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  1. Hi @Tommy triple shot and welcome Someone who has a mignon specialita would be best placed to answer that question, as to the classic with a PID, the for sale on here would be the best place to purchase from as members tend to take more care of their kit (and are more knowledgeable about it) than your average ebay seller. There are a couple of members on here ( @espressotechno & @FairRecycler to name two of a few) that refurb classics and put them in the for sale section so might be worth a wait for one with a PID or, if you feeling up to opening up a machine for a tinker a @MrShades
  2. Swap out the enormous standard hopper for a smaller one or search on here for the thread about fitting a short tube / weight in place of that hopper. If handy with a dremmel or similar cut down the hopper height yourself. There are a few threads on here ref modding an SJ that will help with the doser at the front as well. If all done should end up smaller than your gaggia and if fit felt feet slide in and out from underneath the cabinets. You would struggle to find as good a grinder for the price you paid without spending significantly more (assuming you happy to adopt any routines r
  3. Mine arrived also today, thanks @Hairy_Hogg & @Daren for organising and @Django Coffee Co. for supplying John
  4. @Coffee by the Casuals Hi Gareth @RDC8 comment above made me think back to an issue that I had that is documented in the look what's coming on test Amazon dalian thread where the fan / impeller on top of the cyclone stopped working (and had been slowing down a little for a while looking back on roasting logs, with increasingly roasty flavour notes) prior to me replacing the film film resister (rectangular black thing) near the fan / impeller itself. Was bought from RS and may need to check which one best with @DavecUK if the original spec one no longer available as to suitable replacemen
  5. Happy new year one and all, may this one be better than the last. John
  6. The one thing you don't want to do is either wake it up, shhh or sit on it (it eats people and cars) 🤣 an older shot (65 now with someone else, replaced with a K10 pro barista modified for single dosing / OE short stack) like a progression of man but for grinders (L>R OE Lido3, e65, Mythos, R120)
  7. @Dave double bean Show her this and explain it could get worse.....
  8. @Sean There is an alternative in Cafelat silicon seals and group gasket which, unless someone can provide details of where to get in the UK, are ordered direct (modern lever group is the set you need and can buy multiples to reduce shipping hit) go to Cafelatstore.com but be aware shipping is fedex only at approx. $40 (hence advice to add a few items more). There are complete kits inc new screen but on the modern lever gaskets option you can specify differing numbers of group gaskets / piston sets if that makes sense As to grease, Loxeal is universally expensive but as you use so lit
  9. @Sean It may help if you could post a photo of the residue as could be scale (from water) or seal material ("rubber" / silicon) that may help someone advise best course of action John p.s. @The Systemic Kid video above is the one I always go back to when changing seals so I remember correct orientation ( even though was there at one point when filmed!)
  10. Merry Christmas to all, currently enjoying a Kenyan Meru AA (own roasted) as a flat white and about to dive into the coffee dictionary by Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood thoughtfully given by one daughter whilst trying desperately hard to avoid looking at what am taking as a wind up present of 3 sugar free coffee syrups from the other. John
  11. Joined in May 2014, so about to dust off my spring chicken feet John
  12. Hi @tammma the reference to 3/4" is at the solid pipe or "washing machine" connector end or your first connection to the household supply, thereafter would be 3/8" if using BWT head (you would need to confirm the Brita sizes as dependant on filter these can be 3/4"in with either 3/8",1/2" or 3/4" output) Can't answer as to sizes on the tap itself as no knowledge of the brita taps, sorry. It may help to draw out your proposed pipework to see what makes sense. Hope all goes well John
  13. On the SBR site: Go to services>contract roasting> click on order now button and small print details quantities / roast level ( levels 6 and 7 look positively wet, and not in a good way, not for me!) Hope of help John
  14. Info ref scarcity of St Helena beans : History of St Helena coffee John
  15. Think you may find SBR have a minimum contract roast quantity of 10 to 20 kilo at a time from memory (unless this changed very recently)? If this the case unless you using an awful lot of coffee, could go past its best before you get anywhere near the end. Gene cafe 101 has been a go to for a while but if you looking to roast less than 230g at a time then there are a few smaller machines possibly about to come to market that may be of interest to you . Hope of help John
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