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-Mac last won the day on March 20 2020

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  1. -Mac

    Bean Storage

    It's exactly the same principle. With an Airscape, you push down the seal and a lot of air comes out. With the bottle stopper, you push doen the plunger and a small amount of air comes out. The Airscape and the wine bottle both have rigid sides. The only difference I can see is that the Airscape is a bit quicker and once you're down to the top of the beans there's no way to take and more air out - leaving a partial vacuum. With the stopper, you could pump until the removal of air sucks pretty much all the air out and then the oils might leach, but you simply stop pumping before that happens an
  2. -Mac

    Bean Storage

    Mine is like this:
  3. Welcome! Have you been to the Party Source in Newport? The most amazing collection of alcohol I've ever seen.
  4. Neighbourhood Coffee is in Liverpool and is excellent.
  5. If it helps, I've never had this happen and here's my workflow: Pull shot, remove pf and flush Steam milk and flush Combine shot and milk
  6. -Mac

    Favourite Poems

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new. Robert W. Service
  7. -Mac

    Favourite Poems

    You, Me, We. Muhammed Ali (yes, the boxer)- it's shortest officially recognised English language poem. The Chaos (by G. Nolst Trenité, a.k.a. "Charivarius"; 1870 - 1946) Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye your dress you'll tear, So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer, Pray, console your loving poet, Make my coat look new, dear, sew it! Just compare heart, beard and heard,
  8. Whisky, cigars and coffee. My kind of person. Welcome!
  9. -Mac

    Norlan glasses

    Swirling is a waste of time in a glass that doesn't have mixing bits that do the job of a spoon.
  10. It's been my experience that overfilling the BE basket can cause the pressure to be too high and the portafilter to fly off, even when properly locked in.
  11. -Mac

    Niche and static

    Static gets worse as temperature and relative humidity go down. I wonder if anyone has tried using a PC/electronic engineer's grounding strap.
  12. I don't care how hot your mum is, I'm not swapping my coffee machine for her
  13. -Mac

    Welcome to Rave

    I'm off to visit Rave again today - only 15 miles from my house and it's a nice motorcycle route to get there If you ever go there, there's also a top notch butcher/farm shop across the road from them.
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