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  1. I expect you've found out by now, but thanks for posting this - the powder is a lot cheaper than commercial descalers & apparently safe and efficient, so I'll give it a go. I found this https://www.entkalker-tipps.de/en/sulfamic-acid-as-decalcifier/ which advised 10-15gms per litre.
  2. Stainless steel mesh disc cut from https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153822206283 & laid on top after tamping. A lot less mess!
  3. Some progress today with a less drastic measure. I put a flat disc of fine stainless steel mesh on top of the puck. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153822206283 Much cleaner!
  4. Cheers - I'm doing about 20 seconds pre-infusion, then pulling the lever again for a couple of mini-Felinis shortly after it starts dripping, about another 10 seconds. I tend to pull the lever again just before the piston bottoms, seems to need a couple of these for 16gms in and about 30 out.
  5. As i just said in my new post in the machines/grinders/accessories section: I've been amused that after all the concern I've had & read about perfect pucks, in spite of the nuts in the Liberty's grouphead ripping up the puck I've had some lovely coffees. Messy though... Does anyone know whether it would be safe to commit sacrilegious butchery and drill & tap the group so that I could screw the screen in?
  6. That's what I found with the standard portafilter and the flat-top basket which came with it (-not as many holes as Pavoni baskets). This is a 3 week old roast, but I still got a couple of respectable shots yesterday. The 2nd was better, but the phone fell over 🤩
  7. With good gasket advice from StevenG91 I've managed to get some lovely shots from my Liberty with my Pavoni portafilter, still learning but here's one: I've been amused that after all the concern I've had & read about perfect pucks, in spite of the nuts in the Liberty's grouphead ripping up the puck I've had some lovely coffees. Messy though... Does anyone know whether it would be safe to commit sacrilegious butchery and drill & tap the group so that I could screw the screen in?
  8. Fair enough, and perhaps somebody is in the queue ahead of me - would you be happy if a friend of mine agrees to pick it up for me?
  9. Interested, but transport is a problem in this time.
  10. Thanks for your advice @StephenG91 -I'm now using .3mm less gasket material than you, with a Pavoni style basket (IMS). So far, very good indeed!
  11. Excellent result! Are you trying it out with a Pavoni portafilter? I get better results with mine than with the original, but perhaps it's that I'm more used to that.
  12. Thanks for this. Running happily at the cheaper option for most things, I looked at these and then looked again just in case on eBay ... £5.25 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-01g-500g-Electronic-Pocket-Digital-LCD-Weighing-Scales-Food-Jewelry-Kitchen-/401545215734?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 I've used them for a few days and I'm delighted. Very fast, accurate and to •two digits, the backlight goes out after a short while but instantly relights as soon as there's any weight change, and for a timer I can count the ticks from our kitchen clock ☕
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