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R58 first-time owner - any tips, tools or advice?

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Hey Rocket owners!

I've just bought an R58 and am looking for any advice you guys have on getting set up, performance tweaks or tools I could do with purchasing to make my experience better.

I've got the basics - tamper (got a second hand Espro), jug, scales etc.

Thanks team!

EM

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Hello and congratulations on your purchase. What grinder do you use?


GS3 MP, Ceado E92 and E37s, Feldgrind. Niche.

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Not bought one yet - thinking maybe a Niche or Atom. Will be making a mixture of espresso and milk drinks, and being an ex-barista (it's been a while!) I'm very interested in all the new tweaks and techniques everyone is using.

On the Rocket specifically - might plumb it in at some point but in the meantime am I right in saying pre-infusion doesn't actually function unless you have mains pressure? Is that right?

I'll certainly have more questions when I get set up.

EM

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I have still not plumbed mine in all got all the gear filter etc, but nor changed dish washer there is less room under counter doh! Main I have is the naked porta filte, I have not even plugged in the PDI box thing to adjust anything for me it works very well!

I have been pre-in fussing like for 5-10 secs, so hope it has worked after all this time!


Thanks

 

Lee. (R58 and Zenith 65e)

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Pre infusion only works if it’s plumbed in. 

Just be careful with limescale otherwise your going to have big issues. I only use Ashbecks to keep it free. Beautiful machine and a joy to use everyday which gives consistent cups of coffee. 

With regard to the grinder, it’s the most important thing, more so than the Rocket. 

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Rocket R58 V2, Mazzer Royal ( Ti Burrs ), 6 Cup Chemex, Ceramic 02 V60, 6 Cup Venus Moka. Bonavita Drip Scales & Temp Controlled Goose Neck Kettle

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Hi all,

 

I'm in the same situation. Got an R58 a month ago for home use only. Grinders are Mazzer Mini electronic A and Mazzer super jolly electronic. I'm looking any tips and experience from you to get the qualified espresso cups.

 

Thank you all.

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