Re: Alex is here!
- From: Lloyd Parsons <lloydparsons@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 15:44:47 -0600
In article <1165871873.408891.147290@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Todd94590" <Todd94590@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
hey Lloyd, I'll be over in a half hour ;)
don't worry about any adjustments for a week or so,
just til you get used to how it performs.
I'm waiting for
temp to get up and stabilize. Should take about an hour.
Well, just to tickle your taste buds....
Second shot was absolutely perfect! I used the MDF for the grinder as
the SJ burrs are just too damn dull. First double was too quick at my
normal espresso setting of 3, took it to 2 and 25 seconds later I had
the damndest double I've ever tasted. Crema was thick and the color all
the great pictures show. Effing unreal. Took me months to pull a shot
that wasn't nearly that good from my Silvia.
Temp flushing until it quits spitting and flows steady, then get the
grinds, tamp and it is right on the money.
Pstat clicks way more often than the Silvia did and holds the boiler at
1.4 bar rock steady.
Then I did a cafe crema. 6 oz pulled in 25 seconds, YUMMY!!!
But I need to get this thing plumbed in. Uses water in a hurry, what
with all the flushing and stuff. I got all the parts needed to do it,
just need to get the teflon tape. And oh yeah, a timer. This thing
takes a bit of time to get up to temp, so I need it on a timer.
Checked water hardness. Wow! My water is between 3 and 7, that's the
scale settings, with the color closer to the 3 than the 7 by quite a
bit. So I'm wondering if I need to put the water softener in the line,
or just the filter.