, or a couple of gulps will do, then start texturing asap with the steam tip just below the surface while doing the whirlpool til 55 degrees C.

Cheers Gary some great tips there!

Have definitely been only adding air for a short time at the start and spending majority in texturing/whirlpooling.

I've progressed alot, but feel there's room for improvement. Where do you find is best for steamtip position in the whirlpool phase? I generally keep mine in the same position roughly for both phases, which is just off center. So not directly in the centre but just off to the right, so the steam is pushing the milk in a clockwise direction, but forming a really tight whirlpool in the centre. And obviously the tip just below the surface.

Just have seen people have the tip right at the edge of the milk jug, which when I try that it just tends to spin the milk and move it round rather than whirlpool it and force bubbles under the surface to be incorporated..

With the way I do it it still comes out really nice, but in doing tulips they don't do that nice big curl around that I see (the nice big C-shape arcing), only maybe the first bit does that but it doesn't continue. And rosettas don't have those hollow leaves.

I definitely started adding less air so it isn't so thick which made a big difference so far, just wondering where else to work on... perhaps not as hot might be an option (which I haven't tried)! And pour as well but it doesn't feel like it's that in this case..

Perhaps experimenting with adding even less air, but it already is 'latte' amount.. hmm..
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Roasters - Different Roasting Equipment / Re: My new roaster - Phantom
« Last post by lukemc on 15/06/2018, 07:49 PM »
I believe they have just released a 15kg and also do a 22kg.

In saying that if you wanted a 10 (second hand) Chris is selling his has garanti. I’ve used it a fair bit and it’s great!


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Roasters - Different Roasting Equipment / Re: My new roaster - Phantom
« Last post by LeroyC on 15/06/2018, 07:47 PM »
Direct from CRA as it was their demo machine. I think if your in vic talk coffee is the go to though  he is their agent. Chris has been super helpful with some minor issues I’ve had especially good considering I didn’t buy through him.


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Ok thanks for that. We are in NZ and are looking for some options for a new roaster. It’s slim pickings over here so it may be worth talking to CRA or another Australian supplier. Probably looking in the 15-20kg range.
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Roasters - Different Roasting Equipment / Re: My new roaster - Phantom
« Last post by lukemc on 15/06/2018, 06:26 PM »
Luke do you mind me asking where you bought this? CRA? Talk Coffee?
Direct from CRA as it was their demo machine. I think if your in vic talk coffee is the go to though  he is their agent. Chris has been super helpful with some minor issues I’ve had especially good considering I didn’t buy through him.


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New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: Hello!! And help
« Last post by LeroyC on 15/06/2018, 06:14 PM »
Hi!
Thank you for allowing me in your group! It's so cool that this exsis.
I have a Krups XP6180. It needs at least the group head seal. I've read that it's the same machine as the Sunbeam EM6910. Does anybody know if this is true? And if I can use that seal? I have not been able to find the Krups seal.
Thank you!!

Well how about that. I knew there was another iteration of the 6910 in Asia, but I didn’t realise there was a Krups rebrand out there. Where in the world are you based? I’m guessing you’re not in Australia.
You’re right that a Sunbeam EM6910 gasket will fit. In fact it’s the only one that will fit and you won’t get it from a general coffee parts supplier. If you’re in Australia you’ll find 3 or 4 appliance service centers selling these gaskets on eBay. I’ve used Ewing Electrical in the past and they’re as good as anyone.

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New Here? Drop in and Say Hi. / Re: Hello!! And help
« Last post by askthe coffeeguy on 15/06/2018, 10:24 AM »
hi and welcome !

agreed, give coffee parts a call they will fix you up!

best,

ACG
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