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  1. Have upgraded my 2008 La Pav with the following Pressure Profile Kit Stainless Steel Base Plate Stainless Steel Portafilter Group Head Thermometer and Holder Stainless Steel Handles La Pavoni Towel The Glorious Flying Eagle To me it looks fabulous, here are some pics taken today Friday 08th November 2019, hope you all are approving of my Masterpiece!! ?☕ 16g in with @Niche Coffee grinder(no water spray!!), should read 32g out in 32 secs.
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  2. A colleague of mine found out too late that his had spread all over I found out about his condition second hand and not from the horses mouth so to speak. This made me feel awkward and preferring not to broach the subject with him. I have said to all of my work mates that they should feel able to talk to me any time. I don't want anyone to feel awkward as I did Your news @MildredM brings a smile to my face and a positive feeling to the possibilities for me
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  3. I never said it would be easy! The odd bargain does pop up from time to time though.
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  4. My thoughts are with you, it's tough, bloody tough at times, you really do have to take it a day at a time, but more importantly is keeping your pecker up with the belief that you will reach that tiny glimmer of light that seems so so far away at the end of the tunnel. I really hope you are lucky enough to receive the level of care I'm having, it's been the tops in every respect, and I'd never allow anyone to knock our NHS ever again, everyone has been bloody marvellous, and the food weren't bad neither. If you feel the need to talk to someone who has been through chemotherapy please get in co
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  5. Cheers Dave least mines been ran in ? what an idiot I know, it’s fine from 10 shots a week to what you quoted above in a short space of time. But until is packs it I’ll keep enjoying my coffee
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  6. Sorry, still new! Will take at asking, I'll send a PM now.
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  7. I had one of these i would get a little fridge magnet made with BO' and stick it on the front. ?
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  8. Pump and new, non-pressurised basket arriving before midday tomorrow. I shall update soon.
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  9. but then, there seems to be an absence... of a certain ornithological piece...
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  10. A bad interpretation and implementation of the regulations, to be fair to them. Really poor show from Gaggia.
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  11. Thank you for this idea. I remembered I have a small metal shaker for cocoa powder I don't use and, with moving the portafilla stand around, it fits nicely under the chute, pretty good fit in the basket too. Top tip I reckon!
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  12. I love all of it apart from the handles. I'm a sucker for wooden handles.
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  13. And back to the two hole tip... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. Major League Grinding towel prototype arrived today for testing and a thorough review. Just for clarification, I've got it for free and have no intention to sell it at any point in time. Will persuade manufacturer to keep costs at a reasonable level, improve performance as well as recommending them to newbies [emoji23]
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  15. Thanks for the positive thoughts folks This will be a one day at a time deal for the next few months with a simple target.... Waking up on the green side of the grass. Please don't send flowers.... I don't want to be thinking they might last longer than me. You might be wondering so..... Cancer jokes are good. (By PM if you are squeamish). In about a month from now I will need all the humour to buoy me up I reckon. They say laughter is the best Medicine except now maybe. Chemo might win in this instance but jokes are strong too BTW Just spoke to Dave (coffeechap)
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  16. Jesus, I truly wish you the best mike, you are one of the helpful folk on here and I know you do lots of ferrying around I. The background for lots of people stay positive I will be sending as much positivity your way as I can. Rant at will, as there is no Point in keeping stuff pent up, we need rangers anyway to keep the do Goode’s on their toes If there is anything you need just ask it’s times like this that a forum needs to pull together and forget about the petty shite that goes on in the background
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  17. This arrived today very well packed.. Thanks @MildredM looks great as do the towels ?
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  18. With a heavy heart I am selling my machine and grinder. Since buying the machine off another forum member about 7 years ago, it has served me tremendously well, but my currently lifestyle does not suit the set-up any longer. The machine has only ever been used with Ashbeck water. 18 month ago it was fully serviced and rebuilt by a technician recommended to me by Bella Barista (who were the original sellers) - some signs of wear and tear but overall in good quality and in perfect working order following the service. Grinder is Compak K3 Touch advanced - just under 3 years old (BB a
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  19. I never said it would be easy! The odd bargain does pop up from time to time though. Especially in the LOM&H, it's why I directed him there first.....hopefully to prevent any crushing disappointment at the budgets required.
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  20. I left a test one running for about 45 minutes and as @jimmgc51 has found it didn't get hot or even warm. I didn't bother running it any longer as it had probably reached equilibrium. It's probably going to be fine and as the motor only consumes around 40W or less free running (other consumption is in other parts). The case is well able to dissipate the heat and radiate it away. It's only been running for 36 hours... so that's 6480 double shots ground So at an average of 2 shots per day that's around 8.8 years use. It's not been under any huge load of course, but it has done the r
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  21. Trapeze Only after a Google!
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  22. Hi @Iwan Welcome to the forum.. just a tip on how it's meant to work, not really talking about my tamper but in general if you express an interest in a "for sale" item with no concrete offer someone can beat you to the item buy offering the asking price. If you offer something less than asking price its the same... someone can offer full price and beat you to it. Hope It makes sense?
