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  1. I will check this weekend where it’s coming from. But what I want to know is - should the machine be silent otherwise. Literally no venting etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Another query what noises should the machine make while on but not being used? i am getting an intermittent short hiss which i can't decide if its new or not, or if it is normal. should the machine be totally silent aside from the big clicking sound and boiler heating noise. i ask as i have so far done two things which might lead me to suspect i need to descale it. the machine had a sticking anti vacuum valve which i removed, cleaned up and replaced, which solved the issue. for this issue, there was a much longer hissing noise. i have been running tap water through
  3. Don’t worry Rob. Bottled water to the rescue! Bath water is rock hard! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cheers @Northern_Monkey ; ! It is the kit you linked. I wondered as the results only seem to be used in tables for the in line systems. The test would be the same though I guess. Anyway I think you are spot on. It is a punt. What is clear though is that I doubt I’ll get more than 3 months per filter which means I’ll probably go back to bottled as I can’t see a benefit for me. Even though bottled isn’t perfect either, I know it lasts a few years before needing a descale. And it’s cheaper, can be recycled as well or better than filters, helps me sleep at night. Sent from my iPhone using T
  5. Help!!! Okay so the test kit arrived and I have tested the tap water and the water out of the machine (not warmed up) which has had a filter fitted for two months. Results as follows; Tap Water Total hardness, TH = GH = 21 degrees Carbonate hardness, CH = KH = 11 degrees Filtered Water TH = GH = 13 CH = KH = 6 Now I’m confused and possibly annoyed. 1 - Bella Barista said the kit would last for 100s of tests / years. It clearly won’t, and has a use by date of next year. I’m confused why they said this. 2 - I am not convinced this kit is specifically for in tank filters? BB did know th
  6. Water test kit and obligatory bag of beans to justify postage.
  7. These are the best light roast I’ve tried. I’ve spent weeks trying to achieve something like the notes on similar roasts without much success. Annoyingly this one was spot on first time so I learned nothing. Floral and peach - yeah I would agree.
  8. Thought I’d share my experience of Unkle Funka from Extract. I tried these for a week in Moka Pot (plus hot milk) and loved it. Really musky but pleasant flavour. I then tried them for three weeks as flat white etc and could not repeat the notes. I tried everything from 1:1.5 up 1:2.5 and didn’t really get past a general toffee flavour at best. They were nice, but not funky. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. test using web view, through Tapatalk
  10. Apologies if this is discussed elsewhere. What has happened to photos being uploaded via Tapatalk? It seems to only appear as a Tapatalk image hosting link now. Is this a Tapatalk issue or a forum issue. I’m particularly worried about posting quickly for the upcoming latte art competition Test photo below https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201122/64734cede6ba3c5a0e83b27bb8c35490.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Nail on the head @RobW ; I wish it were a closer call. I have a £25 test kit on the way, but I fear I may return to the dark side (bottled). The fact that the filters are also plastic kind of doesn’t make me feel that bad. What we need is an economic national glass bottled water delivery / pickup service. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Welcome neighbour. Nice setup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. From BWT; As per the box, I would suggest in changing this every 3 months, this is because of water sitting inside the filter and the filter not working to its optimum performance, the resin will become weaker and not work as well. So £80 a year in filters or £20 in plastic bottled water... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Excellent, very helpful. I’ll see how I go. The tank will get warm every day so I guess bacteria would be an issue. I really want to make it work rather than bottled water. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It’s been a long week... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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