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  1. Hi there, Hoping to spend a max of £100 to get something 2nd hand. I have been looking at a Feldgrind and have seen a few for sale on here. Cheers
  2. A big thumbs up for the Royal if you have the space and can pickup a good one up 2nd hand. Plenty of easy mods which will give you zero rentention. Its a joy to use and built like a tank.
  3. Hi guys, Could some kind soul recommend me a reasonale hand grinder to go with my new V60? Over the past 2 years I have been going without coffee while in the caravan. So I thought I would pickup a V60 being more sturdier than my Chemex and find a suitable hand grinder to go with it. Use wise I would be looking to use it for about 35 days a year. I am not expecting it to compete with my Royal but anything would be better than powder coffee! Not looking to pay the earth and hoping to pick one up 2nd hand from here. Any advice would be greatly apprecated.
  4. No issues with steam on mine. I have actually dropped the pressure by lowering the temp from default to get more control over the frothing. Milk frothing is more about technique than anything and it took me a while to get the hang of it. Regard to the control box. You need to have the machine turned off before you plug it in. If leave mine permanently connected for times where I need to turn off the service boiler or tweak the brew boiler temp.
  5. Pre infusion only works if it’s plumbed in. Just be careful with limescale otherwise your going to have big issues. I only use Ashbecks to keep it free. Beautiful machine and a joy to use everyday which gives consistent cups of coffee. With regard to the grinder, it’s the most important thing, more so than the Rocket.
  6. This is the norm for other forums too. Needs to be like this because people will just stake claims on items without committing.
  7. Hi there, How old is it, how many owners and roughly how many KG’s of beans have gone through the burrs? Just trying to understand if it’s had just light use. Cheers
  8. That would probably be me, LOL. Just glad its all fixed now, it was driving me nuts.
  9. Just thought I would update you guys. I have now sorted out the problem and it wasn’t due to any of the above. The issue was due to high suction which was caused by a mix up of the springs in the group after cleaning. I had noticed for a while that the squirt at the end seemed quite powerful and it was literally sucking the puck out of the portafilter.
  10. Drop the weight with a good cm clearance and still got a sticking puck. Went the other way to 19 grams and got another, grrrrrr.
  11. Thanks again for the insight. Generally speaking. I keep to the Java dark roasts for the Rocket because most drinks are milk based. Light Roasts I keep for the Chemex and drink black, When the Coffee is tamped there is a good gap between the shower screen and top of the coffee, will easily pass the coin test. When it doesn't stick there is still a good gap when I remove the portafiler. I certainly will have a play with the weights. Cheers guys
  12. Interesting, I'm sure I read somewhere to use 18 grams in the double basket. Always looked OK with the top of the tamper virtually aligning just below the edge of the basket. I did try a 17 gram shot but made zero difference. Still 50/50 chance of a sticking puck. Will have another go at reducing the weight. Extraction is perfect, with 30-35 seconds giving approx 36 gram shot. Espresso in the morning and Chemex at night so I'm always dialing the grind back in the morning. Once set gives a very consistent shot. Cheers guys
  13. Hi Guys, Anybody else suffer from the puck sticking to the shower screen when you remove the portafilter? I ususally get this 50% of the time and it drives me nuts.... I’m assuming it’s to do with the suction when the valve does the business? I have tried everything to minimise the issue. Using a 18gram shot with the standard double basket with an IMS shower screen. Tried different force tamping, twisting, varied the shot weight. Doesn’t make any difference really. Any thoughts?
  14. Hi Guys, Anybody else suffer from the puck sticking to the shower screen when you remove the portafilter? I ususally get this 50% of the time and it drives me nuts.... I’m assuming it’s to do with the suction when the valve does the business? I have tried everything to minimise the issue. Using a 18gram shot with the standard double basket with an IMS shower screen. Tried different force tamping, twisting, varied the shot weight. Doesn’t make any difference really. Any thoughts?
  15. Just about cracked the Moka now and producing a consistent sweet, lots a flavour with no bitterness cup of coffee. I have the 6 cup Venus and here’s what I do for a mug of americano. 60/40 water /coffee, adjust to suit. Grind is just less than espresso, what I would class fine. I use 18 grams I boil water to 97’c, fill just under the valve. Drop basket in. On our induction I set to 6, coffee start to come out within a minute. Drop to 5 once you see the coffee. Remove once it starts to bubble. Once you see the coffee the processs is complete with 30 seconds. What causes the bitterness is high temps and over extraction. The above method is quick and simple.
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