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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 9:13am
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Hi,
I am very new to this coffee world and i loved it so much ! However, I got a few questions regarding steaming milk and i have been surfing through the internet i find a lot of different answers. So I am here to seek advice and guidance from all the professionals and coffee lovers over here!

So, the question is I face inconsistency when I am steaming milk. Sometimes i can get a very nice microfoam and sometimes i get a lot of those "spider-web" like foam. I "believe" i have been doing the same thing when steaming the milk. Is it due the pitcher that is not cold enough?

Besides, from internet and articles in coffee geek, it says that during milk frothing process, in order to create micro foam we have to seek for the point to create vortex, but I am not sure where is the exact point i have to position my steaming wand in order to create the vortex. From internet, some said that you have position it at the edge, some said center.

Sorry for the newbie questions and broken english. Thank you in advance for those who are willing to give tips and advice to me. Thank you! :DDDD
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Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 11:10am
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Where you put the wand depends on the size/shape of the pitcher, amount of milk and the steam power your machine has.   If you have the power to  really move the milk in the middle that is best for getting all the sides at once.  Most of us don't have that type of power at home.  You want a lot of mixing as you don't have much time before the milk gets too hot to hold.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 2, 2013, 5:03am
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correct. it depends on the equipment you are using. you may want to watch some youtube videos. you will definitely learn a lot from it.

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With lower steam pressures it often helps to tilt the pitcher.

Typically when talking about having the wand tip out to the wall, people really mean near the wall. I've found that any machine I've used needs about 1cm or more between the wand tip and the wall.

Colder milk and pitcher temperatures merely give you more time to interact with the milk, nothing more. It's all about finding the right positions for each phase (stretch and roll).

 
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