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  1. Like others I've slackened off the grind a fraction and a as result upped the dose slightly to slow the extraction, now at 5 bar, the result is a lot sweeter, still some salt but the tropical fruit is stronger and more rewarding in the cup.
  2. Dialled in even further with a 83mm flat then used a pav with pressure profile kit at max 6bar extraction, tropical sweet (cinder toffee) funk as well - very rewarding - still need to pay around with grind a bit but this coffee is top draw comparable with some of Rave and Origins most expensive beans, enjoying this greatly
  3. Second day of these in a espresso based white, at the moment I'm getting some realy tropical notes and some funk, really interested to see what they are but definatly shaping up to be an outstanding coffee once dialed in, im going very fine on a large flat grinder to get the best out of these, im wondering if they have been fermented a little, I should say that I live about a mile from Django so may do a drive past and look for sacks or is that cheating?
  4. About a week into these and the flavours have settled with a consistent quality that has improved each day as the week has gone on, if yours are still under a pile of Xmas crap in the back of your posties van hes been doing you a favour. Still only making espresso based drinks with these on a pav at a 1:2ratio but they are turning out with well rounded flavours in the cup, no funk at all for me at any stage, choc, fruit, wet labrador, Penzance etc etc, I can't place the middle flavour But they are prooving to be a great bean' enjoy- when you get then 😉
  5. bit of a mixed roast, with a certain amount of colour variation in the beans, first go as a flat white It was very much chocolate, almonds, poss citrus as well, early days as yet, but quite enjoyable.
  6. Penetrating oil over a few days 👍
  7. Hi @tvr3I will be doing a few bases (probably) in the next couple of weeks - the lever fever FB group are after some as well - will let you know cheers Jim
  8. If this helps anyone my own personal experience is that the Major provides a very high quality of grind at a very cheap price.
  9. Hi Mark - thats a bargain im happy to pay the full asking price
  10. Thinking about it I'm probably 2-12 at some point [emoji15] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  11. I like to laugh at the world in general and realise that each of us is not as special or unique as we like to think. This may have been done before but I came across this post online about 14 different types of forum members, l certainly see myself as one of them. People are more complex than this but we can all recognise facets of our own behaviour, or if not we really have big problems. You may enjoy reading this but dont point fingers at anyone or you may prove your a sociopath 😅 Original source is about football but if the cap fits Here 1. The Nazi Admin/Mod/Owner Internet forums attract all sorts of people, but generally speaking, the sort who wants to be an administrator or moderator is the type of person who craves power. In their real lives they are probably bullied at work, hen-pecked by their wives or have an extensive collection of military memorabilia that they have set up in their bedrooms while they play Ride of the Valkyries on a loop. Without question the worst type of forum I’ve seen for this are ones relating to TV. Doctor Who ones are terrible for it and in particular there’s one Facebook group I’m a part of that has a list of rules so long and extensive, it’s like a political party’s manifesto. Here’s the response I got from the admin of one place relating to a post of mine that they deleted… “Dear Stuart, If you check Rule 6 you will see that your post is in violation of that rule. Using the word “hypothetically” does not remove the intent of this denigration. This would lead on to Rule 5, baiting of forum members, which is also in violation. Finally, Rule 16 on not bringing up moderation in thread, but asking a member of the team via PM. The latter on no fewer than three occasions! Given the above the admins feel any further violations will result a 24 hour timeout from the group. Please note, all decisions of the admin team are final and no further discussion will be entered into. Regards ____ on behalf of the admin team.” How can you not read that and think “What a prick”. It’s the internet you sad bastard. 2. The Prick Speaking of pricks, every forum seems to have one. You know the sort; the one who everyone clearly dislikes because he’s such a…well…such an objectionable prick. He’s rude, he’s aggressive, he’s got views that most people find utterly reprehensible; essentially he’s a sociopath. And yet he either doesn’t realise it, or he doesn’t care. Despite how much everyone would love him never to post on the forum again, he remains there, like a fixed point in time. 3. The Guy Who’s Never Off The Forum No matter what time of day it is, this guy is on the forum and will always reply to comments instantly, and then get a bit upset if nobody has replied to his point within 30 seconds. He’s only been a member for a year, but he’s already got 35,000 posts to his name. Mate, step away from the PC. 4. The Guy Who Tries To Get Along With Everyone If everyone had the same opinion, what would be the point of discussion forums? But there’s always that one guy who never wants to ruffle any feathers. He sits on the fence the whole time and agrees with everyone about everything. You might think that’s nice, but after a while you just think “Oh have an opinion for crying out fucking loud!!!” 5. The Guy Who Only Posts To Tell People They Are Wrong On a similar note there’s the guy who only posts to tell people they are wrong; usually because he’s set himself up as the resident expert, the Superfan or the guy with ‘Insider Contacts’. Ask him to expand on any points or to enter into a reasonable discussion and he won’t do it. Probably because he can’t. He lives only to hold the ‘I Know Something You Don’t’ card over people for all of time. 6. The Rival Fan (aka The Troll) Usually found on Football forums, there’s always the guy who spends more time posting on the rival team’s forum/thread than anywhere else. It’s rife everywhere, whether it’s a specialised forum for a specific club or a thread on a general football site. As an example of this, there’s a Dundee United thread on a general Scottish Football forum that I occasionally post on where in the last 5 pages the amount of posts from Utd fans are outnumbered by a ratio of probably 10:1 by fans of other clubs trying in vain to ‘wind us up’. What’s the point? It’s not just football related though. On gaming forums you’ll get people who post in threads of ‘rival’ consoles and slag it off, or on TV threads in the off topic section of forums it’ll be full of the sort of person who feels it’s their job to come in and post about how the subject matter is shit. Over the years I’ve noticed this is especially true of wrestling and Big Brother. Instead of the topics actually being about them, it’s crammed with people who need to remind others that they don’t like it and that only morons watch such things. That’s fine mate, but my attitude is that if I’ve no interest in a subject, I’m not going to post about it online. Trolling is something I’ve never understood. 7. The Guy Who Takes Everything Personally You know the sort; they post an opinion, someone disagrees and then it’s ——->MELTDOWN TIME<———. I’ll be honest and say that I’ve been annoyed/stressed by forum arguments in the past, but never to the degree where I’ll throw the toys out of the pram just because someone has dared to disagree with me. 8. The Forum Resignation Letter Guy Every forum has had that moment where a guy has had enough and decides to stop posting. But there’s that extra special moment – the moment to savour – where someone decides that they must announce their intention to stop posting with a heartfelt resignation letter that will bring a tear to a glass eye. Presumably the intention is really for people to reply to the post demanding that they stay because they are too valued to leave. But without fail, whenever someone does this, the reaction amounts to “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out you fucking drama queen”. Again, it’s just the internet folks, stop being so fucking precious. Oh, but those guys always return a week later anyway. 9. The Unofficial Technical Expert There’s always a guy who takes up residency as the technical expert. If you’ve got a problem with any piece of kit, whether it’s a tablet or a toilet, he’s the man who has all the answers. This can happen on any forum, but my particular favourite are the ones who post on the official forums of mobile phone or electronics firms. They’ll answer questions, unpaid, at any time of the day in the hope of being offered a job. I wonder if that’s ever worked? 10. The Guy Who Never Posts On The Subject Matter He’s a regular poster and he’s been there for years, but does he actually contribute anything on the actual subject matter? It’s like he’s hidden in plain sight. Why’s he there? Who knows. 11. The Guy Who Writes In His Local Dialect I’ve got no problem with someone speaking in a local dialect, but why write in it? Surely that requires additional thought? Or if I was to write that in Dundonian… Ehve git nae prawblum we someone speakin in thir local tongue, ken. Perhaps this is at its worst in Scotland, but you’ll inevitably get it all over the world. I imagine forums in the Southern States of the USA will be full of people referring to each other as y’all. 12. The Resident Joker Ah the Joker. He’s liked by everyone and he’s able to defuse a heated debate with a witty bon mot. Then there’s the 20 other guys who think that describes them. But it really doesn’t. 13. The Creepy Guy In the off-topic section of every forum there’s always a thread run by a guy who exists solely to post pictures of naked women and/or offensive jokes. The very best (or worst) is example of this is a boy on a football forum I frequent who posts around 100 times a day with pictures and gifs of nothing but nudity. Why he does it, I couldn’t tell you, but I imagine a psychologist would love to find out. 14. The Woman Finally there’s that rarity; the one woman who shares a common interest with the guys and posts about it. She’s instantly treated slightly differently by blokes who probably think “I might be in with a shot if we ever have a forum night out”. It’s a long shot, but it’s as close as some might get
  12. Pin punch set [emoji106] https://www.toolstation.com/pin-punch-set/p44554 Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  13. 1.Thecatlinux 2. Jimbojohn55 pft 3. VivaLaTank 4. Joey24 Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  14. Pft 1.Thecatlinux 2. Jimbojohn55 Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  15. If it proves to be the Pav beater that I think it will and it's under a grand then yes Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  16. I think mines the most honest and you can read it as it's not hidden in small print
  17. Mildred your a wonder, I was going to say something religious with wings and a harp but I can't say that anymore So your a top geezer instead , well done👼 Hang on should we delete some of the emojis
  18. jimbojohn55

