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grant862
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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012, 6:00pm
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The finished setup, 2.5 gallon water tank is awesome

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slybarman
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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012, 6:12pm
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Nice!  I like it. I like the black sides too.
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012, 3:56pm
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This picture shows one sweet set up. I actually like the picture very much! Thanks for the business!

 
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012, 1:48am
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Nice! I really like your idea of an external water tank. That's the one thing that bothers me with this machine, that there is no way to know how much water is in there... I hate to have it shut down in the middle of a god shot, so I tend to fill the water tank every morning just to be sure. With an external tank it's easy to see and easy to fill.
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012, 6:11am
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Mr_Faineant:

Are you still buying Double Dog? I got a pound this week and did not care for the flavor at all. Not sure what changed.
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012, 4:07pm
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Yes sir, I get a pound every week or so. It is local, so it's cheaper than having it shipped from elsewhere. Maybe they just had a bad batch...it is usually fairly consistent.
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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2012, 4:54pm
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Ok - The bag I got was roasted 11/28. If yours was good, then it was a bad batch or something was wrong on my end.
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grant862
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
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Roaster: Portola Coffee Lab (yum)
Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:13pm
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I just greatly improved my milk texture to latte art with the cuadra, before I had tons of small bubbles, now I have wet paint. I have the no burn steam wand w/ the 2 hole tip that came with it.

Before: I positioned the steam wand in its most upright position, meaning I pulled up on the steam wand as far as it would go so that the tip was at about a 45 degree angle to my countertop. (Top picture)

Result: bubbles, no micro-foam

After: I moved the wand down, so the tip is almost pointing straight down vertically, probably 70-80 degrees (almost perpendicular to the countertop) rather than 45 degrees. (Bottom picture)

Result: perfect microfoam

I did this for the first time this morning with both a 12oz torid and 20oz rattleware pitcher...same result both times

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slybarman
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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:30pm
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Correct - the torroid is meant to be used with the wand pointing straight down in the center of the pitcher.  The design is mean to encourage a standing wave versus a whirlpool motion. Glad it is working for you. It is a relief when it all clicks.
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grant862
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Grinder: Preciso
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: Hario v60
Roaster: Portola Coffee Lab (yum)
Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012, 8:01pm
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slybarman Said:

It is a relief when it all clicks.

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Yes it is...I came from the CC1 and found the best angle of the wand was 45 degrees b/c I needed that angle to actually create a whirlpool. I guess some techniques don't import over. Its amazing how changing the position of the steam wands results in night and day differences.
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