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  1. I have a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones in special edition matt black for sale. They are unopened. RRP is £249 according to Amazon. They sell them for £210 but have none in stock right now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beats-Dr-Dre-Wireless-Headphones-Black/dp/B01LW0M4J1/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506010389&sr=8-2&keywords=beats+solo+3 They are for sale at £175 shipped.
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    Windows Emulator

    If all you need is Excel, it's easier and cheaper to buy Excel for Mac than Parallels + Windows + Excel for Windows. Unlike older versions the current one is pretty much identical on both operating systems.
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    Windows Emulator

    Forgot to say, a recent Mac with plenty of RAM and preferably a SSD is a must if you don't want it to slow your computer down badly
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    Windows Emulator

    I use Parallels. If you can wait they usually do a nice bundle with some other good software late November. A cheaper option is Virtual Box which is free but less user friendly. Your coffee kit list suggests you'd be prepared to spend the £35 Parallels currently costs, though.
  5. Thanks for all the replies - so many enablers on here
  6. Thanks @Snakehips (I think...it's been a while since the forum has tempted me towards an expensive purchase)
  7. This thread has piqued my interest. I did get as far as trying to order one from Horsham but the 10% discount does not apply. I have Brewista scales, and had hoped to be able to have them automatically start the timer when the first drop hits the cup, but they just aren't sensitive enough. Can any L1 & Lunar owners confirm whether or not the Lunars are sufficiently sensitive to work in this way?
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    That email prompted me to unsubscribe from their mailings
  9. Mine turned up yesterday. Going to leave them a while as they will mostly be used for espresso
  10. Does anyone use one of these with a Compak grinder? I'm estimating I'd need something like 1.7mm to fit it onto the pf clip of the grinder
  11. I'm interested in a 58.5 too, assuming that's the best fit for a VST basket with an L1
  12. Since you no longer have grinders and espresso machines on a regular upgrade cycle I've missed seeing the curtains. Perhaps you could upload a pic for old time's sake
  13. How did you end up with your curtains? I find it hard to believe anyone would want them
  14. I did - a weekend of talking, walking, eating and drinking was most agreeable. 23 years since my last visit but hope to shorten the cycle somewhat
  15. Have you considered contacting a publication like The Register? Company stupidity in the face of information law is one of their things
  16. Strictly speaking, you've had two, but bought one of them twice, since you sold it to me then bought it back.
  17. DREAD040 ftw. I regret selling my 1210s for much less than this
  18. The recipe I used had 6 pizzas from one batch of dough, so they were on the small side. My skillets are all smaller than yours, though. I did one batch running two skillets, one on the burner and one under the grill, but by the time all six were made I was exhausted. I could never be a chef.
  19. @dsc - give this page a try - http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/03/the-pizza-lab-awesome-pizza-without-an-oven-aka-skillet-pizza.html All three pizza recipes I use come from this guy, and they are each great in their own way
  20. Either you have a very big skillet or a very small appetite I love the skillet pizzas but find my baking steel is much better size wise if you want to share.
  21. I put flour in the pan and heat it up. Drop the dough on, top it, and then put under grill straight away. Once top is done, check underneath to see if it needs to go back on the burner. I dispute the idea that cast iron skillets don't (ever) need oil, but in this case they don't. I oil them when making deep pan in cast iron, though.
  22. The green store at Has Bean HQ is pretty impressive. A few times I've gone to order beans and found they no longer have any left - I don't think greens hanging around is an issue there.
  23. I feed my starter once a week, and discard most of it each time, bringing it back up to the same weight. I can't recall the exact details but I think when I was making my starter I discarded half of it every 2 days, for a week or so.
  24. Put a spoonful in a glass of water. If it floats, it's ready.
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    Liquid Quartz

    It's this - http://www.simplygreatcoffee.co.uk/shop/liquid-quartz-machine-cleaner-1lt Similar to other coffee cleaning products but the supposed advantage is that there are no solid particles to potentially clog the machine up. I bought some on eBay a few years back - it does the job well, but I can't say if it's better or worse than adding water to pull caff or whatever else.
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