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  1. Maybe a silly question, but are these properly airtight? Do the lids have any sought of seal inside or are you just relying on the threads?
  2. I have an espresso setup at home and was considering purchasing a second hand Gaggia Classic and grinder for work. In the end I went for a V60, Stagg EKG and Comandante C40 combo to replace my Aeropress and a Porlex Mini (v1) which were not giving great results. I like the 'ritual' of doing a V60 pourover and find the process quite relaxing. Work colleagues are all tea drinkers or instant coffee drinkers; they thought the Aeropress was faffy so weren't that surprised when I started a V60 with even more steps ! Some thought I was going too far when I started bringing in my own softened water[em
  3. I'm from the North too. Would argue tea is 5pm and only posh folk/soft Southerners have supper [emoji1]
  4. Nice! I wish I was as creative with the design side - would have avoided an overtime shift [emoji1]
  5. The diameter of the metal ring is 63mm. Internal diameter of the below support hole is 43mm
  6. Thanks. The hardest part was removing the original burr nut. Thankfully another post in this forum informed me that the nut is threaded in reverse meaning that in order to undo the nut you need to turn clockwise! Brexit has made sourcing parts from Europe more difficult too - hence the delay Espresso Solutions experienced getting their shipment of parts from Ceado.
  7. I contacted Ceado directly who forwarded my email onto espresso-solutions.co.uk, who seem to be the official UK parts supplier. They were really helpful and provided me with a parts diagram for the E37SD. From this I could work out that in order to mod my E37S I would need the following parts: CEA90354 - Bellows and dose funnel CEA40316 - Bellows support CEA70250 - Chute cover CEA40319 - M8 bean distributer/burr safety nut All of these parts are now available on their website. Be warned though; they are expensive for what they are. Particularly expensive was the bellows support piece. Thi
  8. Hello all. I'm looking to purchase a set of the 'zero retention bellows' that come with the SD models for my E37S. I'm also after the rubber cap that attaches to the grounds chute. I believe the chute cap has a part number of 70165 but I cannot find a part number for the bellows. Please could anyone help with a part number and also point me in the direction of somehere that may be able to supply the parts? Google has failed me so far... Cheers, Andrew
  9. Ceado sell an upgrade kit that will give you the new worm drive. It's much better in my opinion, having installed it on my E37S. It does cost around £200 so is not cheap! Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  10. Is your grinder the 110V or 240V version? The 110V tends to grind a little slower I believe due to the motor RPM being lower. Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  11. You will need to make the initial adjustment with the motor running to hear the change in sound. Don't worry about the burrs touching - you will not damage them. That is the reccomended way and is the way most people do it. With regards going past zero, again don't worry. The number is just there for relative guidance. You can move the metal disc with the numbers on without actually altering the grind setting by sliding it with two fingers. Like I said, find the point the burrs touch and then slide the number scale to suit. I can't remember exactly where my grinder was set to by the
  12. I find that I need to grind longer (on a finer setting) for lighter roast beans. The longest it has taken me to grind 18g with light roast is about 5.3 seconds Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  13. Mine is the 2018 model with the non adjustable SCC. I have the double set to 4.2 seconds and that gives me 18 grams Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  14. Hi. I have a Ceado E37s similar to yours. The scc thing on newer models cannot be changed. In my experience there is no need to change the SCC angle now as the spray/static issues have been engineered out with the revised design change. With regards your grind setting, the initial factory setting is will need to be altered. You will need to run the grinder and keep twisting the adjustment finer until you hear the chirping sound of the burrs touching. Once you here that, back of a touch courser. That should be your zero point. What I then did was get some cheep supermarket beans and run them
  15. I made the same mistake a few years ago. Lubrication should sort it out. Don't leave it too long though. When I had the issue I ignored it/thought it would self lubricate (read somewhere coffee oils will cure lever stiffness) and ended up needing to replace the cam and pins due to excessive wear. Not expensive or difficult, but avoidable had I lubed earlier! Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  16. I have the ECM version installed on my R58. Was very easy to install, needing only an adjustable spanner. Works perfectly. Both ECM and Profitec versions should work on a rocket no bother Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  17. Forgot to say, no special tools just an Allen key and an adjustable spanner for M12 nuts Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  18. Hi there! It was really easy to swap them and I definitely prefer them. All you need to do is remove the top panel (sides as well for better access but can get away without if you are nimble) and undo the M12 nuts attaching the copper pipes to the original valves. Undo the hex bolts on the front with an Allen key and the valves can be swapped out. I really like the ECM valves and ordered them from a German site. The owner speaks English and was really helpful https://www.kaffeewerk-dresden.de/ecm-heidelberg/ecm-espressomaschinen-ersatzteile/ecm-synchronika-ersatzteile/ Sent from my SM-G988B
  19. Thanks that's all good info. The coffee I'm making tastes good to me but I am wondering could it be better? I hadn't considered water composition before and was primarily worrying about keeping my machine healthy. Having dived down the water rabbit hole it seems that there is much in common with beer brewing! I was a homebrewer some years ago and had my local water analysed for that. Bicarb was 57.9, calcium 21.1 and magnesium 3.3. I think this is pretty good for espresso already, based on the limited info I have read. I think I will test my water after the OCS2 filter with a home test kit t
  20. Hello all. I currently use a plumbed-in Rocket R58 and pull around 6 shots a day, so fairly light use. I've been using a Everpure OCS2 in-line filter to protect the machine from scale build up. The choice of in-line filter was down to what was reccomended in the Rocket manual. A lot of people seem to be using BWT Bestmax and Bestmax Premium filters. I was wondering what others on this forum are using as an in-line filter and what the consensus is on which is best. The Bestmax premium seems to do some Mg exchange which apparently improves flavour. However it looks like the filter n
  21. Will give the Tynemouth a try as I haven't seen that before. Mostly been drinking coffee from Rave, Square Mile and Hasbean so will be nice to go local Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  22. Hi there. The only local ones I've tried are Pumphreys and Osbourne coffee. Both were a little too harsh for my taste, especially Pumphreys. I prefer mid roast, caramel/nut/fudge flavours. How about you? Any good local rosters to reccomend? Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  23. Thanks. It serves me well. I've told myself no more mods or upgrades... Sent from my SM-G988B using Tapatalk
  24. Hello all. I've been into espresso for a good few years now having initially got the bug when my wife bought me a Gaggia classic. Upgraded to a Rocket R58 a few years ago when I got serious about the hobby. Since then I've changed my grinder from a Vario to a Ceado E37s and have been been going further into the rabbit hole since! Recently I've modded the R58 to include the ECM flow control device and also ECM joystick taps (the latter mod mainly for asthetics). I'm almost exclusively an espresso drinker, though will have the odd cappuccino on he weekend. Hoping to get some ideas
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