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  1. Thanks now found but it does not default to latest post but full thread from beginning. Apologies if already answered but this thread is at 12 pages and life is too short etc etc
  2. What has happened to the "new posts" button at the top which I used to check several times a day that ensured I did not miss any posts? Without this feature I do not have time to search all the different sections to keep up to date.
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    Scales

    Just received an order from Decent espresso of Tamper, jug and scales. Very speedy delivery and free postage for 3 items. Simple Scales look to be a fine product and well worth considering. I am impressed!
  6. Invert it, shake it, tap pf few times on a pad, remove cup, spread flat with finger (if needed), tamp, enjoy. Works for me.
  7. Just posted on the other thread so copied below - Looks much nicer and neater in reality than previous photos and video also arrived incredibly well packed. Three 18g lots through initially as per suggestions and used these to dial in ending up at 11 for Chatswood 10s pre at 2bar and slowish ramp to 9 to get 2.5:1 after 40 sec o/all. First drinking shot as good as any from E92 to date. Very impressed and many thanks to all involved especially DaveC who has guided so many on this forum with his very objective reviews and ever helpful advice.
  8. Looks much nicer and neater in reality than previous photos and video also arrived incredibly well packed. Three 18g lots through initially as per suggestions and used these to dial in ending up at 11 for Chatswood 10s pre at 2bar and slowish ramp to 9 to get 2.5:1 after 40 sec o/all. First drinking shot as good as any from E92 to date. Very impressed and many thanks to all involved especially DaveC who has guided so many on this forum with his very objective reviews and ever helpful advice.
  9. During my early days of coffee learning I gained most help from forums such as this one backed up by attending several forum days where you learn from others in a hands on environment and get to play with a wide range of methods, machines, grinders and beans. There appears to be no such thing as a stupid question here and this must be the friendliest and most helpful forum on the net. Taste is certainly subjective and seems to come down to what you enjoy and if I change something can I tell the difference and was it better or worse (to me!) AND can I repeat it if it was better. Best advice received is to weigh in and out rather than time. Next was to find a bean I liked and stick with it whilst playing with all(sic) the variables. I also found it useful to taste ( from a teaspoon sip taken mid flow) beginning mid and late shot (or more frequently) which helped me to see how the taste changes during the shot (and perhaps at what point it is worth stopping as not much is being added)
  10. Both are great machines but I have owned a V for almost 2 years and son has a Lm which I use when visiting. Build etc and ability to "play" with profiles were decider for me but each to their own and many will probably end up with a favourite profile that matches their preferred style of bean. However, the ability to tweak when I am so minded is a definite plus although mainly a 10sec pre infuse medium ramp up and slow down is my go to with darker beans eg Chatswood which give to me what I think is a very full smooth espresso and an excellent base for flat whites with 18g in and 36g out. I must also admit I spent time with both "Daves" before deciding on Londinium or V and had great advice from both - also on grinders where both swayed to towards a s/h E92 which has been much enjoyed. Shame you are so far away but try and find a user of either/both to experience if you are still undecided.
  11. Last forum day included lengthy chat and demonstration with roaster who advised his personal preference was Chatswood. Have switched from Signature to Chatswood for last 6 kg and remain impressed. It is a tad darker and oilier so single dosing needs a bigger puff through. Also enjoying their monthly subscriptions (was a much appreciated gift) and this gives quite a variety but none to better Chatswood as a regular for flat whites and espressos - enjoy.
  12. Switch to a flat white and get a lot of crema remaing on top rather than under milky foam - always tastes much stronger.
  13. I usually grind 36g through an E92 with a feed tube and puffer with almost zero retention and then split the grind into two 18g double shots. Just occasionally when grinding 18g for only one coffee I have noticed it gives 36g through same bottomless p/f a few seconds quicker than usual with same tamp pressure. Maybe your theory is the reason. At one time I did try to change setting but now don't bother.
  14. Offer from Russe11 accepted and listing ended. Other two items will remain on auction as one bid and many watchers.
  15. One of the problems with older used equipment is trying to put a value on it. I would like to get a reasonable price for each of the items and at the same time offer the same opportunity to experiment and learn about machines and coffee that I had initially from this same equipment. Following a lengthy trip to Australia and NZ my wife and I were bowled over by the quality of coffee served just about everywhere. I joined this forum and several others to learn how to make a decent cup at home and bought this kit as part of the experiment. With enormous help from members comments and in particular from several forum days at Rave and latterly detailed advice from both "Daves" on grinders and machines I have ended up with premium kit and now can reproduce the best flat whites we enjoyed down under. Because I have had several requests for a buy it now price on the Lusso and in view of some of the comments above I will give a price indicator below on each of the machines. They all worked fine when I took them out of service about 15 months ago and can be inspected pretty much any time although having been cleaned up for sale I will not be able to demonstrate actually working so no warranty and buyer beware etc. Until cash is in hand I will leave up on the auction site and may well have to accept lower than these indicators - hope that helps and is ok with forum rules which I still think are a little bit ambiguous so apologies again if this is not according to procedure. I would LIKE to cover original costs and extras bought as follows- Wega mini nova £100, Ponte Vecchio Lusso £175 and Brasilia RR45 £75 Or as stated earlier £250 for all three collected.
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