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  1. Thanks to your interest and yes it’s still available. Packing it for a courier is a real issue due to the size and weight. Hence I’m not really comfortable with having it shipped via a courier as it’ll end up with damage. Where are you? Perhaps there’s another way - or a “meet half way” option? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you're happy then that's all that matters. As I said, set the offset to -14c and the PID will display 93 when the boiler is at 107
  3. Firstly you’ll probably find that even with your styrofoam cup method the temp that you’re seeing on a thermometer is a few degrees cooler than it really is leaving the shower screen. Why is there a huge differential between the boiler and group - or between what? I’m also curious as to why you’re not using the temp offset function of the PID so that you can have a displayed 93.0c? If you used it, as described in the manual, you could have an SV of 93 and a boiler temp of 101c. With your styrofoam cup temps you can just set the offset to -14c and you’ll have 107 at the sensor and 93 on the
  4. Thanks for the [email protected] The Royal is an excellent grinder - and can easily be used for espresso obviously. When you say you want to make “one espresso at a time” it’s not clear to me what you’re looking for... this Royal has a hotter and doser, but in a home environment nobody uses them really - they would usually weigh brand and single dose in, and then ‘clean sweep’ the hopper to leave it empty. This thread may help: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/topic/40311-mazzer-royal-single-dosing-mods-safety-hopper-and-autodosing-removal/ So if you are interested in single doing, as above
  5. Nah, still available - still hiding under a shelf in my workshop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'd assume that this is simply the sound of the metal expanding as it all heats up - once it's been on for 15-20mins (and is properly warmed up) does it stop doing it?
  7. Arrived here too - thanks Daren and HH; will leave them to rest up for a few days (not a bloomin' month!) and get stuck into them later this coming week. Sounds like an interesting one already - can't wait!
  8. A month! She'll ne'er take it Capt'n!
  9. I've cracked, and loaded half a hopper of Rave Amecafe stuff out of the freezer.... At least if it arrives soon then I can rest it properly before scoffing it ASAP now!
  10. An empty hopper is a good excuse to remove it, clean it and leave it sitting pretty - WAITING FOR SOME BEANS TO FILL IT! Do I really want to open a bag from the freezer... hmmmm.... I guess they'll need a few days to rest... So I'd better open a freezer bag I s'pose. Hopefully lockdown 2.0 won't affect RM delivery timescales (or make them any worse than they usually are).
  11. Last few beans from October bags now in the bottom of my hopper.... need more soon! Rationing now... ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Offset applies to everything - start steaming once the boiler gets to about 130 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 2nd set of PID values are my preferred ones too! If you want to improve the steam further then just increase the steam temps - add 10c to both steam temps and see how that goes. Glad you’re enjoying it though - PID control does totally transform a Classic! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You need help from @gaggiamanualservice.com or possibly @FairRecycler
  15. I can wait a little longer, No problem. Consider it sold to @bluebeardmcf ; pending payment and collection PM me about collection when you’re “free” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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