I got to go to work late today so I was pulling shots and making Cappos for the kids and wife. I got out my LM triple basket to play with. I knew there had to be a way to dial it in better. I changed technique a bit and went to a little less coffee and I was pulling some very nice 1.5- 2 oz ristrettos with about 60-70% crema. Hey, they were good! I was giving one of my pugs a bad time and I happened to push the wrong button my my Expobar Office Control. I pushed the one that give a straight one ounce shot. This button is used to clear the screen after the shot.(no coffee came out of the crotchless filter with this pull.) I was a bit bummed and thought what the heck!, so I hit my normal double shot button (8 second preinfusion with a 22 second pull) WOW, a beautiful 2.5 ounce 80% crema liquid amber syrupy velvety sweeeeeeet risretto. If I didn't know better, I would have thought someone put sugar in the cup. So, I tried the "mistake" 3 more times with the same result. I went back to the straight shot and it went back to so-so. A new technique has been born! I was using Tom's Puro Scuro Blend 20 seconds into 2nd crack rested 3 days. Fantastic Apricot and molasses flavors emerged. Les
Les, While I don't have an Expobar Office Control with the pre-measured buttons, I would like to try this with Miss Silvia. Here is how I would try it. Run for about ten seconds, pause (I have no clue for how long to pause so please help me here) then hit for eight seconds, pause for about two seconds then run for 22 seconds. Jim Gundlach On Dec 17, 2004, at 3:48 PM, Les wrote: <Snip>
Les, I'd like to try this with the Tea as well. I guess the first blast should NOT allow anything out of the crotchless? Mark -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.5.4 - Release Date: 12/15/2004
I have the poor man's version - Starbucks Barista - someone pls guide me a bit here... 8 seconds on the shot; pause; repeat 2x ? Thx, Brett On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:37:22 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Jim, I would time a one ounce shot from your Miss Silvia. My machine can be set for time or volume. The number one button is set for a volume of one ounce. After the #1 button, I didn't pause for more than 2 seconds. With the E-61 grouphead, the preinfusion isn't at full pressure. I would do about 4 seconds on a preinfusion with the Miss Silvia. I had a Rancilio and they have a nice powerful pump. I would then do a 22 second pull. Play with it and have fun! I really didn't think I would care for the electronic controls on my Office Control, but it sure is nice to be able to control shots by volume or time. My number 4 button is set for a 5 oz volume shot. I can duplicate what my Mocka Pot puts out with it. On a blind test, Becky couldn't tell which was which. Why would I want that? Convenience! A bright central sure makes a great Mocka. Les On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:37:22 -0600, Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip>
On Dec 17, 2004, at 6:57pm, Les wrote: <Snip> Of course, you can also do that with manual controls. One advantage of manual controls is that, if you start controlling your shot by time, you can switch to volume during the pull if you want. John Blumel
Les, No matter what, your descriptions of your processes and your blends, not to mention what you're drinking as you type, never fail to buoy my spirits and get me running to my Tea!!!!!! Mark -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.296 / Virus Database: 265.5.4 - Release Date: 12/15/2004
My Tea is warming up as I type. I follow what the Dr. orders. Jared On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:37:31 -0500, Mark Tosiello wrote: <Snip>