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terryz
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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 1:18pm
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Steams milk like it should..............My Latte art sucks, but it does steam milk well ;-)

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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 1:24pm
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A 4 oz. flush, and the machine holds temp at 1/10th for the duration of the shot.......A miracle? Naw, just some tweaking and some ideas culled from CG and HB. When you adapt all of these ideas, the results are very cool and inexpensive.


Thanks to all of you who have followed along with this thread.

Dom, I will see you on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday....................

 
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Espresso: Wega MiniNova(vibe)
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Roaster: Gene Cafe; Bravi by Swissmar
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 3:08pm
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Oh yeah!!!

Now that's what we want to see!!!

Wonderful!!!




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Espresso: WEGA Lyra (vibe)
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Vac Pot: (no more coffee equipment)
Drip: French Press
Roaster: Hot Top Roaster; Fresh Roast...
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 3:33pm
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dude... Sunday is like Christmas now....
I was going to take a nap... now I probably won't be able to sleep...

I am going to try to process how unique my machine is now... very cool

WOW the inside looks as impressive as the outside....


See you Sunday... Thanks amil....

(we will talk on Sunday Sunday Sunday... what is that from... Toy Story or somethin')

 
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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 3:46pm
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espressoDOM Said:

dude... Sunday is like Christmas now....
I was going to take a nap... now I probably won't be able to sleep...

I am going to try to process how unique my machine is now... very cool

WOW the inside looks as impressive as the outside....


See you Sunday... Thanks amil....

(we will talk on Sunday Sunday Sunday... what is that from... Toy Story or somethin')

Posted October 7, 2005 link

Imagine an advertisement for a monster truck jam in the television screen, and then a guy going, "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.."

that should help.

 
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Espresso: Gaggia Espresso
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly...
Vac Pot: Perhaps in the future...
Drip: Insulated Bodum Kenya FP
Roaster: Hearthware iRoast
Posted Fri Oct 7, 2005, 4:58pm
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What are these ideas for holding temperature so stable? Is it related to an HX with high thermal mass? Maybe one PID is dedicated to steam/cold mixing  and the other to boiler temp? Active group heating? High capacity HX? My mind is crawling with ideas!

 
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Espresso: WEGA Lyra (vibe)
Grinder: Mazzer Mini
Vac Pot: (no more coffee equipment)
Drip: French Press
Roaster: Hot Top Roaster; Fresh Roast...
Posted Sat Oct 8, 2005, 11:05pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Doms Killer Wega Lyra
 

I went hunting for a table today.... was thinkin' restaurant style stainless steel.... but
I saw a a pretty cool butcher block....

not sure if I will get it... DECIDE after I see the machine setup.....

TOMORROW... can't SLEEP... it TOMORROW>.... tehee... EXCITEMENT....

(I showed my wife the pic and she could even tell the little subtle differences)

coolio...more later

(ps.. GO read Led Zepplin's blog and pile on.... kidding)

 
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Espresso: PID-Expobar Pulser w/ Brew...
Grinder: Fiorenzato T-80 Doserless...
Vac Pot: Yama Siphon TCA-5D
Drip: "only in my nightmares"
Roaster: 2 Popcorn Poppers
Posted Sun Oct 9, 2005, 3:12am
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terryz Said:

A 4 oz. flush, and the machine holds temp at 1/10th for the duration of the shot.......A miracle? Naw, just some tweaking and some ideas culled from CG and HB. When you adapt all of these ideas, the results are very cool and inexpensive.

Posted October 7, 2005 link

Terry,

Does this have a PID ?  What is the exact list of modifications you made ?

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Espresso: Isomac Zaffiro
Grinder: Macap M4 Doserless
Vac Pot: none
Drip: yes
Roaster: none
Posted Sun Oct 9, 2005, 10:25pm
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Saw Dom's Killer Wega at Barefoot today. Love that steam control knob made from a tamper handle.
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Location: Vancouver, Canada
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Vincent Wega (Wega Lyra)
Grinder: Jules (Mazzer Mini)
Vac Pot: Hario TCA-5
Drip: Tray
Roaster: 49th and/or Intelly
Posted Sun Oct 9, 2005, 11:36pm
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terryz Said:

A 4 oz. flush, and the machine holds temp at 1/10th for the duration of the shot

Posted October 7, 2005 link

OK Terry,

As much as I dig the facelift including the steam wand, stealth black switches, and dual pressure guage, it is your statement I quoted above that interests me the most.  I run my machine at 1.15 bar at the top of the boiler cycle, and I find that I need at least a 8 oz flush to get the brew temp down to usable territory.

Hard to tell from the pics you posted, but I am guessing you played with the length of the copper tubing that joins the grouphead to the HX.  Am I warm?  

Other mods that I can see are the (obvious) rotary pump, weird looking pressurestat (I believe Dom was running a Sirai), LM style steam wand.  I am also assuming that you swapped out the heating element, as everyone knows that the stock element that WEGA puts in their machines is far too wimpy.

So - come clean - you know we are all going to want to jump on this bandwagon...

 
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