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  23. well yes I could keep the same machine but its 110v so I don't want to have a transformer sitting on my counter. I really love the GS3 and the consistent shot quality is amazing. I almost never have an issue part from dialing in a new coffee. I don't mind changing machines as I am now able to sell and rebuy (used) as a pretty high price point and not get burned on the cost of swapping. right now im looking at either a lever (LR or cremina) or a LM Linea Mini. all are great machine and work in slightly different ways. I don't think I can go wrong with any of these but it will all come down to p
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  24. I'd say your best bet, especially if you are in the car is to go slightly away from town. If she's opposite the library a few min drive along Woodhouse Lane is 'Coffee on the Crescent' which is pretty good with easy parking. They rotate coffees but mainly use Echelon which is a one man outfit on the same estate as my work(brewery) about 5 mins from Coffee on the Crescent (we use Echelon coffee in our stouts and its about 80% of the coffee I buy now a days and I think its really good). About 10mins further along the same road and you'd end up in Headingley where 'Fika' is really good, alth
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  25. Wishing you all the best Mike. As others have said, having the right mindset seems to be a huge help. I'm not saying this from going through treatment, more from watching how friends and relatives have approached their treatment.
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  26. I've found it nice as a cortado but it still struggles to cut through even then; I'd say it's much nicer as a straight espresso, too.
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  27. @johey if you get the chance pop into BB and have a good look around at all the Machines they have . They are very helpful and will spend a lot of time with you discussing all the different pro and cons of the machines . When I went there you can see the different level of finish of them .
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  28. Good luck with your treatment mate. I remember that thread and contributed several times. I pretty much disagreed with everything you said but liked the way you kept it civil. It would be a boring place if we were all the same. Again, good luck. I've had health problems myself recently but I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling.
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  29. Sorry to hear that, wishing you all the best. For what it's worth; disagreements about views are only that, even if someone has a view that I disagree with doesn't mean I think they're bad or undeserving of a happy healthy life. Fingers crossed for the speediest recovery possible!
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  30. Hey Mike, I've been hovering but not posting, so healing vibes from here in the dark side, otherwise known as Yorkshire. Ian
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  31. @mctrials23 I had a quick look on the Internet for other companies selling the Lelit Kit . The only place I could find was the Espresso underground one . They are now selling it at £295.85 . So if you have found it within £20 of the £179 I paid for the Profitec one can you supply any links to the website . It would be helpful to others considering buying the kit ..
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  32. Ian is perfecting his crocus. I’m a bit wobbly!
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  33. A hot water tank jacket would work better due to it's insulation properties.
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  34. I could teach you some Austrian grumpy stuff though... so noone would notice! Also, get yourself some passion fruit - it adds to the tropic of cancer! Seriously though, it's rich in antioxidants so maybe chat up your doc about these foods and how to use nutrition to aid the treatment.
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  35. Wasting beans to season burrs on a a Niche? I’d say no! NO! Yes, you will see improvements in the months ahead as the burrs are “broken in”, but it quietly creeps up on you. It is a pleasant & rewarding ah-ha moment, when all of a sudden you say “hey, wait a sec, this is really, really good, even better than before!” I wouldn’t pass up such a sweet & unexpected gift.?
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  36. I’ve always loved coffee and have decided to get a bit more serious and make decent stuff at home. so I got this after a bit of guidance on here and watching loads of YouTube. I am getting some very pleasing results. possibly might put a pid on? What you think?
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  37. As for value not really sure? It's nice thou.. In a brass coal scuttle sort of way
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  38. Wishing you all the best during your treatment and as Dave said above, anything you need (even if that only some more guji ) John
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  39. Still playing with it really , but it adds a bit of fun to the whole process .. I have found that the valve now has a better range of movement and needs more of a turn to go from off to full on . I wonder if it had a minor blockage after I fitted it . I used it with a decaf , which had a very slight back ground taste which I can only describe as stale . When I used the flow with a 10 seconds at 2bar on the gauge then a really slow build up . The stale taste which was just there ,just noticeable went . I have currently got it set in one place ... It takes about 10 /15 seconds to get
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  40. very belated update to this saga. I finally moved house and on Monday Paul and I managed to liaise for me to pick up the Mythos. Since I got it home I've changed the burrs (I had an idea that the burrs might be worn and they were), taken the front tamper off and given it a clean. I've dialled in a few different coffees now but it's not that easy to single dose. I have been looking at solutions like lens hoods and puffers but haven't come to any form conclusions yet. I have to say the espresso coming out is a totally different from the Sette 270Wi I've been using. The mouthf
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  41. Many of us reporting big flavour improvements as the burrs bed in Rob [emoji39] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  42. The story behind our digital milk thermometer We're almost out of stock of our first run of 3000 digital milk thermometers. I designed these 3 years ago, with my Portuguese designer Joao Tomaz, based on a meat thermometer https://www.mingle-instrument.de/et578a/ design that German thermometer maker "Mingle", already manufactured. Here's what their meat thermometer looks like: To morph their thermometer into ours, w
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  43. These extras are worth at least £100 on there own, so surprised that this lovely machine had not been snapped up yet
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  44. New Decent Heaters About 18 months ago, I was contacted by Kawai http://www.ekawai.com/ and told that they are the world's largest thermocoil manufacturer, that they make models for a few big name pro espresso machines, and that they'd like to work with us to design a heater to our needs. Our Decent Espresso Machines are "heat on demand", or boiler-less. However, our machines aren't "sitting around cool", but instead have 1.2 meters of stainless steel tubing, coiled tightly inside a block of aluminum, sitting at 110ºC (for espresso) and 160º (for steam). That's our stored energy. W
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  46. A quick update. Ian’s NORMAL!! His blood test result confirm this ? 0.04 ug/L serum prostate specific antigen level ? Thanks for everyone’s previous good wishes?
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