calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,683 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu May 3, 2012, 6:06am Subject: Re: HX Hot Water Tap
Yes a VERY long dead thread. The water comes from the steam/boiler. Steam from the top of the boiler and hot water from the bottom. This is set at about 1.2 bar so there is plenty of heat there. Yes you can pull water from the brew circuit. I think the debate about "stale" water is over blown but you may disagree and that is fine.
I have no problem using the hot water tap, and in fact the more you use it, the less of an issue "stale" water will be.
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west77 Senior Member Joined: 18 Aug 2010 Posts: 35 Location: Calgary AB Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: WEGA 2 group Airy Grinder: Carimali M1, Nuova Simonelli... Vac Pot: Cory gasketless Drip: What's drip? Roaster: Fratello ;)
Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 4:57pm Subject: Re: HX Hot Water Tap
I almost always just boil water in a kettle for tea. Having said that, I have drawn water from the tap without issue. I also have occasionally made a brand called redespresso. It is a rooibos that has been processed to be used in place of espresso in the basket. It does not present a huge variety like traditional tea, but it is pretty good for the occasional cup.
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