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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:06am
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AlexKilpatrick Said:

Oh man, that looks freaking awesome.  An espresso machine with an SD card slot?  Sign me up!

Posted February 23, 2013 link

Put your 400 clams down and they will. :-)

Now all they need to do is release it.
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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 5:59pm
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DeanOK Said:

I have had a heck of a time getting consistent pulls. I have even bought a calibrated tamper and done everything I know to do to try and create repeatable results with little success.

Posted February 23, 2013 link

By the time you get down to worrying about tamping, you've already missed the problem.  Tamping is the LEAST important part of the procedure . . . .

 
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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 6:17pm
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JasonBrandtLewis Said:

By the time you get down to worrying about tamping, you've already missed the problem.  Tamping is the LEAST important part of the procedure . . . .

Posted February 24, 2013 link

I was wondering who would be the first to tell me that.
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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013, 6:20am
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Looks like Jet-Steam uses one to touch up the temp at the brew head:

http://www.jet-steam.com/

 
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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013, 7:35am
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laservet Said:

Looks like Jet-Steam uses one to touch up the temp at the brew head:

http://www.jet-steam.com/

Posted February 28, 2013 link

That is one cool/funky looking machine

The ZPM machine just got some glowing comments from Batdorf & Bronson.... this looks like a killer machine especially for it's price range, they seem to of done with thermoblocks what other companies with endless resources couldn't figure out how to do correctly for brewing.
Click Here (www.kickstarter.com)
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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2013, 8:40am
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CMIN Said:

That is one cool/funky looking machine . . .

Posted February 28, 2013 link

Yes, and in all the years the Jet-Stream has been around, no one on CG (or HB, TTBOMK) has ever purchased, used, or even seen one (outside of a trade show).

The ZPM has been discussed over and over again . . . until it's actually in the hands of a real live human being (i.e.: consumer), and not the manufacturer or a (potential) vendor, I think I'll continue to keep my excitement bottled up.

 
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