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Iluvdabean
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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2013, 1:58pm
Subject: Re: La Nuova Era Cuadra Owners Thread
 

Im still transitioning getting the La Nuova Era Cuadra set up. Im going to send my Gaggia Classic to my daughter. I simply am going to love my machine.
Yep love it. I would be interested to see what some of the long time HX  E61 users had to say on the issue.

I liked this article.

http://www.home-barista.com/hx-love.html


sharky Said:

Welcome to HX machines!  Always surfing & lots & lots of water . . . that's why many purchase a plummed, double boiler machine with rotary pump!

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Iluvdabean
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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:34pm
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Noticed at 1stline they went up 100 dollars,still a bargain. Eventually these are going to be even more and they sell for a lot
more other places. Im surprised there are any left at this proce.
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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2013, 12:38pm
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Deus Said:

I have had mine for a couple of weeks a now and although I love it, there is one thing driving me nuts. Having to temp surf!! I use so much water up trying to get it down to 203 (meaning 200 at head) that I have to fill this thing way too often. I understand this is with HX but it just seems like to much water.

What temp should I be shooting for if not 203. Any thoughts on this?

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What is your Pstat set to now - what are the high/low numbers on the gauge once the machine is fully up to temp (ie heating element on and off).

Are you using Eric's thermometer? If so, Eric confirmed on my machine that 205 on his thermometer was 200 at the puck.
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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013, 3:11pm
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Yes, I am using that thermometer. What temp shold I have at the puck. What is ideal?
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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013, 3:34pm
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Deus Said:

Yes, I am using that thermometer. What temp shold I have at the puck. What is ideal?

Posted April 4, 2013 link

That depends on the particular coffee and your individual tastes. Most roasters will give you brew parameters for their coffee that serve as a starting point. Most american espressos are in the 198-202 range, most Europeans brew at cooler temps if I remember correctly.
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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013, 8:44pm
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What water are you running in your machine. Are you using both the in reservoir softener and the Bilt Oscar 150 in a pitcher?
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 12:04pm
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Sorry gents, but to pull out the bat one more time, I seem to still be having a steaming issue with the machine.  

The past few days, I've been running out of steam in the middle of frothing a pitcher.  The milk starts to roll, and then just stops.  When I look at the pressure gauge, it's reading .3 -.4 BAR, which is just too low.  

Here's the odd thing.   If I stop the steam, let the machine rebound, and come back up to the 1.0 -1.2 BAR of pressure, I can then steam just fine and the pressure will not drop below .8 BAR.

Doing some research, I found someone on HB with a Rocket HX having the exact same symptoms.   I've reached out the OP to see what his final resolution was, and am waiting to hear back from him.  Here's the thread:

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Any thoughts?

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 12:33pm
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Iluvdabean Said:

What water are you running in your machine. Are you using both the in reservoir softener and the Bilt Oscar 150 in a pitcher?

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Are you asking me?
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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 12:44pm
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Anyone would do!

Thank You

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Are you asking me?

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 2:24pm
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MDiddy Said:

Sorry gents, but to pull out the bat one more time, I seem to still be having a steaming issue with the machine.  

The past few days, I've been running out of steam in the middle of frothing a pitcher.  The milk starts to roll, and then just stops.  When I look at the pressure gauge, it's reading .3 -.4 BAR, which is just too low.  

Here's the odd thing.   If I stop the steam, let the machine rebound, and come back up to the 1.0 -1.2 BAR of pressure, I can then steam just fine and the pressure will not drop below .8 BAR.

Doing some research, I found someone on HB with a Rocket HX having the exact same symptoms.   I've reached out the OP to see what his final resolution was, and am waiting to hear back from him.  Here's the thread:

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

Any thoughts?

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How big is the pitcher?
How much milk is in this pitcher?
Which wand do you have and how many holes?
What is the actual voltage at the outlet?
When is the last time you descaled?

 
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