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  • Posts

    • Well I went further and took out the water tank guard, and loosened out the computer so I could re-seat that black autofill wire. Evidently that was the end not entirely connected. Thanks for saving me that customer service hassle! Everything seems to be in working order. Now to try a latte tomorrow morning
    • Hi Baristas ! I've had my ECM Barista for nearly 2yrs now and luv it. Of late I have noticed water puddles between base of water tank and metal housing containing the tank. To the point now it leaks outside of machine. I know the o'ring is the culprit and have changed it but still noticing leaks ! Has anyone encountered this and rectified the problem ? I believe possibly the connecting parts are not to correct size and the o'ring cannot perform adequately. Anyone else tried diff size o'rings to overcome the issue ??? I'm also considering to accommodate a float valve system in my tank to allow for mains water (filtered)......anyone attempted this before ?? 🙂   
    • Hi Everyone, A newbie in the espresso world, I thought I would join this post rather than creating my own as it's following the same purpose - a better espresso quality. My setup: -Rancilio Silvia 2008 (v2) (i got it for free with a dead boiler, which I fixed and thoroughly cleaned the rest of the machine), installed a meCofee PID, running at 98c without any other options so far. -Rancilio Rocky grinder 2008, just changed the burrs - although not convinced it was necessary, but well. Still have clumps. -Locally (Singapore) roasted coffee beans, quite nice when tried at other's, but too sour here. - I use a 16g and a 21g baskets, both from Rancilio. Always carefully weighed, although I accept ~0.3g variation (not so fussy). I try to be careful about filling basket, equalizing and tamping consistency. I believe I have little or no channeling issues.  - I think I have found the right grinding setting etc ie brewing time 25s for 2:1 ratio, usually 30s+ for 3:1 ratio. I've tried to adjust the ratio only so far, with very low success. Mouthfeel is good, oily and thick espresso. What would you recommend me to adjust, which first setting should I attempt to tune, to go for nicer espressos? - For temperature, I have followed recommandation from this forum as well, so far I have not reached the "burnt coffee" taste of too hot espresso. - I have no ways of monitoring temperature for now... so I'd like to check all the rest before I go for pressure gauge etc Please let me know your opinion, ideas and eventual corrections on the way I do things... And have a great day with a great cup of coffee! Thank you very much for your help  
    • What I would really appreciate is for you to continue the old site whilst you do all of the Alpha testing, and that is what this is. Whilst you are getting the required experience and learning we would not have the pain and you could be relieved of the time pressure. The basic concept of Alpha testing is to get things fully functional first before releasing it, as a Beta test, to allow further tweaking. Clearly, The lack of all of the original features and pictures etc. is not showing your skills in the best light. The whole concept of this may or may not be serving the members well (fast and secure vs monetising members efforts) but my overall feeling about this is that it is nowhere near ready, that this is your first time with such a venture, and that trained or otherwise you don't know as much as much as you thought you did. Now, having said all that, I should say that I wish you well with your efforts and am happy to help if you think there is something I could be helping with so keep at it and maybe in a month or two we might be getting close.
    • Just a quick question, I know it's obvious, but again perhaps not. When you say the boiler doesn't fill, I am assuming the pump is not running....is the pump running to fill the boiler and it's not filling, or is the pump not running and that's why it's not filling? Really unless you have a faulty brain box (doubtful) and there is not damage to the insulation grounding the wire somewhere, when you disconnected it from the probe, the pump should have run.
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