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  1. View Advert Peak Water Starter Pack + 12 filters (13 filters in total) Peak Water Starter Kit - unused, and includes water test kit. 12 x filters - all unused (approximately one year's supply, depending on your water) I bought this as part of the original Kickstarter, as I was working in a hard water area; however, I have since decided I would rather do all my coffee brewing at home (in a soft water area) so it turns out I don't need this after all. Please note, this is the original version of the jug - the "dial and flap upgrade" is available for free from Peak Water. Collection from Manchester is preferred - I can also deliver to Central Manchester locations if needed. Courier can be arranged for an additional cost (estimated at £6.50). Please let me know if you have any questions. Advertiser teaeff Date 26/09/21 Price £80 Category £100 and under (free to list)  
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    Peak Water Starter Kit - unused, and includes water test kit. 12 x filters - all unused (approximately one year's supply, depending on your water) I bought this as part of the original Kickstarter, as I was working in a hard water area; however, I have since decided I would rather do all my coffee brewing at home (in a soft water area) so it turns out I don't need this after all. Please note, this is the original version of the jug - the "dial and flap upgrade" is available for free from Peak Water. Collection from Manchester is preferred - I can also deliver to Central Manchester locations if needed. Courier can be arranged for an additional cost (estimated at £6.50). Please let me know if you have any questions.

    £80

    Manchester, Greater Manchester - GB

  3. View Advert La Marzocco Lux D (by Mazzer) - Black - Brand New Brand New Lux D Grinder (£774 RRP, direct from LM) I won this grinder in a competition, but it is surplus to requirements as I already have a flat burr grinder. It has only been removed from the packaging to take these photos. It is still under warranty (delivered to me on 7/7/21). Delivery: I will deliver this for free to the Greater Manchester area, otherwise it will be sent by courier (~£12 estimated). Pickup is also an option from central Manchester. Information: (From the La Marzocco website) The Lux D grinder is the result of a collaboration between La Marzocco and Mazzer to build an optimized home espresso grinder. The Lux D introduces a host of new features: on demand dosing, 61mm flat burrs for fast grind times and proper extraction, standard short hopper. Specifications: Burr Type: Steel Flat Hopper Capacity: (kg/lbs) 0,6 / 1,3 Grind Adjustment: Stepless Burr Diameter: 61mm Grinding Speed (rpm): 1400 (50hz) - 1600 (60hz) Programmable Dose: No Height (cm/in): 47,5 / 18,5 Width (cm/in): 18 / 7 Depth (cm/in): 25 / 10 Weight (kg/lbs): 10,5 / 23 Voltage: 220V Single Phase Wattage: 250 Links: https://uk.lamarzoccohome.com/lux-grinder/ https://international.lamarzocco.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/product_brochure_lux_d_eng.pdf Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks. Advertiser teaeff Date 25/07/21 Price £650 Category Grinders  
  4. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
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    Brand New Lux D Grinder (£774 RRP, direct from LM) I won this grinder in a competition, but it is surplus to requirements as I already have a flat burr grinder. It has only been removed from the packaging to take these photos. It is still under warranty (delivered to me on 7/7/21). Delivery: I will deliver this for free to the Greater Manchester area, otherwise it will be sent by courier (~£12 estimated). Pickup is also an option from central Manchester. Information: (From the La Marzocco website) The Lux D grinder is the result of a collaboration between La Marzocco and Mazzer to build an optimized home espresso grinder. The Lux D introduces a host of new features: on demand dosing, 61mm flat burrs for fast grind times and proper extraction, standard short hopper. Specifications: Burr Type: Steel Flat Hopper Capacity: (kg/lbs) 0,6 / 1,3 Grind Adjustment: Stepless Burr Diameter: 61mm Grinding Speed (rpm): 1400 (50hz) - 1600 (60hz) Programmable Dose: No Height (cm/in): 47,5 / 18,5 Width (cm/in): 18 / 7 Depth (cm/in): 25 / 10 Weight (kg/lbs): 10,5 / 23 Voltage: 220V Single Phase Wattage: 250 Links: https://uk.lamarzoccohome.com/lux-grinder/ https://international.lamarzocco.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/product_brochure_lux_d_eng.pdf Please let me know if you have any questions, thanks.

