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carz07
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 7:46am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

danioro Said:

I will do it.  I need a blind PF first I guess.

I'll let you know progress.

Dan

Posted March 4, 2013 link

not naked pf but blind, use the rubber thing that comes with the machine, that rubber thing you used with the cleaning tablets. use that, read the manual how to do the cleaning proceedure and you will notice the pressure with it

 
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 8:26am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

danioro Said:

I don't have a blind, just the rubber thingy with the hole in it that makes a squealy noise and hurts my ears and doesn't seal well enough to measure pressure.  Tried to order a blind when I bought the mocheen but they were constantly backordered.  I could try again.

I seem to remember somewhere on the forum a thread about making a blind using duct tape or aluminum tape or something?  This forum is getting long and cumbersome to search.

Thanks!

Posted March 4, 2013 link

Danioro,

I have just a couple of questions:

Just how long have you had the BDB? (i.e. I am trying to see if you have an early model. My unit was purchased in Nov 2012 and I got a solid stopper)

Did the rubber stopper (blinding plug) make that noise from day one? (Here I am investigating the possiblity of a "failed/defective" OPV)

Have you discussed this with the Breville techs? (the wait is long but I have had several questions answered by them)

I can't believe that a unit could be sent out with the blind pressure set so low (IMHO) that's just wrong. And, yes, it is not impossible that you were shipped a defective unit. "Life" happens.

Also, I would cover the hole with a small piece of the "metalized" duct tape (and if you can't find a small hunk of metalized I'd just use regular duct tape) and follow the steps in the manual for cleaning EXCEPT don't do the cleaning cycle. Just use the programmed two shot button.

Push and hold it until the pressure gauge is "maxed out". That reading should be greater than 10 bar (atmospheres). Then release it.

You could then make the adjustment as per the you-tube video, but, if it's still under warranty, maybe call Breville??? Your choice, of course.

Anyway, best of luck, and keep us posted.

Cheers,

Dave

 
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 8:27am
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Regarding grinders, I'm using the Baratza Preciso which is doing a decent job. Grind is consistent, often clumpy, but easily addressed with a little mixing. If I ever upgrade, perhaps I will go with the Vario, but I'm happy and still experimenting a lot with my Preciso.

Whie researching, I came across this:

Baratza Product Comparison

Any idea why the Vario W is NR for espresso?

On a different note, when trying a new bean, what should be the first parameter to experiment with, grind or dose? Once grind/dose/tamp are set in, I move on to temperature to get the best taste, so temp is definitely last on my list. I'm just having trouble assessing what dose to use on a particular bean. Perhaps this is a chicken/egg type of question, so any general feedback on individual process is appreciated!

Cheers,
Wayne
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 9:43am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

wjordan Said:

Regarding grinders, I'm using the Baratza Preciso which is doing a decent job. Grind is consistent, often clumpy, but easily addressed with a little mixing. If I ever upgrade, perhaps I will go with the Vario, but I'm happy and still experimenting a lot with my Preciso.

Whie researching, I came across this:

Baratza Product Comparison

Any idea why the Vario W is NR for espresso?

On a different note, when trying a new bean, what should be the first parameter to experiment with, grind or dose? Once grind/dose/tamp are set in, I move on to temperature to get the best taste, so temp is definitely last on my list. I'm just having trouble assessing what dose to use on a particular bean. Perhaps this is a chicken/egg type of question, so any general feedback on individual process is appreciated!

Cheers,
Wayne

Posted March 4, 2013 link

If you notice, there are two Vario-W on there, the one not recommended looks like it has their new metal burr option geared more towards coarse needs.
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:00am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

wjordan Said:

Regarding grinders, I'm using the Baratza Preciso which is doing a decent job. Grind is consistent, often clumpy, but easily addressed with a little mixing. If I ever upgrade, perhaps I will go with the Vario, but I'm happy and still experimenting a lot with my Preciso.

Whie researching, I came across this:

Baratza Product Comparison

Any idea why the Vario W is NR for espresso?

On a different note, when trying a new bean, what should be the first parameter to experiment with, grind or dose? Once grind/dose/tamp are set in, I move on to temperature to get the best taste, so temp is definitely last on my list. I'm just having trouble assessing what dose to use on a particular bean. Perhaps this is a chicken/egg type of question, so any general feedback on individual process is appreciated!

Cheers,
Wayne

Posted March 4, 2013 link

i dont know if this is baratza's reasoning for not recommending it, but, metal heats up more than ceramic, and in espresso grinds, the grinds are more sensitive to heat due to higher surface area, compared to courser grinds.

 
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:34am
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Do you have the youtube URL for opv adjustment?

Sorry to bug; I have searched using every keyword I could think of, but can't find it!

Thanks
Dan
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michaelgo
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 10:39am
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Here you go:

OPV Adjustment Video
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 11:57am
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Park_Ridge_Dave Said:

Here I am investigating the possiblity of a "failed/defective" OPV

Posted March 4, 2013 link

Seems likely to me.

 
"I've Scaced many HX/E61 machines, seeing shot variances of up to 8-10F or more. [The BDB] stays within 1F." - Mark Prince
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:42am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

OK
So I viewed the OPV adjustment video and being a mere physician, I decided to undertake this easy 15 minute job.
A couple of things.
Do not drop the nylon locking sleeve into the machine innards.
Particularly do not drop the sleeve into the innards a second time.

At this point, the gods in question grow tired of the useless human and the sleeve enters a parallel universe, never to be seen again.

Really.

Do you think that I may have voided my warranty??

LMAO!
Dan
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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:50am
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I had the same problem.  Impossible to hold onto the sleeve while you are unscrewing.  However, if you ever had to send it back, I don't think it would be too hard to find a replacement sleeve.

Can anyone tell me what the recommended pressure is?  With a blind basket, I get 11, and my shots are usually just above the top end of the recommended pressure range.  I thought about adjusting it, but I don't know if it would make a difference.  I've heard pressure isn't a significant factor in the shot quality, as long as it is high enough.
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