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  1. I've really enjoyed this month's offering. I'm finding it hard to pinpoint but at least for me these have been very juicy. I've been around the 18-40 to 18-45 mark in arrive 22-25sec. If I grind finer on the EK it gets more sour, but that's been the case with most beans. In terms of flavour notes I'd definitely be inclined towards some fruit, maybe slightly tart nectarine and some kind of currant. No discernible chocolate or nut. Medium body that works with shorter milk drinks. With the curve balls of the last two months this one could be from anywhere. I'll go for a washed Rwandan. Thanks for organising! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. That is a ridiculously good deal for a not even 2 month old machine! I wish I'd held off buying mine new a few months ago This is bound to be gone by the morning thankfully Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Black Friday

    Btw I don't know if you went ahead in the end but I'd noticed before that the more you order the cheaper the shipping cost is. For 3 bags it would have been €8.50, €2.50 for 5 bags and then free for anything above that. Maybe worth a forum group buy at some point. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. Absolutely! 1. Cooffe 1KG 2. Joey24dirt 1KG 3. Jimbojohn55 1KG 4. Nicknak 1KG 5. Rob1 1KG 6. johnealey 1Kg Lucky #7. agentb 1Kg [emoji192] 8. MildredM 9. Bacms 1Kg 10. Christos_geo 1kg Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. This works a treat for me. Can get both that and a dosing cup from eBay for £20. Worth a look. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Here's one, but depends how much you like your brother [emoji14] https://www.caravancoffeeroasters.co.uk/collections/coffee/products/geisha-amenity?variant=19723323965509 Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. I struggle with the neck. It's either too fat or non existent. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Beautiful work once again [email protected] ! With my previous one hole steam tip which was about 2mm wide, it was absolutely impossible to get decent milk. Would end up looking like a frothy hot mess. This one is 1.4mm or close to that and the difference is amazing. Still need to get used to it coming from LR. Not my best art but only the first two attempts and can say it's transformed my la Pav! Thanks Nicknak Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. Nope, but I'd seen it and it looked really cool! There's also this option which you may have already seen: https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/ek43-titus-portafilter-holder Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  10. Water is just off boil actually, just give it a few seconds to stop rumbling. And I don't reheat it between pouring. For the brew size you are using definitely don't let it go to 4:30 As you are waiting 45s between each 45g pour do you find your bed is dry between pours? You shouldn't let it happen if that's the case. Maybe as a first step keep your grind setting the same and attempt the single pour regime I mentioned above. That will bring your draw time down to under 3 minutes hopefully and it should taste much better. As others will say on here, once you have a ballpark grind size for v60 you can keep it at that and simply alter your pour speed/frequency to hit your preferred draw down time and ultimately taste. Just change one thing at a time. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  11. 4:30?? Even if you're making a large v60 it shouldn't really be drawing down that slowly! What is your ratio and what is your dry weight? I have a new batch of Rocko at the moment and v60 have been optimal at 13.5->225 total draw time 2:20 including 30s bloom. As in using an EK I've had to adjust my pour regimen to single pour so I bloom with 30g for 30s with stirring the full depth of bed for a good 10s. At 30s I slowly pour the remainder of the water so that it's all in by 1:15. Dry bed at 2:20 gives me creamy fruity cup with tds around 1.33 Tried pushing draw time last night with same grind size just by multi pouring (50g every 30s) and it was still a touch fruity but definitely bitter. Tds was 1.37 Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  12. Def sounds like a broken thermostat or a loose wire to the thermostat perhaps. Did you check all your wires are dry and connected? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. Even if it is the thermostat don't stress! It's one of the easiest and cheapest things to replace. Can get them off eBay for next to nothing. That plus some thermal paste. However maybe just check that your boiler is full with water and there are no kinks in water feeding tube. Seem to remember that if you leave steam and valve open and activate both brew and steam switch you should get water through. If your water flow is normal but on the cool side, then ignore that last part Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  14. Couple of espressos in and considering the freshness they behaved extraction wise. I used a tip by Rao who suggested grinding and leaving for 15 minutes before putting in portafilter of beans are freely roasted. Supposedly that allows them to de-gas rapidly. Having said that, I didn't try a grind and pull shot alongside to compare so it may all be fluff. Roast wise I'd say these are on the medium side comparatively to previous offerings. Flavour wise, low acidity, round full body with creamy mouthfeel. Currently getting milk chocolate with almonds. Better shot was an 18->40.8 19s. 18->37 was unbalanced but was a bit coarser so not fair comparison. As I don't usually go for these flavour notes, hard to pinpoint but a first guess might be either Brazil or perhaps some obscure Indian bean [emoji14] Thank you guys for organising and huge thanks [email protected] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  15. Haha, yeah that was horrendous. Curdled instantly. Luckily it was in a glass so was prepared for what was to come. Needless to say it ended up down the sink. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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