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dougz
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Posts: 255
Location: Mackenzie, BC
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Drip: Technivorm
Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:49pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Ok, NOW I'm going to pull the trigger..  ;-)

Can't wait!  Shipped yesterday.
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IB
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IB
Joined: 24 Jan 2011
Posts: 55
Location: pittsburgh
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Kim Lever, Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Vario
Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 5:36am
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

dougz Said:

Ok, NOW I'm going to pull the trigger..  ;-)

Can't wait!  Shipped yesterday.

Posted March 27, 2013 link

Sweet!
And yes you should get the bottomless PF to go with it.
Often with a bottomless - unless it was chopped from a spouted Bezzera PF -  you really need to crank it on tight, and it will  end up pointing off to the right 5 0r 10 degrees.
Otherwise they will leak a bit from around the seal...they may not fit as perfectly as the stock PF.

What grinder are you thinking about upgrading to?
I ended up finding a nice deal on a vario here on CG buy/sell forum.

The folks at idrink coffee seem nice, i have talked to them about searching
for a part when i couldn't get it from my seller here in the states.

enjoy it!
IB
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IB
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Location: pittsburgh
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Espresso: Kim Lever, Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Vario
Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 5:48am
Subject: Re: three way solenoid
 

Hello Friends,
I am hunting for some parts for my BZ07 - what I need is the nucleus/spring for inside the plunger tube in the three way valve assembly. The solenoid seems to be working fine,
but it looks like the seals on the ends of the nucleus are just a bit dented/worn, so I no longer get the same release of pressure after the shot.  With some brands you can buy all the
pieces separately, but Bezzera takes a type where you have to buy the entire assembly, including solenoid.  I would do that, but the part is on backorder from US and canadian suppliers.
So just thought I would put it out there in case anyone has a thought??  


thanks,
IB
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dougz
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Posts: 255
Location: Mackenzie, BC
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Drip: Technivorm
Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013, 9:42pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

And yes you should get the bottomless PF to go with it.
Often with a bottomless - unless it was chopped from a spouted Bezzera PF -  you really need to crank it on tight, and it will  end up pointing off to the right 5 0r 10 degrees.
Otherwise they will leak a bit from around the seal...they may not fit as perfectly as the stock PF.

What grinder are you thinking about upgrading to?

I SHOULD have just ripped off the bandaid all at once and got that at the same time, but the sticker-shock barely allowed me to hit 'send' as it was!

Maybe when I get the card down to a managable level again..

It will be cool to watch my shots form, and not have to worry about nasty gunk under the screen (I don't remember to clean my PF as much as I probably should)..

It will be quite a while (2 years?) before I can muster up the courage to upgrade the grinder, unless I run into some 'found' money of some sort between now and then., And when I do I'll get some advice on what the next TRUE step up would be from my PL53 at the time..

What's the P for, in BZ07P?

The Super Jolly and the new Vario W seems to garner alot of talk..
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dougz
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
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Location: Mackenzie, BC
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Drip: Technivorm
Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013, 4:15pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Woohoo!!

Not sure why I can't get the PF to 90 degrees, though..

Just needs to be worked in?

Click Here (i285.photobucket.com)

Made 2 espressos, both gushers..  Need to grind finer, I guess..  Hope that's it..  Also have to see how much to dose..  Will try the nickel and dime trick tomorrow (well, there is a screw there, so can just use that)..

Can't wait till tomorrow!
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IB
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Espresso: Kim Lever, Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Vario
Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 5:11am
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

dougz Said:

Woohoo!!

Not sure why I can't get the PF to 90 degrees, though..

Just needs to be worked in?

It is possible you are putting too much coffee in, that can make it hard to get the PF on correctly.
But if that was the case you would likely have gotten some leaking around the seal during extraction.
So yeah it is probably just new, and you do may need to crank it on with a bit more force.  But it doesn't
need to sit at 90 degrees, if you are not leaking then don't worry about it.

Click Here (i285.photobucket.com)

Made 2 espressos, both gushers..  Need to grind finer, I guess..  Hope that's it!

Posted April 4, 2013 link

Yup work on your grind setting.....

Hey go ahead and peal off the white film on your machine :)
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dougz
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Joined: 23 Oct 2009
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Location: Mackenzie, BC
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Bezzera BZ07
Grinder: Lelit PL53
Drip: Technivorm
Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 11:48am
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Hey go ahead and peal off the white film on your machine :)

Ha ha!  Oh, Lord!  I flatter myself that I would have clued in eventually..  LOL

It was the grind..  I choked it out this morning, and the next one was better..  Started after about 5 seconds, on the one spout first, the the other..  Definitely not honey consistency, but not bad..

I did try flushing..  I didn't really notice a change with the portafilter on (maybe it's more pronounced with it off?), so I just counted out 12 seconds..

The shots were sour, but I don't mind that, as it gives my cappuccinos a kick..

Grind retention wasn't BAD, but it was about a gram (I emptied the hopper and just put in 15g worth)..

I did 14g, and didn't see any indentation from screw, so will try 15g next time..
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Evascroll
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Location: PuertoRico
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Fri Apr 5, 2013, 12:33pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Im glad to join the bezzera club jajaja. I upgrade from i delonghi 155 to bezzera bz-40(1997model)
This is my setup! Hope you like it!
Breville smart grinder
Comcept art tamper
Bz-40pm
In the photo album are some photos the red case is before i painted to orange!

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Evascroll/library/?page=1
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nygel74
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Location: USA
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Posted Thu May 2, 2013, 6:47pm
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Thought I would jump in since I am a relatively new member of the bezzera owners club.  Recently picked up a 2001 bz99.  After a little love and tinkering, its a machine that I simply cant leave alone, I LOVE IT.  Still havnt nailed how to pull a perfect shot, and am waiting on my vario to show up since Rocky seemed to be lagging behind a bit.  Other then that, I am really pleased with the machine all the way around and cant say enough about the brand!

Nygel74

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smico
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Joined: 2 Feb 2010
Posts: 46
Location: Montreal
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Brewtus IIIR, Olympia...
Grinder: Vario, Pharos
Vac Pot: Yama
Drip: Brazen
Roaster: Hottop B2 + HTC
Posted Sat May 11, 2013, 6:55am
Subject: Re: Bezzera owners thread
 

Friend of mine owns brand new BZ-07 and Baratza Vario, but he has major issue with overflow.  
I tried to help out, and I have noticed that when we use blind basket for backflush there was no leak.  That was confirmation that gasket is ok.
Then I noticed two cuts on portafilter that I have never seen before on any other machine, and understood what is happening:
Water goes down to the coffee pack, and part of it backs up beside the basket through the cuts flows out on the sides of portafilter.
As temporary solution I added simple rubber band on the basket, and that helps a bit.

Anyone has some good solution for this problem?  I guess buying naked portafilter.  Or possibly soldering over some thin metal band...

Thanks,

Miroslav

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