Spyder wrote:Howdy! Been reading your thread over at Home-Barista and wanted to offer the following advice... Don't pay much mind to the "senior members" over there...
BoldJava wrote:Spyder wrote:Howdy! Been reading your thread over at Home-Barista and wanted to offer the following advice... Don't pay much mind to the "senior members" over there...
Every forum has a collective mood or temperament, SM's included. Long ago, I found Home-Barista and it is invaluable for the depth of information. Many members have a working knowledge of coffee and hardware beyond that of 90% of the people earning a living within the industry. However, it became clear very quickly that "fools weren't suffered gladly," and hence, I rarely post over there. It is, though, on my daily read list as there is a ton there for me to soak up -- passively. There is no need for me to jump into the fray. I appreciate it for what it is; an invaluable resource to help fill the chasm I have in the espresso end of the coffee world.
I would hasten to mention that H-B has been very supportive of posts I have made to publicize Coffee Kids auctions over the years that we have held on another site. I am thankful to Dan for that.
Spyder wrote:I find this forum to be very laid back and non-temperamental...IMHO Dan is a peckerhead plain and simple.
Spyder wrote:It can take some time to dial in any machine. Main thing is to ensure you have decent water flow and pressure. Also, run a water debit test. To do this remove the portafilter from the group and place a cup under the group. Activate the pump for 10-12 seconds and you should have at least 3 oz. of water in the cup after doing so. If not either the pump is fading or you have some blockage.
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