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espressoaddict
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Location: Seattle
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia V3 (Primary)...
Grinder: Baratza Vario 2009 and...
Vac Pot: None
Drip: Melitta Single Cup, Bodum...
Posted Tue Nov 3, 2009, 7:53pm
Subject: Rancilio Silvia Ristretto Videos
 

I just added the V3 2009 maker to my kitchen.  All stock, no PID yet and just temp surfing for now.

I've reduced the stock brew pressure from the OPV. So far, I'm satisfied as the beans I've used is forgiving.

I'm trying to look at other members videos that feature Ristretto style shots using only Silvia to use as a baseline for comparisons, as many of you have probably tuned your shots for optimal performance.

Updated: Pull is slightly tighter, but the flow can be smoother.   Going tighter will cause the flow to become longer or my grinder is the bottleneck.
Here is my current unit in action.  Take note this is a Ristretto style extraction completed in 25 secs -- yielding ~ .75 oz.  It may appear lighter in the video, but is actually darker in person.  It is probably the Florescent light.
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Here is one guy's Espresso shot which looks very great!  The flow is steady and very rich dark in cream.  However, this person may have replaced his stock pump with a rotary pump.  Does anyone have a video they can share that is better or similar in quality to his?  Apparently this guy is either selfish or what, but he doesn't want to share detailed information on his setup, but is willing to show the performance and exterior.  Hopefully this is not the case, and this person is just very busy. :)
His video
Thanks in advance!
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Frost
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Frost
Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 2,090
Location: Sierra
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Isomac Venus
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Roaster: Poppery I w/variac, MET, BT
Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009, 10:15am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia Ristretto Videos
 

The most telling part of an espresso shot video is the expression on your face when you take the first sip.
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wideasleep1
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Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Posts: 1,427
Location: Tiburon,Ca
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: VBMDoubleDomo
Grinder: Mahlkoenig K30 Vario
Vac Pot: nope
Drip: Bodum Press
Roaster: IR1 and 2,SC/TO,Behmor
Posted Wed Nov 4, 2009, 11:13am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Silvia Ristretto Videos
 

Frost Said:

The most telling part of an espresso shot video is the expression on your face when you take the first sip.

Posted November 4, 2009 link

Some of my near-Godshots were rather pedestrian looking pours. ;) In fact, that's what made them so outstanding, having no hint as to what you were about to sip.  

/mr. nitpicker/The second vid dude need to clean or replace his group gasket, and possibly clean/flush his 3-way, btw. /mr. nitpicker/ LOL.
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