Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Machines
New Expobar Pulser
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
www.espressocare.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > New Expobar...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 4 of 4 first page previous page
Author Messages
ljguitar
Senior Member
ljguitar
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Posts: 2,805
Location: Cheyenne
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Expobar Pulsar
Grinder: Mazzer SuperJolly • Baratza
Drip: Bunn • AeroPress
Roaster: Behmor•Variacs
Posted Sat Aug 7, 2004, 12:16pm
Subject: Re: New Expobar Pulser
 

myonevice Said:

Bryan: Thanks.  I called WLL about the tip and they said a little bleeding of steam is ok, and they did not bother to supply any "o" ring.  I had already used a wrench (w/a towel) and put a couple of teeth marks in the tip and stem. Still have some bleeding, though. I may add the two hole tip suggested by another poster here, though I get incredible froth.  I have got to use up these bitter Kona beans and try something a little sweeter/milder.  A couple of more days and I will get something freshly roasted locally and post my results.

Posted August 3, 2004 link

If you are going to tighten the tip sans steam, you can either put Teflon tape around the threads, or put in your own 'O' ring.

To tighten it, put a towel around it first, then you won't mark it.

All mine are finger tight so I can change tips quickly. I don't mind the minor amount of leaking steam.

L  a  r  r  Y

<°)))><

 
L  a  r  r  Y          J

<°)))><
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
Rick
Senior Member
Rick
Joined: 23 Dec 2001
Posts: 774
Location: North Vancouver
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Wega Mininova Inox Auto...
Grinder: Macap M4 stepped
Drip: Melitta #2 cone filter
Roaster: Stir-Crazy/Infinity Turbo...
Posted Sat Aug 7, 2004, 1:10pm
Subject: Re: New Expobar Pulser
 

myonevice Said:

I finally got over to Mayorga Roasters and picked up a pound of their Sumatra beans which had been roasted today.  Dark espresso poured out for a few seconds, followed by blonde crema.  At 25 seconds I had 2 shots and the top two inches was crema.  The taste was earthy and woody, but bold, without bitterness.  I think I have finally found excellence in brewing.  

Posted August 6, 2004 link

If you got blonde crema after a few seconds, and "two inches" of crema, something is not quite right.  

I assume you were using a double basket?  Can you estimate the total volume of your two shots?  Assuming the beans are freshly roasted and ground, a decent double shot will produce 2 to 2.5 oz. in 25 seconds, and the crema will not go blonde.  

Blonde crema usually indicates the grind is too coarse and the extraction too fast.  A shot like that will usually yield a lot more than 2.5 oz total in 25 seconds.  Most coffees will produce a lot more crema on the day they are roasted, but the amount of crema you report is astonishing.  I've never pulled a shot with 2 inches of crema on it, even using the notoriously frothy Malabar Gold immediately after roasting.  

Rick
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
showing page 4 of 4 first page previous page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > Machines > New Expobar...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Cafe Espresso Machines
Video reviews, nationwide installation, leasing options... Nuova Simonelli, Rancilio, La Marzocco.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.349842071533)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+