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  1. I used the aeropress once, couldn't handle the explanation and looks; so now I just use the sowden with stealthy pre weighed doses to keep things relatively consistent. Sowden is a stealthy tool worthy of the price tag.
  2. Charlie and Freddy the kitchen trolley is the one that's £140 - abit steep but I knew that without it there was no chance for either a lever or the mythos really. Ill find the link in a little while but I think it's called something along the lines of 'stenstorp'
  3. Dave, ironically your old hose is 3/4Bsp (standard appliance) as I've had a nightmare upsizing from all my current combination of 1/2bsp & 3/8bsp (for a small inline brita)
  4. Thanks for all the positive comments on the setup Orangertange, The knock box is on the small side and has a slight tendency to move but if you hold one side, it's fine - bear in mind I use a proper work top mounted knock Shute in work though Drude, I know for sure it's not an endangered/exotic hardwood. dfk41 can confirm as its his old machine and I'm sure his wood turner will love more custom! Definitely agree that lever machines should have wooden handles The Systemic Kid, The beans weren't for levers it was Rave's Brazilian Fazenda Pantano estate single origin, incredible shot though! Mrboots2u, The rocket has now been down graded to the kitchen table and the mythos is in place next to the L1 This is what the bench now looks like... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  5. Thanks for all the positive comments on the setup Orangertange, The knock box is on the small side and has a slight tendency to move but if you hold one side, it's fine - bear in mind I use a proper work top mounted knock Shute in work though Drude, I know for sure it's not an endangered/exotic hardwood. dfk41 can confirm as its his old machine and I'm sure his wood turner will love more custom! Definitely agree that lever machines should have wooden handles The Systemic Kid, The beans weren't for levers it was Rave's Brazilian Fazenda Pantano estate single origin, incredible shot though! Mrboots2u, The rocket has now been down graded to the kitchen table and the mythos is in place next to the L1 This is what the bench now looks like...
  6. Last night when I got back from work I spent most of the night taking some time to photograph how I've managed to fit my espresso gear into the smallest kitchen it could probably fit into, it took some proper time and effort along with a trip to Ikea to pick up a ''kitchen trolley'' to set it all on top and within the extra storage shelves the unit provides me with. So this is what it all looked like last night anyway... Today was a little different I managed to grab a day off - and ever the opportunist I had managed to arrange to collect something from another forum member. After sorting all this out and a sneaky bit of plumbing - the bench is looking a little different.. I've had chance to dial in and pull a total of three shots. The first was all that was required to sell me completely on the L1. I'd used the Rocket prior to picking up the L1 and was finding the SO (Single Origin) Brazilian a little boring and that there wasn't much going on in the cup - however the L1 opened up realms of things I hadn't even tasted in espresso before immensely complex for a SO with Cane sugar and toffee all over the place! - Easily one of the very best espressos I've ever tasted. There's a quick video of the last of the three shots here - But other than that I'm satisfied and its fairly safe to say the Lever will be here to stay.
  7. So this time yesterday I was taking a load of photos on my DSLR of my current setup *as of last night* and here's what I came up with.... Anyway I went on a long drive today to collect something - it was very opportunist and I wouldn't have made the purchase accept these just don't exist as used machines but this was my bench as of 2 o'clock this afternoon After pulling my very first shot of a Brazilian single origin I was finding abit uninteresting the londinium truly opened out the bean and its probably to this day one of the best espressos I've ever had. What can I say - sold. And a note for Reiss if your reading - bloody good job the machine is worth every single penny of what it's currently on the market and then some. Forget about all the Internet hype about thermosyphon stall and start thinking consistency without thinking about flushes (yes you flush to rinse afterwards - but that's just good housekeeping!) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  8. Machine is so lush chris. There's an actual child joining all this lever hype ... Or so I've heard anyways
  9. Callum_T

    L1 Luxe Lights

    Surely you'd be able to pick up some strip lighting units that would fit in the L1 casing from a maplin or somewhere like that and then wire it all in to the old light power supply?
  10. Some quick phone photos - but as I've mentioned all the home friendly doser mods are done (taped sweepers - schnozzola) along with the really smart timing unit I've built. Definitely a cut above a standard SJ!
  11. Evening all, Just putting up a seriously loooonnng ongoing project that I've just managed to finish. Would make an awesome home grinder for someone looking to move into the world of commercial grind quality. Its a Mazzer SJ that has been completely rebuilt, paint stripped, NEW official Mazzer Burrset, Sestos timer installed w/ custom external box (Exactly like an auberins unit but the timing relay only has one programmable dose) also Including a custom short hopper. Its been left as a dosered grinder mainly due to the fact IMO the distribution from a doser is better than that of a home made doserless conversion. And when a doser is sweeping clean its quite a nice way to fill a pf basket! I'm planning on photographing it all properly tomorrow after work - but ill nip onto my iphone any try to get some photos to give a rough idea. Im looking for £350 - and collection ideally but I can arrange a courier for to usual ~£10 There are some possibilities of me being able to deliver it further north .... But thats another book for now.
  12. Great minds think alike, I've had to put my whole setup on a Ikea Kitchen trolley. Good bits of kit though and a real nice tidy setup for espresso at home! In terms of dosing, I'd just weigh out of grinder then espresso out in given time to check consistency!
  13. Callum_T

    Londinium 1 Luxe

    Very interested - thanks for posting this
  14. I've been struggling to correspond to posts but I guess I'll have to follow up on this haha. I think I served all the FW's in the shop today, and I think all with tulips, but if it was a heart on top it would be the manager Micheal. I've been meaning to go to the new tamper and give it a proper sample but as you said a 40 minute wait is a joke really for what is supposed to be a quick bite (there's waiting then there is loosing your lunch hour waiting!) The coffee isn't really very well rested for this weekend which could be a source of the earthiness, I usually find the blend quite smooth and biscuity as a FW. But as with anything coffee it's a fairly light roast and a little similar to Red Brick (not that I've had anything square mile for a while now) I'm hoping to get something in the mythos at some point on guest blend - but I'm unsure what to go for! I've been enjoying a lot of coffee curtesy of Rob @ Rave and I'm leaning toward getting something as a single origin espresso. Glad you had a nice experience, feel free to quiz me if I'm stood behind the bar it's always nice to talk to someone who appreciates the coffee!
  15. Apologies for being slow with a reply, for some reason my tapatalk isn't posting but ill give this on safari... Glenn, the shops been open 2 weeks yesterday so it's still really new and finding its feet but then again so am I - In the long run I think that I'll be working in collaboration with the owners to try and get abit of a hub for coffee fanatics similar in to what I mentioned to Gary about his potential coffee shop. There's also all the cycling community we need to cater for so well be sorting maintenance courses and nutritional talks stuff like that - it all sounds abit like look mum no hands - but here I Sheffield we can't specialise that much or afford to combine a bike shop with a cafe like LMNH can mainly because I don't think the demand is quite there. MrBoots2u, yeah we're using a magnum on demand touch as that's what came bundled in with the GB5 - awesome grinder doesn't deal with the heat quite like the K30. It's about a second and a half quicker to chew up 18g's Glevum, that's a full on painting the artist painted them straight onto the wall - there is another on the other side of that wall aswell Thanks for all positive feedback and comments about the shop. If anyone is thinking of popping in just ask for me and i should be able to sit down and have a chat providing we're not too busy!
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