    £650

    Manchester

  5. Ah ok, I might experiment with filtering a coarser grind french press at some point, but a large v60 seems like the most convenient for what I am trying to do at the moment. Thanks, that makes sense.
  6. Agreed, I'm trying to convince my workplace to get one of these, but I'm not sure if there would be enough interest. I'll give this a go next. For some reason I thought that I should be sticking to I did 3 with the same type of beans, all coming out in that name. Yes I have tried that method of filtering french press a few times but always get clogging issues with large volumes; didn't think the Feldgrind was producing a lot of fines, but maybe that might have something to do with it? I had another go today taking some of these ideas on board, which turned out much better: Method with V60-03 - version 2 66g @1.12 medium/coarse grind on Feldgrind 1000ml filtered, soft water at 97c 1:00 bloom with 130ml water Quick spiral pour, filling up to 500ml water at 2:00 - filled up to grounds level at 3:00 - filled up to 1000ml water, washing edges of filter (at ~top of grounds level) Stir at top of slurry + tap of V60 Drained at 4:50 TDS 1.50% EY 21% (lucky first try?) I'm hoping that by seeing what grind size works for a 200ml V60, then adding 0.02 to the setting and keeping to these parameters I might be able to get something fairly decent at large volume... time will tell!
  7. I have been trying to find a quick and easy method for brewing a fairly large amount (~880ml) of coffee, with as little cleanup as possible. I would like to introduce more people at work to specialty coffee, but it has proved difficult to find a method that works. Since I generally use v60/AP I thought the V60-03 size would allow me to do this, without the need to buy a Chemex/drip machine. However, the brews I am getting are consistently as a much lower extraction and I'm not sure what to do to correct this. I am aiming for 1.50 TDS 21% EY as that is generally what I aim for with brewed coffee. Method with V60-01 12.5g @1.10 medium grind on Feldgrind 190ml filtered, soft water at 97c 30s bloom with 24ml water Filled up to 100ml and topped up twice; all water in at 1:30 Drained at 2:05 TDS 1.47 EY 20.34% (not far off!) Tastes good Method with V60-03 66g @1.10 medium grind on Feldgrind 1000ml filtered, soft water at 97c 30s bloom with 130ml water Quickly filled up to just below top of filter Constant spiral pour, maintaining brew level All water in at 2:00 Drained at 3:20 TDS 1.32 EY: 18.48% Tastes thin and dull I was expecting to have to grind coarser with the larger brew volume and time, but this is making me think I need to grind finer? Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Incidentally, the other potential methods I have tried are: 1000ml french press (Espro) - good results, but too much cleanup between brews Pouring 1000ml french press into v60 for better clarity - filters just drain at 500ml Brewing a double strength french press and adding the same about of hot water as the yield volume - didn't work out very economical since a lot of double strength brew is wasted at the bottom of the Espro, or absorbed by the grounds Pouring 1000ml slurry straight into a v60-03 after 4min brew - works pretty well but fills up at around 500ml due to the volume of grounds, so would require two v60s and carafes.
  8. Excellent, the main use I am considering the French Press -> v60 method for is pseudo-bulk brewing (around 2 litres at a time) so I'll try a med/fine grind with a 1L press and see how that goes. As for brew time, I would normally brew for 1 min with an AP, so would I stick to that kind of range with this method?
  9. Thanks, I'll try that next time. What kind of grind size would you recommend for this method? Always a difficult thing to communicate, but I normally use a med/fine for Aeropress; medium for filter, and med/coarse for something like Clever dripper. On the Feldgrind this is 1.10, 2.0 and 2.6 respectively (although I appreciate this isn't particularly useful)
  10. I have tried this method a few times for attempting to make a large batch of paper filtered coffee at work; however, I kept running into problems with the v60 (02 size) clogging about half way. It did eventually drip through, but I wonder if this would lead to overextraction issues? I thought perhaps that since the temperature would have dropped well below 90c by then it might not have an effect? When you use this method, do you filter though the french press mesh first, and just dump the whole lot in quickly? I have had mixed clogging issues with both. I am using a FeldGrind (similar to a Hausgrind), which seems to produce a decent grind, but I wonder if it is producing an excess of fines contributing to the clogging. Any tips greatly appreciated!
  11. Wow I'm not sure how I got it into my head that they were larger, strange. It really is a massive difference in my opinion, I had to use my old porlex the other day and it was much less satisfying to use.
  12. Just thought I would chime in here to say that I have been very happy with my Feldgrind mk1, and have been using it most days since last November. One thing I didn't consider is how much faster it is to use than a Hario Mini Mill or Porlex: obvious really when you consider the burr size, but as a bit of a novice I hadn't really considered it. The minimal retention is great too, I don't generally bother weighing anything post-grind. The dial on my is fully closed at 0, and the settings I have been using recently are: Aeropress - 1.8 v60 - 1.12 Going to have a go at french press (and maybe Chemex) soon, what kind of settings do people usually use with that? Hope to be able to get a lid for it soon; my makeshift lid doesn't exactly compliment to find workmanship.
  13. Hi, Sorry for the late reply. It is still available, but £85 is still a bit too low. Thanks for the offer though.
  14. This is absolute genius! I immediately copied this idea. Plus, I went to tap the top on on the surface to knock the grounds adhering to the bottom of the grind unit so the extra rubberised area is good for that too. Has anyone had any joy in sourcing/making a lid? I am getting a fair few sharps being propelled from the opening, which can be a little annoying.
  15. Hi, Yes it is still available. I am open to offers, but since it is unused I was hoping to get around £95 for it.
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