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Alan Kilroy

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    Dublin, Ireland.
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    Wild Camping.
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  1. Very nice. I'll see your Dallah and raise you a grinder. That grinder nearly got me put in the "klink". Bought it down the souk from the Bedouins, it was an auction, group of people around, something out of an Indiana Jones movie. I flashed some "coin", the rozzers were on the way over so my mate pointed out. Outta here quick like. It wasn't appreciated that foreigners were muscling in on their dealings, which was fair enough. Dust..........
  2. @Drewster......when in Rome...... I used to drink the local tar also and cup after cup after cup af..... of sweet mint tea. Liked it, and since ('86-'95) I do not put milk in my tea, prefer it black. Great memories of the place. Travelled with my mate once up to Damascus by bus, for the craic, for a week (Hajj). That was an amazing place. Loved it. Could have travelled by plane in 45 minutes but for the adventure, went by bus, about 24 hours. Random checkpoints close to Iraqi border and rebels toting AK47's boarding your bus in the middle of the night and finding to white lads......they'd swipe all your fags and coke (The drink).
  3. From when I worked in Riyadh in the 80's.......
  4. BBC Radio 4 News. Harry et al. Coffee after a 6k run. Just started running again.....
  5. My Appartamento is a few months old. After 45 minutes.....or so......it will enter sleep mode. Pressure will go to zero. Temp will drop right back. It's an EU reg. on electrical machines of this nature.....safety feature. I sent mine back to dealer when this happened. They contacted Rocket. New machines will sleep after 45 or so. Recommend you also buy a E61 thermometer, https://coffee-sensor.com/product/digital-coffee-sensor-thermometer-and-adapter-for-e61-groupheads-pro-version/ Not cheap but a real bonus when cooling flush is required. Critical imo.
  6. I'll buy the Molykote 111. It's necessary. It's akin to shelling out a few grand on good hi fi separates and then, for example, skimping on cables/connects. It's in the detail. ?
  7. Pricey....... Are all silicone greases, food grade, this pricey ......for the amount that's used.
  8. Hi, Give me an example of what food grade grease to buy for my Rocket squeaky (not any more though) brew lever assembly and other selfie jobs. Any silicone food grade would be good? Cheers.
  9. So.....a relatively new Rocket Appt. and cleaning weekly the E61 group with the supplied Cafiza tablets. They ran out. Bought the big tub of Cafiza 2 powder and just went through the routine. Half teaspoon, 10 secs etc etc. Suddenly, the brew lever started to squeak noticeably. For about 3 flushes. This never happened before. I wonder why? Blank basket off and run . some fresh water.....back to normal, no squeaking. Did I do something wrong? Followed instructions on Cafiza tub. Just wondering.......
  10. .....a "New Bean" as in, for eg., my Microlot sub from Bailies, I get new variety of bean each month. Like alot of people who have subs. My query is.....so I dial in each new bean, but within a week, will the same dial setting be adequate or......as the beans age slightly, do I go a tad finer? Beans are stored in original bag then put in a "Bean Vault" typa thing. Oxygen squeezed out type....?
  11. Yeah.....I have a new one, August. Returned it to Dealers. They emailed Italy and were told it's a sleep mode/energy saver which kicks in after about 90 minutes.
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