The Coffee Thread

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  1. Hater

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    One Silvia

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    Two Silvia!

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    So a few months after buying my one, I get given one with a busted boiler. Just my luck!
     
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  2. Zee

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    I keep trying to tell her that it's the "Honda Wing" motorcycle logo...

    She remains unimpressed, but forgives me because I can pull a reasonable shot, and it tastes good regardless.

    Z...
     
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  3. Groff

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    With a 7g basket?
    I thought they only took triples (24g)

    I've been holding off buying a naked portafilter as I'm happy with my double 18gm basket.
    Hmmm, time to buy a naked...
     
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    Weirdly I like this more than nescafe or whatever else work gives us in the tea room.

    I've been drinking it almost exclusively for a few weeks while tried to wean myself off 37 fat whites a day. I don't think it's Stockholm syndrome...
     
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  5. Hater

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    Ahhh am I doing a faux pas? I mean it wouldn’t be the first time I’m only new to this

     
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    Does anyone else have a problem of spray over the back of the knock box? Like you knock the coffee but end up with coffee drops all over the place?
     
  7. Zee

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    Yo can pretty much use any basket - 7g is a pretty small basket anyway though - I'd be willing to bet the whole bottom is not perforated. If you prefer smaller shots, I'd try and find the smallest basket where the whole bottom is perforated, you'll likely get a better extraction.

    Can't say I have, it's a proper knock box with the bar across the middle, right? Are you whacking it in front of or behind the bar? Are your pucks soggy? I know that on occasion, our pucks can be quite soggy, and that's just how it has to be for that particular been to taste good. I can imagine it's pretty easy to make a mess when it's like that.

    Otherwise, if your knocking with most of the portafilter behind the knock bar, maybe there's a bit of spray happening there? Could also be technique., if you happen to flick your wrist an during the knocking.
    Z...
     
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  8. Groff

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    Thanks. It was one of the coffee parts places that told me they only take a triple basket. They did themselves out of a sale.

    Otherwise known as a pressurised basket, which would defeat the purpose of having a naked portafilter (which I am jealous about now - especially as I have a Silvia also).

    Non pressurised basket.
     
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    I now have two Silvias! Boiler changover was easy as pie. I suppose I should sell one.

    all my baskets are non pressurised, otherwise i would have no need for my fancy grinder heh
     
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  10. Zee

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    Well there we go, I learned something today! Truly did not know that.

    Z...
     
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  11. Groff

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    Does your boiler have the separate removable element or fixed element?
     
  12. Hater

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    New replacement has the removable element

    I found a boffin who modifies the older style boiler and makes them replaceable for about half the price of a replacement boiler

    about a day after I ordered the new style one heh
     

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