    This forum

    Interesting thread, what is obvious from the comments is that what one person sees as reasonable banter about race, politics or religion has sinister undertones for others and is turning them off from contributing to this forum, I would include myself in this group. Ive hopefully given as good as ive got in the past but quickly realised that some some posters get their jollys (and not Mazzer) from the negative attention and the arguement. Where does this leave us.... basically if you want the forum to grow get rid of the toxic threads on race, politics and religion, also Bravo @MildredM
  19. It was a massive undertaking for a first E61 rebuild, all credit to you viva for sticking with it [emoji106] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  20. Shelf octopus funnel ,[emoji6] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  21. interesting solution 👍, if you do get around to making the tool, just a quick heads up the 62 and 63 pavs have slightly different hole positions to the 64 - 74 with a brass sleeve
  22. Hi I will do some more, but be warned I tend to have a very long turn around, I've got some domestic commitment s that I'm working through at the moment, but will update this thread as soon as I'm back on the case. Cheers Jim Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  23. jimbojohn55


    I will put money on the piston having become loose from the rod, most of the 105s had the plastic piston which is famous for coming loose. If I'm correct then use some PTFE tape on the threads to get a better fit, or fit the brass piston instead. The plastic piston is better for thermal stability in stopping the group overheating so quickly if you do multiple shots, if it's just you the brass ones are fairly cheep. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
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